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For armor pieces in other games, see Armor.

Armor is a type of apparel found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When worn, armor increases a character's armor rating and thus helps to reduce the overall damage inflicted from physical attacks. In addition to offering protection from physical attacks, armor can be enchanted to grant additional types of protection, to bolster certain skills, or to increase stats such as Stamina, Health and Magicka.

Types

There are two types of armor available, Heavy Armor and Light Armor, both with their own skill tree and associated perks. Both types have their advantages and disadvantages. Use of the Steed Stone can negate many of the disadvantages of heavy armor.

Heavy Armor

Main article: Heavy Armor (Skyrim)

Advantages

  • Offers a greater variety of armors available to craft.
  • Offers a greater number of Perks to choose from.
  • Offers much more protection from physical attacks.

Disadvantages

  • Makes more noise than light armor, so sneaking is harder.
  • Slows down movement much more than light armor.
  • Stamina is drained much quicker while sprinting.

Light Armor

Main article: Light Armor (Skyrim)

Advantages

  • Much lighter than heavy armor.
  • Makes less noise than heavy armor, so sneaking is easier.
  • Less stamina is drained while sprinting.

Disadvantages

  • Offers fewer variety of armors available to craft.
  • Offers fewer number of Perks to choose from.
  • Offers much less protection from physical attacks.

Armor sets

Main article: Armor Sets (Skyrim)

An armor set is defined as a complete set of armor that includes one matching armor piece for the head, chest, hands and feet.

There are several different armor sets available in Skyrim, both in heavy and light variants. Certain armor sets can provide special bonuses if the full set is worn. See the main article for a full list.

Light Armor

Heavy Armor

Headgear

Light

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Shrouded Cowl 15 1 1199 Leather None 000E1F17
Dawnguard Helmet DG 16 1.5 100 Steel Ingot Advanced XX01989E
Dragonscale Helmet 17 4 750 Dragon Scales Dragon 00013940
Elven Helmet 14 1 110 Refined Moonstone Elven 0001391D
Elven Light Helmet 14 1 60 Refined Moonstone Elven 00105F12
Falkreath Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 00021619
Forsworn Headdress 14 2 50 Leather None 000EAFD0
Fur Helmet 11 1 23 Leather None 0006F39E
Glass Helmet 16 2 450 Refined Malachite Glass 0001393B
Guild Master's Hood 16 3 1252 Leather None 000E35D9
Helmet of the Old Gods 12 1 345 Leather None 000EAFD1
Hide Helmet 10 2 25 Leather None 00013913
Hjaalmarch Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 0002161B
Imperial Light Helmet 11 2 35 Steel Ingot None 00013EDB
Krosis 21 5 1615 Iron Ingot Daedric 00061CB9
Leather Helmet 12 2 60 Leather None 00013922
Linwe's Hood 16 2 563 Leather None 00108546
Markarth Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 00021613
Morokei 5 4 637 Refined Moonstone Daedric 00061C8B
Nightingale Hood 15 2 969 Void Salts None 000FCC12
Noster's Helmet 11 2 35 Leather None 0006FE72
Pale Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 0002161F
Penitus Oculatus Helmet 11 1 35 Leather None 000D3EAA
Riften Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 00021622
Scaled Helmet 14 2 175 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001B3A1
Shrouded Cowl 13 2 667 Leather None 000D2842
Shrouded Cowl Maskless 13 2 667 N/A - 0005ABC4
Solitude Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 000C7F5C
Stormcloak Helmet 10 2 12 Leather None 000A6D79
Stormcloak Officer Helmet 12 2 15 Leather None 00086985
Thieves Guild Hood 13 1.5 551 Leather None 000D3AC5
Volsung 21 5 4611 Corundum Ingot Daedric 00061CAB
Winterhold Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 0002161D
Whiterun Guard's Helmet 11 2 35 Iron Ingot None 00021615
Wooden Mask 1 2 51 N/A - 00061CCA
Worn Shrouded Cowl 8 2 50 N/A - 0010EB5D

