Morrowind:Armor Artifacts

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An artifact is a unique and unusually powerful magical item. Many of the artifacts in Morrowind have appeared in other Elder Scrolls games, as listed at the Lore article on Artifacts.

Artifacts are specifically defined as anything with a unique appearance. This is opposed to Unique Armor, which are defined as those which there is only one of, but which have the same appearance as other generic items.

There are a number of armor artifacts that can be found throughout the game of Morrowind. For Tribunal and Bloodmoon artifacts, check the Tribunal Artifact Page and the Bloodmoon Artifact Page.

Notes
  • Armor Rating is given both as base values and Max values, which apply when you have 100 points in the relevant armor skill.
  • Charge/Cost= Uses indicates how many uses on average you can get before needing to recharge the armor(or wait for it to charge on its own). Note that the Cost depends on your Enchant skill, so your results may vary.
  • Only the most exceptional magical items and artifacts are included here.

[edit] Boots

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Boots of the Apostle

Boots of the Apostle  Artifact: Boots of the Apostle (boots_apostle_unique)
Type Boots
Statistics
Rating Rating 80 (266 Max) Health Health 800
Weight Weight 10 (Light) Value Value 55,000
Enchantment
Cast When Used
Levitate Levitate 30−40 pts for 30 secs on Self
Charge/Cost = Uses 790/158 = 5
Boots of the Apostle

The Boots of the Apostle are a true mystery. The wearer of the boots is rumored to be able to levitate, though nobody has ever seen them used.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

The boots can be found in the underground section of the Berandas stronghold (south of Gnisis), on a dead warrior (in the large area to the northeast), and are part of an Imperial Cult quest.

[edit] Notes

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Ten Pace Boots

Ten Pace Boots  Artifact: Ten Pace Boots (tenpaceboots)
Type Boots
Statistics
Rating Rating 80 (266 Max) Health Health 800
Weight Weight 60 (Heavy) Value Value 140,000
Enchantment
Cast When Used
Fortify Speed Fortify Speed 20 pts for 120 secs on Self
Fortify Athletics Fortify Athletics 20 pts for 120 secs on Self
Drain Fatigue Drain Fatigue 5 pts for 120 secs on Self
Slowfall Slowfall 1 pt for 120 secs on Self
Charge/Cost = Uses 1,590/318 = 5
Ten Pace Boots

Not much is known about the origin of the Ten Pace Boots. They're made of heavy leather and provide superior travel when jumping.

The boots are found in a locked chest in the Inner Shrine section of Bal Fell (on an island far east of Vivec), in front of the statue to Sheogorath.

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[edit] Cuirasses

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Cuirass of the Savior's Hide

Cuirass of the Savior's Hide  Artifact: Cuirass of the Savior's Hide (cuirass_savior_unique)
Type Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating 80 (266 Max) Health Health 2,400
Weight Weight 15 (Light) Value Value 150,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Resist Magicka Resist Magicka 60% on Self
Cuirass of the Savior's Hide

Another of Hircine's artifacts was the Cuirass of the Savior's Hide. The Cuirass has the special ability to resist magicka. Legend has it that Hircine rewarded his peeled hide to the first and only mortal to have ever escaped his hunting grounds. This unknown mortal had the hide tailored into this magical Cuirass for his future adventures. The Savior's Hide has a tendency to travel from hero to hero as though it has a mind of its own.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found in a locked wardrobe on the same level as Divayth Fyr in the tower of Tel Fyr. Fyr won't mind you taking this cuirass.

