Steel Smithing is the base skill learned in the Skyrim Smithing skill tree. It allows the player to create Steel armor and weapons at forges, and improve them twice as much. Purchasing this perk is required in order to obtain the Elven and Dwarven Smithing perks.
Attributes by piece
Steel Armor is one of the more common armor sets used in Skyrim. Steel Armor covers the Nordic steel armors as well as the armor used by the Imperial Army.
|Piece||Leather Strips||Iron Ingot||Steel Ingot|
|Steel Cuffed Boots||12||8||55||2||1||3|
|Steel Shin Boots||12||8||55||2||1||3|
|Steel Horned Helmet||17||5||125||2||1||2|
|Steel Nordic Gauntlets||12||4||55||2||1||2|
|Steel Imperial Gauntlets||12||4||55||2||1||2|
Scaled and Plate Armor
|Steel Cuffed Boots||00013951|
|Steel Shin Boots||000F6F21|
|Steel Horned Helmet||000F6F24|
|Steel Nordic Gauntlets||00013953|
|Steel Imperial Gaunlets||000F6F23|
- There are actually two different kinds of Steel armor pieces. Both look exactly the same, the only difference being that one piece has pauldrons, the other does not.
- There are also two variants for the helmet; a simple basic variant, and one with large horns and a spike on the top
- Steel Plate Armor is a different set to regular Steel armor. Steel Plate has the fourth-best armor rating, and in later levels can be found on bandit leaders, but rarely on average bandits.
- Occasionally, when walking by a guard, they will say "Aye, Now that's some fine armor. Good old-fashioned steel"