Skyrim:Advanced Armors

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For the Smithing perk, see Advanced Armors (perk).

Advanced Armors is a Smithing perk that allows you to combine corundum and steel to craft two medium-quality armor types: scaled light armor and steel plate heavy armor (and with the Dragonborn add-on installed, an additional Nordic carved heavy armor and weapons, as well as several Creations adding more armor and weapons). It is the second perk in the light armor branch of Smithing's perk tree. Unlocking it requires a Smithing skill of 50, and the Elven Smithing perk must have already been unlocked.

The Advanced Armors perk also causes tempering of scaled and steel plate armor to be twice as effective. This perk applies to both unenchanted armor and enchanted armor (generic armor or custom), as long as the Arcane Blacksmith perk has been unlocked. Tempering of the Helm of Yngol is also improved by Advanced Armors.

Light Armor[edit]

Scaled Armor[edit]

Scaled armor is a medium-quality light armor that is better than standard elven, although its cuirass is not as strong as elven gilded armor, making the two sets equal as an overall set. It appears in leveled lists starting at level 19 (enchanted varieties at level 20). All items can be tempered using 1 corundum ingot, and having the Advanced Armors perk doubles the quality improvement.

The Fearsome Fists Creation adds the Brawler's scaled bracers, a new bracer variant. The base pair can be crafted and differ only in appearance, while a pair with a 10 point Fortify Unarmed enchantment can be bought from vendors and found in random loot.

A male Nord wearing scaled armor
Name (ID) Weight Value Rating Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Corundum Ingot.png Corundum SR-icon-ingot-Steel Ingot.png Steel SR-icon-misc-Leather.png Leather SR-icon-misc-LeatherStrips.png Strips Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-armor-ScaledArmor.png Scaled Armor
(0001b3a3)
6 350 32 2 3 2 3 -3.3 181 0.65 2.07
SR-icon-armor-ScaledHornArmor.png Scaled Horn Armor
(0001b3a4)
6 350 32 N/A N/A
SR-icon-armor-ScaledBoots.png Scaled Boots
(0001b39f)
2 70 9 1 2 1 2 -3.2 -26 0.38 0.73
SR-icon-armor-ScaledBracers.png Scaled Bracers
(0001b3a0)
2 70 9 1 1 1 2 -2.2 -6 0.48 0.92
SR-icon-armor-Brawler's Scaled Bracers.png Brawler's Scaled BracersCC
(FExxx856)
2 70 9 1 1 1 2 -2.2 -6 0.48 0.92
SR-icon-armor-ScaledHelmet.png Scaled Helmet
(0001b3a1)
2 175 14 1 2 1 1 -3.1 82 0.39 1.88
Totals (for craftable items, without shield): 12 665 64 5 8 5 8
Appears only with Redguard Elite Armaments

Remnant ArmorCC[edit]

Remnant Armor is a light armor set added by the Redguard Elite Armaments creation. A set can be obtained during InterceptionCC, at which point it can also be crafted. It is considered to be scaled armor, except for the shield, which is considered to be steel. Shields don't affect the Matching Set perks however. Each piece can be tempered with 1 corundum ingot.

Its armor rating total matches regular scaled armor. However it is lighter and therefore more valuable, with its weight sitting somewhere between the very light elven armor and the regular scaled armor.

A female Imperial wearing Remnant armor
Name (ID) Weight Value Rating Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Corundum Ingot.png Corundum SR-icon-ingot-Steel Ingot.png Steel SR-icon-misc-Leather.png Leather SR-icon-misc-LeatherStrips.png Strips Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-armor-Remnant Armor.png Remnant Armor
(FExxx80B)
6 430 34 2 3 2 3 -3.3 261 0.65 2.54
SR-icon-armor-Remnant Boots.png Remnant Boots
(FExxx80A)
1.5 90 8 1 2 2 2 -5.7 -16 0.21 0.85
SR-icon-armor-Remnant Gloves.png Remnant Gloves
(FExxx80D)
1 90 9 1 1 1 2 -3.2 14 0.23 1.18
SR-icon-armor-Remnant Hood.png Remnant Hood
(FExxx80C)
1 215 13 2 1 1 1 -3.1 102 0.39 1.9
Totals (with shield): 13.5 1165 88 9 9 6 9
Totals (without shield): 9.5 825 64 6 7 6 8

Heavy Armor[edit]

Steel Plate Armor[edit]

Steel plate armor is a medium-quality heavy armor that is better than Dwarven but not as good as Orcish. It appears in leveled lists starting at level 18 (enchanted varieties at level 19). All items can be tempered using 1 corundum ingot, and having the Advanced Armors perk doubles the quality improvement.

The Fearsome Fists Creation adds the Brawler's steel plate gauntlets, a new gauntlet variant. The base pair can be crafted and differ only in appearance, while a pair with a 14 point Fortify Unarmed enchantment can be bought from vendors and found in random loot.

A male Nord wearing steel plate armor
Name (ID) Weight Value Rating Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Corundum Ingot.png Corundum SR-icon-ingot-Steel Ingot.png Steel SR-icon-ingot-Iron Ingot.png Iron SR-icon-misc-LeatherStrips.png Strips Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-armor-SteelPlateArmor.png Steel Plate Armor
(0001395c)
38 625 40 1 3 1 3 32.7 509 7.17 5.39
SR-icon-armor-SteelPlateBoots.png Steel Plate Boots
(0001395b)
9 125 14 1 2 1 2 4.8 32 2.14 1.34
SR-icon-armor-SteelPlateGauntlets.png Steel Plate Gauntlets
(0001395d)
6 125 14 1 2 1 2 1.8 32 1.43 1.34
SR-icon-armor-Brawler's Steel Plate Gauntlets.png Brawler's Steel Plate GauntletsCC
(FExxx859)
6 125 14 1 2 1 2 1.8 32 1.43 1.34
SR-icon-armor-SteelPlateHelmet.png Steel Plate Helmet
(0001395e)
6 300 19 1 2 1 2 1.8 207 1.43 3.23
Totals (without shield): 59 1175 87 4 9 4 9

Vigil ArmorCC[edit]

See Skyrim:Vigil Armor

Nordic Carved ArmorDB[edit]

See Skyrim:Nordic

Weapons[edit]

Nordic WeaponsDB[edit]

See Skyrim:Nordic

Notes[edit]

  • There are recipes named RecipeArmorSteelPlateShield and TemperArmorSteelPlateShield found in the Creation Kit, which may mean that at some point during development, a steel plate shield was to be in the game.
  • The Remnant Scimitar is referred to as 'Zulfiqar' in its Editor ID.