The Shellbug Helmet is a heavy armor helmet found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


A shellbug helmet can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a shellbug chitin at a workbench. It benefits from the Advanced Armors smithing perk.



  • It is considered a piece of Falmer armor and, if worn with a set of Falmer armor, will receive the "Full Set" armor bonus if that perk has been chosen.
  • This helmet currently has the third highest base armor rating of any helmet.
  • It is the only piece of armor that appears under the misc category in the blacksmith forge.


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  • Shellbug Armor?

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    • Why is it that you can't craft a full set of shellbug armor? I mean, you can craft the helmet, but none of the other pieces. (I know...
    • mosst likely sinc eit owild be to powerfull due ot the shellbug helmet alone being third best heavy helmet
  • Shellbug helmet flawless is better than legendary?

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    • skyrim can't seem to show values higher than 999... it only shows the first 3 digits.. if you want to see the true value you have to look...
    • When he first looked at it, while it was flawless, he was wearing full heavy armour, therefore getting the buff from the heavy armour tree t...