Nightingale Gloves 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 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 gloves 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 gloves can be upgraded at a workbench with void salts and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however they do not benefit from any Smithing perks.

This means they 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 10 2 819 Lockpicking is 15% easier. One-handed attacks do 15% more damage. 0005DB87
19–31 10 2 1054 Lockpicking is 20% easier. One-handed attacks do 20% more damage. 000FCC10
32+ 10 2 1294 Lockpicking is 25% easier. One-handed attacks do 25% more damage. 000FCC11


This section contains bugs related to Nightingale Gloves. 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.
  • While wearing the gloves, the skin tone of human fingers will always look the same, regardless of the Dragonborn's skin tone.
  •  360   The gloves don't fit on the Dragonborn's hands right when unarmed.

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