For other uses, see Steel Shield.

The Steel Shield is a piece of heavy armor and part of the steel armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Unenchanted shields will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 2 and enchanted variants can be found at level 3. These locations include:

Variants[edit | edit source]

Smithing[edit | edit source]

A steel shield requires a Smithing level of 20 and the Steel Smithing perk to create. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with a steel ingot at a workbench and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Steel Shield (Skyrim). 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.
  • If the Dragonborn has not given Aela the Huntress her shield, Aela's Shield, during the quest "Take Up Arms" for the Companions, the game will register all Steel Shields as Aela's shield, therefore not allowing one to remove them from your inventory. Placing the shield on a shield display in one's house seems to allow one to remove them from their inventory.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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