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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, though it is slightly lighter. Its superiority comes from the fact that it benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, vastly improving its armor rating when upgraded. 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, It is relatively rare due to the fact that it cannot be obtained from fallen draugr or crafted under normal circumstances.



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



  • Ancient Nord Armor is worn by Hakon One-Eye, several other Nord heroes in Sovngarde, and Aela the Huntress.
  • Although Ancient Nord Armor is classed as heavy armor, it has an appearance much more like that of light armor on female characters.
  • Hold Guards will often comment about the armor, stating that it "stinks of death" and ask if they've been grave robbing, possibly because this armor is usually worn by Draugr.
  • One of the first screenshots for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim showed a Khajiit in front of a Shrine of Talos wearing the armor.[1]
  • The armor is directly linked to the appearance of the Draugr and has many different variants. When worn with the original helmet it has the appearance of a Draugr Scourge and when combined with the Helm of Yngol it has the appearance of a Draugr Deathlord.


  •  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.



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