Assassin’s Creed III is the latest title in the Assassin’s Creed series and with every addition to the long-running franchise, it sees the addition of many new features and elements ranging from combat and traversal to non-violent actions.
Crafting isn’t new to the series, having been introduced in Assassin’s Creed Revelations in the form of bomb crafting—offering over 300 different bomb crafting recipes based on ingredients—but it’s been given a complete overhaul in Assassin’s Creed III.
This time around, you’ll be using the crafting system to cobble together a wide range of items, including consumables, clothing, food, and more. Through these skills, you’ll be able to put together some of your weapons and gear upgrades, allowing you to deal more damage and carry more consumable items.
For the most part, crafting allows you to contribute improvements to your Homestead community (another one of the series’ new additions), which in turn provides you with more crafting recipes. Crafting tradable supplies allows you to trade with caravans which in turn provide you with materials you might need. Capitalism—it’s like a neverending cycle of improvements It goes without saying that crafting plays a much bigger role in Assassin’s Creed III than in Revelations.
Keep in mind that crafting is all handled through your accounting book menu, which is accessible in the study room of your homestead manor, so head on over there to put things together. If you’re outside, you can access the crafting options through general stores.
If you’re too lazy to hunt for recipes (which is generally the preferred way of doing things), Strength Gamer has prepared a crafting guide complete with the ingredients you’ll need to put things together.
Details from this guide were taken from Strength Gamer's prior efforts to datamine the game. You can find details about upgrades, tradeable items, and everything beyond consumables at the aforementioned link.
Arrow Level 1 Blacksmith, Level 1 Woodworker, Iron Ore, Kindling
Bait Level 1 Innkeeper, Hare Meat, Poultry Meat, Vegetables