Skyrim: Best Armor

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Before fighting the horrible denizens of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, you’ll want to look your best and be well protected doing it. There’s plenty of armor to find, but if you’re looking for the best of the best armors, you’ll want to check out our quick and dirty suggestions below.

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Best Armor

Remember that there is no “best” armor in Skyrim, but some sets are better than others by default. Choose the set that fits your skillset best.

These are just some of the armor sets we’ve found in Skyrim. Think you’ve found better armor? Leave us a comment!

Daedric Armor Set – Heavy Armor

  • The sturdiest armor in Skyrim is also one of the rarest. To create Daedric Armor, you’ll need a Smithing skill over 90 with the Daedric Smithing Perk. You’ll also need Daedra Hearts.
  • Daedra Hearts are dropped by Dremora, or other Daedra monsters, which are all very rare in Skyrim. To encounter Daedra, try to complete Daedra Lord quests. Or, Daedra Hearts can be purchased from most alchemist vendors after the Dragonborn is over level 25.
  • The fence in the College of Winterhold will also sell Daedra Hearts, unlock the fence by completing Thieves Guild faction quests. Or, introduce yourself to Enthir in the Hall of Attainment, in the College of Winterhold, to purchase more Daedra Hearts. Enthir restocks with two hearts every two days. Be aware that completing the College of Winterhold quest string will stop Enthir from selling Daedra Hearts to you.

Dragonscale Set – Light Armor

  • The best light armor in Skyrim requires a Smithing skill of 100, and rare dragon scales. Completing the main quest should lead you to several dragon encounters, where you’ll gain a healthy supply of dragon scales. You must also have the Dragon Smithing perk to construct this armor.

Nightingale Armor Set – Light Armor

  • This unique armor is perfect for thieves and stealth characters. You’ll be rewarded with the armor for completing the “Trinity Restored” quest for Brynjolt during the Thieves Guild quest string.
  • The Nightingale armor set comes with plenty of useful enhancements; stamina buff, and frost resistance buff. The hood has an illusion spell cost reduction enhancement, the boots muffle your sounds and allow you to move silently, while the gloves buff your one-handed damage and lockpicking skill.

Hevnoraak Helmet – Heavy Armor

  • This mask worn by a Dragon Priest might not provide the best defense, but it is enhanced with a special effect making the wearer immune to all poison and disease.
  • The mask, and wearer, can be found in the Reach, inside the Valthume. Find the tomb south of Markarth.

Nahkriin Helmet – Heavy Armor

  • Another Dragon Priest Mask, this one providing and +50 fortify bonus to magicka, and a cost reduction bonus to Destruction and Restoration spells.
  • Find this one while going on your main quest, the tomb called Skuldafn is only accessible in the The World-Eater’s Eyrie.

Ebony Mail Cuirass – Heavy Armor

  • A special cuirass rewarded for completing the “Boethiah’s Calling” quest. Find the quest by reading the book Boethiah’s Proving, found in Septimus Signus’ Outpost.
  • This powerful set of armor grants the wearer a permanent muffle, allowing them to move silently despite wearing heavy armor. Any nearby NPCs that are aggressive towards you will also be dealt 5 poison damage per second.
  • While crouched, black tendrils will leak off your armor.

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199 Comments on Skyrim: Best Armor


On November 22, 2011 at 12:23 pm

no pics of those armor sets? V_V


On November 22, 2011 at 1:55 pm

Making leather helmets and then using another peace to improve them helped me get my blacksmiths to 100 pretty easily. Of course it added like 8 levels to the game world and now I get killed because my magic is so weak.

Some of these non/indirect combat Skills stuff really should count only half or be a separate tree.


On November 23, 2011 at 3:26 am

@shiggs well I no a really easy way to up grade your magic you buy muffle and then use it a lot I became level 100 in less then 20min


On November 23, 2011 at 3:29 am

Opps I meant 100 in illosion
But if upgrading you magic actrubuts with perks that are avalable will work but only you illosion magic skill increases


On November 24, 2011 at 8:48 am

Kinda dumb to level like that on smithing, best way is iron daggers, cost 1 leather strip and 1 iron ore, you can literally level up to 100 that way.


On November 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

Actually there are eight of those dragon priest masks and I’m not shure but I think you’re suposed to go to labyrinthion with all eight and the wooden mask. something is soposed to happen but I’m not shure what but I’m working on it so until then…


On November 25, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Ok i am level 41 and i have gotten my armor up about as far as you can possibly get. My setup is i have the dragon priest mask of Rahgot , it is located on the east side of the small mountain on you map east of Riften. Not only is this providing armor equal (maybe more i don’t remember), it gives you a + 70 stamina boost. There is one helmet with better armor rating, the secret dragon priest mask gives like 3 more points but its effect is not as good a + 70 stamina. I wear the Ebony mail as listed above. I haven’t found any very good gauntlets yet so i wear daedric. I also wear daedric boots. My shield is Spellbreaker, a reward from the shrine of peryity (idk hot to spell it) It gives a tiny bit more armor that daedric BUT the best part about it is when blocking it creats a ward that blocks Thu’ums of dragons and magic up to 50 points and when it breaks you can put its right back up. With the arrow blocking perk you are invincible to most magic and arrows. keep in mind all of my stuff is legendary or past legendary by using smithing fortifications to 100% and having 100 smithing. Hope this helped you i will update if i find anymore artifact gauntlets or boots. Happy Skyrim playing.


On November 25, 2011 at 1:58 pm

I am a destruction/conjuration and i found that

Archmage’s robes
and the boots that give you a plus 50 magicka work well but what gauntlets are good for mages??


On November 26, 2011 at 12:00 am

UR MOM, you can go past Legendary? I see that you tried to describe how, but I’m not understanding that. So how can you go past Legendary? Do you have to enchant something?

And just out of curiosity, are there Robes that go past Master Robe of Destruction? I’m a Destruction/Restoration kind of player and I can currently buy that Robe, but I don’t want to waste my money if there is a better version of that.


On November 26, 2011 at 5:57 pm

@Ekrin, there are enchantments you can put on your armor or necklace/ring that say ( improve armor and weapons X%) also there is a potion call the blacksmiths elixir which increases your precentage by 50% so if you have enough items you can make stuff at 100% improving, which is very good.


On November 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

why does my daedric armour have a better armour rating than my dragon plate??


On November 27, 2011 at 1:38 am

@eddie because Daedric is the best heavy armor that you can make (before enchantments etc and excluding uniques)


On November 27, 2011 at 9:27 am

Ok so im like level 17 and ive done most required things but i want really good armor i can find or urn by doing a quest. (Id like heavy armor)


On November 27, 2011 at 12:09 pm

I’m level 49 on my file and I have full dragon plate armour and the lord stone buff(+50 armour). When I cast stoneflesh( +60 armour rating) and equip my dragon plate shield I have 696 armour rating and I take almost no damage from melee attacks. Being a breton with the lord stone buff I also have 50% magic resist so my guy is unstoppable. I was curious if anyone has higher armour rating than me ? Also my heavy armour skill is still only 61 so It will constantly be on the rise. I can post a pic if you don’t believe me. I also find it hard to believe deadric armour is better than dragon plate I’ve tried looking up videos of peoples armour rating from their deadric armour but none have a higher armour rating than my dragon armour. If your deadric chest peice armour exceeds 223 armour rating without being to much higher heavy armour level than mine please show me your rating.


On November 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

@kykekelly almost 1000 armor rating with full daedric no lord stone buff or stone flesh

Halo of Aura

On November 27, 2011 at 2:43 pm


I’m level 43, I have full Daedric and the 9th *SPOILER* hidden dragon priest helmet, of which is the reward for obtaining and the placing of all other helmets of it’s type. It’s effects are if you are close to death there’s a chance that you will be healed also there’s a same amount of chance that it will spawn a dragon priest to aid you in battle. This helmet has the most defense of all the dragon priest helmets. I too have 100 smithing, though I used iron as training for mine. But I find on my character the Dragon plate Armour to be weaker than Daedric. My heavy armour skill makes my daedric chest 232 rating – 88.

