How To Get Thieves Guild Armor In Skyrim

Thieves Guild Armor is an amazing lightweight armor designed for thieves in Skyrim. It is a leather armor that offers more defense than Elven armor.

You can get this Thieves Guild armor set after completing 2 non-combat quests in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and in this guide, we will tell you how you can do that.

Thieves Guild armor location in Skyrim

All the places from where you can find the Thieves guild Armor set are given below.

From Tonilia in Riften

To get the Thieves Guild Armor, the first person you can go to is Tonilia. She is a member of Thieves Guild in Riften, who will give you the Guild armor once you have started the “Loud and Clear” quest.

Go and talk to her after completing the initial requirements, and she will give you the complete Thieves Guild Armor set in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

From Ragged Flagon – Cistern

It is the Thieves Guild headquarters where you can find many members of the Guild, including the Brynjolf, during the quest line.

Once here, you can find a complete set of Thieves Guild Armor in the Training Room area on tables and cupboards. If you look around the beds, you can find a hood, gloves, and a pair of boots.

After completing the “Under New Management” quest, you will also get a Guild Master’s Armor. This armor set will have to improve stats for every armor piece.

Without Joining the Guild

There is a way in which you can get this fantastic armor without joining the Guild. But the armor you get in this way will be marked as stolen. If the guards catch you, they will remove the armor as you don’t get it through the fair Trade In method.

But still, we will guide you on how to get this armor without joining the Guild. You will need three things to get the armor which are given below.

  • Whirlwind Sprint
  • Platter x2
  • Potion of Enduring Invisibility

Once you have all the required items, complete the Taking care of the Business quest so Brynjolf can invite you to Cistern. Once you get there, ignore him and head to the area on your right.

Here you will see a closet next to some wooden crates. Put the Platter on its door and use the Whirlwind Sprint to enter. Again repeat the process on the inside wall of the closet to sprint through.

It will take you inside the Cistern. To prevent guards from watching you; remove anything you wear to reduce the noise. If you have a high sneak level, it will be great.

Now move ahead slowly and wait for guards to get away. Use the Potion of Enduring Invisibility to stay hidden. You must first go to the center and then turn left to enter the hallway. Because if you follow the left side path, the guard sleeping there will hear you.

Move forward through the hallway, and you will reach the chamber where you can find the complete Thieves Guild armor set. To get out, you have to follow the same method of dodging the guards.

This time instead of turning right from the center, head straight to get out of there quickly and safely using the ladder.

Using Console Command

If you are a PC user, you can receive the armor piece by entering the following command.

player.additem <itemid> <amount>

The item ID is different for each armor piece which you can see below.

Armor Piece Item ID
Thieves Guild Armor 000D3AC3
Thieves Guild Boots 000D3AC2
Thieves Guild Gloves 000D3AC4
Thieves Guild Hood 000D3AC5


The base stats of the Thieves Guild Armor sets are given below.

Armor Piece Armor Weight Value ID
Thieves Guild Armor 29 7 665 000D3AC3
Thieves Guild Gloves 9 1 222 000D3AC4
Thieves Guild Boots 9 1.5 241 000D3AC2
Thieves Guild Hood 13 1.5 551 000D3AC5

 Smithing requirements

To get the opportunity to upgrade one piece of this armor, you can complete the “Scoundrel’s Folly” quest without taking out the Gulum-Ei.

The increase in the stats of each armor piece after the upgrade is mentioned below.

  • Thieves Guild Armor: 35 Points increment in the Carrying Capacity.
  • Thieves Guild Boots: 25% increment in the success rate of Pickpocketing.
  • Thieves Guild Gloves: 25% increment in the Lockpicking ability.
  • Thieves Guild Hood: 15% increment in the Prices.

Thieves Guild armor mods

The first mod we recommend to you is, frankly HD thieves guild armor. This mod will give you utterly re-textured armor in up to 4K resolution. You can get all variants of the armor with this mod.

The other mod we would like you to use is the thieves guild master armor replacer. It is a pretty simple mod that will replace the standard thieves guild master armor with a great-looking one.

You can also try out another black thieves guild armor mod. You will get an upscaled armor texture and new things like a belt buckle and a realistic leather look.

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