[edit] Notes

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Dragonbone cuirass

Dragonbone cuirass  Artifact: Dragonbone cuirass (dragonbone_cuirass_unique)
Type Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max) Health Health 3,000
Weight Weight 50 (Heavy) Value Value 180,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Resist Fire Resist Fire 100% on Self
Dragonbone cuirass

This cuirass is one of the greatest artifacts any collector or hero could own. It is constructed of real dragon bone and was enchanted by the first Imperial Battlemage, Zurin Arctus, in the early years of the Third Era. It is a truly exquisite piece of work and many have sought to possess it. The properties of the Cuirass allow the wearer to completely resist fire, and to damage an enemy with a blast of fire. Little is known about the involvement of Zurin Arctus with the enchantment of the Cuirass, but an old tale speaks of a debt that he owed to a traveling warrior. Like the warrior, the Dragonbone Mail never stays put for long.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found within the Mudan Grotto (southwest of Ebonheart), Central Vault, in a locked Dwemer closet.

[edit] Notes

  • Contrary to the in-game description, the armor does not grant the wearer any Fire Damage abilities.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.

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Ebony Mail

Ebony Mail  Artifact: Ebony Mail (ebon_plate_cuirass_unique)
Type Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max) Health Health 3,000
Weight Weight 20 (Medium) Value Value 120,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Resist Fire Resist Fire 75% on Self
Shield Shield 50 pts on Self
Resist Magicka Resist Magicka 20% on Self
Ebony Mail

The Ebony Mail is a breastplate created before recorded history by the Dark Elven goddess Boethiah. It is she who determines who should possess the Ebony Mail and for how long a time. If judged worthy, its power grants the wearer added resistance of fire, magicka, and grants a magical shield. It is Boethiah alone who determines when a person is ineligible to bear the Ebony Mail any longer, and the goddess can be very capricious.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

The armor is obtained via a high ranking quest for the Tribunal Temple. See the Ebony Mail quest for more information.

[edit] Notes

  • Despite being medium armor rather than heavy, this artifact ties the Dragonbone cuirass and Lord's Mail as the cuirass with the highest armor rating.
  • This artifact also appears in Arena, Daggerfall, with similar enchantments. In Skyrim, it appears with different effects.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.

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Lord's Mail

Lord's Mail  Artifact: Lord's Mail (lords_cuirass_unique)
Type Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max) Health Health 3,000
Weight Weight 30 (Heavy) Value Value 190,000
Enchantment
Cast When Used
Cure Poison Cure Poison on Self
Resist Magicka Resist Magicka 20−30% for 30 secs on Self
Charge/Cost = Uses 400/80 = 5
Lord's Mail

The Lord's Mail, sometimes called the Armor of Morihaus or the gift of Kynareth, is an ancient cuirass of unsurpassable quality. It grants the wearer power to absorb health, resist the effects of spells, and cure oneself of poison when used. It is said that whenever Kynareth deigns the wearer unworthy, the Lord's Mail will be taken away and hidden for the next chosen one.

The Lord's Mail is a legendary armor artifact and precious to the Imperial Legion. The deserter Furius Acilius is suspected in its disappearance, and is thought to hide in the Underground Caves near Ebonheart. See the Lord's Mail quest for more information.

[edit] Notes

  • Contrary to the in-game description, this armor does not have an Absorb Health enchantment on it. The description more accurately describes the Arena and Daggerfall versions of the armor.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.
  • Though this is part of a high-ranking Imperial Legion quest, you can get the armor anytime.
  • The Lord's Mail qualifies as an Imperial Legion Uniform.

[edit] Gauntlets

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Fists of Randagulf

Fists of Randagulf  Artifact: Fists of Randagulf (gauntlet_fists_l/r_unique)
Type Gauntlets
Statistics
Rating Rating 90 (300 Max) Health Health 450
Weight Weight 16 (Heavy) Value Value 35,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Fortify Agility Fortify Agility 20 pts on Self (left)
Fortify Strength Fortify Strength 20 pts on Self (right)
Fists of Randagulf

Randagulf of Clan Begalin goes down in Tamrielic history as one of the mightiest warriors from Skyrim. He was known for his courage and ferocity in battle and was a factor in many battles. He finally met his fate when King Harald conquered Skyrim. King Harald respected this great hero and took Randagulf's gauntlets for his own. After King Harald died, the gauntlets disappeared. The King claimed that the Fists granted the bearer added strength.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found in Ilunibi (northwest from Gnaar Mok), Soul's Rattle section, behind the trough on the western side of the large room to the northeast (next to the Sixth House bells). These are the highest rated gauntlets in the game.

