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  • I want to know what your best looking gear is. Not bothered about armour rating, mixing heavy and light, or adding clothing - I just want it to look quality!

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    • I am a big fan of Daedric Armor, but since I am a light armor user, I have to use my followers as dolls and play dress up games with them. For light I'd go with Glass Armor. I am not sure if I would mix sets.

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    • Heavy armor is the way to go, You get a perk where it weighs nothing, it has higher amor rating than light, and looks better than light armor. No reason to wear light armor, great for crafting to sell though, Daedric Armor sells for to much merchants can't pay it all. They can afford Glass Armor easily. Blades gear has some good looks, If you want an armor appearance, also dwarven gear.

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    • There is more to armor than rating alone, perks. But this is missing the entire goal of the thread. It is all about what apparel you prefer.

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    • Since max protection is capped, it's pretty easy to reach it with light or heavy armor by using perks and smithing to increase it. So in essence the only thing that really matters is appearance.

      In my opinion, Nordic Carved Armor and Nightingale Armor have the highest level of art design, so I like them. But ultimately no one can tell you what is the best looking armor because it all comes down to personal preference.

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    • One of my older argonian characters who was a mage wore nothing but a hood and ragged pants. I thought he was awesome because no one is so foolish to fight so little protection.

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    • Nightingale armour... obviously

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    • Full leather armour (minus the helmet). It just looks so awesome on my character, and I've upgraded it so it surpasses both iron and steel armour in terms of protection.

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    • Okay, I should have been more specific or worded it better - like Zelron said you can make anything good once your skills are high enough, so I don't mind if it's just clothing or mixing armour sets or mixing armour and clothing - I want to know what outfits (head, chest, arms, feet) you think look best. 

      For example; on my Khajiit I have an alik'r hood, dawngaurd light (grey) armour, and dragon scale boots and gauntlets. I like the idea of just a hood and ragged pants but I need some protection!

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    • Tinfoilman wrote:
      Okay, I should have been more specific or worded it better - like Zelron said you can make anything good once your skills are high enough, so I don't mind if it's just clothing or mixing armour sets or mixing armour and clothing - I want to know what outfits (head, chest, arms, feet) you think look best. 

      For example; on my Khajiit I have an alik'r hood, dawngaurd light (grey) armour, and dragon scale boots and gauntlets. I like the idea of just a hood and ragged pants but I need some protection!

      The issue with mixing sets is that they were all designed to look good within their own set, not really mixed with other sets. Doing so usually makes you look like some kind of clusterfuck clown. If you want to going around in regular-joe clothes you could always try investing in alteration.

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    • For light armour i've got to go for the blackguard's armour, I really love that armour.

      And for heavy armour i'll go for the carved nordic armour set, the full armour ( - the helmet) makes me feel like a nordic king!

      Both of these armour are from the Dragonborn DLC

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    • The nightingale armor, competion of thievs guild The ebony mail, looks ok, but when crouching u turn all black and a black aura surrounds u( boehiahs quest). Daedric of course, but my favorirteis ether the dragonbone light or heavy armor

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    • I have a love for the ice element or anything that is "High Fantasy" in nature the best looking gear to me would be Glass or Stahlrim armor.

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    • Zelron wrote:
      Tinfoilman wrote:
      Okay, I should have been more specific or worded it better - like Zelron said you can make anything good once your skills are high enough, so I don't mind if it's just clothing or mixing armour sets or mixing armour and clothing - I want to know what outfits (head, chest, arms, feet) you think look best. 

      For example; on my Khajiit I have an alik'r hood, dawngaurd light (grey) armour, and dragon scale boots and gauntlets. I like the idea of just a hood and ragged pants but I need some protection!

      The issue with mixing sets is that they were all designed to look good within their own set, not really mixed with other sets. Doing so usually makes you look like some kind of clusterfuck clown. If you want to going around in regular-joe clothes you could always try investing in alteration.

      True, if you start chucking bits of glass armour with some daedric stuff then you will look clusterfuckian, but there are combinations that look great - especially if you consider yourself more of a mercenary type rather than a armour matching knight.

      Combos like Penitus Octalus armour with ancient shrouded gloves and boots and Nazir's red hood look good and seem more realistic IMO, I just wanted to hear some others but it appears everyone likes to keep it matchng.

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    • I like the Arch-Mage Robes. A shame it doesn't fit the regular gloves very well. I wonder if the Thalmor gloves fit well enough.

      I also find the Dwarven Helmet particularly cool... that piece of metal cutting the mask in half.

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    • Solid Altair wrote:
      I like the Arch-Mage Robes. A shame it doesn't fit the regular gloves very well. I wonder if the Thalmor gloves fit well enough.

      I also find the Dwarven Helmet particularly cool... that piece of metal cutting the mask in half.

      If you like the helmet 1. Do you have Dragonborn DLC and 2. If you do, have you come across the Visage of Mzund ? It's A beast armour wise and has an awesome ability!

