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This page lists all Unique Armors and Accessories in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Unique Armor is armor that can be found or earned in Skyrim. Each piece has a unique name or effect that distinguishes it from regular armor. Many unique armors are organized into sets, and include set bonuses for equipping every item in a set.

Armor sets[]

Heavy armor[]

In the case of upgradeable sets, they are ordered in the sequence the Dragonborn can receive them.

Ahzidal's Armor DR[]

This armor set can be found in Kolbjorn Barrow after completing the four excavation payments during "Unearthed."

Wearing any four items from the set will grant Ahzidal's Genius, boosting Enchanting by 10 points.

Falmer Armor[]

Located in the Mzinchaleft ruins.

Light armor[]

Ancient Falmer Armor DG[]

Obtained from the corpse of Arch-Curate Vyrthur after defeating him at the conclusion of "Touching the Sky."

† The Ancient Falmer Crown cannot be obtained without the use of console commands, and is classed as a circlet, rather than a piece of armor.

Ancient Shrouded Armor[]

Through the quest "Breaching Security" (if the bonus is earned), a token for a psychic reading from Olava in Whiterun is received. She sends the Dragonborn to Deepwood Redoubt, where the upgraded Ancient Shrouded Armor is.

Armor of the Old Gods[]

This armor is given to the Dragonborn during the quest "No One Escapes Cidhna Mine," if Madanach is allowed to escape. One can still turn on Madanach after receiving the armor set to claim an additional reward from Thonar Silver-Blood.

Blackguard's Armor DR[]

The full set can be found in a display case in the basement of Glover Mallory's House. The basement can only be entered after completing the quest "Paid in Full."

Deathbrand Armor DR[]

Each armor piece is found in a different place in Solstheim during the quest "Deathbrand."

  • Deathbrand Armor – Increases your stamina by 15 for each Deathbrand item you wear.
  • Deathbrand Boots – Increases carrying capacity by 10 for each Deathbrand item you wear.
  • Deathbrand Gauntlets – While dual-wielding, your One-handed attacks do 10% more damage for each Deathbrand item you wear.
  • Deathbrand Helm – Waterbreathing when worn.

Additionally, there is a set bonus of +100 armor.

Linwe's Armor Set[]

Found on Linwe's corpse during a Thieves' Guild special quest.

Nightingale Armor[]

This is received at the start of the quest "Trinity Restored," towards the end of the Thieves Guild questline. Unusually, the Nightingale Armor is upgraded using Void Salts. All of the effects on the Nightingale Armor are leveled to the character at the start of the quest.

Shrouded Armor[]

First given to the Dragonborn when joining the Dark Brotherhood, after the quest "Sanctuary." It can also be obtained by killing any member of the Dark Brotherhood and looting their body. (Randomly generated Dark Brotherhood NPCs cannot be looted for their armor.)

Thieves Guild Armor[]

This is given when the Thieves Guild quest "Loud and Clear" is started. It can also be obtained by killing named members of the Thieves Guild.

After the quest "Scoundrel's Folly," Tonilia will offer to upgrade one piece of Thieves' Guild armor. (The full set of Upgraded armor cannot be obtained without console commands.)

  • Thieves Guild Armor – 30 armor, carry capacity increased by 35.
  • Thieves Guild Boots – 10 armor, pickpocketing is 25% better.
  • Thieves Guild Gloves – 10 armor, lockpicking is 25% easier.
  • Thieves Guild Hood – 15 armor, prices are 15% better.

Upon completion of the quest "Under New Management," one's Thieves Guild armor will be upgraded to the Guild Master's armor, which is superior in every way.


Jester's Clothes[]

These are related to the Dark Brotherhood and have many similar bonuses. They are Clothes, however, and provide no armor rating. They can be found lying on a table in the Dawnstar Sanctuary, or in Cicero's room at the Falkreath Sanctuary once he has moved in.

Cicero's Outfit can be considered an upgrade to the Jester's Clothes, and looks identical. They can only be obtained from Cicero himself, by choosing to kill him in the culmination of the Dark Brotherhood questline. He seems to be immune to the Perfect Touch perk.

Shrouded Outfit[]

These can be found in various places in the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary near Falkreath. Festus Krex and Gabriella also wear them.

Standalone armor[]

These pieces of armor are not part of any set.