Blacksmith's Whetstone

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Blacksmith's WhetstoneStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a weaponRight click this item then left click a weapon to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity weapons. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
Blacksmith's Whetstone inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 1
Purchase Costs
Normal3x Armourer's Scrap
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Stackable Currency
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Currency/CurrencyWeaponQuality

A Blacksmith's Whetstone is a currency item that can be used to improve the quality of a weapon. Each whetstone applied to a weapon will increase its quality by up to 5% depending on its rarity.

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
5The Master ArtisanThe Master Artisan520x Quality CurrencyPerfection is the standard, excellence will be handled on a case by case basis.20x quality currency (random)Manual
5Emperor's LuckEmperor's Luck55x CurrencyThe house always wins.5x currency (random)Manual

Blacksmith's Whetstones can be obtained from slain enemies or purchased from some vendors. For example, Greust in the Forest Encampment and Hargan in The Sarn Encampment (Act 3) and (Act 8) will sell a Blacksmith's Whetstone in exchange for three Armourer's ScrapsArmourer's ScrapStack Size: 40Improves the quality of an armourRight click this item then left click an armour to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity armours. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
. Blacksmith's Whetstones may also be obtained from Artisan's Strongboxes.

One can sell any weapon with 20% quality to any vendor in exchange for a Blacksmith's Whetstone.

One can sell any number of weapons whose total quality is at least 40% to any vendor in exchange for a Blacksmith's Whetstone.

One can trade Hargan 8 Blacksmith's Whetstones in exchange for a Glassblower's BaubleGlassblower's BaubleStack Size: 20Improves the quality of a flaskRight click this item then left click a flask to apply it. Has greater effect on lower-rarity flasks. The maximum quality is 20%.
Shift click to unstack.
. One can also sell a Blacksmith's Whetstone to any vendor for 4 Scrolls of WisdomScroll of WisdomStack Size: 40Identifies an itemRight click this item then left click an unidentified item to apply it.
Shift click to unstack.
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Spending

Quality Increase by Rarity
Item Rarity % Increase
Normal 5
Magic 2
Rare 1
Unique 1

Every 1% quality improves the chance of getting more sockets or links by 1%.[1]

Many players also save Blacksmith's Whetstones for Stone HammersStone HammerOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 1527
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.30
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 15, 56 Str15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
, Rock BreakersRock BreakerOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 3769
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 41, 134 Str15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
, or GavelsGavelOne Handed Mace
Physical Damage: 54101
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Attacks per Second: 1.15
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 212 Str15% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
for the Cartographer's Chisel recipe.

Related items

  • The Sharpened BladeThe Sharpened BladeThe metal softens beneath the stone, reshaping with great ease.You will greatly enhance the quality of a weapon with a single Blacksmith's Whetstone.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin

Version history

Version Changes
3.0.0
  • (not in patch notes) Act 5 to 10 NPCs also sell Blacksmith's Whetstone
2.0.2
  • Added Blacksmith's Whetstones, Armourer's Scraps and Glassblower's Baubles to Kira in Highgate.
0.9.5
  • Renamed from "Whetstone" to "Blacksmith's Whetstone"
0.9.3e
  • Decreased the drop rate of Whetstones and Armour shards by 8%.
Unknown
  • Introduced to the game

References

  1. Version 2.2.0 patch note