Weaponsmiths are Weaponsmithing Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks in order to raise the character's Weaponsmithing level and to produce melee weapons. Weaponsmiths are required assets needed to complete most Weaponsmithing 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 [Smelter] and [Grinder].
Grandmaster Weaponsmiths provide a 50% speed bonus to the tasks they are assigned.