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For other uses, see Light Armor.
This page discusses the Light Armor skill. If you are looking for types of light armor, see Armor (Oblivion).

Light Armor is a stealth arts skill that allows the Hero to make more effective use of it.

Governing Attribute: Speed

Skill levelsEdit

  • Novice (0-24): Light Armor degrades at 150% rate.
  • Apprentice (25-49): Light Armor degrades at 100% (normal rate).
  • Journeyman (50-74): Light Armor degrades at 50% rate.
  • Expert (75-99): Light Armor does not encumber the user.
  • Master (100): If only Light Armor is worn, there is an automatic +50% armor rating to the armor.

Light Armor trainersEdit

Books that permanently increase the Light Armor SkillEdit

Leveling textEdit

ApprenticeEdit

Your light armor is like a second skin after all those days and weeks wearing it. You have learned to move easily with it in combat. As an Apprentice of Light Armor, your gear is no longer damaged as swiftly from combat.

JourneymanEdit

Your light armor is like a second skin after all those days and weeks wearing it. You have learned to move easily with it in combat. As a Journeyman of Light Armor, your gear is no longer damaged as swiftly from combat.

ExpertEdit

Your light armor is like a second skin after all those days and weeks wearing it. You have learned to move easily with it in combat. As an Expert of Light Armor, your gear no longer encumbers you.

MasterEdit

Your light armor is like a second skin after all those days and weeks wearing it. You have learned to move easily with it in combat. As a Master of Light Armor, you gain a 50% increase in protection if wearing all light armor.

TrainingEdit

One way to speed level your Light Armor skill is to gather a group of low level enemies, such as rats or mudcrabs, adjust the difficulty slider to the lowest possible, and observe while the creatures attack you. It is advisable to have a few potions of healing on hand to restore yourself. While your armor will become damaged and eventually destroyed, you will continue to gain skill points as long as you let them attack.

Another good place to level up your light armor skill (or heavy armor) is to go to Hackdirt. In the caverns below the town (accessible through any building) are the Brethren. These will attack on sight with clubs. There are about 4-5 of them so you will need a decent amount of health potions.

NPC dialogueEdit

When one's Light Armor skill is 70 or higher, NPCs will say: "I heard you know how to move in light armor."

UsefulnessEdit

Light Armor doesn't provide very much protection initially. But if you are willing to wait until you get the Master perk it provides 50% more protection than normal, making Elven and Glass armor equivalent to Ebony and Daedric armor in everything but health (heavy armor does not encumber the wearer if they're a master, nor does light armor encumber the wearer if they're an expert). Light Armor is the only "speed skill" that is very useful. It has been argued that sneaks do not need light armor since they are better protected by not being seen, paralyzing opponents, or fleeing. Despite all this, many players prefer light armor since it does not encumber them nearly as much as Heavy Armor.

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