@Jonoemono, you are in somewhat some luck there is Armour that goes by “The Blades” if you have played oblivion before you’ll know where I’m going with this ~ Continue long the main questline until you hear of Paarthurnax The Elder Dragon (Throat of the world). Go to Whiterun pub and have a word with someone called “Delphine”, In hopes that it will trigger a quest-line (short-ish) when you go to some sort of ruin along the questline (Sky Haven Temple) – look around for a chest inside and the Armour will be in this chest. I’d personally rate it’s just slightly stronger than ebony Armour but less defense than daedric, and looks rather ok considering…hmm…*yoink*

Halo of Aura

On November 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm ~ The Blades Armour itself, feel free to compare with ebony ^_^


On November 27, 2011 at 7:40 pm

@Kyle, thanks for that heads up. I was thinking along those lines, but there’s still a lot about this game that I find new and different, and I’m a level 42.

So now just out of curiosity, how does one forge Wolf armor or Elven Light Armor? I am 100 in Smithing, so I thought I would be able to Forge every armor and weapon, but I’m seeing that it doesn’t work like that. Does my Light armor skill have to be ranked up a whole lot? Or are those armors just not possible to Forge?


On November 27, 2011 at 8:30 pm

For those of you that don’t understandhow that one guy was getting things last legendary. It’s not really so much as them being past legendary its just making the upgrade you apply to the armour more effective. If you have items that give bonuses like 15% stronger upgrades to equipment or potions that make any upgrades u do stronger u just put them all on and upgrade the armour and it makes the defense rating of items able to be way higher than just upgrading them to legendary without bonuses. That’s how I got my dragonplate armour stronger than most peoples deadric armour. Ofcourse I used a potion for 50 g increase. I’m currently saving up anything I find that enhances upgrades to items. And I was wondering if anyone knew if bethesda would make an update to where you can work back down a perk tree. Because I went left up the smithing tree to reach dragonplate armour faster assuming it would be the strongest armour due to being 100 in order to make it but obviously I was wrong ha. I hope they do cuz I feel as if I’m wasting perks going all the way around the other way in order to make deadric armour.

@Thor I read online that your armour rating makes no difference after around 550 due to you only being able to block a maximum of 85% damage from attacking creatures and npcs .I was wondering if you knew this to be true or not ? I tested it out by taking off my helm Nd it seemed legitimate because it looked like I took the same ammount of damage. I would greatly appreciate any knowledge you have in this area because I would hate to waste perks if it would make no difference. Plus I love the way the dragon armour looks. Made a set for lydia as well lol :)

supposed lover

On November 28, 2011 at 1:43 am

upgrade smithing, alchemy and enchanting and you can get your armor rating over 1500 with alchemy and smithing % boosts and armor perks. 29% enchantment and smithing boost potions with smithing enhancements on 4 sets of apparel (29% on amulet, ring, bracers and armor takes it to 116% plus a potion made with the same specs on some alchemy gear. the potion should be 129%, that takes the smithing bonus to 245%) slap on the gear, take the potion, upgrade your weapons

blisterwort+spriggon sap= smithing potion
blue butterfly wing+spriggon sap = enchanting potion
smithing potions only work while upgrading weapons

Happy Gaming

supposed lover

On November 28, 2011 at 1:49 am

sorry people it was enchanting enhancements on the apparel. and sorry if my spelling is wrong, im from new zealand where we use british way of spelling


On November 29, 2011 at 2:41 am

I have smith level 100 and i have the Daedric set , daedric sword , shield and bow. Any way you can improve the daedric items each only needing 1 ebony ingot and it will say the daedric item (e.g Daedric sword) but it will have in brackets () (legendary) and when i improved the daedric sword it went from 21 damage to… 40 damage. all i am saying is hahahaha i have the best set in the game and i love the daedric


On November 29, 2011 at 4:59 am

Damage reduction is capped at 80%, which translates to a displayed armor rating of 567. Any further increase yields no additional effect. To reach 567, You don´t even need Daedric. Having all relevant perks and using Smithing Potions/Enchantments, the cap can even be reached with Elven armor (light!) or Steel armor. Having the Deadric smithing perk is not useless however, as it allows you to vastly improve Daedric weapons.


On November 29, 2011 at 1:31 pm

@supposed lover

Finally someone that knows what they’re talking about!

The best way for EVERYTHING (except perhaps doing things quickly) in Skyrim is to get your Enchanting, Alchemy and Smithing skills to level 100!

Start off with enchanting some alchemy gear, wich you then use for brewing enchanting potions used for an even better alchemy gear, wich is used for brewing even better enchantment potions to make the ultimate alchemy gear that you (surprise! :P ) use for the ultimate enchantment potions so that you can finally make the ultimate smithing gear and complete with potions be at (i think) +245% smithing.

That will make some real bad-ass armor, no kidding…


On November 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

My armour rating is 1096 because full daedric with enchantments and a necklace that puts it up by 56 and a full perktree with lvl 100 heavy armour skill


On November 29, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Also a damage rating of 357 with two blades which are daedric 1 with health absorbation and the other with 37 points of burning because of full perktree on both enchantment and one handed


On November 30, 2011 at 1:17 am

Jake, don´t waste a necklace enchant for more armor, all above 567 is useless (see above). Better to have 4x increased damage


On November 30, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Quick question, is 326 damage resitience good for light armor?


On November 30, 2011 at 10:22 pm

i use daedric armor while playing, and for the people who say you need magic, why do you need magic? i am level 45 and i have never used magic for combat i finally raised that magicka to 110 after i reached level 44 but i wont be raising it anymore


On December 1, 2011 at 12:58 am

I agree with Robert, though some magic makes life deifnitely easier. Healing up after fighting, using clairvoyance to find your way up that damn mountain, soultrapping once in a while to charge up that paralyzing bow… No need to invest perks or increase mana, however.


On December 4, 2011 at 12:56 pm

1096 armor is good. And btw how do you know that 567 is max needed?


On December 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Bang the lover stone on as well so everything levels faster :-)


On December 5, 2011 at 3:35 pm

@kykekelly duel daedric daggers at 171 damage each and armor rating at 1597 when holding shield. full daedric with shield all legendary and improved by making a potion to improve enchanting and making armor to improve alchemy. with perks in alchemy and enchanting i kept increasing the percent value and it capped at 29% potion increase. finally i enchanted armor to fortify smithing and made a potion to do the same to it came to about 250 percent increase when improving armor and weapons. when i have a shield up i regen health faster than anything can deal it.
enchanted armor and sheild with one handed buffs, health regen, stamina regen so now my single daedric sword does 434 damage per swing. power attacks insta-kill dragons and everything else.
health regen makes resto useless to me


On December 5, 2011 at 5:42 pm

Hello all, Just north of Markarth there is a tomb called ragenvold if you beat the dungeon. Search the boss and you’ll get Otar a dragon mask the is resistant to fire, ice and wind.

Rob Brown

On December 5, 2011 at 8:09 pm

1634 armor rating using full dragon w/o sheild at level 100 light armor. I have the light armor tree maxed and its all enchanted. I dual weild a daedric dagger*(315damage) and daedric sword *(370 damage). im unstoppable, Im only level 43 and I be blasting through everything, I can literrally one hit almost every monster


On December 7, 2011 at 4:30 am

A way to level smithing and enchanting is if u have the ability to enchant with stamina u can make leather bracers( which is really cheap and make a lot of them) and then enchant all of the with stamina (I use petty soul gems to save money even though I don’t need it cuz I have ovr amillion gold and then sell the bracers to make money off of them and tht will increase ur speechcraft which can get u more gold for stuff and u will levl really fast and get to 100 smithing and enchanting in no time at all my friends so knock urself out but make sure u got a good weapon cuz everything will be harder to kill


On December 10, 2011 at 3:05 am

Doing the same thing, but an easy way to lvl your speech is to talk to the recptionist at the black briar meadery in riften (forgot his name) and persuade him. For some reason, it’ll let you repeatedly do this… I took mine all the way to 100 this way and repeatedly crafted iron daggers for my smithing (also 100), then took the daggers to the enchanter and placed fear on all of them, which makes them worth 300sumthin gold apiece… this lvls your enchantment skill in the process.

