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Armor (Oblivion)

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Armor is material that is worn over the body to prevent or reduce damage from an attack. It is divided into the two categories based on the skill needed to effectively wear each: Light Armor and Heavy Armor. There are approximately 700 pieces of armor in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. There are 70 full sets of armor and 100 custom pieces.

Armor rating affects the percent of damage you take from physical attacks. For example, with an armor rating of 20, you would take 80% damage from physical attacks. The max armor rating you can get is 85, even if your armor or any shield effects adds up to more. Wearing any kind of armor will lower your spell effectiveness, which is determined by the number of armor pieces you wear and your skill level in it. At Journeyman level in the armor skills, wearing any armor piece will put the Spell effectiveness at 95% which can't be increased further.

At Master mastery level, with the combined perks of their respective skills, the best types of Light and Heavy armor offer the same overall level of protection, both with no movement penalties and no weight for armor you are wearing, so they are essentially the same at end-game—unless you want to carry multiple sets of enchanted armor for different situations, in which case Light armor is superior. However, Light armor requires that all equipped pieces of armor be Light, so you can't make use of certain powerful pieces of Heavy armor like the Escutcheon of Chorrol.

Light Armor
Light Armor mainly includes (in order by least to most defense):

It also includes:

Heavy Armor
Heavy armor mainly includes (in order by least to most defense):

It also includes:

  • Armor of the Crusader is, depending on the player's better skill, either light or heavy armor
  • Like with weapons, there are armor pieces that are completely useless in terms of actual use and are only displayed for decorative purposes: Ceremonial Armor.

Enchanted bootsEdit

Enchanted cuirassesEdit

Enchanted gauntletsEdit

Enchanted greavesEdit

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Enchanted helmetsEdit

See alsoEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Armor (Oblivion)

  • Which game had better armor?

    41 messages
    • I prefer the way the armors look in Skyrim, but I wish the game allowed you to change your upper leg armor like in Oblivion.
    • I haven't played Morrowind, but i've sank more time into Oblivion and Skyrim than I care to think about. For realism and enchanti...
  • Elemental damage

    2 messages
    • Does armor help versus elemental spells, or is resistance the only thing that keeps you from looking like kfc?
    • magic resistance; but with glitches you can get your magic resistance up to 100% or magic absorption which ever your preferance

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