Heavy

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Helmet of the Unburned 15 4 841 Iron Ingot Daedric 000F494E
Ancient Nord Helmet 15 4 60 Iron Ingot Daedric 00056A9E
Blades Helmet 18 12 200 Steel Ingot None 0004B28F
Daedric Helmet 23 15 1600 Ebony Ingot Daedric 0001396D
Dawnguard Full Helmet DG 18 10 220 Steel Ingot Advanced XX0050D0
Dragonplate Helmet 22 8 1050 Dragon Scales Dragon 00013969
Dwarven Helmet 18 12 200 Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven 0001394F
Ebony Helmet 21 10 750 Ebony Ingot Ebony 00013963
Falmer Hardened Helm DG 18 10 150 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX00E8E0
Falmer Heavy Helm DG 21 8 600 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX0023EB
Falmer Helmet 10 5 25 Chaurus Chitin Steel or Advanced DG 0004C3CB
Helm of Yngol 21 8 565 Steel Ingot Advanced 000295F3
Helm of Winterhold 17 5 125 Steel Ingot Steel 000940D5
Hevnoraak 23 9 891 Iron Ingot Daedric 00061CC1
Imperial Helmet 15 5 50 Steel Ingot Steel 00013EDC
Imperial Helmet (Closed) 18 5 30 Steel Ingot Steel 0009610D
Imperial Officer's Helmet 17 4 30 Steel Ingot Steel 000136CF
Iron Helmet 15 5 60 Iron Ingot None 00012E4D
Konahrik 24 7 3200 Gold Ingot Daedric 00061CD6
Masque of Clavicus Vile 23 7 1277 N/A - 000D2846
Nahkriin 23 9 2173 Ebony Ingot Daedric 00061CA5
Orcish Helmet 20 8 500 Orichalcum Ingot Orcish 00013959
Otar 23 9 1521 Refined Malachite Daedric 00061CC2
Rahgot 23 9 962 Orichalcum Ingot Daedric 00061CC0
Shellbug Helmet DG 22 6 600 Shellbug Chitin Advanced XX12E8A
Steel Helmet 17 5 125 Steel Ingot Steel 00013954
Steel Horned Helmet 17 5 125 Steel Ingot Steel 000F6F24
Steel Plate Helmet 19 6 300 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001395E
The Jagged Crown 23 9 5000 N/A - 000DA750
Vokun 23 9 2182 Steel Ingot Daedric 00061CC9
Wolf Helmet 17 4 125 Steel Ingot Steel 0004C3D0

Cuirasses

Light

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Falmer Cuirass DG 38 7 900 Refined Moonstone Elven 0200C816
Ancient Shrouded Armor 41 5 617 Leather None 000E1F17
Armor of the Old Gods 24 3 661 Leather None 000EAFD0
Dawnguard Armor DG 29 6 220 Steel Ingot Advanced Red: XX00F3FB
Gray: XX00F402
Brown: XX00F404
Dragonscale Armor 41 10 1500 Dragon Scales Dragon 0001393E
Elven Armor 29 4 225 Refined Moonstone Elven 000896A3
Elven Gilded Armor 35 4 550 Refined Moonstone Elven 0001392A
Elven Light Armor 26 4 125 Refined Moonstone Elven 00105f12
Falkreath Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 0002151E
Forsworn Armor 29 6 100 Leather None 000EAFD0
Fur Armor 23 6 50 Leather None 0006F393
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0010594D
0010594F
Glass Armor 38 7 900 Refined Malachite Glass 00013939
Guild Master's Armor 38 10 1779 Leather None 000E35D7
Hide Armor 20 5 50 Leather None 00013911
Hjaalmarch Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 00021520
Imperial Light Armor 23 6 75 Steel Ingot None FF0017b0
Linwe's Armor 31 8 368 Leather None 00108544
Leather Armor 26 6 125 Leather None 0003619E
Markarth Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 00021508
Nightingale Armor 34 12

