The Armor of the Old Gods is a unique light armor set. It is an enchanted set of Forsworn armor and is one of the two rewards that can be obtained for completing the quest "No One Escapes Cidhna Mine."

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

Madanach will award the full set just before the final showdown at the conclusion of "No One Escapes Cidhna Mine." In addition, if Madanach and his allies are killed during the final battle, Thonar Silver-Blood will also reward the Silver-Blood family ring, provided Thonar survives.

It is also possible to obtain both the set and the ring if Madanach is killed after he gives the armor and before he breaks loose into Markarth.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

All pieces can be upgraded at a workbench with leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk; however, they do not benefit from any Smithing perks.

This means they 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.

Attributes by piece[edit | edit source]

Piece ArmorIcon.png WeightIcon.png Gold Enchantment ID
Armor of the Old Gods 24 3 611 Destruction spells cost 15% less to cast. 000EAFD0
Boots of the Old Gods 7 1.5 1104 Sneaking is 20% better. 000EAFD3
Gauntlets of the Old Gods 7 0.5 592 Bows do 20% more damage. 000EAFD2
Helmet of the Old Gods 12 1 345 Increases your Magicka by 30 points. 000EAFD1
Total 50 6 2652

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Armor of the Old Gods. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   There is a clipping error that occurs when the armor is equipped with the matching boots and gauntlets: gaps appear on the character between the arms and hands, and the legs and feet. The bug also causes the items to look different when the armor is equipped.
    • Both boots and gauntlets appear as they should when the armor is not equipped. Restarting the game and loading a save with all the pieces equipped fixes the problem, but as soon as any pieces is removed, the error returns.
    • This is a visual bug and does not affect the armor's effectiveness or enchantments.
    •  PC(Fix)   Simply quicksaving and quickloading will fix this bug, although not permanently. Repeat as needed.
    •  360   PS3   Solution: dropping then picking up and re-equipping the armor can also provide a temporary fix.
  • The Helmet of the Old Gods, when equipped on a Khajiit, will appear only as feathers floating around the Dragonborn's head.
  •  PS3   The boots and gauntlets, when equipped with the Savior's Hide, will disappear.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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