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    • Nah. I don't have any DLC, yet. I might get some. Thanks for the tip :)

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    • I love the Thalmor Robes set. They have that deadly elegance vibe to them, especially on the loading screen with them. But also I'm a sucker for anything with a cloak/cape.

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    • I personally love the imperial armor with the closed face helmet for heavy armor, and glass armor with a thieves guild hood

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    • Fur, iron or steel with any Mage hood looks great.

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    • Guild Master's Hood, Grey Dawnguard light armor, Linwe's gloves and boots.

      Edit - Please do not upload images for use in the forum as its against the rules.

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    • Savior's Hide with Dragonscale Gauntlets & Boots.

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    • I absolutely love Shrouded Armor/Outfit, and tend to keep  it on the entire game regardless of how much better other armor is once I enchant and improve it.

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    • From best to last:

      With mods I like the Ritual Armor of Boethiah.

      In the vanilla game I like Dragonscale Armor the most. (I don't like Dragonplate)

      In Dawnguard I like any of the Vampire Armor.

      In Dragonbord I like the Carved Nordic Armor.

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    • Hooded Thalmor Robes look badass. Use Ebony boots and gauntlets as well for an amazing combination.

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    • For the helmet, miraak looks really cool, but ita hard to get. Then maybe full bonemold armor?

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    • Archmages robes (without hood), boots and circlet with ancient falmer gauntlets look very nice on my female Altmer mage and also make me have like 300 extra magicka

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    • For my Witch Doctor, I like combining the Forsworn/ Old Gods armor and helmet with Falmer gloves and boots. The bare feet really contributes to a subtle level of menace, even Nords don't walk around Skyrim without shoes- this Redguard is truly tougher-than-thou!

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    • On my two-handed assassin i use ebony mail, guild master's gloves and boots, hevnoraak mask, bone hawk ring and ebony blade (and amulet of talos, but it can't be seen). It looks epic, although pretty weak if not using restoration loop to make fortify two-handed 1000% on the ring or some modded version of the ebony blade.

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    • blades chest peice and boots with orcish helm and gauntlets

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    • Oddly enough, for reasons of the current armour rating my dwnguard high elf is wearing dawguard boots and gauntlets with vampire royal armour, and they fit really well aesthetically. 

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    • For Light Armor, I would say Imperial Light Armor with a Steel Shield, either helmless or with an Iron Helmet. I would say Steel for Heavy Armor, but I'm still quite new to Skyrim so... I'll just STFU now.

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    • Using the Lord Stone and the Custom Fit/Well Fitted perks (i.e you have to have armor equipped on head, hands, feet and chest) it's possible to get max armor rating with literally any combination of armor. 

      I prefer Light armor that looks simple but effective. I usually go with a Solitude Guard's Cuirass with leather helmet, bracers and boots, or light Dawnguard chest (the variant with a steel pauldron on the left shoulder), boots and gloves with leather helmet (since you can't enchant Dawnguard helmets).

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    • Hmmm that's a tough question for me. The archmage's robe looks pretty good with a dragon priest mask (one from the vanilla game not the dragonborn dlc). I dont really care for daedric that much (i dont like really spiky stuff for some reason) but ebony armor looks awesome. The ebony mail looks really cool too. General Tulius's armor and the closed Imperial helmet both look they'd be awesome when paried with the right stuff. Elven and Dwarven armor are nice. That brings me to another thing. The Dwenmer made Dwarven armor but they were actually mer (or elves) but for some reason the armor and weapons they made have the prefix Dwarven. Also i saw a video where someone put the Nightingale Sword with The Ebony Mail, Ysgramor's Shield, The Masque Of Clavicus Vile, Ebony Gauntlets, and Ebony Boots. It looked awesome.

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    • I like forsworn for the looks on male characters, with the masque of clavicus vile or dawnguard heavy helmet, don't really like the head piece.

      I like forsworn headress and then shrouded on female characters or theifs guild armour

      havn't done much with clothing sets so maybe i'll change once i mix in some unique clothing sets like noble gear and thalmar gloves/boots or something. I dislike wearing something i can't upgrade and enchant unless it a temp fix thing until i get 100 enchanting/smithing usually.

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    • I love The Jagged Crown (Item). It's my favourite headgear as I can see my character's face and hair, and it looks bad arse without looking silly. 😍 I love that my character gets to have heavy armour whole having a skirt when wearing Heavy Imperial Armour, and it looks great with the Jagged Crown.

      For Light Armour, I like the look of the Savior's Hide (Skyrim), and it looks great when paired up with Stormcloak Officer Bracers, Boots and Helm (assuming that you're not using the Jagged Crown.

      I love how the Forsworn Headdress looks on women (it looks silly on men). Sadly their armour looks like a bathing suit rather than armour. 😞 This might not be a down side for pervy players, and I'm not against skimpy armou, so long as it looks like it could maybe pass for armour. Saviour's Hide doesn't cover the arms, legs, nor chest, but at least it doesn't leave a fleshy, vulnerable stomach exposed. 😄

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