For other uses, see Chitin Armor.
"The Dunmer of Morrowind construct chitin armor out of the shells of native insects layered with resinous glues."
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Chitin Armor is a set of light armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. Its armor rating falls between Elven armor and scaled armor.


Armor pieces can typically only be found on the island of Solstheim. Locations include:


Chitin Armor requires a Smithing level of 30 and the Elven Smithing perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

Pieces can be upgraded with a chitin plate at a workbench and also benefit from the Elven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Netch Leather Chitin Plate Iron Ingot ID
Chitin Armor 30 4 240 2 5 1 xx01cd87
Chitin Boots 8.5 1 50 1 3 1 xx01cd86
Chitin Bracers 8.5 2 50 1 2 1 xx01cd88
Chitin Helmet 13.5 1 125 1 3 1 xx01cd89
Chitin Shield 24.5 8 215 1 4 1 xx026235
Total (with shield) 85 16 680 6 17 5
Total (without shield) 60.5 8 465 5 13 4




Start a Discussion Discussions about Chitin Armor (Dragonborn)

  • Bonemold and Chitin Decapitation Bug

    3 messages
    • I believe that happens for a number of other armors as well. There's a lot of bugs associated with decapitation/the...
    • There are indeed. But there are mods that fix those issues. Not for these two, however. 
  • Fixed locations for Chitin Bracers?

    5 messages
    • yeah i'll just level up until i can get to "Served Cold".  thanks. ps. HilteriousBacon, unless you're an Altmer, dont c...
    • Fifan77 wrote:yeah i'll just level up until i can get to "Served Cold".  thanks. ps. HilteriousBacon, unless you're...
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