sonofbalder Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:22pm
is there anybody that use the glass armor and if yes what kind of character do you play
i ask this question because i have nevr found a good character to use the glass armor annd was wondering if anybody had?
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Incunabulum Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:29pm 
Anyone character who wears light armor. You're going to pick one tree or the other - if you do a LA character then Glass is the next tier after Elven.
forsakenlight Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:31pm 
I found light armor next to useless. Just my opinion. With my Bosmer archer/sneak thief I just leave followers at their home and do sneak crits with the bow. I tried close combat but always got plastered, never had a problem with my nord using heavy armor. I can only imagine what playing a pure mage would be like, I imagine quite frustrating. Oh and dragons, I used every healing potion I had to kill one f'n dragon. Again hardly ever used potions for my heavy armor guy. Your mileage my vary.
PyroManiac Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:32pm 
wow you must really suck at the game :P
forsakenlight Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:41pm 
Originally posted by Pyr0M4n14c:
wow you must really suck at the game :P
Wow you must be a child.
Neighfox1 Feb 11, 2014 @ 1:56pm 
Unless you have really high enchanting, you'd be better off with Thieves Guild/Darkbrother Hood armour for the bonuses. Non-enchanted light armour should only be temporary.
Brandybuck Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:11pm 
Nothing at all wrong with glass armor (other than it's shiny fragile look). Bottom line, if you're a light armor wearer, glass armor is the second best you can get. Since you'll easily reach the armor cap if you put any points at all into Smithing, it makes great end game armor. And with enchanting you can put just about any enchantment you want on it.
gnewna Feb 11, 2014 @ 2:47pm 
My last character (got nearly to the end of the MQ but game bugged out and I restarted) was mainly into the red vampire armour, upgraded to a pretty high level with smithing, but she made a set of glass armour for her trip to Sovngarde, was in the process of levelling up to get additional perks to put into the enchanting tree (maxed it out, but neglected to pick the 2nd-5th level of the bottom perk, so nothing was *that* strong an enchantment) to enchant it as well as I could when I stopped playing her.

forsakenlight - different strokes for different folks, I guess - I find heavy armour annoyingly slow and it takes up too much inventory weight, and light armour plus a warhammer makes a decent enough combo for the tanks I've played, esp with smithing to improve it, after the first few levels if you put every other perk into smithing and do plenty of 'practice' (I wouldn't quite go so far as to say grinding as I don't have the patience for full-on grinding, but making whatever iron I come across into daggers, etc) to get your level up, and esp if you happen across any enchanted smithing gear/potions, you can improve it to where it's at least as good as a moderately sturdy piece of heavy armour without improvements. I'm currently playing as a vamp/mage with a sword/axe for backup and only wearing armoured boots/gloves plus robes/hood, it's surprisingly not going too badly, although I might look into learning a little Alteration soon.
sonofbalder Feb 11, 2014 @ 5:15pm 
Originally posted by G The Cure:
Originally posted by sonofbalder:
i ask this question because i have nevr found a good character to use the glass armor annd was wondering if anybody had?
Glass armor is made out of Malachite, which is a volcanic green crystal found in deposits throughout Vvardenfell and parts of Skyrim, and Moonstone, which is a sodium silicate gemstone. Both are used to make lightweight Altmer armor and weapons, though glass is not exclusive to elves. That bit of lore should help you choose, OP.


My Bosmer Harbinger rocks glass armor with an aqua hood, for example.
i was thinking maybe to make a bosmer who is a good at sneaking and archery i wondering if elven or glass would be better
Rellik66 Feb 11, 2014 @ 7:28pm 
Later on in the game you will see Thalmor with full glass armor.
Vahlok Ro Tiid Feb 11, 2014 @ 8:37pm 
Glass amor is excellent with the right perks and surpasses ebony base armor.
Being lite armor, it's very "sneak" friendly and less cumbersome.
For example, with sneak and lite armor nearly maxed out, you're practially impossible to detect when crouching ... even when the enemy is standing right in front of you. The only way they can detect you is IF they walk into you.
Any attacks from a hidden state are automatic critical hits and with daggers perked to assasin's blade, that's 15-30x damage.. instant kill except on the tougher opponents. Then sneak bow attacks with an enchanted ebony bow are practically one shot kills.

