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Shrouded Gloves are a piece of light armor and part of the Shrouded Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The gloves are notably worn by members of the Dark Brotherhood.



The Shrouded Gloves can be upgraded at a workbench with Leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however they do 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:

  • Double damage to backstab attacks

Backstab attacks require the Dragonborn to be both sneaking and undetected by the target.

The Shrouded Gloves cannot be disenchanted.


  • The "double backstab damage" enchantment from these gloves stacks with the "x15 backstab damage with daggers" effect acquired from the "Assassin's Blade" perk from the Sneak skill tree, making a total of x30 damage if using a Dagger. This is incredibly useful for stealth-based characters, since the resulting damage multiplier with a decent dagger instantly kills many enemies in one hit, especially at lower levels.


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