Elder Scrolls: Blades simplifies the usual armour system from the console and PC entries in the franchise. Rather than have Light, Medium, Heavy, and Robes for casters, this just has Light and Heavy.

Light is designed around bonus statistics, so if you like to unleash skills with reckless abandon, gain resistances to certain damage types, and more, this is the style for you. However, you’ll want to be careful as it provides considerably less defence than Heavy armour.

That’s the sole benefit of the Heavy style though: it offers considerably more defence. You’ll gain no bonus for Stamina regeneration though, so you’ll want to rely on standard attacks more to unleash damage.

In this guide, we’re going to list all of the armour sets in the game, including their armour rating, bonuses, and crafting costs. That way you can decide which sets you want to want in this awesome new dungeon crawling RPG.

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Elder Scrolls: Blades – Light Armour List:

Hide Armor Set

PieceDescription
Armour RatingBonusCostMaterial Cost
Hide ArmorMade from the pelts of wild animals, Hide Armor is the cheapest type of protection available, and wearing it allows for quicker Stamina regeneration.38+3 Stamina regeneration per second.29710 Pelts
Hide BootsHide Boots may only provide minimal protection, but they help the wearer regain Stamina more quickly.16+2 Stamina regeneration per second.1218 Pelts
Hide GauntletsUsed by farmers and hunters alike, Hide Gauntlets offer warmth and protection, and help fighters regain Stamina more quickly.16+2 Stamina regeneration per second.1218 Pelts
Hide HelmetThough less sturdy and less stylish than other types of head protection, the lightweight Hide Helmet helps its wearer regain Stamina more quickly.22+2 Stamina regeneration per second.1658 Pelts
Hide ShieldThe studded Hide Shield offers basic protection from physical attacks while helping warriors regain Stamina quicker.45 (30 Bash)+5 Stamina regeneration per second.2707 Pelts

Leather Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmour RatingBonusCostMaterial Cost
Leather ArmorA suit of hardened Leather Armor provides adequate protection, including superior resistance to bashing attacks and shock damage.57+4 Bashing resistance. / +4 Shock resistance.47310 Leathers / 6 Pelts
Leather BootsLeather Boots are often used by soldiers and archers to provide foot protection without sacrificing mobility.23+2 Bashing resistance. / +2 Shock resistance.1878 Leathers / 5 Pelts
Leather GauntletsTough and durable, Leather Gauntlets offer increased protection against bashing attacks and shock damage.23+2 Bashing resistance. / +2 Shock resistance.1878 Leathers / 5 Pelts
Leather HoodIt may not be fancy, but this Leather Hood protects the wearer’s head and offers additional defense from bashing attacks and shock damage.33+3 Bashing resistance. / +3 Shock resistance.2648 Leathers / 5 Pelts
Leather ShieldWith its lightweight yet durable design, the Leather Shield is favored by many lightly armored combatants.68 (45 Bash)+135 Block Rating against bashing damage. / +181 Block Rating against shock damage.4307 Leathers / 5 Pelts

Chitin Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmor RatingBonusCostMaterial Cost
Chitin ArmorMade primarily from scrib body parts, Chitin Armor provides increased resistance to poison damage as well as faster Magicka regeneration.76+3 Magicka regeneration per second. / +6 Poison resistance.1,09010 Scrib Chitin / 6 Leather
Chitin BootsNot only do Chitin Boots offer the natural protection of an exoskeleton, but as footwear, they’re surprisingly comfortable.31+2 Magicka regeneration per second. / +3 Poison resistance.2808 Scrib Chitin / 5 Leather
Chitin GauntletsWhile a bit unorthodox, Chitin Gauntlets provide effective armor, increased Magicka regeneration and poison resistance.31+2 Magicka regeneration per second. / +3 Poison resistance.2808 Scrib Chitin / 5 Leather
Chitin HelmetFashioned from the head of a dead scrib, the Chitin Helmet, while bizarre, offers great protection against poison attacks, as well as increased Magicka regeneration.44+2 Magicka regeneration per second. / +3 Poison resistance.3908 Scrib Chitin / 8 Leather
Chitin ShieldMade from the shell of a giant mudcrab, the lightweight Chitin Shield provides extra protection against poison, and increases your Magicka regeneration rate.90 Block / 60 Bash+5 Magicka regeneration per second. / +241 Block Rating against poison damage.7007 Scrib Chitin / 5 Leather

