The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Enchanting gauntlets of enchanting?

Asked about The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on April 25, 2012, 12:41 p.m. by MatthewBucia

While traveling through Skyrim i came a cross a book called "Complete Catalogue of Enchantments for Armor" and within it was the line, "There are even examples of gauntlets that are enchanted to improve the wearers ability to enchant things." I go to try and look up said gauntlets and couldn't find any more information on them. does anyone know if such gauntlets exist or will exist within the confines of the unmodded game. any assistance with this subject would be much appreciated.

3 answers to this The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim question

  • Answer by Author_DavidH

    The short answer is “no,”, although there’s a cunning work-around! The book’s text you referred to is purposefully vague, as there’s a (rather laborious) multi-step process you can try instead:
    Instead of trying to fortify gauntlets (or indeed any other gear) with “enchantment” bonuses, imbue them with Fortify Alchemy instead. Then increase your Alchemy as much as possible (normally, through adventuring, skill books, trainers, etc) before creating Fortify Enchanting potions to "take the place" of the gauntlets you hoped were real!
    For example, try to enchant a helmet, gauntlets, necklace, and a ring with Fortify Alchemy. Wear all of these, concoct a Fortify Enchantments potion, and repeat this if you wish (the game halts indefinite "looping" bonuses at around 30 percent). Now use the potion as you see fit; to enchant items you wish to increase the effectiveness of.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by CarolSmith

    You probably could find them some place but all the enchanted items that you find are random unless they are specified somewhere in the game. What you could do is find some other item with the enchantment that you want, disenchant it and enchant something else with it. if not some black smiths may sell enchanted items, and same goes with merchants as well.

    Oct. 22, 2013, 10:31 a.m.
  • Answer by avrie05

    It may have just been an oversight in the editing of the original book ... as far as I can tell; the only items in the game that can increase your enchanting skills are wearing any four items of Ahzidal's armor (found as part of the Solsteim side quest "Unearthed"

    This gives you a 10% Enchanting boost, and when combined with the Alchemy looping bonus listed below when making your crafting armor, pushes the Max up to about 35%.

    June 5, 2015, 4:05 a.m.