Nordic Carved Armor is a set of heavy armor in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn with a base armor rating slightly less than that of Orcish armor, however it is lighter. Without the shield it also has the same base armor as Falmer heavy armor. However, if a shield is used, the armor rating is slightly higher.
- This armor set bears slight resemblance in design styles and overall lines to that of the armor style depicted on statues of the legendaryYsgramor (sans the helmet and cape).
- It is the second strongest of the new heavy armor sets of The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn, though not as strong as the Orcish, Ebony,Daedric or Dragonbone heavy armors.
- Unlike other armor styles introduced in Dragonborn, Nordic Carved Armor is widespread all over Skyrim, being found on Chief Bandits and other high-ranking outlaws at any bandit hideout. Conversely, the Chitin Armor, Bonemold Armor and Stalhrim Armor are only found inSolstheim.
Nordic Carved Armor requires a Smithing level of 50 and the Advanced Armors perk to create. Pieces can be forged at a blacksmith’s forge with the following components:
- Quicksilver Ingot
- Ebony Ingot
- Steel Ingot
- Leather Strips
Pieces can be upgraded with a quicksilver ingot at a workbench and also benefit from the Advanced Armors perk, which doubles the improvement.