Rick Rubin

On December 11, 2011 at 8:30 am

Rick Rubin is weird.


On December 12, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Just saying my daedric armor is at 1100 and I am completely resistant to fire frost and shock due to the double enchanting perk so there is no need for spell breaker I also have 80% higher damage with one handed so my daedric sword does a base damage of 196 plus 50 frost and 50 fire damage. I rape everything


On December 13, 2011 at 12:45 am

haha skyrim is this i have daedric full armour all maxed out i use duels wield daedric swords one ice other fire they are they rapen machines and lydia has full daedric too hahahahaha and same sword with a lighting staff dont remember the name but its awesome its a wall that does lots o damage


On December 15, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Do any of you know about the lunar iron sword is one handed and does 20 burn damage during the night( and it looks epic ) you can find it in the locked room of the silver moon bandit base on the left shelf

Aka heart throb

On December 17, 2011 at 1:54 am

Ok so you guys are saying that there is a cap on the armor ok but
can anyone tell me what is good about dragon armor
Cuzz without enchantments it’s just not good

Aka heart throb

On December 17, 2011 at 1:58 am

Cuzz I’m 26 and got my smithing up to 100 and speechcraft is 100
I use two hand weapons but how do you get daderic hearts and I found
That this is a book that respawns as many times you want it to also where
Do you find ebony ore or ingots ?


On December 17, 2011 at 4:16 am

I have a 2500 armor rating and a 550 sword and there both daedric its by far the best havnt tested out dragon yet but it probably won’t compare if you need help raising your stats and getting good armor send me a message on xbox live. Gamer tag is mc shady087


On December 17, 2011 at 2:02 pm

My Breton is level 39 wearing Light Dragonsfire armor with a 513 armor rating w/out shield 621 with. Dragonsfire Helmet DR -104 Destruction reduced 25%. Dragonsfire Cuirass DR -224 Destruction reduced 25%. dragonsclaw Gauntlets DR -93 onehanded damage increased 40% with the matching dragonsclaw boots increasing my damage by 80%. Drgonhide Shield 109 DR damage blocked increased by 40%. Silver jeweled necklace of dragonsfire reduces by another 25% And finaly my silver ruby ring of dragonsfire reducing destruction by another 25% making all destruction spells free! Ebony sword(S) (just looks cool) 165 damage… gonna work on some better weapons soon and soon I’ll be making even better armor with two enchantments on everything!!! Muhuhaha MUHUHAHA!!! I only spent one perk on agile defender, and the custom fit.. gonna get unhindered and windwalker…and maybe even a few heavy armor perks just because my character is a fashionista!


On December 17, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Does anyone know if you can get 81 perks? Or how many can you get?


On December 17, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Does anyone else think Bethesda should make a DLC where people can challenge leveled friends or other worthy opponents online in an Skyrim arena style battle with honor and gold, or maybe even other loot at stake! Lets call it B@ttleSp!re !!! How’s that sound?! (Liscencing issues)


On December 18, 2011 at 1:04 am

I have a feeling that the dlc will have something to do with the dwarves, like they will reveal were they went to and how they are living, they seem so prevelant in the game.


On December 18, 2011 at 9:52 pm

What is considerd the best gauntlets in skyrim


On December 19, 2011 at 5:58 am

can anyone tell me the best way to lvl up enchanting and alchemy ?


On December 19, 2011 at 8:48 am

No one does mention the Ancient Dark Brotherhood armor which can be found after getting your future read out to you as a bonus from one of the Dark Brotherhood missions. It is far better then the nightingale Armor expecialy if you out for a Assassin style Char with backstabing and unseen Bow killing prefs.


On December 19, 2011 at 1:25 pm

im level 39 full daedric armor 846 rating


On December 20, 2011 at 9:40 am

I should have stopped buffing my armour when I got to an armour rating of 2000+

holy trinity of skills is


enchant items to increase your alchemy skill, create restoration potions which boost your base stats (temporarily anyway) drink one and then create another restoration potion (repeat as much as necessary)

once this is boosted then enchant a much better set of alchemy kit and repeat the process..

after about 8 or so repeats of this process you can get restoration potions that buff as much as thousands of percent :D

it got a little bit crazy after that as I was creating enchantment, smithing potions that got me crazy boosts (practically godlike) as well as potions that I could sell for thousands of gold each.

I have a bow that can kill dragons in one shot.

The only downside to this is that the game then becomes boring :(


On December 20, 2011 at 5:40 pm

As far as I know, at lvl 81 and half exp bar all skills get lvl 100.
That means you can’t lvlup anymore, and the some perk trees are incomplete.
But I think there is a way to lvlup more and get more perks.
If you spend time in jail, there is a chance you’ll lose some skill points, much like in Oblivion.
So, all you have to do is raise those skills again.
Then spend some more time in jail.
Repeat ad nauseum and you’ve got yourself full perk trees!


On December 22, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Would just like to say that it is not correct that Enthir stops selling you Daedra Hearts once the College of Winterhold quests have been completed. I didnt even buy my first one off him until after id completed all the college quests.


On December 23, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I’m currently lvl 45 with heavy armour at 96 and enchanting, alchemy and smithing at 100.

Using alchemy to make enchanting potions to allow you to make a better set of alchemy apparel to inturn allow more potent enchanting potions (while using restoration potions to further improve your alchemy) is the way to get the best armour rating.

After repeating a couple of time use the strongest enchanting potion you could make to enchant a set of smithing apparel and all your armour and weapons too.

Combining the smithing gear with a few fortify smithing potions (think the best smithing potion i managed was +164%) and improving all your gear can make you a serious looking, proper hard dude.

I’m using the Daedric heavy armour, daedric swords and daedric bows.

Armour is 600 with +61 health
Boots are 273 with 49% more damage for one-handed attacks
Gauntlets are 273 with +61 magicka
Helmet is 294 with 61% faster magicka regeneration

(this is with heavy armour perks such as well fitted and matching set which both add 25%)

One sword burns the target for 45 points and one absorbs 23 points of health. Both do 192 damage as standard.

Both bows do 82 damage, one with frost and one with capture souls.

Found it tough to get my alchemy and smithing apparel past +24% but i’m sure they can go higher so might give it another try later.


On December 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm

dont know if its a bug but there doesnt seem to be an upper limit to my smithing potions… I am creating potions that are thousands of percent + increase for the smith, enchant and restoration skills.

No cheats or mods.

I think the bug may have been instigated while under a potion buff from restoration i unequiped and re-equiped some items with an alchemy perk and noticed that the next potion I could create was much higher, did this again a few times and it wasnt long before I was creating crazy potions..

definitely got to be a bug.


On December 24, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Stacking restorations is definately a glitch, but i think it got patched pretty quick.

My game isn’t patched however and after having a go using the restoration bug i got fortify enchanting potions of 4967619% and smithing of about 19 million %. So now my armour rating is 73513648! All the enchantments are ridiculous too. My armour is enchamted to increase health and it says ‘increases your health by -1031639040 points’. Similar numbers on increase magicka and stealth, but in the skills section it lists health, magicka and stamina all as 2903313.

Bows and swords are one hit on everything with my sword saying it has a damage of -2147483648 and burning the target for 300011520 points.

My health bar doesnt even come up when a dragon is trying to eat me! Nor my stamina bar when sprinting or doing power attacks.

Definately invincible, but i’m glad i’ve played through properly already and can now have a bit of fun!


