Chainmail Armor is made of interlocking links of metal, forming a light and flexible, yet sturdy armor that provides better protection than fur and leather armor but less than mithril.

Location[edit | edit source]

The armor begins appearing at level six. A chainmail helmet can be found regardless of the Hero's level in Savlian Matius' tent, outside of Kvatch, but it is considered stealing. Another one, as well as a pair of Chainmail Boots, can be found inside the armory of Castle Kvatch. A cuirass can also be found on Maro Rufus at The Best Defense regardless of level.

A full set (minus the helmet), as well as a silver longsword, can be looted off the corpse of Tyrellius Logellus regardless of the Hero's level at the end of the quest "Two Sides of the Coin."

Guards[edit | edit source]

All City Guards use chainmail (with the exception of Skingrad guards who wear steel) with a city specific cuirass and shield. The City Guards will also wear a Guard Helmet, not the chainmail helmet.

The Knights of the Nine also use a special cuirass and shield. At Umbacano Manor, the guards wear different pieces of the armor, though none of the guards carry a helmet or shield.

Attributes by piece[edit | edit source]

Piece ArmorIcon.png WeightIcon.png Health-icon.png Gold ID
Chainmail Helmet 3 1.8 135 25 0001C6D7
Chainmail Cuirass 8 9 270 90 0001C6D3
Chainmail Gauntlets 3 1.8 135 25 0001C6D6
Chainmail Greaves 4 5.4 202 45 0001C6D5
Chainmail Boots 3 2 202 25 0001C6D4
Light Iron Shield 9 3.6 202 45 00032D49
Total (with shield) 30 23.6 1,146 255
Total (without shield) 21 20 944 210

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The chainmail armor seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is similar to plated mail, which is a combination of chain and plated armor, a type of armor primarily used by the Mughal Empire.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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