What are the best light armors in Skyrim?

For all you hardcore Skyrim players out there! If you ever find yourself making a character that specializes in the green skill tree, then equipping your character with light armor is your best move going forward. With these light armors, you'll definitely maximize your character's potential!

  1. #1

    Deathbrand Armor

    The Deathbrand Armor set is one of the light armors in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim that is composed of the Deathbrand Armor, Boots, Gauntlets, and the helm. Players who wish to upgrade this may use Stalhrim through the Arcane Blacksmith.

    18votes
    • Lee SunWritten on April 3, 2019
      LS
      "To be clear, the light armors Skyrim that we are talking about here are those armors that can benefit from the light armor skill. Anyway, if you equip the Deathbrand helm, you will able to acquire the water breathing ability. A male Nord can wear this light armor."
  2. #2

    Ancient Shrouded Armor

    A unique light armor in Skyrim, Ancient Shrouded Armor, which players can obtain through the Dark Brotherhood quest. It is believed to increase player's resistance to poison, a bonus bow damage of 35%, and double sneak attack damage.

    14votes
    • Douglas FosterWritten on April 3, 2019
      DF
      "The bonus stats that each component gives is insignificant compared to the overall bonus the set gives you. Let me give you a tip, if you only wear the armor itself, it gives only a percentage of resistance to poison, but when the set is worn, you become immune to poison totally."
  3. #3

    Dragonscale Armor

    Often mistaken for the Imperial Dragonscale Cuirass, Dragonscale Armor is a light armor set that is found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This set's total defense is 82 but when combined with a shield, it accumulates to 111.

    9votes
    • Gregory HartWritten on April 3, 2019
      GH
      "You can forge this skyrim light armor through dragon scales, iron ingots, and leather strips. A total of 14 dragon scales are needed to make all the set. You should get the perk first before it can be crafted. So good luck! "
  1. #4

    Guild Master's Armor

    Considered to be an upgraded version of the Thieves Guild Armor, the Guild Master's Armor set is obtainable through the Under New Management quest. It improves a player's carrying capacity and increases the rate of the pickpocket perk.

    2votes
    • William McDonaldWritten on April 3, 2019
      WM
      "The best component of this set is wearing the guild master's hood. It grants a skill bonus for the fortify barter skill by 20 points. It means prices will be higher by 20%. Thank me later! "
  2. #5

    Dawnguard Armor

    Dawnguard Armor is a light armor set in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim which is obtainable through the Dawnguard DLC. It's the prescribed armor set for members of the order of vampire hunters known as Dawnguard. It has three different variants.

    0votes
    • Billy PayneWritten on June 17, 2019
      BP
      "I absolutely love this Skyrim armor and being a part of the Dawguard faction! As soon as I saw the news that this DLC was coming out I just knew that I wanted to be part of it and become a vampire hunter. The storyline is pretty cool too! 😁"
  3. #6

    Vampire Armor

    Vampire Armor is a set of light armor in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, obtainable in the Dawnguard DLC. It's a set typically that's typically worn by Vampires. The cuirass is available in three different colors: gray, light gray, and red.

    0votes
    • Jesse FranklinWritten on June 17, 2019
      JF
      "There's just something about this that makes it the Skyrim best light armor in my opinion. Especially the Vampire Royal Armor, the aesthetic design on that set is pretty awesome. 👍"
  4. #7

    Glass Armor

    Glass Armor is classified as a light armor set in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The set can either be crafted, purchased or found as loot throughout the world. It requires a Smithing level of 70 as well as the Glass Smithing perk to be made.

    0votes
    • Bryan WilliamsWritten on June 17, 2019
      BW
      "What else can I say about the Glass Armor Skyrim other than it's probably the best craftable light armor pre-DLC. It has the best stats among other light armors plus it looks pretty good, especially the one for the female characters. 👌"
  5. #8

    Nightingale Armor

    The Nightingale Armor set is composed of an armor that improves a player's stamina for 20 points and resistance to frost, a pair of gloves that makes lockpicking a lot easier. Lastly, it decreases the casting time of illusion spells.

    0votes
    • Austin HowellWritten on April 3, 2019
      AH
      "This light armor can really be considered a unique one. Well, aside from the fact that it is the trademark of the Nightingale faction, it is a leveled armor. Anybody who needs help with the Trinity Restored quest? I am gladly willing to help you out! "

Summary

Best What are the best light armors in Skyrim
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Deathbrand ArmorGame Elements 18 Free
2Ancient Shrouded ArmorGame Elements 14 Free
3Dragonscale ArmorGame Elements 9 Free
4Guild Master's ArmorGame Elements 2 Free
5Dawnguard ArmorGame Elements 0 Free
6Vampire ArmorGame Elements 0 Free
7Glass ArmorGame Elements 0 Free
8Nightingale ArmorGame Elements 0 Free
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