1553

Void Salts None 000FCC0C
Pale Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 00021525
Penitus Oculatus Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 000D3EA0
Riften Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 00021507
Savior's Hide 26 6 2679 Leather Ebony 0002AC61
Scaled Armor 32 6 350 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001B3A3
Shrouded Armor 29 7 373 Leather None 000D2844
Solitude Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 000C7F5B
Stormcloak Officer Armor 27 8 35 Leather None 0008697E
Studded Armor 23 6 75 Iron Ingot None 0001B3A2
Studded Imperial Armor 23 6 125 N/A - 00013ED8
Thieves Guild Armor 33 7 665 Leather None 000D3AC3
Vampire Armor DG 25 5 175 Leather Advanced Gray: XX0142C7
Light Gray: XX0191F2
Red: XX0191F3
Vampire Royal Armor DG 30 9 250 Leather Advanced 0200B5DB
Whiterun Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 0002150D
Winterhold Guard's Armor 23 6 75 Leather None 00021522
Worn Shrouded Armor 20 6 80 N/A - 0010EB5B

Heavy

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Nord Armor 25 28 125 Iron Ingot Daedric 00018388
Banded Iron Armor 28 35 200 Corundum Ingot None 00013948
Blades Armor 44 45 400 Steel Ingot None 0004B28B
Daedric Armor 49 50 3200 Ebony Ingot Daedric 0001396B
Dawnguard Heavy Armor DG 34 42 425 Steel Ingot Advanced Brown: XX00F3F7
Gray: XX00F3FA
Dragonplate Armor 46 40 2125 Dragon Bone Dragon 00013966
Dwarven Armor 34 45 400 Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven 0001394D
Ebony Armor 43 38 1500 Ebony Ingot Ebony 00013961
Ebony Mail 45 28 5000 Ebony Ingot Ebony 00052794
Falmer Hardened Armor DG 34 40 250 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX00E8DE
Falmer Heavy Armor DG 43 35 1200 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX0023E9
Falmer Armor 31 20 275 Chaurus Chitin Steel or Advanced DG 000B83CB
General Tullius' Armor 31 18 65 Steel Ingot None 0005CBFE
Imperial Armor 28 35 100 Steel Ingot Steel 000136D5
Iron Armor 25 30 125 Iron Ingot None 00013957
Orcish Armor 40 35 1000 Orichalcum Ingot Orcish 00013957
Steel Armor 31 35 275 Steel Ingot Steel 00013952
000F6F22
Steel Plate Armor 40 38 625 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001395C
Wolf Armor 31 20 55 Steel Ingot Steel 000CAE15

Boots

Light

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Falmer Boots DG 11 2 190 Refined Moonstone Elven 0200C815
Ancient Shrouded Boots 12 0.5 355 Leather None 000E1F14
Boots of the Old Gods 7 1.5 1104 Leather None 000EAFD3
Dawnguard Boots DG 8 1.5 25 Steel Ingot Advanced XX00F400
Dragonscale Boots 12 3 300 Dragon Scales Dragon 0001393D
Elven Boots 9 1 45 Refined Moonstone Elven 0001391A
Elven Light Boots 8 1 23 Refined Moonstone Elven 00105f11
Forsworn Boots 8 2 20 Leather None 000D8D4E
Fur Boots 5 2 5 Leather None 000A6D7F
Fur Shoes 6 2 4 Leather None 0006F398
Glass Boots 11 2 190 Refined Malachite Glass 00013938
Guild Master's Boots 11 2 649 Leather None 000E35D6
Hide Boots 5 1 10 Leather None 00013910
Imperial Light Boots 7 3 15 Steel Ingot None FF002189
Linwe's Boots 11 2 837 Leather None 00108543
Leather Boots 7 2 25 Leather None 00013920
Movarth's Boots 5 1 792 N/A - 00096D9B
Nightingale Boots 10 2 5434 Void Salts None 000FCC0D
Penitus Oculatus Boots 6 1 15 Leather None 000D3EA7
Predator's Grace 5 1 117 Iron Ingot None 000A4DCD
Scaled Boots 9 2 70 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001B39F
Shrouded Boots 8 2 305 Leather None 000D2845
Stormcloak Officer Boots 7 2 7 Leather None 00086981
Thieves Guild Boots 9 1.5 241 Leather None 000D3AC2
Vampire Boots DG 7 2 25 Leather Advanced XX00B5DE
Worn Shrouded Boots 3 2 45 N/A - 0010EB5C

