I want to make a warrior build for my character in skyrim, and I want light armor for my character because I have a shield and heavy armor will just weigh my down... What armor is light armor though? Is there certain pieces of iron armor that counts as light?

  • if you will be high level at heavy armor you will get an perk that makes heavy armor weight 0 Feb 22, 2012 at 18:54
  • related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/37003/…
    – l I
    Feb 22, 2012 at 19:49
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    Both light armor and heavy armor can provide maximum protection (at AR 567) with smithing, both can be made to weigh 0 while equipped, but light armor has less frivolous perks, meaning more perks in more useful skill trees.
    – kotekzot
    Feb 23, 2012 at 1:10

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All Iron armor is heavy armor. Light armor categories are Hide, Leather, Studded, Elven, Scaled, Glass, and Dragon Scale.

Light armor info, Heavy armor info

  • It's also worth noting that an armor's type is noted on its detail screen in the inventory.
    – Iszi
    Feb 23, 2012 at 4:18
  • @Iszi, yeah good point, the answer of the question in yx's comment shows that.
    – rosscj2533
    Feb 23, 2012 at 16:24

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