Morrowind:Dragonbone cuirass

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Dragonbone cuirass
Artifact: Dragonbone cuirass (dragonbone_cuirass_unique)
(lore page)
Type Cuirass
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max)
Rating Rating 100 (333 Max) Health Health 3,000
Weight Weight 50 (Heavy) Value Value 180,000
Constant Effect
Resist Fire Resist Fire 100% on Self
Dragonbone cuirass

This cuirass is one of the greatest artifacts any collector or hero could own. It is constructed of real dragon bone and was enchanted by the first Imperial Battlemage, Zurin Arctus, in the early years of the Third Era. It is a truly exquisite piece of work and many have sought to possess it. The properties of the Cuirass allow the wearer to completely resist fire, and to damage an enemy with a blast of fire. Little is known about the involvement of Zurin Arctus with the enchantment of the Cuirass, but an old tale speaks of a debt that he owed to a traveling warrior. Like the warrior, the Dragonbone Mail never stays put for long.Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Found within the Mudan Grotto (southwest of Ebonheart), Central Vault, in a locked Dwemer closet.


  • The artifact is also known as the Dragonbone Mail.
  • The creator of the artifact, Zurin Arctus, is actually not the first Imperial Battlemage. He is better described as the first Imperial Battlemage under Tiber Septim.
  • Contrary to the in-game description, the armor does not grant the wearer any Fire Damage abilities.
  • With the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 30,000 gold.