Skyrim:Malachite

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A Piece of Malachite Ore
A Refined Malachite Ingot
A Malachite Ore Vein

Malachite is a rare, semi-translucent green volcanic crystal. It is used to create high-quality glass weapons and light armor. As mentioned in the book Light Armor Forging, this glass bears no relation to the common, brittle type of glass used in windows and ornaments, or in the construction(HF) of houses. See the lore article for general information. The only Malachite mine in Skyrim is located in Steamscorch Mine, outside of Kynesgrove in Eastmarch.

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[edit] Overview

Name ID Weight Value
SR-icon-ore-Malachite Ore.png Malachite Ore 0005ace1 1 30
SR-icon-ingot-Refined Malachite.png Refined Malachite 0005ada1 1 100
  • 3 Malachite Ores are obtained by mining Malachite Ore Veins.
  • 1 Refined Malachite ingot is obtained by smelting 2 Malachite Ores.

[edit] Mineral Sources

In addition to the following guaranteed sources, the best random locations are:

  • Refined Malachite may be sold by blacksmiths starting at level 18 and general goods merchants starting at level 10.
  • Malachite Ore may be randomly found in Falmer loot starting at level 7.

These ore vein locations are also listed in the Malachite Veins category, and the exterior ore veins are shown on (map).

Region Location Veins Ores Ingots Details
Eastmarch Steamscorch Mine 7 2 3 The mine is immediately northeast of Kynesgrove; see Steamscorch Mine for details. The ores and ingots are owned.
Whiterun Hold Throat of the World 2 Very top of the mountain (map)
Hjaalmarch Labyrinthian 7 4 ores are in Labyrinthian Thoroughfare and 3 are in Labyrinthian, Tribune
Whiterun Hold Swindler's Den 2
Winterhold Saarthal 1 In Saarthal Excavation
Markarth Understone Keep 1
The Pale Wreck Of The Brinehammer 1 In The Brinehammer Below Deck
The Pale Dimhollow Crypt (DG) 8
The Rift Ruunvald Excavation (DG) 4

[edit] Glass Smithing

Glass Smithing is the third perk in the light armor branch of the Smithing skill's perk tree. Unlocking it requires a Smithing skill of 70, and the Advanced Armors perk must have already been unlocked. Glass Smithing allows both Glass Armor and Glass Weapons to be crafted.

The Glass Smithing perk also causes tempering of Glass weapons and armor to be twice as effective. This perk applies to both unenchanted Glass gear and enchanted gear (generic armor, generic weapons, or custom), as long as the Arcane Blacksmith perk has been unlocked. Tempering of a couple other items is also improved by Glass Smithing, namely: Chillrend and Grimsever.

[edit] Glass Armor

Glass Armor is the third-best light armor, behind Dragonscale and StalhrimDB light armor. It appears in leveled lists starting at level 36 (enchanted varieties at level 37). All items can be tempered using Refined Malachite, and having the Glass Smithing perk doubles the quality improvement.

A female Imperial wearing Glass Armor
A male Nord wearing Glass Armor
Name (ID) Weight Value Rating Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Refined Malachite.png Malachite SR-icon-ingot-Refined Moonstone.png Moonstone SR-icon-misc-Leather.png Leather SR-icon-misc-LeatherStrips.png Strips Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-armor-Glass Armor Male.pngSR-icon-armor-Glass Armor Female.png Glass Armor
(00013939)
7 900 38 4 2 1 3 -1.3 331 0.84 1.58
SR-icon-armor-Glass Boots.png Glass Boots
(00013938)
2 190 11 2 1 1 2 -3.2 -101 0.38 0.65
SR-icon-armor-Glass Gauntlets.png Glass Gauntlets
(0001393a)
2 190 11 1 1 1 2 -2.2 -1 0.48 0.99
SR-icon-armor-Glass Helmet.png Glass Helmet
(0001393b)
2 450 16 2 1 1 1 -3.1 162 0.39 1.56
SR-icon-armor-Glass Shield.png Glass Shield
(0001393c)
6 450 27 4 1 0 2 0.8 -31 1.15 0.94
Totals (with shield): 19 2180 103 13 6 4 10
Totals (without shield): 13 1730 76 9 5 4 8

[edit] Glass Weapons

Glass Weapons are the fourth best weapons, behind Dragonbone, Daedric, and Ebony weapons. They appear in leveled lists starting at level 27 (enchanted varieties at level 28). All items except ammunition can be tempered using 1 Refined Malachite, and having the Glass Smithing perk doubles the quality improvement. Arrows can only be smithed if the Dawnguard plug-in has been installed.

One notable weakness with glass weapons is that several of them (dagger, mace, and warhammer) do not do any critical damage.[verification needed]

Name (ID) Weight Value Damage Crit.
Critical Damage
Speed Reach Raw Materials Delta Ratio
SR-icon-ingot-Refined Malachite.png Malachite SR-icon-ingot-Refined Moonstone.png Moonstone SR-icon-misc-LeatherStrips.png Strips Weight Value Weight Value
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Dagger.png Glass Dagger
(000139a6)
4.5 165 9 0 1.3 0.7 1 1 1 2.4 -13 2.14 0.93
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Sword.png Glass Sword
(000139a9)
14 410 12 6 1 1 1 1 1 11.9 232 6.67 2.30
SR-icon-weapon-Glass War Axe.png Glass War Axe
(000139a3)
16 490 13 8 0.9 1 1 1 2 13.8 309 7.27 2.71
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Mace.png Glass Mace
(000139a8)
18 575 14 0 0.8 1 2 1 1 14.9 297 5.81 2.07
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Greatsword.png Glass Greatsword
(000139a7)
22 820 21 10 0.7 1.3 2 2 3 17.7 461 5.12 2.28
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Battleaxe.png Glass Battleaxe
(000139a4)
25 900 22 11 0.7 1.3 2 2 2 20.8 544 5.95 2.53
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Warhammer.png Glass Warhammer
(000139aa)
29 985 24 0 0.6 1.3 3 2 3 23.7 526 5.47 2.15
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Bow.png Glass Bow
(000139a5)
14 820 15 7 0.62 1 2 1 0 11 545 4.67 2.98
SR-icon-weapon-Glass Arrows.png Glass Arrow
(000139be)
0 6 18 N/A 1 Malachite + 1 Firewood =
24 Glass ArrowsDG
-6 39 0.00 1.37

The base gold value used for all generic enchanted versions of the Glass Bow is 287 instead of 820. Similarly, enchanted Glass Swords have a base value of 205 instead of 410. This means that the enchanted weapons are 533 (bow) or 205 (sword) gold cheaper than they should be, and in several cases are cheaper than the unenchanted version. This bug is shared by several types of bow in the game. ?

[edit] Notes

  • Malachite Ore can be sold to Kjeld for the quest Mine Ore.
  • 1 Refined Malachite is needed to temper the dragon mask Otar.
  • 1 Refined Malachite is needed to temper the weapons Chillrend and Grimsever.
  • Ore veins (all types) sometimes do not respawn normally. See Mining (Bugs) and elsewhere on that article and its talk page.

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