How To Get Nordic Carved Armor In Skyrim?

The following guide highlights how to get Nordic Carved Armor in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and also mentions its stats in detail.

Skyrim requires a balance between defenses and weight, and Nordic Carved Armor is the ultimate answer. This unique heavy armor set has an exquisite design and provides solid protection, making it a valuable asset in combat.

While slightly lighter than Orcish armor, Nordic Carved Armor offers a comparable base armor rating. This set was added to the game as part of the Dragonborn DLC. Although rare, you will start seeing characters wearing this set on Solsheim, such as the Skaal people in the island’s northern part.

This guide contains all the necessary information for you to acquire and utilize Nordic Carved Armor in your gaming experience.

Nordic Carved Armor Location in Skyrim

To get Nordic Carved Armor, you need Dragonborn DLC of Skyrim and be at least 25. There is no set location to find this armor, but certain enemies appear wearing it such as Bandit Chiefs, Reaver Lords, and Bandit Marauders. You can also find the armor pieces as random loot in chests or elsewhere in the world. You will see bandits, thugs, reaver marauders, and bounty collectors wearing it. At level 26, you will start finding enchanted pieces as well.

The armor may also appear for purchase at blacksmiths in the game. To increase your chances of getting it, check the vendors in Solstheim rather than the mainland in Skyrim.


The following table shows the Stats of Nordic Carved Armor in Skyrim:

Nordic Carved Armor43371,600XX01CD97
Nordic Carved Boots156220XX01CD96
Nordic Carved Gauntlets156220XX01CD98
Nordic Carved Helmet207550XX01CD99
Nordic Carved Shield26.510335XX026236

Smithing requirements for Nordic Carved Armor

The advanced Nordic Carved Armor can be forged at the blacksmith’s forge if you have the right set of materials. For this, your smithing should be at level 50.

The only downfall to this approach is that a lot of building material is required to forge this armor, which takes time and effort. For the entire set, you will need the following materials:

  • 21 x Steel Ingot
  • 5 x Quicksilver Ingot
  • 4 x Ebony Ingot
  • 10 x Leather Strips

Nordic Carved Armor mods

If players want a different aesthetic look for their Nordic Carved Armors, they can use different mods. These mods are easy to install and provide unique appearances for the armor set.

Project 7 – Nordic Carved Armor Remastered mod

This mod is a total retexture and rework of the vanilla Nordic Armor and weapon set. Unlike other mods, it pays extra attention to detail to avoid blocky details and provide better, more fluid movements.

This is achieved by a complete rework, not a simple retexture, which converts the entire model into a higher-poly reskin.

The visuals do not receive a drastic change, and the armor keeps its original essence, being a heavy, bulky armor set for warriors to survive in a harsh climate, however, with subtle tweaks.

AMIDIANBORN Nordic Carved Armor mod

This is another high-quality, high-resolution, handmade texture mod that allows players to create unique visuals for their Nordic Carved Armor sets. Like the previous mod, everything has been done from scratch to improve the visual experience.

When installing and activating the mod, players will be given a choice between the Black, Brown or White Fur texture pack. The choice will affect the visuals of the armor; you may try both and select the one that suits your taste.

Getting Nordic Carved Armor in Early Game

If you’re looking for Nordic Carved armor in the early game, there is a small hack that will work for you. To do this, you must download and install a Skyrim mod called ADDITEMMENU from Nexusmods for free. Once the mod is downloaded, launch the game and activate the mod. It will open an input field; type in Nordic and press the enter key.

This will open all the items with Nordic in them; from there, you will find all the Nordic armor pieces. Simply move the required pieces to your character’s inventory by clicking on the pieces. Close the window, and you can wear the newly acquired armor set. You can get any item from this mod, but don’t take any unique items with only one copy to prevent your game from crashing.

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