Lost Adventurer's Guide to Smithing
In order to make these new armor sets you will need to start with the creation of the temper. You can brew these up using a flask of water and one of the following components: Gargoyle Granite, Sand Verbena, Pondweed, Goblin Bone or Ice Lichen.
When you have this temper created you can then start to work on the main focus of smithing. To make a sturdy set of plate armor you will need to work with a smithy hammer, a flask of water, superb leather padding, the appropiate plate mold, varying sheets of medium quality metal, and the temper of choice.
Bracers, collar and visors will need one sheet of medium quality folded sheets of metal. Boots, pauldrons, vambraces, claok, girth, and gauntlet will need two sheets of medium quality folded sheets of metal. Greaves and breastplate will need three sheets of medium quality folded sheets of metal.
For a durable but light set of ringmail you will need to work with a smithy hammer, a flask of water, the appropiate chainmail pattern, varying numbers of high quality rings, and the temper of choice.
Bracelet, gorget, and veil will need one set of high quality rings. Boots, mantle, sleeves, skirt, cloak, and gloves will need two sets of high quality rings. Leggings and tunic will need three sets of high quality rings.