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Chitin Armor (Dragonborn)

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Chitin Armor
Chitin Armor - Both
Base Armor:
85 ArmorIcon
16 WeightIcon
Base Value:
780 GoldIcon
Class: Light Armor
Upgrade Material: Chitin Plate
Perk: Elven Smithing
ID: -
"The Dunmer of Morrowind construct chitin armor out of the shells of native insects layered with resinous glues."
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Chitin Armor is a set of light armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. Its armor rating falls between Elven armor and Scaled armor.


Armor pieces can typically only be found on the island of Solstheim. Locations include:


Chitin Armor requires a Smithing level of 30 and the Elven Smithing perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

Pieces can be upgraded with a chitin plate at a workbench and also benefit from the Elven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Netch Leather Chitin Plate Iron Ingot ID
Chitin Armor 30 4 240 2 5 1 XX01CD87
Chitin Boots 8.5 1 50 1 3 1 XX01CD86
Chitin Bracers 8.5 2 50 1 2 1 XX01CD88
Chitin Helmet 13.5 1 125 1 3 1 XX01CD89
Chitin Shield 24.5 8 215 1 4 1 XX026235
Total (with shield) 85 16 780 6 17 5
Total (without shield) 60.5 8 565 5 13 4




Start a Discussion Discussions about Chitin Armor (Dragonborn)

  • is chitin armor exclusive to Solsthiem or can it also be found in Skyrim?

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    • wrote: Does anyone else think the armour looks like it's from starwars? I thought that too!
    • wrote:Does anyone else think the armour looks like it's from starwars? yeah, it looked like something like the clothing the sandmen wear.
  • Chitin armor

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    • it's too bad you have to get to level 10 before getting to solstheim, the chitin armor can only be made or bought there. And at level ten, unl...
    • You CAN access Solstheim before level ten! head to the docks at windhelm at any level with the DLC installed, and the good captain Gjalund, hav...

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