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Ancient Falmer Armor
Base Armor:
60 (set) ArmorIcon
11 (set) WeightIcon
Base Value:
1280 (set) GoldIcon
Class: Light Armor
Upgrade Material: Refined Moonstone
Perk: Elven Smithing
ID: -

Ancient Falmer Armor is a unique light armor set in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


Overall, the set looks like a blend of ebony and elven armor, but with a white and maroon color scheme. It also has a small bat motif on the collar and a Celtic knot design on parts of the armor, such as the back.

The individual pieces are statistically identical to glass armor though the lack of helmet and shield makes the entire set weaker. The Ancient Falmer Crown serves as its matching helmet, but it can only be obtained with console commands. Since it is classified as a circlet, wearing the crown with the rest of the set does not grant the bonus for any perks relating to a matching set of armor. An elven helmet does grant the bonus as does a Falmer helmet despite it being heavy armor, however, and can be used instead.


The ancient Falmer armor can only be obtained from the corpse of Arch-Curate Vyrthur after defeating him in the conclusion of Touching the Sky.


All pieces of the ancient Falmer armor set can be upgraded with a refined moonstone ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Elven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon ID
Ancient Falmer Boots 11 2 190 xx00c815
Ancient Falmer Crown 2 250 xx00c814
Ancient Falmer Cuirass 38 7 900 xx00c816
Ancient Falmer Gauntlets 11 2 190 xx00c817
Total (with crown) 60 13 1530
Total (without crown) 60 11 1280

† The Ancient Falmer Crown cannot be obtained without the use of console commands, and is classed as a circlet, rather than a piece of armor.


  • The Ancient falmer armor can be considered the true/original armor of the snow elves, while the Falmer Armor are the corrupted/fake ones.
  • Knight-Paladin Gelebor wears an unobtainable variant of this armor set, minus the pauldrons.
  • The collar on the cuirass shares the same style that is on elven armor.
  • If the Unrelenting Force shout is used during the fight with Vyrthur and he flies off the Chantry balcony and into the lake below, his body may disappear from the world and the armor becomes unobtainable.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Ancient Falmer Armor

  • Ancient Falmer armor head piece

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    • I really want to collect the armour but Serana got the final hit with an ice spike and he got knocked of the edge. So does this mean I can't ...
    • If something like that happens on a console reload if you can and as soon as possible to make sure you have the save to reload (and make it...
  • Ancient Falmer Armor Motif

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    • The motif on the collar is not of a BAT but of a DRAGON, as of the two revered dragons Naaslaarum and Voslaarum (you'll notice the similarities...
    • The intent was visual irony. It looks like a dragon when worn by one worthy, but by one unworthy it looks like a bat

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