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Shrouded Cowl

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Shrouded Cowl
TESV Shrouded Cowl
Base Armor:
13 ArmorIcon
2 WeightIcon
Base Value:
677 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Bows do 20% more damage
Class: Light Armor, Hood
Upgrade Material: Leather
ID: 000D2842
The Shrouded Cowl is a piece of light armor and part of the Shrouded Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The cowl is notably worn by members of the Dark Brotherhood.



The Shrouded Cowl can be upgraded at a workbench with Leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however it does not benefit from any smithing perks. This means the armor cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.


Wearing this piece of armor grants the following skill bonuses:

  • Fortify Archery: 20 points
    • There is a worn shrowded cowl that can be picked up during the quest to find Cicero in the second sanctuary that has no enchantments.  It can be enchanted but it can not be improved through smithing and counts as a light armor helmet.
    • The Shrouded Cowl can not be disenchanted.


  • The mask part of the shrouded cowl only appears for female characters. While on male characters, the mask does not show.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Shrouded Cowl

  • Shrouded Cowl

    18 messages
    • EatMyMcNuggets wrote:Don't tell me it's a Jeff The Killer Link.. it's not. it's a glitch in oblivion where the eyes look really creepy.
    • Incarnate Sable wrote:I prefer the Hood. Yeah, I use the armor Astrid gives you and the hood I found on that dresser. So much for that shi...
  • Is it a bug?

    8 messages
    • Oops, I didn't know males don't get a mask... The only characters of mine that have the Shrouded Cowls are females. Should have figured tho...
    • I feel as if I have to disagree.  I bevieve the hood only works with most female charecters due to Astrid being female.  I shall explain si...

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