The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Imperial Robes
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Oct 20, 2012 @ 12:30pm
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Imperial Robes

Do you like the College-style mage robes, but feel self-conscious about wearing blue in front of your crimson-clad comrades in the Imperial Legion? Here is the solution. Or, you know, a solution. Of sorts.



This mod adds six garments to the game (all of them new items that do not replace anything):

- The IMPERIAL RECRUIT ROBES and IMPERIAL RECRUIT HOOD, which are based on the Novice Robes and Novice Hood and have the same stats as those, with an added 20% health regen bonus to help you hold the line.

- The IMPERIAL SPECIALIST ROBES, which are based on the Expert Robes and come in five varieties, one for each school of magic. Similarly to the Recruit Robes their stats are the same as 'Expert Robes of [Magic School]' but with a 20% bonus to health regen.They also come in an unenchanted version called Legion Robes.

- The IMPERIAL FOXSKIN BOOTS and the IMPERIAL FOXSKIN BRACERS, which are simply cloth versions of Imperial Light Boots and Imperial Light Bracers for players who use the Mage Armor perk.

- The IMPERIAL BATTLEMAGE HOOD, which is a retextured version of the unequippable 'Torturer's Hood' from the main game. Unlike the Recruit Hood, the Battlemage hood can be worn with most armor without immersion-breaking clipping issues (for reference, it uses the same mesh as the Thieves' Guild Hood.) It fortifies magicka regeneration by 40 percent.

They can be bought from Beirand, the Solitude Blacksmith and Imperial Outfitter. Note however that the SPECIALIST ROBES AND BATTLEMAGE HOOD ARE ONLY AVAILABLE AFTER YOUR CHARACTER REACHES LEVEL 24, much like the Expert Robes in the vanilla game. Everything except the Specialist Robes can also be purchased from the Quartermasters in the Imperial camps around Skyrim.

The robes are retextured versions of the Novice and Expert Robes. The textures were made by combining elements from those robes with elements from the Imperial Light Armor, with handpainted details. The mod includes no meshes, so it should work with any body- and/or armor replacer.

I welcome all kinds of feedback and suggestions and will try to respond to all comments. This is my first mod for Skyrim, let me know if it works for you. And also if it doesn't.


In version 1.1 of the mod I introduced a unique version of the Recruit Robes, with a unique texture and better stats than the regular Recruit Robes. It's a mostly atmospheric piece for players who like immersion; power players might be disappointed. I hid it in a lore-appropriate place. Here's the clue:

- It is in the bedchamber of a mage who was in the Legion during the Great War with the Aldmeri Dominion.

It is in a chest. Happy hunting.

If this works out I'll do more of these.


Q: Will you make similar robes for the Stormcloaks?
A: YES. In fact I just finished it.

Q: Will there be an unenchanted version of the Recruit Robes?
A: No. The choice to have an unechanted version only of the Specialist Robes (the Legion Robes) and not of the Recruit Robes was a very deliberate one on my part. The basis was that there are unenchanted Expert Robes in the main game, but no such thing for the Novice Robes. I aim for this mod to integrate as smoothly as possible with the vanilla experience. I hope nobody minds too much.

Q: Will you make the Robes craftable?
A: No, seeing as robes are not craftable in the main game. Once again sorry to everyone who does not share my philosophy on preserving the sanctity of the game. Please don't be mad.


Russian[] - A Russian language version is now available from

French[] - A French translation is available from La confrérie des traducteurs[]


Version 2.0 - February 23rd 2013
- All new textures!
- All new normal maps!
- Beast race support for the hoods.
- The Battlemage Hood is now leveled to 24.
- Fixed first person textures for the female robes.

Version 1.2 - November 17th 2012
- Added the Battlemage Hood, see above.
- Equipped the two battlemages in the intro and the Helgen Keep Torurer with Battlemage Hoods.
- Made the robes available from the Quartermasters at the various Imperial camps.
- Lowered the price of the Recruit Robes to a more reasonable level.
- Made the treasure hunt chest player-owned.

Version 1.1 - October 24th 2012
- Fixed the Imperial Foxskin Boots and Bracers being classified as light armor.
- Fixed the first person texture of the Recruit Robes being that of the Expert Robes.
- Added a unique version with a special texture of the Recruit Robes to a secret location.


- Heron on the Steam Workshop, for pointing out an error with the foxskin gear (that I promtly fixed in 1.1)
- Lumenbeing on the Skyrim Nexus, for inspiring the secret bonus version of the recruit robes.
- antisupastar on the Nexus, for organizing the Russian version, and Aspard at for translation (the two may be the same person.)
- Valkyr47 for translating the mod into French.

Help me make this mod better by giving your suggestions and opinions. If they are especially helpful I'll put you here.


If you prefer, you can also find this mod on the Skyrim Nexus[]

Obviously, I would love it if you rated and and added this mod to your favorites.

Praise be Akatosh and all the Divines.
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Commander Jones May 31 @ 6:40am 
Actually there is an unechanted version of the Recruit Robes, I found them in the Console.
Bersaglieri Apr 25 @ 1:47am 
i personally feel like we should have got a set when joining the legion in the same way we get our armor set. I've had this mod for a long while now and never found a single set.
Gr[øø]ve Dec 9, 2017 @ 6:31pm 
Sorry to bother you with this but I assume the dirty edits LOOT pick up are intentional? Otherwise I guess I would have already CTD with this mod as it has not yet to come. Can you clarify if need cleaning or not if possible? Thanks in advance.
Xephyr Jun 9, 2017 @ 8:41pm 
So the drops are all in the level lists?
dinosaur Jan 31, 2017 @ 8:10am 
where is the unique one
PocketTyger Jan 20, 2017 @ 11:04pm 
What about add legion mages to npc list? , with other imperial npc's?
Dylan: A Time Lord Dec 11, 2016 @ 3:11pm 
My favorite part about this is in one of the screenshots you're attacking a Solitude guard
nolman899 Nov 26, 2016 @ 10:03am 
Could you make the specialist robes have some armor to them? I feel they should have some light armor raiting because of the leather coat, harness thing on it.
marikerr18 Nov 12, 2016 @ 3:35pm 
they should give away the location
It'sn'tDarth Nov 6, 2016 @ 6:28am 
Wait, the only imperial mages lived in helgen... Now didn't they?! I'M GOING THERE RIGHT NOW!