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For other uses, see Dragon Armor.
"Is your armor made of... dragon bones? By the gods, what I would 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 forged from dragon bones, scales, leather strips, and iron ingots. The Dragon Armor perk, which requires a Smithing skill of 100, must be acquired before this armor type can be crafted.

Dragonplate Armor can be upgraded at a workbench. However, the chest piece and shield require Dragon Bones to be upgraded, while the boots, gauntlets, and helmet require Dragon Scales.

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. However, with its lower weight, Dragonplate Armor is the more suitable choice when lacking proper Heavy Armor perks. Another consideration is that the relative frequency of dragon attacks as compared to daedra encounters means that it is usually much easier to obtain the raw materials for Dragonplate armor (bone and scales) versus the Daedric armor (Daedra Hearts). Note also that the higher rating for Daedric armor will not make a difference if either set is taken above the armor cap of 542 through perks and tempering.

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



  • The arm bands have Dragon letters carved into them.
  • The back of the boots are quite similar in appearance to the back of the male version of Ancient Nord Boots.


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.

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Dragonplate Armor

  • Dragonplate vs Daedric

    10 messages
    • I mostly prefer Daedric, looks cooler, only requires level 90 smithing to get without the atronach forge and has more defence, while Dragonpl...
    • <div class="quote"> Dovahmasters wrote: I mostly prefer Daedric, looks cooler, only requires level 90 smithing to get without ...
  • Dragon Plate Armor

    6 messages
    • I found a dragonplate helm at pretty low level, (35-40) and then a dragonplate armor of peerless conjuration at around level 45.
    • I got the chest part from the Dremora Merchant in DB AND it was enchanted.

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