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"You wear the armor of a brigand. Best not cause any trouble on my watch."
―Hold Guard[src]

Studded Armor is a piece of light armor found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Studded armor is hide armor that is reinforced with iron studs. It resembles hide armor, with visible metal studs and a white fur trim over the waistcloth. It also has an ornate metal shoulder guard over the left shoulder.


Studded Armor does not require any perks to create. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an Iron Ingot at a workbench.



  • This armor is worn by the Dragonborn in all of the pre-release media.
  • It looks like an improved Hide Armor, and the Scaled Armor looks like an even more upgraded version of this armor.


This section contains bugs related to Studded Armor. 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.
  • The female version of studded armor has a graphical glitch that, while sneaking, shows the Dragonborn's right leg during movement.
  • A male Nord wearing Studded Armor will sometimes show the Dragonborn's right leg through the armor, more showing depending on if standing on an incline.


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