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Skyrim:Animal Hides

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Animal Hides and pelts can be harvested from dead animals. Tanning converts the unprocessed hides into processed Leather and Leather Strips, which can then be used for creating items at forges and improving them at grindstones and workbenches. Hides are only one of several categories of items that can be obtained by hunting animals; the others are detailed elsewhere:

  • Animal Parts for assorted less-useful animal parts
  • Raw Food for meat that comes from animals
  • Ingredients for various alchemy ingredients that come from animals

Animal hides, including leather and leather strips, are traded by blacksmiths (including quartermasters) and by hunters encountered in the wilderness. Giants are also a good source of hides -- they will drop up to 3 random, level-dependent hides.

UnprocessedEdit

Tanning Transformations provides full details on how each of these hides/pelts are converted into leather, including gold and weight differences.

Name (ID)       Notes
  Bear Pelt
(0003ad52)
3 50 4 Sources:

Uses:

  Cave Bear Pelt
(0003ad53)
3 60 4 Sources:
  • Dropped by Cave Bears, including Spriggan companion Cave Bears.
  • May be sold by hunters and general goods merchants starting at level 8.
  • 14 guaranteed pelts found in 12 different locations. The only location with multiple Cave Bear Pelts is Cliffside Retreat (The Reach) with 3.

Uses:

  Cow Hide
(0003ad8f)
2 10 3
  • Dropped by all varieties of Cow (although killing someone's cow may be considered a Crime).
  • Not sold by hunters, but may be sold by general goods merchants.
  Deer Hide
(0003ad90), (000d284d)
2 10 2 * The first variety (0003ad90) is dropped by Elk; the second variety (000D284D) is dropped by Deer. The two varieties are different visually from one another.
    •   The Unofficial Skyrim Patch, version 2.0.6, addresses this issue. It changes the display name of the first variety to "Elk Hide".
  • Only the Elk-dropped version of Deer Hide is possibly sold by hunters and general goods merchants (starting at level 1).
  • If Hearthfire is installed, the elk variety (0003ad90) is used for various furnishing options for your player-built home.
  Deer Pelt
(000cf89e)
2 10 0
  Fox Pelt
(000d4b35)
0.5 5 1
  • Dropped by Foxes, including Pumpkin (but not including Snow Foxes).
  • Not sold by hunters.
  Goat Hide
(0003ad8e)
1 5 0.5
  • 33% chance of being dropped by all varieties of Goat (who will otherwise drop Leg of Goat or minor loot).
  • May be sold by hunters and general goods merchants starting at level 1.
  • 2 Goat Hides produce 1 Leather -- this is the only case where more than one hide is necessary for tanning.
  • If Hearthfire is installed, it is used for various furnishing options for your player-built home.
  Horse Hide
(0003ad93)
2 15 3
  • 33% chance of being dropped by all varieties of Horse (who will otherwise drop Horse Meat or minor loot).
  • Not sold by hunters, but may be sold by general goods merchants.
  Ice Wolf Pelt
(0003ad75)
1 15 1 Sources:
  • Dropped by Ice Wolves, including Spriggan companion Ice Wolves and various Wolf Spirits.
  • May be sold by hunters and general goods merchants starting at level 5.
  • 10 guaranteed pelts are found in 8 different locations. Locations with multiple Ice Wolf Pelts are:

Uses:

  Sabre Cat Pelt
(0003ad6d)
2 25 4
  • Dropped by Sabre Cats, including Spriggan companion Sabre Cats.
  • May be sold by hunters and general goods merchants starting at level 8.
  • If Hearthfire is installed, it is used for various furnishing options for your player-built home.
  Sabre Cat Snow Pelt
(0003ad6e)
2 40 4
  • Dropped by Snowy Sabre Cats, including Spriggan companion Snowy Sabre Cats.
  • May be sold by hunters and general goods merchants starting at level 10.
  • If Hearthfire is installed, it is used for various furnishing options for your player-built home.
  •   This item is incorrectly translated as "Säbelzahntigerpelz" (Sabre Cat Pelt).
  Sinding's Skin
(0002ac62)
4 0 0
  Snow Bear Pelt
(0003ad54)
3 75 4 Sources:

