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When I join the Legion, I'm able to get some equipment. The Blacksmith asks if I want light, medium or heavy armor.

I did not have any good save points nearby so I couldn't reload to find out what the "medium" armor option meant.

Obviously light meant light armor, and heavy meant heavy armor, but what equipment do you get if you choose medium?

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Could it mean: Light (Robes), Medium (Light), Heavy (Heavy)? Otherwise I have not heard of Medium armour, there are no skill trees for it and it doesn't really make sense either... – theorise Dec 5 '11 at 9:25
@theorise Oooh good point, hadn't thought about that. Some confirmation would be nice though. – GmNoob Dec 5 '11 at 13:28
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The Blacksmith asks if I want light, medium or heavy armor. what equipment do you get if you choose medium?

If you choose light armor, you get

  • Imperial light shield (light armor)
  • a full set of Imperial light armor (4 pc).

If you choose medium armor, you get

  • Imperial shield (heavy armor)
  • Imperial studded armor (light armor - for chest)
  • the remaining parts of the Imperial light armor set (3 pc).

If you choose heavy armor, you get

  • Imperial shield (heavy armor)
  • a full set of Imperial heavy armor (4 pc).
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There is no Medium Armor* in Skyrim, the only available types are Light and Heavy Armor.

The blacksmith was meaning by medium armor a mixture of light and heavy armor.

*: Morrowind had medium armor, but it was not very practical.

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I'm aware that there is no such thing as medium armor. As to the question that you answered in the end, do you know that for a fact, or are you just guessing? – GmNoob Dec 5 '11 at 13:28
I did the mission twice now, and on the second run chose medium armor for a change. Expecting some unique stuff, all I got was some light-heavy armor mixture. – DrFish Dec 5 '11 at 14:17
You are right, I edited out the I beat around the bush for the most part. – DrFish Dec 5 '11 at 15:14
medium armour was great in morrowind. Ebony mail, bonemould and orcish :D – Asdafgh May 8 '12 at 20:38

Well, it goes like this. Medium Armour is like light armour but completely at its maximum of it's rating. Doesn't weigh you down but still, it's just armour improvement. Clothing Lightly Light Medium Heavy Heavier And Most Heavily armours with high cap ratings.

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