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Dwarven Shield (Skyrim)

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The Dwarven Shield is a piece of heavy armor and part of the Dwarven armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Unenchanted armor will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 12 and enchanted variants can be found at level 13. These locations include:

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A Dwarven Shield requires a Smithing level of 30 and the Dwarven Smithing perk to forge. It can be crafted at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a Dwarven Metal Ingot at a workbench, and also benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.



  • One of the loading screens features someone clad in full dwarven armor. Interestingly, the shield shown on the loading screen has two handles; a horizontal one near the bottom of the shield, and a vertical one in the center. In-game, there is only one handle on the dwarven shield, which is the vertical handle.

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