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Wraithguard
Wraithguard
Armor Type Right Gauntlet
Left Gauntlet (jury rig version)
Value 500,000
10,000 (jury rig version)
Weight 15.00
Base Armor 80 (266 max)
Armor Health 400
Additional Effects See list
Enchantment Value 600
Armor Class Heavy Armor
Item ID wraithguard
wraithguard_jury_rig
Main article: Armor (Morrowind)
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"This is Wraithguard, an enchanted device created ages ago by my former master, High Craftlord Kagrenac, a long-dead Dwemer mage-smith. I believe it is one of the tools he created to forge mythopoeic enchantments."
Yagrum Bagarn[src]

Wraithguard, also known as Wraith Mail, is a unique heavy gauntlet in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It is an immensely powerful Dwemer artifact, and one of the profane tools of Kagrenac. It is one of the best armor pieces of the game.

BackgroundEdit

According to historical texts, the use of Wraithguard and the other tools in a specific, and mostly unknown, ritual allows one to connect themselves to the Heart of Lorkhan and gain godly powers (as was done by the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur).[source?]

Wraithguard was weilded by Alandro Sul in chestplate form, where it is referred to as Wraith Mail,[1] said to have been made of a thousand ringlets.[OOG 1]

It later came into the possession of the Tribunal, where unlike Keening and Sunder, it was kept safe in the hands of Vivec. After being obtained by the Nerevarine, it was used to destroy the Heart of Lorkhan.[2]

EnchantmentEdit

Enchantment ID: wraithguard_en

All effects are constant on self:

AcquisitionEdit

Hortator and NerevarineEdit

Wraithguard can be obtained from Vivec as a gift, where he activates it for you and tells you the location of the Keening and Sunder.

Yagrum Bagarn and WraithguardEdit

If Vivec is defeated, instead of Wraithguard, the Unique Dwemer Artifact can be found on his corpses, it needs to be activated by Yagrum Bagarn, who requires Kagrenac's Journal and Planbook to do so. Upon equipping this "jury rig" version it backfires, inflicting between 201 and 225 permanent points of damage.

UsefulnessEdit

This gauntlet is needed to wield both Keening and Sunder. Without Wraithguard, there is nothing to shield the user from their unnatural power, and they will cause a very quick death. Even without the use of the other profane artifacts, the gauntlet is an impressive piece of equipment, offering a high armor bonus and a variety of enchantments.

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • The 50% Resist Blight Disease enchantment is superfluous, since the Nerevarine becomes immune to all forms of disease long before Wraithguard becomes obtainable.
  • The jury-rigged Wraithguard will cause a permanent health decrease in most versions of Morrowind, rather than the temporary drain as was intended.

AppearancesEdit

References

Notice: The following are out-of-game references. They are not found in any in-game books, but can still be considered part of The Elder Scrolls lore and are included for completeness.
  1. Story behind Alandro-Sul (09/19/06) Micahel Kirkbride's Posts

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