On December 26, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Hi, im still new to Skyrim and only up to the “Go speak with the greybeards” quest and i was hoping someone here could tell me where i can find a armor set that will boost my armor rating? my armor rating is only 87 and im only level 6 but i know a way to get my speech up to level my up in the 20s or over, so please leave me a comment

PS. Ill be making Iron Daggers to level my smithing up to 100 and then ill enchant the daggers with soul gems, ive encountered a Greater soul gem and put it into a iron sword (enchanting) and It became some what of a Soul Sword (dont know what it was called) so once i get my smithing up to 100 and enchanting up to 100 ill start to get my Alchemy up to 100 so i can make smithing and enchanting potions


On December 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm

What you should do is get your smithing up to 100 by making iron daggers quickest and cheapest way they cost 1 leather strip and 1 iron ingot. The best way to get those supplies is to start in solitude get leather and iron ingots from the smither there then go to whiterun and buy the supplies from the skyforge guy and the other smither, then go to riverwood and buy supplies from him to and then repeat that cycle until you get your smithing to 100. After you have your smithing to 100 you can make dragonscale or dragonplate armor but no weapons. If you have done the thieves guild quests and have the nightingale armor set get 4 void salts and i suggest that you disenchant a piece of apperal that has increased smithing and get 4 grand soul gems filled with grand souls and enchant them with the smithing perk. Then once you have 4 void salts and the nightingale armor set on you go to a grindstone and equip the enchanted armor and then upgrade them. After that i would suggest getting your light armor up so the nightingale armor is more effective.


On December 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm

What do you need to make The DragonPlate armour? and what if you level to fast with getting the smithing up and you lose against everything you fight? my One-Handed is only 32 and im only using a Steel Sword(Fine) that does 16 damage


On December 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm

Ok here is how you make the best gear. You need 100 alchemy 100 enchanting and 100 smithing. You make a fortify alchemy set with enchanting. Then with that gear on make enchanting potions. Make a fortify smith set. Then make smith potions. Now with the smith set on drink the smith potions and make daedric armor and improve it to legendary. Also make the weapon of your choice. Now with enchanting potions you can put any enchantments on that gear and two enchantments with 100 enchanting. I recommend fortify destruction and restoration on the helm, neck, ring, and armor to a cap of fortify destruction and restoration at 25% and with four pieces it will add to 100%. Meaning all destruction spells and restoration spells are FREE.


On December 27, 2011 at 12:19 am

why did they not list blades armor cause I used that for a good while


On December 27, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Ok, heres atrick to getting money if you need iron ignots and leather strips. go down to Solitude and find the Solitude Sawmill. if you have a axe woodcut for about an hour and you’ll prob have like 900 firewood. and around the wieght of a elephant so you cant run, search in houses (unlocked ones) and talk to every1 in them, a guy will but your wood off your for prob 10k-15k gold and they never run out


On December 27, 2011 at 3:26 pm

what i did was i got enchant up to 100…..Then enchanted a set of armor with fortify smith….and one set with fortify enchant….i used the set with fortify smith (with 100 smith) and the 50% increase elixir, to create my armour…then with 100 enchant perk i can put 2 enchants per item….i then put on my set of armor with fortify enchant and used a draught…and enchanted each of those pieces with increased armor..i have light dragon armor with over 1100 armor rating

advice 4 jy

On December 27, 2011 at 6:09 pm

O.K JY this is what u need 2 do u need 2 complete a quest 4 the jarl of whiterun and he will say”oh o.k u saved my town I will give you this amulate and you can get married and HAVE kids with the lucky girl and i will make u my thane i will also give you this deadric armour from my prized collection and ill also give you this million bucks that i dont even need. NOW GET OUT OF MY PALACE!!!!!!”. thats all got 2 kill alduin 1 more thing get arid of every thing you have because he will give you the deadric greatsword,battleaxe,greataxe,sword, dagger,and any other weapon you get from him. hope this helps:)


On December 27, 2011 at 6:14 pm

o.k I got the deadric armour and but i need 2 get arid of my whife shes following me EVERYWHERE PLZZZZZZZZ HELPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

tommy cat meow

On December 27, 2011 at 6:17 pm

i know my whife is a so i killed her hope that helped PLZ HELP


On December 27, 2011 at 6:20 pm

i killed my whife 2 but that made me money she dident anoy me

Who is that guy?

On December 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Guys here’s a link to the best armor and potion making guide..


On December 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

So here’s what I did To get my smithing to 78 and my level from eleven To 21

I got alot of iron I’d say like 100 and alot of leather strips and just keep
Making iron daggers. When you run out there are blacksmiths in solitare
Whiterun and the Orc village that I can’t remember(well the only ones I’ve discovered)
So just buy all there iron and leather and repeat it only took about 30 mins

P.s. When you run out of things to buy wait 48 hours and there stocks will
Be resupplied and more money to buy your things.
Peace out BIC BOI!!!


On December 30, 2011 at 12:30 am

From doing that I have glass helmet and gauntlets and dwarven armor and boots


On December 30, 2011 at 5:55 am

I got some armour thats very nice and has quite a few hit points but make sure you have some room in your backpack. Right when you go to get the elder scroll. Just before you enter the blackreach part ( there is a passage way to it) there are 2 people a man with imperial armour and a women with steal armour. Kill them both or leave them 2 to have a fight and one will kill the other and then kill the one that wins. But after that go to the woman and pick up her steal armour and you will see you have picked up a strong set of armour. I think the armour she has is steal boots, steal gauntlets/gloves and a breast plate (the strongest peace). Or if you are doing the imperial vs stormcloaks mission join the imperials and the general will give you the steal breast plate but you still won’t have the the gauntlets or the boots but i did the alduin thing first. Oh and it may be harder to get the breast plate that way but you do get more of the steal armour if you loot the woman.


On December 30, 2011 at 6:05 am

I got something else as well. If you join the imperial side after a few missions the general gives you a dwarvan shield ( Its big and gold) but why waste your time doing that. When if you save this guy from the dungeons place in Riften ,I think its part of the mission to stop alduin, but anyway if you go to the guys place in the dungeon look in the chests and in one of them there is the dwarvan shield and its been enchanted with this blocking enchantment so its easier to get a better shield than work for one aside all the novice magic people who you gotta kill but their easy to kill and when you have the sword of a god its very easy so yeah. If this game was online all the people with armour like mine or better would own everyone. Oh and the armour is ver effective if you enchant it with magikka against normal dragons. Against blood dragons or dragon bosses its just like normal armour. I think thats how you spell magic in skyrim. Can’t remember, oh well.


On December 30, 2011 at 6:09 am

My last entry for getting a good set of armour when you first play skyrim. When you reach the underground of Helgan the lagate that orders you to death is there and so you kill her and take her armour. Then you have your very own first set of strong armour. I wouldn’t bother picking up her weapons if you got some already because you want to leave lots of room for all the other lots of better stuff you will get. But the legates armour should last you a few of the missions. Well it lasted me the first dragon you kill and some other missions. So yeah loot her armour.

Law of Talos

On December 31, 2011 at 12:25 am

Now im no genius but my friend was talking about some armour he made that has like 500k amour rating. He says he talks 0 damage, but if the wiki is right he should be taking a small amount but more then like 1.
P.s. He turned it to master diffuculty and one hit an ancient dragon with his fists.


On January 1, 2012 at 4:07 am

i am level 81 high-elf.. i just got all skills up and i found a way to get 1515 armor rating. you need high alchemy level, 90-100 smithing, and high enchanting. first off you need to make a full set of daedric armor, 2 ebony hels and gauntlets,2 rings and 2 necklaces.

you need the fortify alchemy and smithing enchantment and the fist perk in enchanting and alchemy maxed would help alot. fist enchant 1 of the ebony gauntlets, helm, ring, and necklace to fortify alchemy(equip them). next make a fortify enchanting potion(best place to do this is dragonsreach in whiterun) next back to enchanting, use your potion(s) and then enchant the remaining helm gauntkets ring and necklace to have fortify smithing. keeping the stuff you have on from makein the potion, go back and make smithing potions. next go to the warmaidens(to the right of the fast travel to whiterun spawn)

equiping the armor and jewlery that is fortiy smithing, drink one of your smithing potions. then improve the daedric armor.. works with weapons also..

i got all the alchemy and enchanting perks with this method i made my daedric armor have a 376 armor rateing, i dont remember the rest but with the heavy armor perk “matching set” i have an armor rateing of 1515 and a daedric sword that does 169 damage plus enchantments..

hope i helped :)


On January 1, 2012 at 4:09 am

oh yeah forgot to mention…
blisterwort+spriggon sap= smithing potion
blue butterfly wing+spriggon sap = enchanting potion


On January 2, 2012 at 3:36 am

alll the ing armor is suck………………………………………………………………………………………..


