Ancient Nord Gauntlets are a piece of heavy armor and part of the Ancient Nord Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

They are a variant of iron gauntlets and have similar base attributes, however what makes them superior is that they benefit from the Daedric Smithing perk which vastly improves their armor rating when upgraded. This makes them comparable with some of the higher tier armors.


Ancient Nord Gauntlets are relatively rare as they cannot be obtained from defeated draugr or crafted under normal circumstances. However the entire set including; armor piece, helm, boots and gauntlets can be looted from the Dragon Cultist in Forelhost during the quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult."


Ancient Nord Gauntlets can only be crafted at the Skyforge once the Companions main questline has been completed. It can be created with the following components:

They can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a grindstone and also benefit from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.