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Ancient Shrouded Armor
Shrouded Armor Female
Base Armor:
72 (set) ArmorIcon
Weight
7.5 (set) WeightIcon
Base Value:
2346 (set) GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
See table
Class: Light Armor
Upgrade Material: Leather
Perk: None
ID: -
Ancient Shrouded Armor is a unique light armor set and an upgraded variation of shrouded armor, though it is visually identical.

AcquisitionEdit

The armor set can be obtained at the conclusion of the Dark Brotherhood side quest "Locate the Assassin of Old". The quest is given by Olava the Feeble and can only be accepted if the bonus requirement of Breaching Security has been met.

The armor itself can be found on the corpse of an assassin inside a secret room behind the throne in Hag's End. While Hag's End can be accessed before accepting the quest, the pull chain to open the secret door will not appear until Olava has been visited.

SmithingEdit

All pieces of the armor set can be upgraded at a workbench with a piece of leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however they do not benefit from any smithing perks.

This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to fortify smithing.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Enchantment ID
Ancient Shrouded Armor 33 5 617 Increases Poison Resistance by 100%. 000E1F15
Ancient Shrouded Boots 12 0.5 355 Wearer is muffled and moves silently. (0.5 pts) 000E1F14
Ancient Shrouded Cowl 15 1 1199 Bows do 35% more damage. 000E1F17
Ancient Shrouded Gloves 12 1 175 Double sneak attack damage with One-handed weapons. 000E1F16
Total 72 7.5 2346

TriviaEdit

  • In an older version of the game, the quest was initiated after receiving a reading from Olava, at which point she would give the player Olava's Token.
  • The armor rating of the Ancient Shrouded Armor is extremely high with the head and body part being between scaled and glass armor while the gloves and boots are even as good as Dragonscale armor. In addition to that wearing all four pieces of shrouded armor grants the Dragonborn a further increase in the total armor rating by 25. This makes the ancient shrouded armor one of the best armor sets in the game especially on lower levels as it can be easily acquired and has unleveled stats and enchantments.

BugsEdit

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  • The cowl appears invisible on Khajiit (but removes part of the hair) and Argonians (removes hair and/or horns), however the armor, gloves and boots are unchanged no matter the race. Using this cowl on Khajiit and Argoniansn allows the Dragonborn to wear most other helms at the same time, providing both enchantments and bonuses. This works for NPCs and players alike if the second helm is equipped through the console. However, equipping another helm will remove the full armor set bonus. This does not apply to an enchanted circlet - wearing that along with the hood will maintain the full armor set bonus plus the enchantment.
  •  360    PS3   The ancient cowl and the worn shrouded cowl can both be equipped at the same time along with other helms if the Dragonborn is a Khajiit.
  • It is possible to obtain multiple sets of this armor by looting the dead assassin then using the spell Dead Thrall on him. When entering a new location, their armor will respawn, then they can be killed and the process repeated.
  • Using the Ritual Stone power in Hag's End can raise the assassin corpse. Killing it allows the Dragonborn to obtain the ancient shrouded armor set without completing (or even starting) the Dark Brotherhood quest line.
  • Placing it on a mannequin in Heljarchen Hall can cause it to lose any smithing bonus. In addition, if placed on a mannequin that has already had an armor set on it, the ancient shrouded armor can respawn, as well as change the currently equipped set to a mix of shrouded armor and whatever armor was placed on it before.

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Ancient Shrouded Armor

  • Cicero vs. Ancient Shrouded Armor

    3 messages
    • To be honest I prefer Ancient Shrouded Armor of THOSE TWO. I normally use Nightingale boots, Armor (the piece), gloves with Ancient Shrouded Cowl.
    • Oh I forgot to log in. I said that above.
  • Ancient Shrouded Armor bug

    2 messages
    • I have noticed a bug with the Ancient Shrouded Armor. I used the bug that lets you obtain the armor before even starting the Dark Brotherh...
    • i've added the armor set before starting the quest and i can't upgrade it either. even with smithing all perked out.

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