Skyrim: Hearthfire – How to Duplicate Armor [Glitch]

Get all the apparel items you’ll ever need in Hearthfire with this armor duplication glitch. The second major DLC package for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim allows the player to build his or her own house. Eventually, you’ll be able to unlock an armory complete with mannequins to display any clothing item. With these mannequins, you’ll be able to endless copy clothes and armor. Learn all about the glitch with our full guide below.

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How to Duplicate Armor [Glitch]

  • Any of the new Hearthfire manors should work, but we tested this with Lakeside Manor.
  • Once your armory is constructed, you’ll be able to display armor on the mannequins inside. Place whatever armor set you want to duplicate on the mannequin for display, then leave.
  • Leave the house, or just the room, and take the armor off the display. Leave the room again and return to find a duplicate on the mannequin.
  • There is one issue with this glitch – whatever armor set you first put on a mannequin, it will remain there. You won’t be able to switch it out. If you want to duplicate other sets of armor, you’ll need to use a different mannequin.
  • Any set of armor should work. Goodluck!

[As of publication, this glitch has not been patched, and is exclusive to the Hearthfire plots. Other mannequins and display options will not work in an updated version of Skyrim.]

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5 Comments on Skyrim: Hearthfire – How to Duplicate Armor [Glitch]


On February 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

does this glitch carry enchantments over to the duplicated armor?


On June 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

It also works on Proudspire Manor on Solitude house. The mannequin on the right. nearest the stairs.


On July 1, 2013 at 11:56 am

This happened to me on accident with the Execution Hood. Useless. There’s another way to perform the glitch, and you can undo it if you perform it that way, by doing the reverse. Look it up, it’s not hard to find.


On July 6, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Does this even work anymore on ps3? Not working for me on the mannequins at Heljarchen Hall :/

Spirit Hawk

On February 2, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Haha, thanks! This explains so much, at one point in my game I had 4 Ebony Mail (body armor), and I was confused because I knew I only had one. I never understood that until now!