Imperial Armor typically cannot be found as random loot, however it can be found in certain locations.
- Helgen Keep – The female Imperial Captain wears a full set that can be obtained if Ralof is followed during Unbound.
- Alftand – Sulla Trebatius wears a set, minus the helmet (which is inside Sulla Trebatius' Pack). His armor can be obtained after he is killed.
- A full set is awarded by Legate Rikke upon joining the Imperial Legion.
It can be upgraded with a Steel Ingot at a workbench and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.