It is a variant of Iron Armor 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. This makes it comparable with some of the higher tier armors.
It bears a resemblance to the decayed armor worn by Draugr, however, what makes it relatively rare is the fact that it cannot be obtained from defeated Draugr or crafted under normal circumstances, but it can be obtained it by completing the Companions' quest line, allowing it to be smithed at the Skyforge.
- The entire set including; armor piece, helmet, boots and gauntlets can be looted from the Dragon Cultist in Forelhost during the quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult".
- Worn by Bashnag in Southfringe Sanctum.
- Dropped at Kjenstag Ruins by a ghost who spawns sometimes at night when you enter.
- Worn by Aela the Huntress in Jorrvaskr.