Assistant Weaponsmiths are Weaponsmithing Assets that can be hired to perform various tasks in order to raise the character's Weaponsmithing level and to produce weapons for the Great Weapon Fighter, Guardian Fighter, and Trickster Rogue. Weaponsmiths are required Persons 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.
Assistant Weaponsmiths provide a 5% speed bonus to the tasks they are assigned, but only when assigned to an Optional Asset slot. Assistant Weaponsmiths assigned to a required slot confer no speed bonus to their task.