Assistant Mailsmiths are Mailsmithing Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks in order to raise the character's Mailsmithing level and to produce chain and scale armors for the Devoted Cleric and the Great Weapon Fighter respectively. Mailsmiths are required assets needed to complete most Mailsmithing tasks from levels 14 to 20. They can also be added to tasks that offer optional personnel asset slots to reduce the completion time for those tasks. Additionally, they also count as Rank 1 and Rank 2 persons, so they may be used in lower level tasks that call for [Prospector] and [Blacksmith].
Assistant Mailsmiths provide a 5% speed bonus to any tasks in which they are assigned to an Optional Slot. They provide no speed bonus when assigned to the Required Asset Slot.