Heavy

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Nord Boots 10 5 25 Iron Ingot Daedric 00056A9D
Blades Boots 13 10 85 Steel Ingot None 0004B288
Daedric Boots 18 10 625 Ebony Ingot Daedric 0001396A
Dawnguard Heavy Boots DG 13 9 85 Steel Ingot Advanced XX014757
Dragonplate Boots 17 8 425 Dragon Bone Dragon 00013965
Dwarven Boots 13 10 85 Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven 0001394C
Ebony Boots 16 7 275 Ebony Ingot Ebony 00013960
Falmer Boots 12 4 55 Chaurus Chitin Steel or Advanced DG 000B83CD
Falmer Hardened Boots DG 13 8 50 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX00E8DD
Falmer Heavy Boots DG 16 6 225 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX0023EF
Falmer Boots 12 4 55 Chaurus Chitin None 000B83CD
Imperial Boots 11 8 20 Steel Ingot None 000136D6
Iron Boots 10 6 25 Iron Ingot None 00012E4B
Orcish Boots 15 7 200 Orichalcum Ingot Orcish 00013956
Steel Shin Boots 12 8 55 Steel Ingot Steel 000F6F21
Steel Cuffed Boots 12 8 55 Steel Ingot Steel 00013951
Steel Plate Boots 14 9 125 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001395B
Wolf Boots 12 4 11 Steel Ingot Steel 000CEE7C

Gauntlets

Light

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Falmer Gauntlets DG 11 2 190 Refined Moonstone Elven 0200C817
Ancient Shrouded Gloves 12 1 175 Leather None 000E1F16
Dawnguard Gauntlets DG 8 1.5 40 Steel Ingot Advanced XX00F3FE
Dragonscale Gauntlets 12 3 300 Dragon Scales Dragon 0001393F
Elven Gauntlets 9 1 45 Refined Moonstone Elven 0001391C
Elven Light Gauntlets 8 1 25 Refined Moonstone Elven 00105F13
Forsworn Gauntlets 11 2 20 Leather None 000D8D55
Fur Bracers 6 1 10 Leather None 0006F39B
Fur Gauntlets 5 2 5 Leather None 000A6D7D
Gauntlets of the Old Gods 7 0.5 592 Leather None 000EAFD2
Gilded Wristguards 7 0.5 21 N/A - 000E84C1
Glass Gauntlets 11 2 190 Refined Malachite Glass 0001393A
Gloves of the Pugilist 5 2 194 Leather None 0010A06A
Hide Bracers 5 1 10 Leather None 00013912
Imperial Light Bracers 7 1 15 Steel Ingot None 00013EDA
Leather Bracers 7 2 25 Leather None 00013921
Linwe's Gloves 11 2 483 Leather None 00108545
Nightingale Gloves 10 2 1924 Void Salts None 000FCC11
Penitus Oculatus Bracers 6 1 15 Leather None 000D3EAB
Scaled Bracers 9 2 70 Corundum Ingot Advanced 0001B39F
Shrouded Gloves 8 2 125 Leather None 000D2843
Stormcloak Officer Bracers 7 2 7 Leather None 00086983
Thieves Guild Gloves 9 1 222 Leather None 000D3AC4
Tumblerbane Gloves 7 2 325 N/A - 000F5981
Ulfric's Bracers 8 0.5 25 N/A - 0006230B
Vampire Gauntlets DG 8 1.5 25 Leather Advanced XX01A51F
Worn Shrouded Gloves 4 2 50 N/A - 0010EB5E

