Daedric Armor - Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Updated on May 2, 2015
Wearing the full Daedric Armor set in Skyrim.
Wearing the full Daedric Armor set in Skyrim.

This crafting guide will cover the various Daedric Armor pieces that can be crafted using the Smithing skill in the Elder Scrolls v: Skyrim. Within you will find a list of relevant information for each piece of equipment that can be crafted including weight, base damage, gold value, value per pound ratio for each item, cost to craft and the profit margin that results, keeping in mind your actual profit in crafting Daedric Armor will vary depending on your speech skill. All items in this category are considered to be Heavy Armor pieces.

All items of the Daedric Armor and the Daedric Weapons category require both Ebony Ingots and Daedra Hearts in order to craft. Ebony is one of the rarest ore types to find in Skyrim with Daedra Hearts being possibly the most hard to find ingredient used in any sort of crafting. Even though these hearts can be used for potions in alchemy, it is highly advised that you do not use them for this, as they are worth far more when used for making armor.

In order to upgrade the quality of these equipment pieces, you require a single Ebony Ingot and the use of a Workbench. The exact benefit of this process is affected by your Smithing skill and can be upped by using potions and enchanted items worn while crafting. Finally, if you ever expect to get your hands on these armor pieces, forget about trying to buy or find them as collecting an entire set is a ridiculously difficult task, crafting is the way to go.

Daedric Armor
Daedric Armor

Daedric Armor

Chest Piece Heavy Armor

The Chest piece of the Daedra Armor set follows the scheme of almost demonic looking armor, with some slightly lopsided shoulder plates that still manage to make it look totally bad-ass. The lower middle of the chest looks as though the jaws of some crazed and deadly monster is reaching out of it almost. Why bother equipping weapons? You could probably take out your enemies just by running into them with this thing.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 50
  • Gold Value: 3200
  • Gold per pound: 64
  • Base Armor Rating: 49
  • Form ID: 0001396b

Daedric Armor Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x5
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x3

Cost of Crafting Materials: 1009 Gold
Profit Margin: +2191 Gold (+217%)

Daedric Boots
Daedric Boots

Daedric Boots

Foot Piece Heavy Armor

The Daedric Boots follow the spiky theme with pointed pieces layered one atop the other and bolted together at the sole and shins. Intricate patterns decorate the upper portions giving the look of an evil elf's choice footwear. Like the chest piece, the boots seem that they would make a good weapon on their own with the sharp pointed toe piece.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 10
  • Gold Value: 625
  • Gold per pound: 62.5
  • Base Armor Rating: 18
  • Form ID: 0001396a

Daedric Boots Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x3
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Cost of Crafting Materials: 706 Gold
Profit Margin: -81 Gold (-11%)

Daedric Gauntlets
Daedric Gauntlets

Daedric Gauntlets

Hand Piece Heavy Armor

These Daedric Gauntlets consist of many layers of forward forcing spiked sheets of ebony, covering every bit of your character's hands with near impenetrable armor. Scratching your opponent's eyes out seems totally plausible with the finger tips that end in long sharp nails. Deadly yet fashionable with even more intricate patterns decorating the upper part of the forearm section of these gauntlets.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 6
  • Gold Value: 625
  • Gold per pound: 104.17
  • Base Armor Rating: 18
  • Form ID: 0001396c

Daedric Gauntlets Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x2
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Cost of Crafting Materials: 556 Gold
Profit Margin: +69 Gold (+12%)

Daedric Helmet
Daedric Helmet

Daedric Helmet

Head Piece Heavy Armor

The Daedric Helmet is made of two distinctly colored types of material, both made of ebony and dipped in the blood of Daedra to cool from the heat of the forging process. Lopsided like the shoulders of the chest piece, yet just as vicious. Even though there are slots for the eyes, light doesn't penetrate them keeping your character's face permanently shrouded in darkness.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 15
  • Gold Value: 1600
  • Gold per pound: 106.67
  • Base Armor Rating: 23
  • Form ID: 0001396d

Daedric Helmet Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x3
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Cost of Crafting Materials: 706 Gold
Profit Margin: +894 Gold (+127%)

Daedric Shield
Daedric Shield

Daedric Shield

Heavy Armor Shield

The Daedric Shield is probably the most intricately detailed part of the entire set of armor except for the chest portion, having designs carved over the vast majority of the surface and large deadly looking spikes coming from both the top and bottom of the shield. Evil enough to help block attacks by simply scaring the shit out of your opponent to the point where they won't even try to hit you, although they probably still will.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 15
  • Gold Value: 1600
  • Gold per pound: 106.67
  • Base Armor Rating: 36
  • Form ID: 0001396e

Daedric Shield Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x4
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x1

Cost of Crafting Materials: 853 Gold
Profit Margin: +747 Gold (+88%)

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        Skyrim Pro 

        4 months ago

        If you have a deadra heart, you can duplicate it using this duplication glitch. Go to Whiterun and next to the drawbridge there should be an empty room. Go in there and drop the deadra hearts on the ground one by one. Now ha e you follower pick them up. Then go into the city. Make a 180 degree turn and go back to the empty room. There should be you deadra hearts on the groumd and if you check you follower's inventory, there should be more deadra hearts. You can do this as much as you want. BTW you can use this glitch with and item.

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        wyvern man!!! 

        4 years ago

        If you do the quest for getting Mehrunes razor, he will force you to fight two dread ra kill them both and you have got two deadra hearts, and also if you enter the shrine behind the pedestal there will be two more kill those two two and now you have 4 good luck ;)

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        the legendary MOO 

        6 years ago

        I am level 28 daedric warrior. With badass daedric everything. An armorial rating of like over 200 and a sword that has 67 base damage. Skyrim will be mine!x

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        the legendary MOO 

        6 years ago

        I am level 28 daedric warrior. With badass daedric everything. An armorial rating of like over 200 and a sword that has 67 base damage. Skyrim will be mine!

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        Watermelon 

        6 years ago

        If you go inside the inn at dawn star, there will be a man whos trying to stop the nightmares for reoccurring. Do his quest. There are 2 daedra hearts in this alchemy room.

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        Razor 

        6 years ago

        Do the quest for mehrunes razor and you will get a couple daedra hearts at the end

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        beau 

        6 years ago

        im having trouble. When i go to forge i can't forge daedric armor because its not giving me the option to. i have all the stuff i need including 100 smithing and it still wont let me

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        Thegodshand 

        6 years ago

        Heart in viligant house to on the table

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        Fadedkiller92 

        6 years ago

        Thanks a lot this probably helped a lot of people that might be pro or not so good (me) lol but now you just need to add the total supplies for deadric armor 10 leather strips 5 deadra hearts 17 ebony ingot

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        Yosay 

        6 years ago

        As shmeil is that true? And a daedra heart is on the leader of the companions desk in his room. It respawns every 10 or so days.

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        ashley stayhomemom 

        6 years ago

        If u go to enthir the fence in the college of winterhold he sells daedra hearts 2 at a rime replenishes his stock of them every 48 hour apologize for bad spelling new touch screen phone not used to it

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        schmeil 

        6 years ago

        I found deadric armor in the lighthouse by dawnstar

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        yesh! 

        6 years ago

        Skyrim Domination will be mine with this armor and my Ebony Blade!!!!!

        (Evil Laugh)

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        Sean 

        6 years ago

        This imformation is awesome because im a smither that's like to smither the more expensiver things and i wear them too and i thought daedric armour used its own ingot but it uses an daedra heart now i can plan ahead thanks so much!!!!! :DDDD

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