Orcish Scaled Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmor RatingBonusCostMaterial Cost
Orcish Scaled ArmorOrcish Scaled Armor provides increased protection from cleaving attacks and fire damage.95+7 Cleaving Resistance. / +7 Fire resistance.1,37810 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots
Orcish Scaled BootsThe unique components used to craft Orcish Scale Boots help provide increased protection from cleaving attacks and fire damage.39+3 Cleaving Resistance. / +3 Fire resistance.5598 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish Scaled GauntletsThese sturdy Orcish Scale Gauntlets allow for fine hand movement while protecting the wearer against cleaving weapons and fire damage.39+3 Cleaving Resistance. / +3 Fire resistance.5598 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish Scaled HelmetThe traditional Orcish Scale Helmet can be readily identified by its unique plumed design.54+4 Cleaving Resistance. / +4 Fire resistance.7938 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish Scaled ShieldThe light Orcish Scale Shield trades sturdiness for increased protection from cleaving weapons and fire damage.113 Block / 75 Bash+7 Cleaving Resistance. / +7 Fire resistance.1,07010 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots

Elder Scrolls: Blades – Heavy Armor Sets

Iron Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmor RatingCostMaterial Cost
Iron ArmorThough surpassed by steel and other metal armors, Iron Armor remains a steadfast means of protection for young warriors and veterans alike.5134110 Iron Ingots
Iron BootsIron Boots offer solid protection for the wearer’s legs, be it in the arena or on the battlefield.211438 Iron Ingots
Iron GauntletsHeavy Iron Gauntlets may not be known for their durability, but they offer effective protection for those unable to afford other, pricier equipment.211438 Iron Ingots
Iron HelmetThe heavy Iron Helmet may be simple in style, but what it lacks in flair is made up for in sheer physical protection.291988 Iron Ingots
Iron ShieldThough not as durable as its Steel counterpart, the Iron Shield still provides adequate protection in combat.60 Block / 30 Bash3007 Iron Ingots

Steel Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmor RatingCostMaterial Cost
Steel ArmorThe increased protection and durability over iron makes this Steel Armor highly sought after by all manner of adventurers.7655010 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Steel BootsSturdy and comfortable, Steel Boots are able to weather both battlefields and mountains.312208 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Steel GauntletsSoldiers throughout Tamriel know to trust a good pair of Steel Gauntlets.312208 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Steel HelmetThe Steel Helmet is considered a classic, and has become standard equipment for soldiers and adventurers alike.443088 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Steel ShieldConstructed primarily from wood, but reinforced with steel made from smelted iron, the Steel Shield provides enhanced resistance and durability.90 Block / 45 Bash4086 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots

Silver Armor Set

PieceDescriptionArmor RatingCostMaterial Cost
Silver ArmorSilver Armor is smithed to be both protective and elegant, so that all may see your arrival and cheer!10189110 Silver Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots
Silver BootsThey may be a challenge for any blacksmith to make, but these Silver Boots offer superior protection over steel.413638 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Silver GauntletsHands clad in Silver Gauntlets enjoy better protection over simple steel.413638 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Silver HelmetWhat gallant, shining hero would possibly charge into battle without the protection of this glimmering Silver Helmet?585068 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Silver ShieldCast as a solid metal piece, this Silver Shield offers substantial protection to its wielder.120 Block / 60 Bash7706 Silver Ingots / 4 Steel Ingots

Orcish Armor Set

PieceDescription
Armor RatingCostMaterial Cost
Orcish Plate ArmorAs could be expected, Orcish Plate Armor provides superior protection from physical damage.1261,62510 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots
Orcish Plate BootsComposed of orichalcum, steel and iron, the heavy Orcish Plate Boots provide excellent leg protection.516508 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish Plate GauntletsOrcish Plate Gauntlets are extremely resilient to damage… but exceptionally difficult to forge.516508 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish Plate HelmetSimilar in appearance to its lighter variant, the Orcish Plate Helmet features an emblematic plumed design.729238 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 3 Iron Ingots
Orcish ShieldDue to its spiked design, the Orcish Shield has both offensive and defensive capabilities.1501,3787 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 2 Iron Ingots