Heavy

Name ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Nord Gauntlets 10 4 25 Iron Ingot Daedric 00056B17
Blades Gauntlets 13 8 85 Steel Ingot None 0004b28d
Daedric Gauntlets 18 6 625 Ebony Ingot Daedric 0001396C
Dawnguard Heavy Gauntlets DG 13 7 85 Steel Ingot Advanced XX014758
Dragonplate Gauntlets 17 8 425 Dragon Bone Dragon 00013967
Dwarven Gauntlets 13 8 85 Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven 0001394E
Ebony Gauntlets 16 7 225 Ebony Ingot Ebony 00013962
Falmer Gauntlets 12 4 55 Chaurus Chitin Steel or Advanced DG 000B83CF
Falmer Hardened Gauntlets DG 13 7 60 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX00E8DF
Falmer Heavy Gauntlets DG 16 6 225 Chaurus Chitin Advanced XX0023ED
Falmer Gauntlets 12 4 55 Chaurus Chitin None 000B83CF
Imperial Bracers 11 4 15 Steel Ingot None 000136D4
Iron Gauntlets 11 5 25 Iron Ingot None 00012E46
Ironhand Gauntlets 12 4 444 Iron Ingot None 000E1643
Orcish Gauntlets 15 7 200 Orichalcum Ingot Orcish 00013958
Steel Imperial Gauntlets 12 4 55 Steel Ingot Steel 000F6F23
Steel Nordic Gauntlets 12 4 55 Steel Ingot Steel 00013953
Steel Plate Gauntlets 14 6 125 Steel Ingot Advanced 0001395D
The Forgemaster's Fingers 11 5 394 Iron Ingot None 000C3CE6
Wolf Gauntlets 12 4 11 Steel Ingot Steel 000CEE7E

Shields

Main article: Shields (Skyrim)

Light

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Dawnguard Rune Shield DG 27 6 450 Steel Ingot None XX011BAF
Herebane's Fortress 21 4 817 Refined Moonstone Elven 000f9649
Aetherial Shield DG 26 12 2000 Dwarven Metal Ingot None xx005759
Auriel's Shield DG 32 14 775 Refined Moonstone Elven XX00284D
Shield of Solitude 32 12 1540 N/A - 0010EB65
Shield of Ysgramor 30 12 1715 N/A - 000E41D8
Spellbreaker 38 12 227 Dwarven Metal Ingot None 00045F96
Targe of the Blooded 20 8 300 Steel Ingot Steel 000FC5BF


Heavy

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Upgrade Perk Item ID
Dawnguard Rune Shield DG 27 6 450 Steel Ingot None XX011BAF
Herebane's Fortress 21 4 817 Refined Moonstone Elven 000f9649
Aetherial Shield DG 26 12 2000 Dwarven Metal Ingot None xx005759
Auriel's Shield DG 32 14 775 Refined Moonstone Elven XX00284D
Shield of Solitude 32 12 1540 N/A - 0010EB65
Shield of Ysgramor 30 12 1715 N/A - 000E41D8
Spellbreaker 38 12 227 Dwarven Metal Ingot None 00045F96
Targe of the Blooded 20 8 300 Steel Ingot Steel 000FC5BF


Jewelry

The following pieces of jewelry are unique in that they provide their own armor rating and will contribute towards increases in the Light Armor skill. They cannot be upgraded at a workbench, but they do allow the Mage Armor perk to function as normal.

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Enchantment Item ID
Amulet of Articulation 8 1 2052 Persuade checks in dialogue will almost always succeed and Speechcraft is 5-35% better. 000F6911
Diadem of the Savant 7 4 1201 Spells in all schools cost 5% less Magicka to cast 000F9904
Locket of Saint Jiub DG 5 0.5 2422 Carrying Capacity increased by 50 points.
Stamina increased by 50 points.
xx018B91

See also

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