|Class: Heavy Armor|
|Upgrade Material: Dwarven Metal Ingot|
|Perk: Dwarven Smithing|
Dwarven Armor is a set of heavy armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This ancient bronze-gold colored armor belonged to the lost race known as the Dwemer, also called the Dwarves, which is how it got its name.
- Nchuand-Zel - a full set of Dwarven armor is behind an expert locked gate in the Nchuand-Zel Armory.
- Mzinchaleft Gatehouse - a helmet, shield, and boots are on two tables on the top floor on both sides of the room where the Dwarven Centurion Guardian resides.
Pieces can be upgraded with a Dwarven metal ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.
Attributes by piece
|Piece||Dwarven Metal Ingot||Leather Strips||Iron Ingot||Steel Ingot||ID|
|Total (with shield)||104||87||995||10||10||5||5||–|
|Total (without shield)||78||75||770||8||9||4||4||–|
The quest Unfathomable Depths rewards the Dragonborn with a permanent effect called Ancient Knowledge. This effect is supposed to grant a 25% bonus to armor when wearing a full set of Dwarven Armor, however, it actually gives a 25% bonus to both all light and heavy armor types.
- When a guard is approached, they may compliment the Dragonborn's armor and say "Fine armor you've got there. Dwarven make, am I right?"
- Calcelmo, a scholar in Understone Keep, has a particular interest in many of the rare Dwarven items, and will sometimes ask the Dragonborn to bring him any pieces of Dwarven armor if found.
- Due to the fact that Dwarven Armor fits all characters, it could be assumed that the Dwemer were of normal height, despite being known as Dwarves. However, this could just be due to the game's design, so the Dragonborn could wear the armor.
- The facial expression on the helmet is dependent on the gender. For instance, if a male were to wear it, the facial expression would be in a sort of of grimace, whereas when a female wears it, the helmet appears to smile.
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- The Elder Scrolls Online