I've got some nice Dragonplate armour now and I was thinking about enchanting it with something nice. My enchantment skill is not maxed out though, so I will only be able to put some mediocre enchantments on the armour.

Can I put some weaker enchantment on it now and later, when I have better enchantment skill, replace the enchantment with something new? Or can I only enchant plain, non-magical items? Is there a way to unenchant an item?

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You cannot replace enchantments, nor can you add to already enchanted items with the Extra Effect perk.

It is better to wait until you have a high Enchanting skill and the Extra Effect perk before enchanting good equipment, unless you have the materials to make another one.

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    To be clear: The Extra Effect perk does not allow you to add an enchantment to any items. It allows you to select up to two when creating enchanted items.
    – user9983
    Dec 10, 2011 at 17:02
  • @OrigamiRobot Updated to make it more clear, otherwise it was very misleading information.
    – Sadly Not
    Apr 26, 2013 at 20:33

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