The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor
Category: Armor
File Size
60.899 MB
Oct 4, 2012 @ 1:15pm
May 22, 2014 @ 10:01pm
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Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor

The expert in battle would first make himself invincible, then wait for his enemy to expose his vulnerability. -- Sun Tzu

Dragonbone Ebonsteel heavy armor is a stand-alone set combining the raw strength of dragonbone with the more malleable resilience of ebony. While for all gameplay purposes it is still considered dragonplate, forging it requires skill in both dragon and ebony smithing. The armor rating of all pieces is nearly as great (just one tick shy) of their Daedric counterparts.
  • The armor can be made at any forge.
  • While it requires both Dragon and Ebony smithing perks to make, the armor itself is found under the Dragon smithing category.
  • Two styles each of chestpieces, gauntlets, and boots are included. Their construction materials and stats are identical. The choice is offered purely for aesthetic reasons.
  • Four styles of helm are also available, in either veiled or open-faced versions (for a total of eight). Here too materials and stats are identical, and which one wears is a matter of individual taste.
  • A chainmail hood can also be forged. As it is not rigid and does not actually utilize dragonbone, it is markedly less protective than the full helms. However, it does allow one to simultaneously equip circlets of any type.
  • A heavy shield (replete with modified geometry) is included as part of the full set.
  • All pieces are upgradeable with additional ebony ingots.
  • All pieces are fully race, gender, and body-slider compliant.
  • Dawnguard not required (but buy it! PC gaming needs all the support it can get!)
Compatability and Conflicts:
  • As all pieces are standalone and based on Bethesda's geometry, there should be no conflicts with vanilla Skyrim or other mods.
  • A mod I enjoy using with Dragonbone Ebonsteel armor is the wonderful Bandolier - Bags and Pouches (also available at the Nexus).
  • I'd like to especially recommend Winter is Coming - Cloaks[], which I believe greatly accentuates the look of this (and all other) armor.
  • Quickfox's extremely handy Armored Circlets is the primary motivation behind my inclusion of the mail hood. (Dragon Priest circlets are wonderful!)
Dragonbone Ebonsteel Armor is also available at the Nexus:

Screenshot lighting provided by SkyRealism - ENB Evolved and Phinix Natural EMB

Change History:
  • 06/02/13 -- Added Claw style helms -- Crisper normals -- Custom cube map -- Ebony now ebonier -- Various subtle geometry tweaks
  • 04/07/13 -- Fixed data error causing male orc Classic Veiled Helm to use wrong appearance
  • 02/09/13 -- Adjusted verts on all female helms to avoid sorting issues with vanilla hairstyles
  • 01/26/13 -- Modified helmet biped settings to restore proper hair functionality and better support mods that add snow/water effects to the character.
  • 01/13/13 -- Veiled versions of all helms now implemented -- Prior veiled helms tweaked to eliminate risk of elven nasal interpenetration syndrome (aka ENIS)
  • 12/21/12 -- Added Segmented Boots -- Renamed original dragonplate-based helm Stout Helm, added Stout Veiled Helm variant - General improvements to original gauntlets
  • 12/03/12 -- Removed erroneous Dawnguard dependency flag (grr...)
  • 12/02/12 -- Data scoured to disable all hair for all helms -- Original helmet textures revised -- Segmented Gloves data revised.
  • 11/30/12 -- Some users were reporting some pieces not rendering properly. This version is a thoroughly inspected and tested re-packaging of the data as a safety pass to minimize odds the problem lies on the mod's end. Apologies to those who weren't experiencing issues and had to wait through the extra download, but I wanted to eliminate as much doubt as possible.
  • 11/29/12 -- Added Classic Helm and Classic Veiled Helm -- Added Segmented Gloves
  • 11/15/12 -- Modified chain hoods to avoid circlet and Aetherial Crown interpenetration issues
  • 11/12/12 -- Fixed noobish error that prevented male BP normal maps from rendering properly
  • 11/09/12 -- Completely revised chain mail textures -- Turned off all hair for all head pieces again to solve issues with female characters -- Fixed UV set error that caused some sleeve textures to draw as black in 1st person mode -- Improved texture compression (no visual difference)
  • 10/30/12 -- Tweaked data that was preventing some long hair styles to draw with helmets equipped
  • 10/26/12 -- Added Dragonbone Ebonsteel Horned Helm for both genders and all races -- Changed name of "Ancient Helm" to "Grand Helm" (base item rename only--should not cause existing items to disappear)
  • 10/10/12 -- Fixed Argonian male Nord helmet referencing wrong mesh -- Slightly desatured mail hood to appear less blue in some ENB lighting configurations -- Reduced base armor rating of most pieces a point or two to fulfill original intention of having them be minimally less strong than Daedric.
  • 10/05/12 -- Fixed data error that might have resulted in female gauntlets not rendering properly for some players.
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RIP UK 1707-2016 Jun 20 @ 7:58am 
Hi, will you be creating weapons to go with this armor set in the future?
Jasper Jun 16 @ 9:17am 
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sithblade7 Jun 15 @ 8:48pm 
Well, Blacklake. I'm honestly very moved that you pay attention to this mod two years after you created it.

I hope I speak for quite a few of us when I say thank you.
Thank you for staying on.
Any chance yuo will add some different colored variants that we can make? Also mabey some weapon variants?
Bruce Griblet Jun 1 @ 1:28pm 
Oh I'm so sorry I didn't know that was you.
Blacklake  [author] Jun 1 @ 6:31am 
@[[K]ilillboiliBbils: It was added to Immersive Armors after I *made* it. I'm credited as "Dreogan." If you feel any future super-sleuthing urges the restrooms are down the hall on the left, Sphincter Boy.
Bruce Griblet May 23 @ 3:32pm 
ripped right from imersive armors mod
Pvt.Flame | Otong (DJMN) May 14 @ 11:44am 
better install via nmm in nexus...overall ths is an awesome armor
Zeusratex May 3 @ 10:38am 
mod doesnt work
IIIVIIIedved May 3 @ 9:46am 
thats the best lore friendly armor. well done mate