On January 3, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I wear full ebony(legendary)(no helm) duel wielding ebony swords(legendary)
Or ebony bow(legendary) my follower is wearing full dragonplate (legendary)
My only problem is where the hell can i find ebony arrows??
Stupid that i cant forge arrows ( easy to do) firewood + the ingot+ hawk feather = like 25 arrows.
I always have few good arrows or many weak arrows like iron arrows (where can i find lots of steel arrows)

Hope for answer soon.


On January 4, 2012 at 7:12 am

@wakkeladodle: if you go to solitude, up near the forge there is a shop. its call the Fletcher i believe, see if he has them, if not wait there for 48 hours and his stock changes, he as sold me all kinds of arrows except for daedric, i still haven’t found any of those..


On January 5, 2012 at 3:49 am

Ty bgsmax, i go to solitude and hopefully buy ebony arrows


On January 5, 2012 at 6:18 am

I would go with Daedric armor personally, because it looks awesome and glows red.

The easiest way to increase smithing is to make iron daggers. This is because they only require 1 iron ingot and 1 leather strip. They are also cheep so you do not buy out all the vendors.

Robin Hood

On January 5, 2012 at 3:22 pm

i enjoy putting my two sense in places so heres wht i can offer for smithing help:
as everyone has said iron daggers are the best way to get your smithing up…i went around killing every animal i came across for a while for there hides to mke leather to ease the cost on iron daggers just having to buy the iron ingots.. it took somewhere around 400-500 daggers to get to 100 which is like 10 thousand or so dollars im just estimating this so dont quote me place is in white run because there are four vendors selling iron ingots two at the warmaidens one at the shop an one for euorlund at the skyforge…
now leather armor and other similar armor cannot be smithed to higher thn flawless even with a lvl 100 smithing HOWEVER this is only somewht true u can obtain/buy gear with a smithing skill enchanted on them from vendors or in the world wear these while smithing and u can get your gear even higher..on top of tht several potions shops sell blacksmith potions which up your smithing even farther so u can get leather armor to legendary even better u can upgrade a legenary gear evven higher its still called legendary but its much stronger thn the first legendary…my bow is the fifth lvl of legendary lmfao i have about +70 smithing for my smithing armor set and i buy the potions for even higher to obtain more thn a 200 smithing skill :P my leather based Nightingale armor is legendary whereas nowhere near as good as a lvl 4 or 5 legendary dragon scale armor the nightingale armor renders your footsteps silent mkin it very hard for enemies nt looking at u to kno ur there..on top of tht if u complete the thieves guild quest and become a nightingale you can choose an ability to become invisible for a period of time ur unheard and unseen which is perfect for stealing junk from rich ppl to give to the poor :P and for getting sneak crit hits on ppl therefore NIGHTINGALE ARMOR IS BEST ARMOR :D
from your happy go lucky honorbound thief Robin Hood stealing from your rich and giving to your poor


On January 7, 2012 at 7:16 am

The best armour in the game is daedric, seconded by dragon then ebony. the easiest way to level up smithing in order to get level 90 smithing is by gaining leather and making leather braces(1 part leather 2 part leather strips). Also, a side comment,the most effective form of combat is, in my opinion, archery as you can easily kill opponents from range and it also deals the second most damage, two handed is most effective with all perks taken into account.


On January 7, 2012 at 4:01 pm

Surely a better way of levelling up smithing to level 100 would be to stock up on loads of iron ore equip some sort of enchanted robes that increase the rate of magic regeneration the best being the arch-mages robes. Then learn the spell transmute to turn all of your iron ore to gold ore then smelt it, finally smith loads of gold rings which you can then enchant. This is far more profitable then iron daggers and depending on your speechcraft level you will make a tidy profit.


On January 8, 2012 at 10:21 am

The best light armor is ancient shrouded armor from the dark brotherhood quest line


On January 9, 2012 at 6:24 pm

Best armor??? It all depends on how you work the system integrated into Skyrim. I have dragon Scale armor @ level 45 with an armor rating of 9.0840302067122e+16. It’s no lie, I have health fortified to 9541487. I could go on. So what i’m saying is know how the system works and you can have really powerful weapons and armor early on. I havn’t done any quests really, so now the fun begins. Playing on Master and taking out a Dragon in one shot. Lol! Kinda takes the fun out of it, so be warned. This is on PS3. NO CHEATS. This is on my second play through. I figured all the stuff out the hard way on first run through. Had a glitch with the nightingale quest line, so I had to start over. Level 45 in 2 days with stats off the charts. One final value. My bow… It does well… The system can’t show the full value… So, it does 174970112 damage worth of both fire and frost.


On January 9, 2012 at 6:59 pm

I figured out the value on the bow. I had to drop it out of inventory to see the full value. Ready. 1.043142157701e+17. For those of you who don’t know what e+ means, it means there are another 17 numbers that continue past the first value shown. There system is written in to the code. It’s not something they can fix, because it was designed into the game. It’s like the old penny doubling thing. On day one you have one penny, day 2, 2 penny’s. Day three 4. Day four 8. Day five 16. And so on.


On January 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Exponential growth.


On January 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Okay. So here’s how I got all of my levels up to 110. When you recieve the Oghma Infinium from Septimus Signus after harvesting all the elf blood, go to your bookshelf in your house,(any bookshelf will do) activate the bookshelf. Then read the book while in the give/take screen and choose a skill set. Close the book and store it on the bookshelf real quick. Normally it would dissapear but sense you stored it on the bookshelf before it could be removed from your inventory, you can do this however much you like. This is the quickest way to powerlevel in the game. I suggest not doing this unless you want to ruin the game for yourself or you just need a couple more skill points to reach that despratly wanted perk.


On January 11, 2012 at 12:30 am

My armour rating is over an Octilliaon, and my bow does over a Decillion damage. To get the best armor and weapons all on how well you know the Alchemy. It’s the most important to get the most out of anything. Look shoes number up on wiki and you’ll get an idea of how high i’m talking. That goes for enchantments and something as well. Be warned if you figure it out, it’s fun at first, but then takes some of the fun away. This is NO GLITCH. Just an understanding of the properties given in the game. There are caps for armor and weapons, unless you know which potions to make to get past that cap. I’m still doing some testing, and i’ll post more if others would like to try.


On January 11, 2012 at 12:47 am

Auto correct. Dam you. The “shoes” are “those” and “something” is “smithing”


On January 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

thier is a glitch on u tube were u can get under the ground in whitrun
and u will find a chest thier shoud be over 1000 gold and a couple of varies weopans and armour then wait two days and thier will be more
gold and different types of weps and armour. [not the same items as the
first time]


On January 15, 2012 at 7:24 pm

just make iron daggers and thats it only took me an hour because i had to find the iron but leather strips is easy to come by


On January 17, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Best light armor helmet is Volsung a light armor maks with a weight of 5 but armor of 43 when put through (legendary) on workbench ,it allows 20% better prices, 20 more carry points and underwater breathing. It can be found from a boss in the far notherwest named Volsung like the helm, trust me its better then the dragon armor I made, and i I had to give my dragonplate helm to Lydia


On January 18, 2012 at 11:44 am

I am lvl 37, got all daedric armour and level 100 smithing 958 total armor and use Deadric shield and sword damage is 100

I swear i not lying add me PS3 assasin_-99


On January 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

I think that the Daedric armor is badass and is better than any other armor that I have ever even gotten. So are the weapons.


On January 19, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I dont understand that if daedric armor is the best then why do you get it when your skill level for smithing is level 90 and the Dragon armor at level 100 in smithing? That should mean that the Dragon armor is the best in armor, right? Besides the Dragon armor doesn’t even have any weapons that can be made under the Dragon catogory!


