How do I craft stuff? There are no "crafting stations", so if the recipe doesn't require something like an anvil/forge you can just combine the components in your inventory by dragging them together.
The first forge can be found in Cyseal near the Abandoned House.
How do I craft recipes involving 2 stackable items? If you want to make a large iron bar out of 2 iron bars, but only have a big stack of them instead of multiple individual items, you have to split the pile first. To do so hold the SHIFT key and drag the pile to an empty slot in your inventory. When you combine the piles again, you can select whether you want to craft or stack the items and how many of them you want to create.
How do I unlock recipes? It is not necessary to unlock the recipes, but some of them require a certain level of crafting / blacksmithing.
What do the books with recipes do? The recipes are typically described there with some kind of back story. After one of your characters has read the book the text of the whole book will be permanently listed in the recipe tab (click on the note symbol next to the minimap) and stay there even if you sell the book afterwards.
Help! It doesn't work! The inventory management can be a bit annoying, so make sure that you have actually selected your crafter after moving components around from inventory to inventory.
If your crafting/blacksmithing level is not high enough, a message is going to appear over the head of the crafter, so make sure that this isn't being blocked by something like the inventory screen.
If everything seems to fail try one of the simple recipes like the food stuff (Pizza Sauce = Tomato + Hammer) to make sure that you are doing it right.
Does my level or skill level affect the items? The quality of some items seems to scale with your level and how many skill points you have in crafting / blacksmithing. The crafted items that are not consumable have the same level as your crafter. This does not affect the attribute / skill / resistance bonus of crated items, but only their damage + defense rating as well as their price. Blacksmithing gives you a notable bonus to the damage and defense rating of the forged items as well.
Is it worth it? Absolutely! Even if you want to save the rare crafting materials just upgrading your weapons and armour through anvil, whetstone and the Mobile Kitchen gives you a significant boost. Your forged strength based melee weapons are better than most of the non-unique weapons that you can find.
You will always have gear that is your level and can't get screwed by the random loot.
Upgrading the items that you don't need or just crafted iron weapons in order to sell them is also quite profitable.
Blacksmithing allows you to repair your gear and raise its sell price.
Do I have to make one of my main characters a crafter/blacksmith? Since both crafting and blacksmithing are very powerful, having one crafter/blacksmith is very advisable. Jahan starts with 1 point in crafting; if you find +1 crafting bracers and belt and give him the Scientist talent, he will need 2 crafting skill points to reach skill level 5 (three levels from Scientist and equipment). A main character with +1 crafting from the Pragmatic trait will need 1 crafting skill point to reach skill level 5 (four levels from Scientist, equipment and Pragmatic). However, if you want to reach a skill level higher than 5, or you do not want to rely on equipment to boost you skill level, you will save even more skill points if you make your main character a crafter (only IF you give him the Pragmatic trait).
Through crafting you can equip your party with decent rings, amulets and belts until you find a permanent replacement for them. The attribute bonus from rings, amulets and belts stay relevant till the midgame, because they can help you wear high level items, equip self-bearing items (like giving your int 5 warrior a Sarong with +1 int +15% resistance that requires 6 int). These attribute bonus are especially important for characters with the Glass Cannon talent, since getting your speed to an odd number will give you +2 additional AP per turn, but at the same time you need to increase you maximum AP through constitution.
Can I craft unlimited amount of money? No. Ore veins are depleted after five swings of a pickaxe.
Soap + Key (Drag the Soap from the Ground to the key in inventory)(you can also drag a key to the soap while it is in your inventory)
Moonstone + Mortar and Pestle
Stardust Herb + Mortar and Pestle
Bone + Mortar and Pestle
Skull + Mortar and Pestle
Orc Horn + Mortar and Pestle
Moondust + Stardust
Bonedust + Stardust
Bucket with Water
Bucket + Water Barrel
Hair + Hair
Needle and Thread
Thread + Needle
Magic Needle and Thread
Needle and Thread + Pixie Dust
Shears + Sheep (Requires "Pet Pal" talent)
Wool + Wool
Yarn + Yarn
Cup of Oil
Empty Cup + Oil Barrel (Drag Oil Barrel onto the Empty Cup)
Blossius's Altered Will
Blossius's Will + Ink Pot and Quill
Blossius's Altered Will
Blossius's Will + Magic Ink Pot and Quill
Cooking Pot + Campfire (Beware, if the campfire does belong to someone the mobile kitchen will not be added to the inventory. For example, the campfire near the legion in cyseal belongs to the legion so the crafted mobile kitchen will stay on the ground, but the one in the hostile skeleton territory belongs to nobody and will be put in your inventory)
Magic Ink Pot and Quill
Ink Pot and Quill + Pixie Dust (Secrets of the Scroll IV)
Blank Skillbook Earth + Earth Skill scroll of choice (CR Based on skill of scroll)
Fire Skill Book
Blank Skillbook Fire + Fire Skill scroll of choice (CR Based on skill of scroll)
Air Skill Book
Blank Air Skillbook + Air Skill scroll of choice (CR Based on skill of scroll)
Water Skill Book
Blank Skillbook Water + Water Skill scroll of choice (CR Based on skill of scroll)
Witchcraft Skill Book
Blank Skillbook Witchcraft + Witchcraft Skill scroll of choice (CR Based on skill of scroll)
Death Knight Bane Skillbook
Leandra's Spell + Vial Of Leandra's Blood
If you need to create a certain scroll that needs [CR x], you should craft it with EXACTLY [CR x] and NOT with higher Crafting. Doing so will increase the odds of crafting the certain scroll you need because you cannot possibly create a scroll that needs higher [CR]. For example, if you need a [Magical Unlock Scroll], your odds of crafting it at [CR 2] is 14.28% (1 out of 7), but if you attempt to craft it at [CR 5], the odds drop to 5.55% (1 out of 18). (Note that this is the best way to attain the Magical Unlock Scroll, do NOT anticipate on acquiring many from random shopkeepers or treasure chests.)