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Dragonplate Armor
Base Armor:
136 (set) ArmorIcon
79 (set) WeightIcon
Base Value:
6650 (set) GoldIcon
Class: Heavy Armor
Upgrade Material: Dragon Bone
Perk: Dragon Armor
ID: See below
For other uses, see Dragon Armor.
"Is your armor made of... dragon bones? By the gods, what I wouldn't do for a set of that."
Hold Guard[src]

Dragonplate Armor is a heavy armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Starting around level 50, Dragonplate Armor pieces can be found, very rarely, as random loot from chests and containers. Armor pieces can be found at lower levels if the Dragon Armor perk is acquired before reaching level 50.

Although it is quite rare, pieces of the set can be found as early as level 24, even without the aforementioned perk.


Dragonplate Armor can be forged from Dragon bones and Dragon scales. The Dragon Armor perk must be acquired before this armor type can be crafted. The perk requires a Smithing level of 100.

The materials for crafting Dragonplate Armor are much more common than the materials needed for its Daedric competitor.

Versus DaedricEdit

Daedric armor has a higher armor rating than Dragonplate armor at its base value and retains its higher rating, even when both armors have been upgraded to Legendary status (but just by a small margin). However, with its lower weight, Dragonplate Armor is the more suitable choice when lacking proper Heavy Armor perks.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Dragon Scales Dragon Bone Leather Strips ID
Dragonplate Armor 46 40 2125 3 2 3 00013966
Dragonplate Boots 17 8 425 3 1 2 00013965
Dragonplate Gauntlets 17 8 425 2 1 2 00013967
Dragonplate Helmet 22 8 1050 2 1 2 00013969
Dragonplate Shield 34 15 1050 3 1 1 00013968
Total (with shield) 136 79 6650 13 6 10
Total (without shield) 102 64 5500 10 5 9



This section contains bugs related to Dragonplate Armor. 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  , 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   When worn by bestial races, such as Khajiit or Argonians, their cranial features and tails might disappear or function abnormally.
  •  360   The Dragonplate Helmet will sometimes clip into the forehead, showing the hair on the top of the head. Even having no hair (i.e. shaved), and wearing the helmet still causes this bug to occur.

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