Skyrim: The Best Heavy Armor Sets In The Game

Bethesda has been introducing gamers to the world of Skyrim for nearly six years. Over that time, we’ve seen a slew of remasters and ports, as well as the culmination of a huge and amazingly talented mod community’s efforts. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim not only received high critical acclaim, but also a slew of game of the year honors and accolades from around the industry. The game received praise for taking the open-world genre and extending it in unexpected ways.

In addition to other recent open-world titles, Bethesda Game Studios has recently been chastised for the announcement of Fallout 4. Both critics and fans agreed that Bethesda Game Studios didn’t go far enough to establish it as a standalone entry in the franchise. It was viewed as a decent game that did everything Fallout 3 did well, but it didn’t actually push the series to the next level. Many people attribute this to Bethesda’s in-house engine and believe that a studio with such a lengthy production time should have no reasons for not updating.

In either case, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was a fantastic game for its time, and people are still learning new things about it today. Today, though, we’re concentrating exclusively on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’s armor sets and rating the strongest of them.

Stalhrim Armor

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The Stalhrim heavy armor set, which can be built using the new Stalhrim content added in the DLC, is available to players who have the Dragonborn DLC installed. Stalhrim, leather strips, steel ingots, and quicksilver ingots are all required for the recipe.

It does, however, necessitate level 80 Smithing as well as the Ebony Smithing bonus. Baldor Iron-Shaper, Glover Mallory, and sometimes Halbarn Iron-Fur will also sell it. This complete set has a cumulative armor ranking of 102.

Steel Plate Armor

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This Steel Plate suit of armor is reminiscent of the typical knight armor sets used in Hollywood films. The set provides a solid level of 87 defense, and the entire set only weighs 59 points, making it one of the lightest heavy armor sets in the game (a bit of a contradiction here, I know).

This set can be found and crafted early on in the game, with enchanted versions spawning until players reach level 19 and up. If players go to Rigel Strong-place Arm’s in Pinewatch, they will loot a full suit of Steel Plate Armor from him.

Dawnguard Heavy Armor

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The Dawnguard DLC also brought a brand new armor package to the game: the Dawnguard Heavy Armor. Players will be able to get this armor as soon as they enter the vampire hunter faction. The helmet, on the other hand, must be purchased from Gunmar.

This heavy armor, like other faction-related armor sets, cannot be made from scratch. However, it is possible to improve it. The kit has a cumulative armor value of 104 since it has a shield.

Falmer Heavy Armor

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The formidable Falmer Heavy Armor is a splendid set that can be upgraded with Chitin and has a base defense value of 96. Along with other forms of chitin wear, it was included in the Dawnguard DLC.

Even if it doesn’t have the best defensive score, it has a distinctive style that appeals to a wide range of players. If players save up enough money, they can purchase this reasonably quickly. The armor itself would be the most expensive item, costing 1,200 septims in all.

Nordic Carved Armor

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The Nordic Carved armor suite, which was added in the Dragonborn DLC, eventually gave players good Nordic heavy armor. It’s fairly common to find parts of it as loot in a number of dungeons. Alternatively, if the player has the Advanced Armors bonus available, they can craft one at level 50 of Smithing.

Steel ingots, quicksilver ingots, ebony ingots, and leather strips are needed for the recipe. The set’s armor level is 119 because it comes with a shield.

Ebony Armor

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Ebony armor is one of the coolest-looking sets in the game, and it will start to spawn naturally in loot around level 33. It can also be made from ebony ingots and leather strips, but it takes a Smithing level of 80 and the ebony Smithing perk to be unlocked. The entire package, when combined with a shield, has an impressive armor ranking of 128, making it well worth the effort.

Daedric Armor

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So Daedric Armor has always been a fan favorite in The Elder Scrolls series, and Skyrim is no different. When players first see the Daedric armor set, they’ll find that it has an odd, evil presence. It’s the kind of look that makes the adversaries scared.

It is the most powerful suit of armor in the base game of Skyrim, and many players choose to wear it even after adding some of the game’s DLCs. Daedra hearts and fragments of Ebony steel, as well as black soul jewels and centurion dynamo cores, can be used to make this armor.

Slaying Dremora and robbing their corpses will also yield bits of this armor, but it will take a long time to complete the collection.

Orcish Armor

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Orcish armor, another excellent base game heavy armor, will start to appear in chests at random after the player has achieved approximately 26 stages. It’s pretty popular in shops and orc camps, and it’s easy to come by, but it’s also possible to make a collection.

Orichalcum ingot, iron ingot, and leather strips are all required for a recipe. To make it, the player’s Smithing score must be at least 50, and they must have the Orcish Smithing perk. The armor level for the shield is 120.

Dragonplate Armor

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Dragonplate Armor isn’t the coolest looking set in the game, but it does have the most defense. Dragonplate armor has a total defense of 136 points, which means it can withstand almost any attack. It can be made and upgraded with dragon bones, but players will be required smithing level 100 to do so. So, if they don’t want to make it themselves, it may be more worthwhile to check at loot locations.

This collection reflects the hours spent killing beasts around Skyrim by a Dragonborn. Wearing this is unmistakably a symbol of affluence among the common people.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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