Uses:

  Snow Fox Pelt
(000d4be7)
0.5 7 1
  Vale Deer Hide DG
(xx011999)
2 10 2
  Vale Sabre Cat Hide DG
(xx01199a)
2 10 4
  Werewolf Pelt
(000fe6a9)
5 20 0 * Werewolf Pelts are not available in the original version of the game, and cannot be tanned.
  Wolf Pelt
(0003ad74)
1 10 1

ProcessedEdit

Name (ID)     Notes
  Leather
(000db5d2)
2 10 Sources:

Uses:

  • 1 Leather produces 4 Leather Strips.
  • Leather is needed at Forges to create all varieties of light armor, as well as some varieties of heavy armor (in particular, Ancient Nord armor).
  • Leather is needed at Workbenches to improve most varieties of light armor, including fur, hide, leather, and shrouded armor.
  Leather Strips
(000800e4)
0.1 3 Sources:
  • Produced by tanning leather; 1 Leather produces 4 Leather Strips.
  • All blacksmiths are guaranteed to have 12-33 leather strips in stock; general goods merchants may also stock 10-40.
  • Certain cupboards have a 15% chance of containing 10-40 leather strips.

Uses:

  • Leather Strips are needed at Forges to create all varieties of armor and weapons. Although used to create nearly all items, they are not generally used in improving items. The only exceptions are:

OtherEdit

Several other items are categorized as "Animal Hides" by merchants, meaning that blacksmiths and hunters will buy them. Most of these are detailed elsewhere:

The Fearsome Fists Creation adds the Brawler's fur bracers, a new bracer variant. The base pair can be crafted and differ only in appearance, while a pair with an 8 point Fortify Unarmed enchantment can be bought from vendors and found in random loot.

Name (ID)      
  
  
Fur Armor
(0006f393), (0010594b), (0010594d), (0010594f)
6 50 23
  Fur Shoes
(0006f398)
2 4 6
  Fur Boots
(000a6d7f)
2 5 5
  Fur Bracers
(0006f39b)
1 10 6
  Brawler's Fur BracersCC
(FExxx84B)
1 10 6
  Fur Gauntlets
(000a6d7d)
2 5 5
  Fur Helmet
(0006f39e)
1 23 11
Totals (without shield): 9-10 82-88 44-46

Leather SmithingEdit

Several varieties of low-quality light armor can be crafted either exclusively or primarily out of leather. These items can be forged from the start of the game, without the need to unlock any Smithing perks. This also means that only normal-level tempering of these armor types is possible (there is no perk that provides the ability to "improve them twice as much"). Fur Armor is not listed here because it cannot be crafted by the player.

These derived armor pieces are no longer categorized as animal hides by merchants, but are instead categorized as armor (the only implication being that Hunters will not buy them).

Hide ArmorEdit

Hide is the lowest-quality light armor in the game, providing even less protection than Fur Armor, and appears in leveled lists at the start of the game. All items can be tempered using 1 Leather. There is little reason to craft any of these armor pieces, because with the exact same materials you can instead craft better-quality Leather Armor, with the exception of the shield (for which there is no leather equivalent).

The Fearsome Fists Creation adds the Brawler's hide bracers, a new bracer variant. The base pair can be crafted and differ only in appearance, while a pair with a 10 point Fortify Unarmed enchantment can be bought from vendors and found in random loot.

