Platesmiths are Platesmithing Profession Assets that can be acquired as necessary components for completion of Platesmithing tasks from Forgotten Profession Level 14 and above, and/or as optional components in Rare tasks that will reduce the completion time for their armor pieces.
An [Assistant Platesmith] can be acquired from a task at Forgotten Profession Level 14. The task requires 4x [Armorer]. Platesmiths of higher tiers may be acquired from [Professions Booster Pack] purchased in the Zen Market. Platesmiths are not bound and may be bought and sold on the Tarmalune Auction House or traded.
A task requiring a Platesmith as an asset will take any tier of Platesmith in its slot. Higher tiered Platesmiths serve only reduce the production time for the task. A Platesmith may also be used in place of a [Miner] or a [Armorer] for tasks that call for them.
At Profession Level 3, 4x [Platesmith] can be upgraded to produce a [Master Platesmith].
At Profession Level 4, 4x [Master Platesmith] can be upgraded to produce a [Grandmaster Platesmith].
At Profession Level 14, 4x [Armorer] can be upgraded to produce an [Assistant Platesmith].
There is no task that will allow an [Assistant Platesmith] to become a [Platesmith].