On January 19, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I have a breton and it is level 29 and my smithing is already level 100. If all you Skyrim gamers want a good tip for leveling up you smithing faster and you real level then just make multiple Iron daggers. That is how I got my smithing up so fast. If you do that then you will be able to make dragon and daedric armor a lot faster.


On January 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

My brother isn’t even at level 100 in his smithing and he has a breton that is level 40.


On January 19, 2012 at 3:31 pm

If you want to get more supplies then go exploring everywhere. The best place to get go weapons is at either the Lunar Forge or the Skyforge. Get all of the weapons that you see at the Lunar Forge that is a Lunar weapon. That is what I did and as soon as I got it I instantly went and upgraded it and then I made a Daedric weapon right after I upgraded the Lunar weapon and I already have the full Daedric armor set.


On January 20, 2012 at 12:16 pm

If you can’t any ore or ingot in mines very often then go to shops in the towns and buy all the ingot and the ore that you can get. Don’t use it all instantly the moment that you get it because you may need it later on the the game to make better stuff.


On January 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm

If you are just starting on Skyrim and it is the first game of the Elder Scrolls series that you have played, then just start on a lower difficulty and if you can then go higher than see if it is right for you. if it is then you can go higher the next time and if that isn’t the difficulty for then just keep it at the difficulty that you are already at.


On January 20, 2012 at 11:07 pm

Ok guys its called get enchanting to lvl 100 and enchant your with double enchants and make it the way you want to play

a man from town

On January 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

my guy is level 59 and he has 100 smithing past legendary full daedric armour 78 heavy armour 60 light armour and 93 illusion plus heaps more the best way to level up is make as many iron daggers as you can if you need money then do thieves guild dark brotherhood or imperial legion (maybe stormcloaks im not sure)


On January 22, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I am only lv.10 im having trouble beating the two dragons at the begining of sovegarde. i need help please


On January 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

level 81 boyz


On January 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

highest level


On January 24, 2012 at 2:59 am

i personally use a glass armor set, my light armor skill is 100 and allows for extra % on armor for sets and my smithing is 100 and i still manage to get about 653 armor rating im yet to get my alchemy and enchanting up to 100 before i use any enchant/smith philters.


On January 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm

got full set of daedric armor with double enchanting.but i use the Konahrik (Mask).


On January 24, 2012 at 1:48 pm

also use the gauldur amulet.and got 46 dragon souls to spare ;)


On January 25, 2012 at 2:03 pm

I’ve got every skill maxed out and my level is maxed out and I have all of the houses and I have every piece of armor and most of it is in my houses and all of my armor that I am wearing daedric and they are all maxed out and all of my armor is enchanted along with all of my weapons.


On January 25, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I have already got the max amount of dragon souls that I need and I have all of the magic and all of the missions done and I have all of the shouts as well. It may have taken a while but I got It done. It was not a walk in the park either.


On January 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm

The daedric armor is probably the best armor that I have ever even crafted and that is the way it will stay.


On January 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Think of things as a big cycle…
1. Train on smithing – Allows you to build what you want.
2. Train on Enchanting – Burn up 1 smithing & alchemy enhancing items to help create better items/potions.
3. Train on Alchemy – Use your alchemy skills to create more powerful enchanting & smithing potions.

You gradually build a set of enchanting/smithing apparel to put on when the time comes. A cheap set of: gloves, necklace, ring (and a hat/mask for alchemy)

Right now I’m using all dragonscale (light) armor – to free up more space to carry stuff. Overall the armor rating is 595 (713 with shield)
Armor- +26% Health and Stamina Regen
Boots- +46% Frost & Fire Resist
Gauntlets- +43% Bow & One-Handed
Helmet- +43% Bow & +53% Magicka Regen
Shield- +49% Frost & Fire Resist
Necklace- +43% Bow & One-Handed
Ring- +43% Bow & +26% Health Regen

I’m sure I can build up a bit stronger, but only cliffs seem to hurt me.


On January 26, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I use deadric armour on my main account (lvl 31 red gaurd), legendary of couse. The best looking armour is what u sould care about, e.g. if u r argonion (lizzard man) then by far the best armour is hide – that stuff looks sooooo epic on them. U don’t wanna be walking aroind looking like a piece of s*** Any1 know what the best shield is? Daedric 1 is pretty good i know, that spikey 1 from mian quest has good offensive perk, and i think the shield of Ysgramore is good (from companions quest, found in last tomb in a chest).


On January 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm

NIGHTINGALE ARMOR MAKES YOU LOOK LIKE A MEDIEVAL NINJA BATMAN…. NEED I SAY MORE? well it would be nice to be able to choose the enchantments for them!!!! and whatsup with not being able to craft arrows wtf.btw daedric arrows are most commonly found on master dwenmer centurians located in you guessed it dwenmer ruins have fun kiddos hope all was helpful.


On January 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I prefer Ebony Armour in battle and Nighting Gale Armour when travelling, I ride Shadowmere from Dark Brotherhood Quests and he is epic, but easy to lose.

So far I have severel Daedric artifacts, Peryite Sheild, Ebony Mail, Ebony Sword, Dawn Breaker, Clavicus Vile, Saviours Hide [but I lost it], Skeleton Key, Ring of Namira [yes I eat people], Oghma Infinium, I lost Sanguines Rose because it was shouted away from me. To see what Atrifacts aere available.


On January 31, 2012 at 8:45 pm

If you are an argonian and you get nighting gale armor your “snout”, if you call it that, isnt there because the armor makes your face flat no mater what race you are. Also, how did you smith the best Armor it will let you(with the potions and enchanting)preferably light armor. Im sick of heavy


On February 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm

@kykekelly i have a lvl 63 wood elf and i have 1162 total armor rating with deadric armor no shield and my deadra bows damage base is 196 without eqquipped arrows and my deadra warhammer is capped at 164 and all thats without enchants then i have my gualder amulet and ring of namira and all armor pieces have beast double enchants and i have a perk where all heavy armor weighs nothing and neither does it slow my movement


On February 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm

@kykekelly my chest plates rating is 405 alone


On February 1, 2012 at 8:27 pm

armor – 40% health regen and +62 health
boots – 40% better stealth and +62 stamina
gloves – 40% bow and two hand dam
helmet – 40% bow dam and +62 magicka
Warhammer – 25 points of shock dam and 25 absorb health
bow – 25 burn dam in moonlight and 25 absorb health
gaulder amulet – +30 health magicka and stamina
ring of namira +50 stamina and every time u act as a cannible u get more health and better health regen


On February 2, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Just think of how much easier it will be once you get your character up to the highest level. The only part that will suck is that you can’t have the glory in going out to kill others or animals or other things for experience once you kill them. And you can’t get any more skill points to get better skills. Then again you can also just go out and kill whoever and whatever you want just for the hell of it. That is the best part about being at the max level.


On February 2, 2012 at 7:39 pm

yeah the crazy thing is is that i dont even have the matching set perk for heavy armor which gives u another 25% bonus lol and ichecked my character my chest plates rating is 450 not 405 and i have powerful magicks i never use lol i just usebows and two hands im already in god mode beasting one to 3 hitting everything including ancient dragons


On February 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

from hell is awesome im level 30 really good game

a persons

On February 3, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I’m noy sure why but my dragon armor has always been better then my daedric about 10 to 20 points better 100 points altogether.


On February 4, 2012 at 2:58 pm

no one ever talks about blades armor on here? am I the only one who has it?


On February 5, 2012 at 2:43 am

im a kajaji and im lvl 37 i have full deadric set and my armour rating as over 1700


On February 5, 2012 at 11:29 am

There is this armor called ancient shrouded armor, which I personally find better than the Nightingale armor. It’s found at Hag’s End behind a secret door and gives you some quite awesome bonuses if you are an assassin (it’s a really improved version of the dark brotherhood’s shrouded armor). The boots are like the Nightingale’s, you get muffled, the hood makes your bow attacks 35% better, the armor itself gives 100% poision resistance and the gloves makes your sneak attacks with one handed weapons deal double damage. My daggers now do 30x sneak damage, which kills most enemies with one hit, as long as you manage to sneak attack them. Replacing the chest armor with the ebony mail makes the perfect stealth armor in my opinion. Managed to kill the entire population of riften with that combination without being caught. I think you need to do some kind of quest to get the ancient shrouded armor, but I randomly found it by using console commands to get through some secret door that couldn’t be opened.


