The Imperial Light Shield is a light shield and part of the Imperial light armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the light armor variant of the standard Imperial shield.



An Imperial light shield requires a Smithing level of 20 and the Steel Smithing perk to forge. It can be crafted at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a piece of leather at a workbench and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


  • The Imperial light shield is in the shape of a kite, making this shield variant a light kite shield.