"The Dunmer of Morrowind construct chitin armor out of the shells of native insects layered with resinous glues."
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Chitin Heavy Armor is a set of heavy armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. Unlike the light armor variant, it has no shield. It has the same armor rating as steel plate armor, but is lighter.


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

Fixed locationsEdit

  • Vendil Severin wears a set of Chitin Heavy Armor in Ashfallow Citadel during the quest "Served Cold."
  • There are two helmets, a pair of boots, and a chestpiece in one of the side rooms in Ashfallow Citadel.
  • There is a helmet and a chestpiece on the top floor of Morvayn Manor, in an expert-locked display case.


Chitin Heavy 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 Corundum Ingot ID
Chitin Heavy Armor 40 35 650 2 6 1 xx01cd8a
Chitin Heavy Boots 14 6 135 1 4 1 xx01cd82
Chitin Heavy Gauntlets 14 5 135 1 3 1 xx01cd8b
Chitin Heavy Helmet 19 5 135 1 4 1 xx01cd8c
Total 87 51 1,055 5 17 4


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