Personlly, I don't like standing around dancing toe to toe with an enemy bent on killing me and trading hits with them. A kill is a kill when it's quick and merciful.
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forsakenlight Feb 11, 2014 @ 8:58pm 
Originally posted by Vahlok Ro Tiid:
Glass amor is excellent with the right perks and surpasses ebony base armor.
Being lite armor, it's very "sneak" friendly and less cumbersome.
For example, with sneak and lite armor nearly maxed out, you're practially impossible to detect when crouching ... even when the enemy is standing right in front of you. The only way they can detect you is IF they walk into you.
Any attacks from a hidden state are automatic critical hits and with daggers perked to assasin's blade, that's 15-30x damage.. instant kill.
The problem with an arguement like this in this game is that the same could be said for the alternate. Ebony armor with perks is better than glass armor with perks. Ebony armor weighs nothing and does not slow you down with perk. I don't know if there is a maximum statistic for stealth but I can tell you I had no problem sneaking around even right in front of enemies in Ebony armor. I found an enchanted pair of boots with muffled movement, there is a sneak perk that reduces sound from armor and sneak rings/necklaces. It really just boils down to preference I guess. A 2x critical from a dragonbone warhammer is no joke either.
Vahlok Ro Tiid Feb 11, 2014 @ 9:02pm 
Originally posted by forsakenlight:
Originally posted by Vahlok Ro Tiid:
Glass amor is excellent with the right perks and surpasses ebony base armor.
Being lite armor, it's very "sneak" friendly and less cumbersome.
For example, with sneak and lite armor nearly maxed out, you're practially impossible to detect when crouching ... even when the enemy is standing right in front of you. The only way they can detect you is IF they walk into you.
Any attacks from a hidden state are automatic critical hits and with daggers perked to assasin's blade, that's 15-30x damage.. instant kill.
The problem with an arguement like this in this game is that the same could be said for the alternate. Ebony armor with perks is better than glass armor with perks. Ebony armor weighs nothing and does not slow you down with perk. I don't know if there is a maximum statistic for stealth but I can tell you I had no problem sneaking around even right in front of enemies in Ebony armor. I found an enchanted pair of boots with muffled movement, there is a sneak perk that reduces sound from armor and sneak rings/necklaces. It really just boils down to preference I guess. A 2x critical from a dragonbone warhammer is no joke either.
You're right, of course. I was only comparing it to the base ebony armor (without perks).
infinitedarkenergy Feb 11, 2014 @ 11:20pm 
My High Elf character. ( Vahlok Ro Tiid has it right.) Of course it helped to max out Smithing and forge a full set of glass armor. Without enchantments or cheats, my base defense is
498 with the full set on. NOTE: I improved the armor to Legendary status.
With Light armor perks, it works best for my high elf all around.
Incunabulum Feb 12, 2014 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by forsakenlight:
I found light armor next to useless. Just my opinion. With my Bosmer archer/sneak thief I just leave followers at their home and do sneak crits with the bow. I tried close combat but always got plastered, never had a problem with my nord using heavy armor. I can only imagine what playing a pure mage would be like, I imagine quite frustrating. Oh and dragons, I used every healing potion I had to kill one f'n dragon. Again hardly ever used potions for my heavy armor guy. Your mileage my vary.

Well, LA isn't intended for you to go toe-to-to at the beginning unless you've got a decent set of perks in that tree. Personally, I've never had the problems you describe using LA - stay mobile and move back when the two-hander winds up for his swing (way too many mobs have two handed weapons IMO).

And with high Smithing or just with the perks in the LA tree you'll reach the amor cap - the point where both armors tou maximum damage reduction (80%, around 560 armor rating). Heavy armor allows you to get there slightly faster.
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Brandybuck Feb 12, 2014 @ 9:55am 
Originally posted by G The Cure:
Both are Altmer armors, so both would fit for a Bosmer since he'd have access to them through the AD, whether he (your Bosmer) was an AD supporter or not.
From the lore, Elven armor was developed by the Altmer, but its presence in many Ayleid ruins suggests it originally came from the Ayleids. Glass armor, like Ebony, seems to be mostly a Dunmer invention.
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