Orcish Armor - Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Wearing a full suit of the Orcish Armor in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Wearing a full suit of the Orcish Armor in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This crafting guide for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim covers the Orcish Armor group of equipment that can be made using a forge, the Smithing skill and the Orcish perk. In this page you will find detailed stats for every piece of heavy armor in this set along with an ingredients list, the profit that can be made in crafting them, form ids for console commands and weight to value ratios.

All of the Orcish Armor set pieces, just like the Orcish Weapons that are also part of this group of crafting equipment, are made from a combination of Orichalcum Ingots and Iron Ingots, Orichalcum which is a relatively uncommon and primary ingredient of these items. In addition to being a necessary component of crafting, these ingots are also required for upgrading armor quality with the use of one of Skyrim's many Workbenches.

Orcish Armor
Orcish Armor

Orcish Armor

Chest Piece Heavy Armor

The highest profiting item percentage and real value wise, the Orcish Armor, along with the set in general exhibits a lot of green/gray and brown/grays. 3 separate scales layered over each other protect the chest area, feeding into the collar and shoulder portion which is consisting of pieces nailed onto a base section. Leather straps keep this armored portion attached to a more flexible undergarment which seems to be composed of a scale or chain mail.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 35
  • Gold Value: 1000
  • Gold per pound: 28.57
  • Base Armor Rating: 40
  • Form ID: 00013957

Orcish Armor Ingredients List:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x4
  • Iron Ingot x1
  • Leather Strips x3

Value of Crafting Materials: 196 Gold
Profit Margin: +804 Gold (+410%)

Orcish Boots
Orcish Boots

Orcish Boots

Foot Piece Heavy Armor

One of the few boots that can be crafted without a loss, the Orcish Boots are reminiscent of some run-down evil elf shoes with their curled up toes. Brown soles are nailed into the main section of the armor here that layers itself over the shins for protection. Even though it doesn't cause a loss of value, these are still the lowest profit earning item percentage wise.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 7
  • Gold Value: 200
  • Gold per pound: 28.57
  • Base Armor Rating: 15
  • Form ID: 00013956

Orcish Boots Ingredients List:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x3
  • Iron Ingot x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Value of Crafting Materials: 148 Gold
Profit Margin: +52 Gold (+35%)

Orcish Gauntlets
Orcish Gauntlets

Orcish Gauntlets

Hand Piece Heavy Armor

The Orcish Gauntlets consist of a single sheet of armor plating which is attached to a sleeve of dark grey fur that leads into a leather glove that serves to cover the hand. It certainly looks to be painful or at least uncomfortable to wear, given the series of smaller plates which are bolted into the gloves themselves. Somebody say chaffing?

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 7
  • Gold Value: 200
  • Gold per pound: 28.57
  • Base Armor Rating: 15
  • Form ID: 00013958

Orcish Gauntlets Ingredients List:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x2
  • Iron Ingot x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Value of Crafting Materials: 103 Gold
Profit Margin: +97 Gold (+106%)

Orcish Helmet
Orcish Helmet

Orcish Helmet

Head Piece Heavy Armor

The Orcish Helmet has the highest gold per pound ratio and the second highest profit margin percentage wise of the Orcish set. This single sheet of shaped metal that serves to cover the head, consists of some patterned ridges that some of which seem to converge on the forehead section to the front. Finally a wicked tuft of hair, or at least what looks to be hair, sticks out the top of this helmet.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 8
  • Gold Value: 500
  • Gold per pound: 62.5
  • Base Armor Rating: 20
  • Form ID: 00013959

Orcish Helmet Ingredients List:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x2
  • Iron Ingot x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Value of Crafting Materials: 103 Gold
Profit Margin: +397 Gold (+385%)

Orcish Shield
Orcish Shield

Orcish Shield

Heavy Armor Shield

The Orcish Shield is comprised of many layers of the same greenish/gray colored metal that are bolted one atop of the other in progressively smaller layers until the final one which sticks out the front f the shield with a somewhat sharp looking ridge suitable for ramming an enemy with. Overall the shield takes a diamond shape with some few notches taken out of the side and top.

Armor Stats

  • Weight: 14
  • Gold Value: 500
  • Gold per pound: 35.71
  • Base Armor Rating: 30
  • Form ID: 00013946

Orcish Shield Ingredients List:

  • Orichalcum Ingot x3
  • Iron Ingot x1
  • Leather Strips x1

Value of Crafting Materials: 145 Gold
Profit Margin: +355 Gold (+245%)

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