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Daedric Armor (Skyrim)

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Daedric Armor
Daedric Armor (Skyrim)
Base Armor:
144 (set) ArmorIcon
96 (set) WeightIcon
Base Value:
7650 (set) GoldIcon
Class: Heavy Armor
Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot
Perk: Daedric Smithing
ID: -
For other uses, see Daedric Armor.
"I can only tell you tales of how to make Daedric armor. I have never seen it myself, nor do I know anyone that has. The stories say that it should always be worked on at night... ideally under a new or full moon, and never during an eclipse. A red harvest moon is best. Ebony is the principle material, but at the right moment a daedra heart must be thrown into the fire."
Sven Two-Hammers[src]

Daedric Armor is a set of heavy armor available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is extremely heavy, but also has the highest armor rating in the base game. The armor set contains five pieces: a helmet, boots, gauntlets, a cuirass and greaves, and an optional shield. A weapon set of the same name is also available.

Pieces of Daedric armor can be smithed at a blacksmith's forge or within the basement (known as the Midden) of the College of Winterhold using Ebony armor, Daedra hearts, black soul gems, and centurion dynamo cores.


True to its predecessors, Daedric Armor design is demonic in appearance with a several spikes protruding from various parts of the body. Sections of the armor glow red in dark areas; this does not, however, affect sneaking.


Unenchanted pieces of daedric armor will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 48, and enchanted armor will begin to appear at level 49.


Forging Daedric Armor requires a Smithing level of 90 and the Daedric Smithing perk. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

Ebony ingots can be smelted from ebony ore or purchased from blacksmiths. Daedra hearts can be purchased from alchemists, Enthir at the College of Winterhold, or found on dead Dremora. Pieces can be upgraded with an Ebony ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

The Atronach Forge

Conjurers who have completed their Ritual Spell at level 90 can also create Daedric armor at the Atronach Forge. The following components are required to forge the armor:

Attributes by piece

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Leather Strips Ebony Ingot Daedra Heart ID
Daedric Armor 49 50 3,200 3 5 1 0001396B
Daedric Boots 18 10 625 2 3 1 0001396A
Daedric Gauntlets 18 6 625 2 2 1 0001396C
Daedric Helmet 23 15 1,600 2 3 1 0001396D
Daedric Shield 36 15 1,600 1 4 1 0001396E
Total (with shield) 144 96 7,650 10 17 5
Total (without shield) 108 81 6,050 9 13 4


  • Wearing the full Daedric set raises the chance of successful intimidation checks by 10%.
  • Similarly, wearing the full set causes Vigilants of Stendarr to attack the Dragonborn on sight.

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