 
A male Nord wearing hide armor
Name (ID)       Raw Materials Delta Ratio
  Leather   Strips        
  Hide Armor
(00013911)
5 50 20 4 3 -3.3 1 0.60 1.02
  Hide Boots
(00013910)
1 10 5 2 2 -3.2 -16 0.24 0.38
  Hide Bracers
(00013912)
1 10 5 1 2 -1.2 -6 0.45 0.62
  Brawler's Hide BracersCC
(FExxx854)
1 10 5 1 2 -1.2 -6 0.45 0.62
  Hide Helmet
(00013913)
2 25 10 2 1 -2.1 2 0.49 1.09
  Hide Shield
(00013914)
4 25 15 4 2 -4.2 -21 0.49 0.54
Totals (with shield): 13 120 55 13 10
Totals (without shield): 9 95 40 9 8

Studded ArmorEdit

Studded armor is only available in a cuirass, which provides slightly more protection than the Hide armor equivalent. It appears in leveled lists at the start of the game, and can be tempered using 1 Iron Ingot. Crafting Studded Armor uses the exact same amount of leather as either Hide Armor or Leather Armor, but also requires one Iron Ingot. Given that Leather Armor is better quality and requires fewer materials, there is little reason to craft Studded Armor.

Name (ID)       Raw Materials Delta Ratio
  Iron   Leather   Strips        
  Studded Armor
(0001b3a2)
6 75 23 1 4 3 -3.3 19 0.65 1.34

Leather ArmorEdit

Leather Armor is better than Hide, Fur, or Studded armors, but is still a relatively low-quality type of light armor. It appears in leveled lists starting at level 6 (enchanted varieties at level 7). All items can be tempered using 1 Leather. Since Leather Armor uses only Leather and Leather Strips, this may be a good light armor set to craft for yourself early on.

The Fearsome Fists Creation adds the Brawler's leather bracers, a new bracer variant. The base pair can be crafted and differ only in appearance, while a pair with a 10 point Fortify Unarmed enchantment can be bought from vendors and found in random loot.

 
A female Imperial wearing leather armor
Name (ID)       Raw Materials Delta Ratio
  Leather   Strips        
  Leather Armor
(0003619e)
6 125 26 4 3 -2.3 76 0.72 2.55
  Leather Boots
(00013920)
2 25 7 2 2 -2.2 -1 0.48 0.96
  Leather Bracers
(00013921)
2 25 7 1 2 -0.2 9 0.91 1.56
48px Brawler's Leather BracersCC
(FExxx84C)
2 25 7 1 2 -0.2 9 0.91 1.56
  Leather Helmet
(00013922)
2 60 12 2 1 -2.1 37 0.49 2.61
Totals (with Hide Shield): 16 260 67 13 10
Totals (without Hide Shield): 12 235 52 9 8

Leather Scout ArmorCCEdit

Leather Scout Armor is added by the Alternative Armors - Leather creation. A full enchanted set can be recovered through the quest Double-EdgedCC, while unenchanted pieces can be crafted and also appear in random loot.

Each piece has a slightly higher armor rating and higher value than regular leather. This puts the set on par with Elven armor when it comes to armor rating, though it's still cheaper and heavier in comparison, while also lacking a shield.

 
A male Nord wearing leather scout armor
Name (ID)       Raw Materials Delta Ratio
  Leather   Strips        
  Leather Scout Armor
(FExxx801)
6 150 27 4 3 -2.3 101 0.72 3.06
  Leather Scout Boots
(FExxx800)
2 35 8 2 2 -2.2 9 0.48 1.35
  Leather Scout Gauntlets
(FExxx802)
2 35 8 1 2 -0.2 19 0.91 2.19
  Leather Scout Helmet
(FExxx803)
2 75 13 2 1 -2.1 52 0.49 3.26
Totals (with Hide Shield): 16 320 73 13 10
Totals (without Hide Shield): 12 295 58 9 8

NotesEdit

  • A different version of the base game's leather armor is seen in a loading screen: a female Bosmer is wearing a variant of leather armor without the semi-circular shoulder piece, or the pauldrons. However, this different armor is not available in the game: both male and female versions of leather armor appear the same.