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Ancient Knowledge

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TESV Ancient Knowledge

Ancient Knowledge is an ability found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It is a quest reward for completing the quest Unfathomable Depths.


Knowledge gained from the Lexicon confers a 25% bonus when wearing Dwarven armor and Smithing increases 15% faster.


  • With the 25% bonus, a fully-upgraded set of Dwarven Armor can give a slightly higher armor rating than fully-upgraded Dragonplate Armor, depending on the skill.


  •  PC   360   PS3   Ancient Knowledge gives 25% armor bonus to all armor types except Dwarven armor. This can happen even after the official patch that supposedly has the fix for the bug.
    • The Unofficial Skyrim Patch seems to fix this.
  •  PC   Even though the effect's description says it only improves how fast Smithing can level up, it may improve how far armor and weapons can be upgraded instead.

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