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Ancient Nord Armor
Base Armor:
60 (set) ArmorIcon
41 (set) WeightIcon
Base Value:
235 (set) GoldIcon
Class: Heavy Armor
Upgrade Material: Iron Ingot
Perk: Daedric Smithing
ID: 00018388
"Ugh, that armor stinks of death. Have you been grave robbing?"
Hold Guard[src]

Ancient Nord Armor is a set of heavy armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


It's a variant of the iron armor set and has similar base attributes, however what makes it superior is it benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk which vastly improves its armor rating when upgraded and it is slightly lighter than other iron armor pieces. This makes it comparable with some of the higher tier armors. In addition, it does not include a shield as part of the set.

However, what makes it relatively rare is due to the fact that it cannot be obtained from fallen draugr or crafted under normal circumstances.


  • The entire set can be looted from dragon cultists in Forelhost during the quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult".
  • The entire set can be looted from the ghost encountered at Kjenstag Ruins between 8:00 PM and 4:00 AM.
  • All pieces except the helmet can be bought from Aela the Huntress if married, but only after trading her stronger armor.
  • Pieces can be found inside nooks and on several tables inside the Forsaken Crypt.
  • Helmet can be found in Volunruud before Ceremonial Sword.
  • Helmet can be found in the Temple of MiraakDB
  • Helmet can be found in Ysgramor's Tomb
  • Helmet can be found in Valthume, at the entrance
  • Helmet can be found in Labyrinthian Tribune
  • Boots can be found at Shreikwind bastion


The entire set can only be crafted at the Skyforge once the Companions main questline has been completed and Eorlund Gray-Mane has been spoken to about the forge.

The armor is displayed in the Daedric section of the crafting list because the armor benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement. All pieces can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a workbench.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Iron Ingot Leather Leather Strips Steel Ingot ID
Ancient Nord Armor 25 28 125 2 2 4 5 00018388
Ancient Nord Boots 10 5 25 2 2 3 4 00056A9D
Ancient Nord Gauntlets 10 4 25 2 2 3 3 00056B17
Ancient Nord Helmet 15 4 60 2 2 3 3 00056A9E
Total 60 41 235 8 8 13 15




  •  PC   The armbands are missing in the male first person.
  •  PC   360   PS3  There is a graphical clipping issue with the "skirt" area of the chest piece, mainly on the back of the character's left leg when moving or sprinting. It seems to be more prominent on larger (bulkier) characters. This is also present on the female model, around the right shoulder on the back when walking.
  •  PC   360   PS3  The helmet might not appear on a Mannequin.
  •  360   May disappear on a Mannequin



See AlsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Ancient Nord Armor

  • Smithing.. Glitch?

    4 messages
    • Yes and yes.. Are you telling me this only happens at the Skyforge? Edit: Just tested, it only happens in the Skyforge. ~Hrothgar
    • Glad to be of help
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