Is it possible in Elder Scrolls Arena to enchant items like in Morrowind or Oblivion?

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To answer your title's question, you don't enchant items as far as I can tell like you would in other TES games like Morrowind or Oblivion, but you can purchase them. As was already pointed out, everything except leather/chain armor can be enchanted.

I can't find anything that tells you how to enchant things yourself, just where to buy them all.

If you open the wiki link listing all the enchanted items, you'll notice it just lists the costs and the locations you can buy them; Further supporting the thought that you can only buy these items not enchant them yourself.

Dwarven - 1250 Skyrim - Amber Guard - Mages Guild
Dwarven - 1250 Skyrim - Amol - Mages Guild

Also in this thread they only mention buying enchanted items, not creating/crafting them.

"If I buy a "Sword of Life Steal"..."

Also from another Elder Scrolls Wiki (Bold mine):

"Your body is protected by various pieces of armor you can find at an equipment store."

Also see the same wiki's enchanting page, the only Elder Scrolls games with enchanting articles are:

Enchant - A skill in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Enchanting (Oblivion) - Enchanting items in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Enchanting (Skyrim) - Enchanting items in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Enchanting (Online) - Enchanting items in The Elder Scrolls Online

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    Ah, I get it. "Can be enchanted" means those items already have an effect, it doesn't mean I can add effects to un-enchanted items. Thanks, this is a good answer.
    – Ethan
    Jun 20, 2017 at 15:21
  • @Ethan Yeah that's what I am taking it as, I went and added some more info to support that claim.
    – n_plum
    Jun 20, 2017 at 15:23
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    There definitely was enchanting in daggerfall, it completely broke the game balance but was pretty cool. I couldn't swear about arena though. It's been 20 years or so I guess.
    – DRF
    Jun 20, 2017 at 18:52
  • I was going based off what the wiki listed as having articles on enchanting. There is some in daggerfall but it wasn't listed. Doesn't have any for Arena which is the question
    – n_plum
    Jun 20, 2017 at 19:08

According to this wiki:

All weapons and plate armor can be enchanted. Leather and chain armor cannot be enchanted, however, so unless you are a Warrior, Ranger, or Knight, magic armor is not for you.

So yes, enchanting items is possible in Elder Scrolls: Arena.

You can find a complete list of all enchanted items here.

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    Interesting, however this is a list of items I can buy or find, I want to know if I can enchant an item with a custom effect, for example a Cuirass with Fortify Strenght
    – Ethan
    Jun 20, 2017 at 15:16

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