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Glass Armor (Skyrim)

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Glass Armor
Glass Armor Male
Base Armor:
103 ArmorIcon
19 WeightIcon
Base Value:
2080 GoldIcon
Class: Light Armor
Upgrade Material: Refined Malachite
Perk: Glass Smithing
ID: -
For other uses, see Glass Armor.

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.DB


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 at level 27. 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.


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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Start a Discussion Discussions about Glass Armor (Skyrim)

  • locations of glass armor sets

    10 messages
    • Chests contain random loot and boss chests can have much better loot than you'd usually get for your level, and like i said above luck ...
    • Wow this thread got resurrected insanely. Azura is right; it is random. If you want set locations, look at this Glass Armor. It has some locati...
  • Glass Armour

    3 messages
    • I'm guessing because the malachite parts of it resemble stained glass.
    • As in the glass used in the hearthfire DLC for houses?

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