The Ancient Elven armor set is a medium armor item set in Dragon Age: Origins.

Background[edit | edit source]

Before the fall of Arlathan, even before Arlathan itself, the civilization of the elves stretched across all of Thedas like a great, indolent cat. This armor was made for temple guards in a time when the Creators still spoke to the elves. The techniques of its forging, even the name of the metal it is forged from, have long since faded from memory.
—From Codex entry: Ancient Elven Armor

Details[edit | edit source]

Name Armor
Fatigue Runes Enhancements Notes
Ancient Elven Armor
Requires: 22 strength
6.80 8.05% 0 +2 dexterity
+2 armor
+10% spirit resistance
Found in the Lower Ruins in the Brecilian Ruins.
Ancient Elven Gloves
Requires: 22 strength
1.20 1.44% 0 +2 armor
+4% spell resistance
Found in the Ruined Temple.
Ancient Elven Boots
Requires: 22 strength
1.60 1.72% 0 +1 constitution ps3ps3xbox360xbox360 Found by asking Ser Bryant in the Lothering chantry if there is other assistance he can provide. He will give the Warden a key to a locked cabinet in the chantry that contains the boots.

pcpc In the PC version, the boots never appear in the cabinet, rendering them unobtainable by normal means. See Ancient Elven Boots#Bugs for workarounds.

Ancient Elven Helm
Requires: 22 strength
1.60 1.72% 0 +25% spirit resistance Can be obtained from the Mad Hermit in the Brecilian Forest by trading one of several specific items with him
Set bonus 0 +5 defense
Total 11.20 12.95% 0 +1 constitution
+2 dexterity
+4 armor
+4% spell resistance
+35% spirit resistance

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The codex entry says that the name of the metal was forged from has faded from memory, but the material name is shown as veridium. It may be that the elven word for veridium is no longer known, or that the metal is not actually veridium, but is functionally identical. In addition, no piece of the armor will upgrade to a different tier if sold to Mikhael Dryden.
  • The Ancient Elven Armor appears similar to the armor worn by the Elves of Lórien as they aided the defense of Helm's Deep in Peter Jackson's film The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.
  • This armor uses the same model as the Heavy armors, only with a unique skin, despite being Medium Armor.
  • It is identical to the armor worn by the Dalish scouts in the Rocky Road encounter and by some of the Dalish hunters in Dragon Age II. The armor set also shares its appearance with the armor worn by Ariane in Witch Hunt.
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