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It is a variant of the iron armor set and has similar base attributes, though it is slightly lighter, and benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, vastly increasing its armor rating when improved. This makes it comparable with some of the higher tier armors. It does not include a shield as part of the set. It is relatively rare, as it cannot be obtained from fallen draugr or crafted under normal circumstances.
- Entire sets 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.
- The chest, boots, and gauntlets can be looted from Ascendant Necromancers if the player level is above 81.
- Several boots and helmets can be found inside nooks and on several tables inside the Forsaken Crypt.
- The helmet can be found in Ysgramor's Tomb, atop a table.
- The boots can be found in North Shriekwind Bastion.
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||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|
- 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 Skyrim showed a Khajiit in front of a Shrine of Talos wearing the armor.
- Draugr wear many variations of Ancient Nord Armor. A Draugr Scourge wears the original helmet, and a Draugr Deathlord wears a helmet that shares the appearance of the Helm of Yngol.
This section contains bugs related to Ancient Nord Armor. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- The armbands are missing in the male first person.
- 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.
- mannequin. The helmet might not appear on a
- May disappear on a mannequin.
- There are some small places on the armor that are missing texture. This is most easily seen on a follower; on the side of the chest part of the armor there are a couple small triangles (near their upper arms) where one can see through their body to scenery beyond.