Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Penitus Oculatus Helmet is a piece of light armor and part of the Penitus Oculatus Armor set.



The Penitus Oculatus Helmet can be upgraded at a workbench with Leather; however, it does not benefit from any smithing perks. This means the armor 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 helmet's design is based on an early Roman legionary helmet, maintaining the Roman theme of the Empire.


This section contains bugs related to Penitus Oculatus Helmet. 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.
  •  360   On Khajiit players, hair styles disappear and the helmet is invisible when it is worn. This bug does not appear to have any negative effects.
    • Taking off the helmet should return the character to normal.
  • The helmet can be worn with any circlet, accruing any enchantments gained from the circlet in addition to the armor rating and potential enchantments of the helmet.
  • The helmet can also be worn with the Dragon Priest Masks.
    • If worn with a Dragon Priest Mask, then the Nightingale Hood is equipped, both the Penitus Oculatus helmet and the Hood can be worn, and possibly other helmets as well. However, this will cause only the Penitus Oculatus helmet to be visible, as the rest of the head will become invisible.