On February 5, 2012 at 1:45 pm

ok then,i have glass amour with rating at 798 pts no enchantments (magics crap!!)2 glass swords both do 175 pts of damage and with the ELEMENTAL FURY shout the speed i wield them is increased by 100%!!!!!!! legend :@

p.s the 3 words in the shout are SU,GRAH,DUN which in the lingo means AIR,BATTLE,GRACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!



On February 5, 2012 at 7:49 pm

I have half of these, Blades armor should be added to this because of how good it is for how easy it is to get, sure its worse than daedric but dadric takes a long time to get. (personaly I used blades until I got daedric)


On February 7, 2012 at 6:53 am

If you’re trying to get your blacksmith level to 100 and fast the best way to do so it to go to Solitude and steal the iron and steel icon for the blacksmith house and then to make iron daggers, this will also help you level your speech skill as you can sell the daggers one by one.
This is by far the bast way to do this as it gets you 100% profit, You stole the matirials to make the daggers


On February 7, 2012 at 6:54 am


Really should have pictures of the armor sets guys =\


On February 9, 2012 at 5:20 am

Man you noobs steel plate ftw coz it’s so mega epic

Pop :)


On February 9, 2012 at 5:21 am

Ps you guys should get out more

Pop :)


On February 9, 2012 at 5:43 am

Id go either way, an assassin and a warrior, cuz my dragon scale armor gets me a rating of 611, and I duel wield 2 daedric swords, each does 279 damage each, and I have around a 210% sneaking bonus with muffle on boots, and other enchantments on armor and jewelry and 568 total damage thanks to 100 enchanting and smithing, and a 240% bonus on weapon and armor improving With clothes and necklaces, and like a 200% alchemy boosting clothes to get me where I am at lv 55


On February 9, 2012 at 5:47 am

My bad I meant 558 damage , but I could get it up to 650 if I put a 45% one handed enchantment on my muffled dragonscale boots and take off the 45% sneak


On February 9, 2012 at 5:50 am

Hey Zane your right steel plate is boss


On February 9, 2012 at 5:55 am

I used to be a virgin like you then I took a penis to the bum hole


On February 9, 2012 at 7:26 am

Wow!!! I did not say that! My freind said that


On February 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

@supp how come ur deadric swords are like 279 a piece and ur armor rating is only 611


On February 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm

it doesnt make sense if one is pretty much capped and the other is only half as good as it could be if ur skills are that good
my wood elf is now a lvl 78 do too monstrous amounts of workand time and effort to figure out everything i possibly could to make my second as best as i could get her for my class type


On February 10, 2012 at 3:52 am

Cuz the Armor cap is 567.,,


On February 10, 2012 at 3:54 am

And I have 80 one handed and I only have the one handed wepon extra damage perk thing at like 40% instead of 100% I still have 3 more perks to go before I max it out… And I don’t need the extra damage I basically can 2 shot a dragon XD


On February 10, 2012 at 3:58 am

I have really good enchantments, I have 45% better damage on 1h on a necklace, gloves ring and I could put it on boots if I wanted, but I put 45% better sneak and muffle on instead of muffle and 45% damage, and I make my own 25% better potions so it would be 40% without any pots


On February 10, 2012 at 4:00 am

Wow!! My freind took my iPod but he didn’t write that cuz some a hole put Supp instead of supp like a dumbass and wrote the virgin thing


On February 10, 2012 at 6:45 am



On February 10, 2012 at 7:56 am

They should really change the name thing… Cuz this IMPOSTER is pissing me off lmao

Mark B

On February 12, 2012 at 2:43 am

there is a canny good armor set “the blades armor” it can be found in the blade HQ in a room to the left in a box to improve it you need steel also there is a weapon called dragonbane it does 10 point more damage on dragons needs quicksilver to improve


On February 13, 2012 at 1:03 pm

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On February 15, 2012 at 5:09 am

Right if wakkeladodle ever gets this, you can go to solitude and then the training area(in day time) and there will be 2 solitude guards training on targets with steal arrows, so when they shoot just pick up the steal arrow for free and it doesn’t class it as stealing, but you probably want by now some very good arrows like bgsmax, well what you do is go back to Helgan kill all the bandits there (they do i think if you don’t kill all of them including the leader) and i think in one of the chests are some daedric arrows, i think it’s 3 but every 3 days they respawn so it’s worth it because now i have respawn1000+ arrows, but don’t think i’m sad because i didn’t wait there 3 days for ages i did some stuff, well a lot of stuff but yeah it took a while. Oh bgsmax did you use the glitch on a book which gets your levels up to get to 81 or have you done it by your self it’s ok to tell me i know a lot of people who have done that but when they played without cheating they were terrible, anyway tell me if you have got to lvl 81 without cheating thanks. Oh and there is secret armour that’s better than daedric or the same but i haven’t found it yet, so let me know if any of you people out there do. BYEEEEEEEEEEEEE.


On February 19, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I’m using a Deadria sword with 125 damage and Nightingale Armor that I have worked up to a rating of 525. All my gear is Epic. Thee isn’t a character on the game that poses a threat. I have researched and the highest armor rating I’ve found is 567. It takes alot of work making potions for smithing and a necklace, ring, bracers with fortify smithing. You will have to upgrade a little at a time but its worth it.


On February 22, 2012 at 12:04 am

im level 47 with full deadric armor set, my aromor rating is 999 without a shield. i got 2 handed and have maxed out my smithing and enchanting, all my gear is double enchanted..i have found no gear in the game that is better. if anyone finds some that better than ledgendary deadric pls let me know. is anyone else get hunted down by two or more dragons at the same time or is it just me?


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On February 25, 2012 at 7:27 am

hi, level 72 nord all round. lvl 50-60 on all spells, 100 one handed 100 block and 98 heavy armor. I just use Full daedric with daedric shield and war axe, all improved to legendary and enhanced with increased stamina and health enchants. I near 3 hit dragons. I am in the process of collecting unique armor sets as it says above and various other pieces. I find a good default set of gear is as good as any. But when you’ve finshed all of the main things its fun to go gear hunting.


On February 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

dragons r 2 easy 2 kill with dragonbane upgraded to legendary


On February 28, 2012 at 11:24 am

if someone can find a weapon better than mace of dal bar please r3ply………………?


On February 29, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hey guys, quick money making tip. Go to riften, go in the Blackfriars meadery and talk with the guy in there. Keep persuading him and get 100 speech. Make sure to get the investing perk. Go to riverwood and go to the shop. Invest 500 in him and he gets 11k to spend every 2 days. It’s a great way of getting money without having to go round all the traders picking up 1k a time.


On March 2, 2012 at 3:08 am

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On March 7, 2012 at 12:38 pm

The ebony mail protects a little less than daedric armor but it does 5 points poison damage per second and the havnoraak dragon priest mask is bettet than the daedric helmet. So only the daedric boots and gloves are really the best. At least if you use heavy armor.


On March 7, 2012 at 12:42 pm

remember that the only way to to get really awesome armor is to use a workbench to make it legendary armor.


On March 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

Ebony Mail is more powerful than you think … Posted some pics on how to take down a Dwarven Centurion Master (rated eighth on the list of Top Ten Deadliest Enemies in Skyrim) without raising a sword !!!

I used the passive poison effects of the ubber crazy Ebony Mail armor in sneak mode … stayed in front of him, moved towards him till he was backed up against a wall and just stayed there … he did not attack even though I was detected and my follower was behind me taunting him. He got consumed by the armor poison effect (black shroud) … slowly taking 5pts poison damage per sec till his health went to zero.

Then I re-loaded the save and did it the normal warrior way.


On March 14, 2012 at 10:53 am

Ebony mail is the best of all in skyrim no doubt about it.

