For other uses, see Iron Shield.

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


Enchanted and unenchanted variants begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 1. These locations include:



The iron shield requires no prerequisite Smithing level or perks to forge. It can be crafted at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a workbench, though it does not benefit from any Smithing perks. This means the shield 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.


  • The shield appears to be made almost solely from wood, though this is not an ingredient in its making.



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