Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Ironflesh is an adept-level Alteration spell available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


When cast, Ironflesh improves the caster's armor rating by 80 points for 60 seconds. It is the third-strongest Mage Armor spell, ranking above Stoneflesh and below Ebonyflesh.


  • With the perk Mage Armor, the effects of Ironflesh are doubled, raising the caster's armor rating to 160 points for 60 seconds.


  • When used in conjunction with Lightning Cloak or another cloak spell, Ironflesh allows the caster to deal out large amounts of damage at melee range without taking much damage.

Spell tome[]

Alteration Spell Book


  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon.png
  • Value: 341 Gold
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.


  • The book may be on a table in the first room of Labyrinthian, which may be accessed as part of The Staff of Magnus; however, the specific spell book is random, so another book may be in its place.
  • Tolfdir sells this spell once the Dragonborn's Alteration skill reaches level 50.

Skill leveling[]

  • Ironflesh may be used to increase the Alteration skill by casting it in the presence of an enemy (combat not required).


  • Wielding this spell gives off a small amount of light that can affect detection.