Elven Gilded Armor is a piece of light armor and part of the Elven Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

It is identical in appearance to Elven Armor, but possesses a higher armor rating. As of patch 1.9, wearing this armor will count towards the "Matching Set" perk achieved at level 70 in the Light Armor skill tree.


Unenchanted armor will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 23 and enchanted variants can be found at level 28. These locations include:

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Crafting a set of Elven Gilded Armor requires a Smithing level of 30 and the Elven Smithing perk. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

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