Blades Armor is the Heavy Armor worn by the Blades, an organization charged with the protection of the Emperor. This full set of armor can be acquired for free by joining the Blades at Cloud Ruler Temple, just north of Bruma. Players should note that this armor is an almost exact equivalent (slightly weaker stats) of Legion Armor except for the obvious visual differences. The Blades Shield is much weaker, but the Akaviri Katana does more damage than Steel weapons. It is based on an Akaviri design.
Note: "Base Value" refers to the actual value without mercantile or disposition affecting it. "Max. Armor" refers to the maximum amount of armor the piece can provide, assuming maximum stats and skill.