For other uses, see Blades Shield.

The Blades Shield is a piece of heavy armor and part of the Blades Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This piece of armor cannot be created at a blacksmith's forge, however it can be found in the following locations:


It can be upgraded with a Steel Ingot at a workbench, however it does 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.


This section contains bugs related to Blades Shield (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   For vampire characters, the shield will not be shown when equipped, nor will it provide any protection. The bug persists through region transitions, reloads, upgrades, and enchantments. The Blades Shield and Ebony Shield are the only two confirmed shields to be affected by this bug. Removing vampirism solves the problem, but a proper fix still hasn't been discovered.
  • If the Dragonborn is disarmed when wielding the Blades Shield, it may turn into a Blades Sword.