Main article: Ingot

A Corundum Ingot is a crafting material found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is a bronze-colored ingot used to create and improve some armors and make locks for homesteads via smithing.

Smithing[edit | edit source]

Scaled Armor[edit | edit source]

Banded Iron Armor[edit | edit source]

Steel Plate Armor[edit | edit source]

Steel Weapons[edit | edit source]

Building Materials[edit | edit source]

  • Lock: 1 Iron Ingot, 1 Corundum Ingot.HF

Smelting[edit | edit source]

The following materials are needed to smelt a single corundum ingot:

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • In real life, Corundum does not exist as presented; in reality, corundum is a crystal made of the mineral aluminum oxide with traces of iron, titanium and chromium. It is more likely to represent chromium, which is alloyed with iron to improve steel, though chromium is silvery in color. Corundum may also be a stand-in for copper, as corundum ore has flecks of green, a trait of copper which turns green as it oxidizes. There are also copper circlets in the game, but no corresponding ingot, while the color of such circlets is similar to corundum. The most well known forms of corundum are rubies and sapphires.
  • Despite corundum being a nine on the Mohs scale of hardness - bested only by diamond - Daedric armor and weapons, Dragon armor and weapons, and Ebony armor and weapons are better. This is likely because hardness alone doesn't make a material very good for forming weapons or armor with. The material also needs to have some degree of malleability so that it can absorb the force of many blows without breaking. Also, as mentioned above, the Corundum in Skyrim does not correspond to real life, so its Mohs scale position would likely vary from real life, perhaps being closer to copper.
  • Corundum Ingots appear quite similar to Dwarven Metal Ingots, though Dwarven Ingots have a brownish cast.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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