Main article: Armor (Dragonborn)

Nordic Carved Armor is a set of heavy armor in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn with a base armor rating slightly lower than that of Orcish armor, but it is lighter. Without the shield it also has an armor rating slightly lower than Falmer heavy armor. However, if a shield is used, the armor rating is slightly higher.


Unenchanted pieces of armor will begin to appear at level 25 and enchanted variants can be found at level 26. These locations include:


Nordic Carved Armor requires a Smithing level of 50 and the Advanced Armors perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

Pieces can be upgraded with a quicksilver ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Advanced Armors perk, which doubles the improvement.

Attributes by pieceEdit

Piece ArmorIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Quicksilver Ingot Ebony Ingot Steel Ingot Leather Strips ID
Nordic Carved Armor 43 37 1,600 1 1 6 3 xx01cd97
Nordic Carved Boots 15 6 220 1 1 4 2 xx01cd96
Nordic Carved Gauntlets 15 6 220 1 1 3 2 xx01cd98
Nordic Carved Helmet 20 7 550 1 1 4 2 xx01cd99
Nordic Shield 26.5 10 335 1 4 1 xx026236
Total (with shield) 119.5 66 2,925 5 4 21 10
Total (without shield) 93 56 2,590 4 4 17 9


  • This armor set bears slight resemblance in design styles and overall lines to that of the armor style depicted on statues of the legendary Ysgramor (sans the helmet and cape).
  • Due to the design of the helmet, if the Dragonborn is an Argonian, the "nose" of the bear carving covers the their eyes.
  • It is the second strongest of the new heavy armor sets of The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, though not as strong as the Orcish, Ebony, Daedric or Dragonbone heavy armors.
  • Unlike other armor styles introduced in Dragonborn, Nordic Carved Armor can be found outside of Solstheim.

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Nordic Carved Armor

  • Bugs.

    9 messages
    • I've run into another glitch for this armor that I haven't encountered with any other kind of equipment. When I run into an enemy ...
    • Bhsup wrote: "When using The Steed it is possible to carry multiple copies of the same armor with no effect on total carry weight, e...
  • Bandit Leaders Wear Nordic Carved Armor

    10 messages
    • Actually I'd like to see some high level Orc bandit leaders wear Orsimer Armor, and Altmers wear Elven Armor (though Altmer bandits ...
    • Only at higher levels or for the bandit chiefs will they wear nordic carved. Same goes with steel plate which is sometimes used instead.
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