What is the difference between Elven, Gilded Elven and Light Elven armour?

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4 years ago#1
Aside from their stats, I don't see anything different. Not visually, and it weighs the same. Is there any reason at all to craft / equip the normal or Light Elven armour? Gilded looks exactly the same, weighs the same, but has a better armour value. Are normal Elven and Light Elven armour supposed to drop more often?
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4 years ago#2
Light elven is just for looks, its basically leather armor that they could shove on Thalmor to make them look right.
4 years ago#3
you picked up the plated and scale perk

most armors have a scale version/plated version

scale is light, plate is heavy
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4 years ago#4
You can get Light Elven armor off Thalmor religiously. It means to show they suck... Personally, I dont know, but I can guess it needs a more common item to upgrade it.
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4 years ago#5
I never thought about where I got these armours from, but they are indeed from Talmor soldiers. So it's just a way to shove them in good-looking armours without making them to strong for the player? Makes sense.

So where does Gilded Elven armour come from then? I only seem to find Light and normal Elven armours along the way, though I'd like to craft up a Gilded set. I don't have any plated and scale Perk or anything.
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4 years ago#6
Nauthiz posted...
I never thought about where I got these armours from, but they are indeed from Talmor soldiers. So it's just a way to shove them in good-looking armours without making them to strong for the player? Makes sense.

So where does Gilded Elven armour come from then? I only seem to find Light and normal Elven armours along the way, though I'd like to craft up a Gilded set. I don't have any plated and scale Perk or anything.


The Gilded armor has nothing to do with plate or scale - that guy has no idea what he's talking about.

Gilded armor is a step above Scaled, but can be crafted as soon as you take the Elven perk.. although it isn't a set, just the chest piece. It starts appearing on enemies/in stores around Level 28.
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4 years ago#7
Usually groups of Thalmor soldiers will all have Light Elven and use steel weaponry, while the "leader" or whatever of the group might have Gilded and use glass weapons.
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4 years ago#8
Very clear MisguidedPirate! Just one question...

What did you mean by 'it is not a set'? Did you mean Thalmor leaders do not wear a full set and only drop the chest piece? Or did you mean Gilded Elven bracers, boots and helmets cannot be looted or crafted at all? Thanks for the clarifications people!
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