Steel Armor is a set of heavy armor that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. There are 2 versions of the cuirass available: with and without pauldrons (shoulder covers). They are identical aside from appearance.
- Blacksmiths and general goods merchants.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item.
- Worn by mid-level bandit chiefs and hired thugs.
Pieces can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.
Attributes by piece
|Piece||Leather Strips||Iron Ingot||Steel Ingot||ID|
|Steel Cuffed Boots||12||8||55||2||1||3||00013951|
|Steel Shin Boots||12||8||55||2||1||3||000F6F21|
|Steel Horned Helmet||17||5||125||2||1||2||000F6F24|
|Steel Nordic Gauntlets||12||4||55||2||1||2||00013953|
|Steel Imperial Gauntlets||12||4||55||2||1||2||000F6F23|
|Total (with shield)||96||64||660||10||5||14||–|
|Total (without shield)||72||52||510||9||4||11||–|
- Although it would conceivably take more Steel Ingots to create, the version with pauldrons uses the same amount of materials as the version with no pauldrons.
- Steel Shin Boots are identical in appearance to Imperial Boots, though they are not interchangeable for use of the "Matching Set" perk, due to them belonging to different sets of armor.
- The Steel Horned Helmet does not need any horns of creatures in the inventory to create, leaving one to speculate where the horns come from during the creation of the helmet.
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls Travels: Shadowkey
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- The Elder Scrolls Online
- The Elder Scrolls: Blades