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Glass Armor is a set of light armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

It can be crafted, purchased, or found as random loot. It is the third best type of light armor, surpassed only by dragonscale armor and Deathbrand Armor.DR


Unenchanted pieces of armor will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 36 and enchanted variants can be found at level 37. However, some enchanted pieces may be found as low as level 29-31, and unenchanted pieces can begin to appear as early as level 26. Locations include:

Fixed locations


Glass Armor requires a Smithing level of 70 and the Glass Smithing perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

To forge the complete set, the following components are required:

  • Refined Malachite x9
  • Refined Moonstone x5
  • Leather Strips x8
  • Leather x3

Pieces can be upgraded with a Refined Malachite ingot at a workbench and also benefits from the Glass Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Attributes by piece

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Leather Strips Leather Refined Moonstone Refined Malachite ID
Glass Armor 38 7 900 3 1 2 4 00013939
Glass Boots 11 2 190 2 1 1 2 00013938
Glass Gauntlets 11 2 190 2 1 1 1 0001393A
Glass Helmet 16 2 450 1 1 1 2 0001393B
Glass Shield 27 6 450 2 1 4 0001393C
Total (with shield) 103 19 2080 10 4 6 13
Total (without shield) 76 13 1630 8 4 5 9



  • The armor set is most likely referred to as "Glass" instead of "Malachite" (after the material it is made from) because the armor utilizes an uncommon type of malachite that is more transparent instead of solid opaque (as a result of fibrous growth), and can be mistaken for glass as a result of their likeness.
  • While there are no steel ingots required in crafting the glass armor, one can quite clearly see a chainmail shirt underneath the glass pauldrons and chainmail pants under the thigh protectors.
  • Unlike Elven armor, which has a simple belt around the waist, the Glass Armor has a tooled and engraved leather waistband.


This section contains bugs related to Glass Armor (Skyrim). 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.
  •  360   When jumping and looking forward or down, the decorative cowl by the neck on the female version will clip over a third of the screen upon landing. Looking up while landing will result in no cowl appearing on-screen.

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