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Wraithguard

Wraithguard  Artifact: Wraithguard (wraithguard / wraithguard_jury_rig)
Type Right Gauntlet (Left for jury_rig)
Statistics
Rating Rating 80 (266 Max) Health Health 400
Weight Weight 15 (Heavy) Value Value 500,000
(10,000 for jury_rig)
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Shield Shield 10 pts on Self
Resist Blight Disease Resist Blight Disease 50% on Self
Reflect Reflect 20% on Self
Resist Shock Resist Shock 10% on Self
Resist Fire Resist Fire 10% on Self
Resist Frost Resist Frost 10% on Self
Resist Magicka Resist Magicka 10% on Self
Resist Poison Resist Poison 10% on Self
Wraithguard

Wraithguard is a legendary gauntlet crafted by the Dwemer Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac, in order to handle Keening and Sunder. Together they make the tools necessary to handle the Heart of Lorkhan.

The right gauntlet is given to you by Vivec during the Main Quest. Alternatively, you can kill Vivec and have the glove activated by Yagrum Bagarn. See the Hortator and Nerevarine quest for more information.

[edit] Notes

  • The second ID is the one you get for killing Vivec. This version is left-handed, and has the appearance of a Daedric Left Gauntlet when worn, but can inflict a savage wound, depending on your version of the game.
  • After receiving Vivec's Wraithguard, you can kill him and have the Dwemer Artifact turned into a second one, allowing you to have two.
  • You can beat the game without Wraithguard—it is just more difficult, since you will lose health continuously (50-125 damage/sec with 0% Resist Magicka) while using Keening or Sunder.

[edit] Helmets

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Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw

Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw  Artifact: Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw (helm_bearclaw_unique)
Type Helmet
Statistics
Rating Rating 90 (300 Max) Health Health 900
Weight Weight 10 (Heavy) Value Value 125,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Fortify Agility Fortify Agility 40 pts on Self
Fortify Endurance Fortify Endurance 40 pts on Self
Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw

One of Valenwood's legendary heroes is Oreyn Bearclaw. Son of King Faume Toad-Eye, he was a respected clan hunter and a future leader. Wood Elven legend claims Oreyn single handedly defeated Glenhwyfaunva, the witch-serpent of the Elven wood, forever bringing peace to his clan. Oreyn would go on to accomplish numerous other deeds, eventually losing his life to the Knahaten Flu. His Helm stood as a monument of his stature for future generations to remember. The Helm was lost eventually, as the Clan split, and is now a treasured artifact for adventurers. The Helm of Oreyn Bearclaw is rumored to improve the wearers [sic] agility and endurance.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Visit the shrine of Malacath, located on the long island in the Sheogorad Region west of the Sanctus Shrine island, to receive the start of the quest for the helm. See the Malacath's Quest for more information.

[edit] Notes

  • This helm also appears with a similar enchantment in Oblivion.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.

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Masque of Clavicus Vile

Masque of Clavicus Vile  Artifact: Masque of Clavicus Vile (daedric_helm_clavicusvile)
Type Helmet
Statistics
Rating Rating 80 (266 Max) Health Health 800
Weight Weight 15 (Heavy) Value Value 15,000
Enchantment
Constant Effect
Fortify Personality Fortify Personality 30 pts on Self
Masque of Clavicus Vile

