The Thieves Guild Hood is a piece of light armor and part of the Thieves Guild armor set found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is visually identical to the Torturer's Hood.


  • Given to the Dragonborn by Tonilia if they become a member of the Thieves Guild.
  • Another full set can be found in the training room area of the guild. It rests on the tables and cupboards of the Ragged Flagon - Cistern and re-spawns.
  • Additional armor pieces can be located around the Dragonborn's bed in the cistern.


The Thieves Guild Hood can be upgraded at a workbench with leather and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, 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.


Wearing this piece of armor grants the following skill bonuses:


After completing the quest "Scoundrel's Folly" without killing Gulum-Ei, the opportunity for Tonilia to upgrade one piece of the armor opens up. Upgrading the hood increases the Fortify Barter enchantment to 15 points.

After completing the quest "Under New Management", the current pair of Thieves Guild armor is exchanged for a superior set called the Guild Master's armor. The Guild Master's hood has an improved Fortify Barter enchantment even stronger than an upgraded Thieves Guild hood.


This section contains bugs related to Thieves Guild Hood. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   XB1   NX   PS4   If the Dragonborn is a vampire, equipping the hood makes it invisible and also creates a hole at the top of your hair, except if you are a Khajiit or Argonian.
  •  360   PS4   Halfway disappears and can equip another hood as long as the Thieves Guild hood is still the first one equipped. (i.e. wearing the Thieves Guild Hood with Dark Brotherhood Shrouds. Randomly occurs after a few quests while wearing Thieves Guild Armor then equipping another hood.).
  •  PS3   Wearing this hood with the Nightingale armor can cause the Dragonborn's head (but not the hood) to disappear.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Thieves Guild Hood

  • Thieves guild hood

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    • Have you tried to steal it? If you want the hood just because you want it back for you, you can find pieces of a full thieves guild set near y...
    • some people would go back to a save before they wore the hat drop it and pick it back up since the code then would consider it a physical i...
  • Torturer's Hood?

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    • I got the hood off of a thief on one playthrough. I'm looking for it again now. If you get the light armor skill it will upgrade while War...
    • I found the torturers hood. Theirs a thief that spawns in front of sarethi farm in between ivarstead and riften. You can loot the hood off of ...
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