Skyrim: Best Warrior Gear, Armor & Equipment For Your Next Build

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Swords, shields, and an irrational drive to kill your enemies. Being a warrior is thrilling, but there’s one thing we often miss out on talking about with warriors: they tend to look damn cool.

When it comes to Skyrim classes, warriors definitely have the best types of gear in the game.

And I’m saying this unbiasedly, given that I’ve always opted for a “sneakier” playstyle.

In any case, weapons and armor are aplenty in Skyrim. You’ll be able to get your hands on a plethora of fantastic pieces of equipment for your warrior, but which ones do you choose?

Well I’ve organized this list of all the most useful pieces of gear & equipment that warriors should get to maximize their battle potential. But these are also meant to keep that badass look, too.


10. Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker in Skyrim

How To Get: Complete the Daedric quest The Only Cure.

Spellbreaker is your trusty anti-wizardry companion that allows you to remain carefree about any annoying spells becoming too much of an issue to deal with.

It’ll protect you for up to 50 points against spells, which means you can focus on killing those annoying mages after you’ve let their magicka tank run empty.

A pretty cool addition to your armory – especially if you hate magic!


9. Dragonbone Bow

Dragonbone Bow in Skyrim

How To Get: Go to the Soul Cairn and slay the Keeper who wields this bow. Killing him will yield the bow itself, plus a handful of Dragonbone arrows.

Dragonbone bows are extremely powerful.

And they’re also the strongest long-ranged weapons in the game (at least when it comes to non-enchanted weaponry).

As a warrior, you’ll sometimes need to shoot stuff from a distance.

The Dragonbone Bow is worthy of even the mightiest of knights – wield it with honor!


8. Dawnguard Rune Shield

Dawnguard Rune Shield in Skyrim

How To Get: The shield is obtained during the Lost Relic quest in the Dawnguard DLC.

Are you having issues with Vampires?

If so, take a look at the Dawnguard Rune Shield.

This mystical piece of equipment allows you to deal 10 points of extra bashing damage to vampires, while also granting the ability to create an extra shield every time it receives continuous damage.


7. Aetherial Shield

Aetherial Shield in Skyrim

How To Get: Must be crafted at the Aetherium Forge during the quest Lost to the Ages.

If you want a shield that looks like it could stop a mountain from coming down while also having the stats to back that up, the Aethereal Shield is what you’re after.

You need to craft it in the Atherium Forge but it’s worth the effort.

Use it to bash enemies and have them become ethereal for 15 seconds, which makes them unable to attack you or be attacked!


6. Chillrend

Chillrend in Skyrim

How To Get: You may find this weapon in the Riftweald Manor, located in Riften, during the The Pursuit quest.

This powerful sword can run into battle against any opponent that isn’t resistant to frost damage.

It provides players with an extra buff of 30 frost damage points, plus the chance to paralyze opponents for 2 seconds with each hit.

The weapon has the same design as a glass sword, but it has a blue tone instead of a green one. Pretty chilly, if you ask me.


5. Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow

Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow in Skyrim

How To Get: Buy this weapon from Sorine Jurard at Fort Dawnguard.

There’s no good reason to why a Warrior shouldn’t wear a crossbow into battle.

I feel it’s one of the best ways to kill enemies from a long range, if you don’t like the feel of an actual bow.

In any case, this crossbow ignores 50% of your enemy’s armor with each attack, making it one of the strongest crossbows in the game for sure.


4. Miraak’s Sword

Miraak’s Sword in Skyrim

How To Get: You need to kill Miraak to get his sword. Shocking, I know.

If you’re one of those dudes who loves to quickly hack and slash your foes, then you’ll want to take the Miraak’s Sword out for a trial.

This mighty weapon will be able to delete foes from the face of Earth much quicker than any other weapon in the game. Why?

Well it’s the second lightest weapon in all of Skyrim.

Besides, this blade has a sick animation when you swing it. Basically it turns into a tentacle-looking thingy. How cool is that?


3. Daedric Armor Set

Daedric Armor Set in Skyrim

How To Get: You can find this randomly after reaching level 49.

Daedric Armor was the strongest in the game until Dragonbone came around.

But it still looks much cooler and offers great protection against all sorts of attacks.

With a base defense(as non-enchanted equipment) of 144, it’s one of the most powerful defensive sets you can wear.


2. Dragonplate Armor Set

Dragonplate Armor Set in Skyrim

How To Get: You can find this armor starting at level 40, as random loot and rewards.

Dragonplate Armor, when it comes to non-enchanted equipment, is capable of stopping attacks from the weakest of creatures to the mightiest of dragons.

The set might not look too good (this comes down to personal taste), but it does protect you far better than your mom during a parent-teacher conference.


1. Windshear

Windshear in Skyrim

How To Get: You’ll get this weapon during the Hail Sithis! quest, which is a Dark Brotherhood mission.

The Windshear is a sword designed to look like a scimitar, and there’s a good reason why I’m adding it as the number one warrior gear pick of this list.

Every time that you bash an opponent with this weapon, there’s a chance they’ll get completely knocked down.

This allows you to deal extra damage without them being able to respond, which could be lethal with proper striking stats!

Mix this in with some great equipment and you’ll be unstoppable.

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Marco Ibarra

Born in the first half of the 90s, video games have been a part of my life ever since I was introduced to Age of Empires I by my dad. I'm a Mass Communications graduate with a specialization in Marketing, as well as a hardcore gamer. My aim is to bring you quality content so you can get the best out of your games and take your experience to the next level!