Ever the vain one, Clavicus Vile made a masque suited to his own personality. The bearer of the Masque is more likely to get a positive response from the people of Tamriel. The higher his personality, the larger the bonus. The best known story of the Masque tells the tale of Avalea, a noblewoman of some renown. As a young girl, she was grossly disfigured by a spiteful servant. Avalea made a dark deal with Clavicus Vile and received the Masque in return. Though the Masque did not change her looks, suddenly she had the respect and admiration of everyone. A year and a day after her marriage to a well connected baron, Clavicus Vile reclaimed the Masque. Although pregnant with his child, Avalea was banished from the Baron's household. Twenty one years and one day later, Avalea's daughter claimed her vengeance by slaying the Baron.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

This is related to an Imperial Legion quest you receive at Moonmoth Legion Fort. The Masque can be found on a mage in Sorkvild's Tower, just east of Dagon Fel. See the Sorkvild the Raven quest for more information.

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[edit] Shields

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Auriel's Shield

Auriel's Shield  Artifact: Auriel's Shield (ebony_shield_auriel)
Type Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating 60 (200 Max) Health Health 1,200
Weight Weight 30 (Heavy) Value Value 17,000
Enchantment
100 (unenchanted)
Auriel's Shield

Auriel's Shield, an Ebony shield said to have once belonged to the quasi-mythical Elvish deity Auriel, can make its wielder nigh invulnerable. In its resistance to fire and magick, Auriel's Shield is unsurpassed. Like many artifacts of Tamriel, the Shield has life and personality of its own, and does not feel bound to its user. A popular fable tells the tale of it abandoning one wielder in her greatest hour of need, but this is perhaps apocryphal.Daggerfall description

Held by Drelyne Llenim in Ghostgate, Tower of Dusk.

[edit] Notes

  • This artifact also appeared in Arena and Daggerfall, though it had a powerful enchantment in those games that it lacks in Morrowind, and also appears in Skyrim with the Dawnguard plug-in.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 8,500 gold.

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Eleidon's Ward

Eleidon's Ward  Artifact: Eleidon's Ward (towershield_eleidon_unique)
Type Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max) Health Health 2,000
Weight Weight 30 (Heavy) Value Value 200,000
Enchantment
Cast When Used
Restore Health Restore Health 50−100 pts on Self
Charge/Cost = Uses 95/19 = 5
Eleidon's Ward

Eleidon was a holy knight of legend in Breton history. He was a sought after man for his courage and determination to set all wrongs right. In one story, it is said that he rescued a Baron's daughter from sure death at the hands of an evil warlord. For his reward, the Baron spent all of his riches to have an enchanted shield built for Eleidon. The Shield granted Eleidon the opportunity to heal his wounds.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found in Ibar-Dad (along the coast east of Khuul), hanging above the skeleton in the innermost crypt.

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Spell Breaker

Spell Breaker  Artifact: Spell Breaker (spell_breaker_unique)
Type Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating 70 (233 Max) Health Health 1,400
Weight Weight 25 (Heavy) Value Value 115,000
Enchantment
Cast When Used
Silence Silence 30 ft for 30 secs on Target
Reflect Reflect 10−20% for 30 secs on Self
Charge/Cost = Uses 1,800/360 = 5
Spell Breaker

Spell Breaker, superficially a Dwemer tower shield, is one of the most ancient relics of Tamriel. Aside from its historical importance in the Battle of Rourken-Shalidor, the Spell Breaker protects its wielder almost completely from any spell caster, either by reflecting magicks or silencing any mage about to cast a spell. It is said that Spell Breaker still searches for its original owner, and will not remain the property of anyone else for long. For most, possessing Spell Breaker for any length of time is power enough.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found in the Dwemer ruin Bthuand, which is near the northern coast of the mainland just west of the Daedric ruin Zergonipal. The shield is hidden among some rocks in the south-southeast part of the ruins near a dead adventurer. This shield is needed for the vampiric quest from Mastrius, in Salvel Ancestral Tomb.

[edit] Notes

  • Unless you are a vampire and on Mastrius' quest, the shield won't be there.
  • This shield has appeared in Arena, Daggerfall, Oblivion, and Skyrim, all with similar enchantments.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.

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