Shrouded Warrior

On March 18, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Heres what i did. I got my deadric armor and improved it. I then enchanted it (along with a ring and necklace) so that destruction spells cost no magica. I did the destruction ritual spell and got lightning storm. because dragons cant shout at you while hittin them with the spell, it is great for taking out ancient dragons if they are giving you trouble


On March 19, 2012 at 3:21 pm

im a level 17 on my 5th or 6th palythrough i found that if you want good armor you should just buy at a low level then as soon as you get the house in whiterun start making your own.
when you make your own you need to get the black star from the dadric quest i recomend being level 10 at least then get some giants toes and wheat and make some health regenaeration potions untill alchemy is level like 50 or 60 you should make the fortify smithing potion with Blisterwort, Sabercat Tooth, and Spriggan Sap you only need 2 at a time. then make some dadric or glass depends on light armor or heavy armor drink the smithing potion b4 making and upgrading then enchant them and there you go sorta good armor depending what smithing is and if you have certain perks


On March 20, 2012 at 7:55 pm

I have a full set of daedric armor (Legendary) smithing at 100 and 50 somthing on heavy armor how do I get the best possible armor without cheats?


On May 5, 2012 at 2:44 pm

Want level 100 in anything easy?
Pay for pickpocket training, steal the money back. Pay again. Get level 100 pick pocket, go and pay anybody for training, steal money, pay for training. Easy.
Or just use the Oghma Infinium glitch =)


On May 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

@Ekrin Well, I don’t know where you can forge wolf armour but in the companions mission after you are a werewolf, and defeat ‘the Skinner’ go and search Skjor, and he has some!


On June 25, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Lol I have full ebony arm all with the enchantment to upgrade heavy armor skill…..lets just say at 100 heavy armor and all that my armor is pretty tough


On June 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

Actually decreases the value of the armor


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On July 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

I have full Daedric Armour with 1005 armour rating and two enchantments on each piece including rings and necklaces. I play master and don’t have much problem apart from storm mage’s but since I do like 1088 dmg every heavy attack it doesn’t matter.


On July 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm

what about the krosis mask? i’ts really helpful for a light-armor build

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On July 27, 2012 at 8:43 pm

I have the best armor it’s 1,000 + for all of the pieces : ) You think you got better contact me. I so hope you can find better though! I found mine in the hero’s realm from the 3 hero’s!! Please contact me and I will contact you right back!! : )


On August 23, 2012 at 6:40 am

what is the best and quickest way to get smith 100?


On August 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

I’ve got a question can i get dragon scale armor without smithing?


On November 26, 2012 at 10:28 pm

“I’m level 49 on my file and I have full dragon plate armour and the lord stone buff(+50 armour). When I cast stoneflesh( +60 armour rating) and equip my dragon plate shield I have 696 armour rating and I take almost no damage from melee attacks. Being a breton with the lord stone buff I also have 50% magic resist so my guy is unstoppable. I was curious if anyone has higher armour rating than me ? Also my heavy armour skill is still only 61 so It will constantly be on the rise. I can post a pic if you don’t believe me. I also find it hard to believe deadric armour is better than dragon plate I’ve tried looking up videos of peoples armour rating from their deadric armour but none have a higher armour rating than my dragon armour. If your deadric chest peice armour exceeds 223 armour rating without being to much higher heavy armour level than mine please show me your rating.”

LOL you kinda suck dude, nothing agents ya but thats horrible for a level 50… i get 670 on my LIGHT dragonscale armor. and thats my file WITHOUT 100 enchanting and sevral smithing rings and such.


On December 1, 2012 at 8:45 pm

what about Kohnarik? thts the last dragon mask


On December 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm

In all honesty, I mostly play the game in regards to bad-assery. I just finished a full set of legendary Stahlrim armor, A) it looks super sick and B) I play as a Nord and well….it’s made for a Nord. However, I’m wishing I really would have leveled my enchanting earlier…..

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On January 26, 2013 at 10:15 am

I have found a good one (this is also an option to make it better become a werewolf or a vampir to increase it or a argonian). The Saiver’s Hide has a +50 to poison and deseise resestance and the boots in Hag’s End called Predator’s Grace with the encantment(this one cannot be learned) Muffle and +1% Stamina Regen I have come to love this pair and Enjoyed it have fun.


On March 18, 2013 at 2:19 am

The easiest way is to level up your character to level 15 then go to the Septimus Signus’s Outpost located above the Collage Of Winterhold and do the quest Discerning The Transmundane and get the book Oghma Infinium ( You will need to be level 15 or higher to do this quest) Find a book shelf and store the book in the book shelf and then took it out and read it and place it back in the book shelf again. Try saving before doing this glitch. If you done it wrong, the book will be destroy. If you do it right, you will be able to level up your character to the max of level 81 and all your skill peaks will be level up to 100 at the early stages of the game and you will be able to smith all the best weapons and armors!!!! That is what I do…..have fun!!!


On April 1, 2013 at 6:30 pm

With the Deathbrand armor (light armor) my armor rating it a bit over 1235. My damage rating is 406. I dual wield because of the enchantments on the deathbrand armor. I am lvl 59 with 100 smithing, enchanting, light armor, and one-handed. also my destruction is 100 but doesn’t do a lot of damage. anyone know how to get that up?


On June 23, 2013 at 5:29 am

I have konahrik its the best dragon preist mask in the game you get it by getting all the dragon preist mask and going to labyrinthion and there will be a little dome thing go in there and activate all of the dragon preist mask and on the floor there will be a wooden mask equip it. Oops equip it first the activate the mask.
I Hope I helped FYI ebony mail is better than daedric.


On July 11, 2013 at 7:49 am

Isn’t the ultimate dragonpriest mask better, the one which heals you and summons monsters n ? Think it has better protection then a daedric helmet, or at least the same.


On December 17, 2013 at 7:36 pm

Telekenisis works faster than muffle and detect life, i drain my magic bar 2 or three times before it levels up, and soul trap works the fastest in conjuration, because you can use it on a dead body i say a target you just killed and it work for a physical body not ashes, what i havent noticed is if it works even faster if the target has a lager soul


On December 28, 2013 at 10:33 am

hey guys but I am level 29 i really need some help i have three sets of armor a full dwarven the thief’s guild armor and the dark brotherhoods armor and something happened where i am wearing all three t the same time i have all the armor that the dwarven armor provides but i have all the buffs that the other two provide

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On January 25, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Lol i started game a month ago i am listener, harbringer, guildmaster, nightengale, alduin slayer, daedric armour and weapons weilding pyscopath
chestplate rating 323


On February 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Well idk about all of u but I am level 50 and wear a full set of stalrim armour that gives me a total of 673 armour points (including shield) and a stalrim sword that does 73 damage plus a maxed out chaos magic enchantment. But keep in mind that I MAXED OUT my heavy armour stats and my one handed sword stats. To 100 and filled every star to their Max.and they are all legendary status. You can find this armour buy purchesing the dragonborn dlc. ;)


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On February 3, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Am I am the only one on Here with all the dlc? Slosthime go there get death brand armor hands down best in game my armor rating is over 2000. That involves an alchemy lvl of 100 with all perks an enchanting lvl of 100 and a light armor lvl of 100 as well a black smithing lvl of 100. First make or find an enchanters filter potion buff that as high as u can. I chose to enchant a set of smithing cloths necklace and ring the using stalrim to max out my dethbrand set its up to legendary at about 1700 on its own then comes a 25% bonus from a ring and a necklace to put me over 2000 plus the added perks of the already enchaded armor and the gaulder amulet that boosts health stam and magic by thirty or something but all in all its a waste because the games caps at 850 as far as actual hit pts deflected the 2000 armor rating is a for show but its still bad ass and cool k felt happy once I had finished…… to the armor off with the blood scyth and soul render swords that are dule wielded both swords enchantments working on tandem makes you absolutely unstoppable….and I’m an argonian I can only imagine how much higher if j was a Breton or something


On February 24, 2014 at 5:06 am

Hey I figured out how to put enchantments on armour so that you can get 31%.