Base Armor Weight
For other uses, see Orcish Armor.
"Orcish armor, hmm? Had me a set of that once. Ugly and strong, like those that forged it." ― Hold Guard
Orcish Armor is a set of heavy armor and is the fourth-strongest heavy armor available, followed by the ebony, dragonplate, and Daedric armors.
Unenchanted pieces of armor will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 20, and enchanted variants can be found at level 26. These locations include:
Fixed locations Edit
Largashbur – A full set, minus the gauntlets, can be found on Malacath's shrine in the courtyard. However, it must be stolen. It can be easily taken by dragging it away from the shrine to behind the rocks, where the orcs cannot see it being taken.
Chief Yamarz wears a full set of Orcish Armor that can be looted from his body at the conclusion of " The Cursed Tribe."
Orcish Armor requires a
Smithing level of 50 and the Orcish Smithing perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:
Pieces can be upgraded with
orichalcum ingots at a workbench and also benefit from the Orcish Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.
Attributes by piece Edit
Ironically, the Orcs themselves are rarely seen wearing this armor.
Orcish armor is stronger than Dwarven armor, but strangely, Dwarven weapons are more powerful than Orcish weapons.
This armor is very similar in protection to Steel Plate Armor without the shield.
If the Dragonborn talks to a guard while wearing Orcish armor, the guard may say, "I had myself Orcish armor once. It was strong and ugly, like the ones who made it."