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Forsworn Armor is a set of light armor found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is worn by members of the Forsworn. This armor is equivalent to leather armor in terms of armor rating and weight.

Physical appearance[]

When the Forsworn were driven from their home into the hills of The Reach after the Markarth Incident, their attire grew to incorporate a more savage look, containing the skulls, furs, and feathers of animals.

Forsworn weapons can also be found, sharing the primitive look of the armor, and are equivalent to Dwarven weapons in terms of damage, but are slightly heavier.


All Forsworn carry at least two pieces of this armor. They may lack a headpiece or gauntlets, though.


Forsworn armor can be upgraded at a workbench with leather, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.

This means it 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[]

Piece ArmorIcon.png WeightIcon.png Gold ID
Forsworn Armor 26 6 100 000D8D50
Forsworn Boots 7 2 20 000D8D4E
Forsworn Gauntlets 7 2 20 000D8D55
Forsworn Headdress 12 2 50 000D8D52
Total 52 12 190



This section contains bugs related to Forsworn Armor. 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.
  • Forsworn armor can be sold to the instructors at the College of Winterhold and other merchants who usually only buy clothes and jewelry.
  •  360   The hands and head of Khajiit may not display properly when wearing this armor.
  • Like the Thieves Guild Hood, it may be possible to equip the forsworn gauntlets and then equip another piece of armor over the top of them, gaining the benefits of both. This seems to work only on vampire characters.