Assistant Platesmiths are Platesmithing Profession Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks in order to raise the character's Platesmithing level and to produce armor for the Guardian Fighter. Platesmiths are required Persons needed to complete most Platesmithing 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.
Assistant Platesmiths provide a 5% speed bonus to the tasks they are assigned, but only when assigned to an Optional Asset slot. Assistant Platesmiths assigned to a required slot confer no speed bonus to their task.