You are able to move more quietly, and opponents that get too close take 5 points poison damage per second
|Class: Heavy Armor, Cuirass|
|Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot|
|Perk: Ebony Smithing|
Wearing this piece of armor grants the following skill bonuses:
The poison ability has a few considerations:
- This effect is only active while crouching or during combat.
- Once activated, the user is shrouded in darkness, simulating the effect of hiding in the shadows.
- Brawling while wearing the Ebony Mail will cause the opponent to become poisoned. This will count as a "non-brawl" attack, causing guards and other bystanders to become hostile as well.
- While active, this effect will appear in the Active Effects list as Ebony Mail Muffle.
This is a unique enchantment, thus it cannot be disenchanted.
- Ebony Mail is the only non-boot piece of apparel with the muffle ability.
- If the Dragonborn is a Vampire, their eyes will glow through the black smoke effect while wearing the armor. (Only if Dawnguard DLC is installed)
- With a Smithing skill of 90, and the Arcane Blacksmith and the Ebony Smithing perks, it is possible to increase the Ebony Mail's armor rating to Legendary, making it (possibly) the most powerful piece of armor in the game.
- When attacking dragons, sometimes their soul cannot be absorbed while wearing the Ebony Mail. It also sometimes continues to emit the poison aura even when there are no enemies around.
- It is possible for Boethiah's Embrace to remain active after switching armor.
- Multiple copies of Ebony Mail may be obtained by looting all the armor off the body of Boethiah's Champion and raising his body with the Dead Thrall spell. His armor will respawn upon fast traveling or entering a new cell.
- Mannequin glitch, but it will lose all upgrades done to the armor. It can be duplicated by the