The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Banditry: Forsworn Gear
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Jul 29, 2012 @ 1:46pm
Oct 2, 2012 @ 5:36pm
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Banditry: Forsworn Gear

In 1 collection by Brandybuck
Cosmetic Armor and Weapons
12 items
"This was our land. We were here first. Then the Nords came and put chains on us." -- The King in Rags

Eschewing the craftsmanship of other factions, the Madmen of the Reach resort to primitve yet effective gear in their insurgency against Nord rule. Now you can craft Forsworn armor and weapons, in multiple smithing tiers. Crafting will require appropriate perks and materials. The armor set counts as matched for the Matching Set perk.

Multiple tiers means you can keep the same gear appearance from leather quality all the way to dragon quality.

Light Armor

Forsworn Armor (Leather)
Forsworn Pillager Armor (Scaled)
Forsworn Ravager Armor (Glass)
Forsworn Warlord Armor (Dragonscale)
Forsworn Cloth Armor (Cloth)


Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Elven)
Improved Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Glass)
Superior Forsworn Axe/Bow/Sword (Dragon)


Forsworn Arrow (Iron)
Forsworn Flint Arrow (Elven)
Forsworn Obsidian Arrow (Glass)


Note that the base Forsworn gear is the same the existing gear in the game, but is now made craftable. The base Forsworn Arrow is very weak (less than iron arrows), but kept here for completeness. It does not require a perk to craft.

The tempering of the default Forsworn weapons was changed from Steel to Refined Moonstone. They are still considered Steel weapons however. I did not want to change that aspect of them to avoid potential problems.

Forsworn weapon crafting will require Large Antlers as components. These have been added to apothecary vendor lists since they were left out.

Superior Forsworn weapons are slightly stronger than Ebony in quality, but require the Dragon Armor perk to craft, so that smithing can focus on the light armor side of the perk tree. They require Dragon Bones for crafting.

Arrows will require Firewood and Leather Strips, plus Refined Moonstone for flint strength or Refined Malachite for obsidian strength.


Also see my Banditry: Fur Armor mod for another outlaw look.


Please let me know of any problems you find with this mod so that I can fix them. Also please rate this mod up if you like it. Thank you.


Version 1.1
- Added cloth versions of armor

This mod released under the Creative Common CC BY license. Users may share, copy, and redistribute the mod in any medium or format, for any purpose, even commercially. You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made.
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Banquo Jun 17, 2014 @ 7:51pm 
Because I'm too lazy to go to the TES wiki, if on of you would be kind enough to answer, are Forsworn based off of Druid/Pagan stereotypes/common representations?
ToolPackinMama May 18, 2014 @ 8:43pm 
Hey thank you! I am playing "Live another life" as a Forsworn native, and I really needed this.
snapdragonslair Nov 7, 2012 @ 5:53pm 
Im still using, and still LOVING this mod... It's freaking AWESOME!
Brandybuck  [author] Nov 2, 2012 @ 2:55pm 
The smithing in Skyrim makes no sense to begin with, both in terms of weight and cost. To make an arrow you need a wooden shaft, a tiny arrowhead, and leather strip to tie it on. (I could have also required feathers, but they are exceedingly rare). One ingot of moonstone or malachite for 60 arrows seems reasonable. Unlike armor or weapons, ammo gets used up. The materials to fletch arrows should be significantly less then to craft the bow the fires them.

Perhaps I'll lower the price, but I won't lower the count or increase the materials.
th3pr0ph3t Nov 2, 2012 @ 1:07pm 
I have a recipe of forsworn arrows that requires a leather strip and firewood and produces 60 arrows.
I think this is the mod that adds that recipe. If so, the recipe should be removed.
A leather strip is too cheap, and with speechcraft higher than 60 or something you can sell them for 1gold each, turning them into an unlimited source of income. They also skyrocket your blacksmithing skill.

If not removed, the recipe should produce 24 arrows and require at least a leather, not a leather strip.
Brandybuck  [author] Sep 29, 2012 @ 7:12pm 
I just started a female Forsworn Shaman character. Now I get to use my own mod for it's intended purpose!
Phiolx Aug 14, 2012 @ 2:22pm 
Sweet ! Iv'e been looking everywhere for decent craftable light armors ! good work (in general)
Manitou Aug 7, 2012 @ 6:26pm 
Great job on this, thank you for sharing this!
Brandybuck  [author] Aug 5, 2012 @ 9:52pm 
leirynot, I may do that. I've put one mod up there to see how it works out. So far I'm not entirely thrilled without how Nexus works.
leirynot Aug 5, 2012 @ 1:00pm 
Could you please upload this and your Banditry: Fur Armor to the Skyrim Nexus as well?