Pros: -Less weight, more room in inventory -Stealth isn't affected as much by it as heavy armor -Perhaps it affects running speed but not sure in this one
Cons: -Less armor, quicker death -Less sustainable durability
Heavy Armor is pretty much just the opposite of that, more or less. I know I'm missing a couple things and there are still aspects of both armor that we're unfamiliar with (i.e. Perks, movement, jumping, etc.) but this is pretty much the basic idea of it.
basically, light armor is lighter (der), so you can run faster overall, but have less protection than heavy armor. however, at 100 skill, heavy armor and light armor hav the same defensive values overall technically, and heavy armor wearers can run as fast as light armor wearers. the only difference between the two at 100 is that heavy armor has more health, so you dont have to repair it as often.
the sneak part is due to the weight of the boots.
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Ajd_King posted... They don't block the same amount of damage necessarily. Once LA is at 100 it blocks 50% more damage, but if the heavy armour equivalent has more than a 50% lead, the HA will be better.
The only levels you're likely to have 100 in either armour skill HA has only 50% more armour then LA so they are even. Although there is nothing to stop you having armour skill much higher then your level implies so I should of said that.
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