Struggling to find ingredients for Smithing? This guide on How To Get Wood & Charcoal In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord tells you how to find two of the most basic ingredients used for Smelting and other recipes as a way of leveling your skills up fast.
The item you need is Hardwood. It’s a common resource. You can buy it from towns and sometimes raid it from enemies or Caravans. It’s relatively cheap and is the primary method of obtaining Charcoal. When you visit a town select the trade option then buy the Hardwood. It costs 2 Hardwood to make 1 Charcoal.
How To Get Wood & Charcoal In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
So, as an example, let’s say you’ve purchased two Hardwood from a town. Then you want to go to the Smithy and make 1 Charcoal in the Refine menu. After you have your one charcoal, switch to the smelting tab. Here you will see a list of all the weapons and equipment you’re carrying that can be smelted.
As you can see above, the Narrow Long Head Eastern Spear I have can be Smelted down. It gives me Wrought Iron, Iron, and 4 Hardwood. It only cost me two Hardwood to get the Charcoal and Smelt this down, giving me an additional two Hardwood alongside the other ingredients.
Using this method, Smelting items that always give you 3+ Hardwood, ensures you will have a regular supply of Hardwood to get the Charcoal to raise your Smithing level without having to spend more on resources.
This is also a great way of earning money fast in Bannerlord. Smelting cheap weapons can wield more valuable materials. For example, a spear that sells for 100 gives 3 Iron Bars when dismantled, selling for 300 total. Be sure to look further into Smelting if you want some extra cash.