Nightingale Armor is a piece of unique light armor and part of the Nightingale Armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This piece, along with the rest of the set, is given to the Dragonborn by Karliah before performing the initiation ritual of the Nightingales during the quest "Trinity Restored." All pieces are obtained when activating the Armor Stone, emblazoned with the Nightingales symbol, inside Nightingale Hall.


The piece bears an enchantment, the magnitude of which is dependent on character level. Three tiers are available and the item with the strongest enchantment can be obtained after level 32. The character level when the quest "Trinity Restored" is started determines which tier will be granted.

Wearing this piece of armor grants the following bonuses:


The armor can be upgraded at a workbench with void salts and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, 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.


Level ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Effect ID
1–18 34 12 1249 Increases stamina by 20 points. Increases Frost Resistance by 15%. 0005DB86
19–31 34 12 1553 Increases stamina by 30 points. Increases Frost Resistance by 30%. 000FCC0E
32+ 34 12 1949 Increases stamina by 40 points. Increases Frost Resistance by 50%. 000FCC0F

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    • I may be the only one that thinks this. But when I had the entire set on. It made me think of an ancient or medieval batman suit lol. If I...
    • Not the only one, you are.  Made me think of Batman the first time I saw it in the game.  I bet the developers thought about Batman too  wh...
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