For other uses, see Imperial Shield.

The Imperial Shield is a piece of heavy armor and part of the Imperial Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Imperial Shields typically cannot be found as random loot or sold by merchants, though it can be found in certain locations.

Random locationsEdit

Fixed locationsEdit

  • A shield is awarded by Legate Rikke upon joining the Imperial Legion.
  • Used by Legion troops that have taken over holds during the civil war.
  • Three can be found inside Castle Dour, two of them in the armory downstairs and one on a shelf.


It requires a Smithing level of 20 and the Steel Smithing perk to forge. It can be crafted at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a Steel Ingot at a workbench and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


  • The shield also appears to be composed of wood, though this is not an ingredient in its creation.



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