The Diadem of the Savant is a light armor circlet found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Wearing this diadem reduces Magicka cost for all schools by 5%. 



Although it is classified as Light Armor, the Diadem of the Savant is a circlet and cannot be improved at a workbench, regardless of any perks the Dragonborn may have.


The Diadem of the Savant cannot be disenchanted at an Arcane Enchanter.


  • This item is classed as light armor when trying to sell it—e.g. a weapons/armor merchant will buy it, but a jewelry salesman will not. This also means that when struck, the Light armor skill increases. However, the game counts it as clothing for the sake of the Alteration perk "Mage Armor."
  • Despite being classed as light armor, it counts toward the Heavy Armor Well Fitted perk in addition to the Light Armor perk Custom Fit. Furthermore, it counts towards the perks Wind Walker, Deft MovementCushionedTower of Strength and Reflect Blows.
  • Using this item in addition to the Fortify Restoration glitch can make all spells cost no magicka while only occupying one armor slot.
  • The Diadem of the Savant found near Froki's Shack is due to a bug. The Creation Kit states that it is supposed to be a reward for clearing Shalidor's Maze.
  • The Diadem of the Savant is the only circlet that increases armor rating.