Altmer Style is a craftable armor and weapon style in Elder Scrolls Online. This Style is divided into several motif book chapters: one for each weapon type and one for each armor piece.


Where to find High Elf (Altmer) Motifs

This Motif can be acquired by looting Desks, Dressers, Backpacks, Trunks, Nightstands & Wardrobes in any zone.


Heavy Armor


high_elf_helm_iron_hvy.png high_elf_pauldrons_iron_hvy.png high_elf_cuirass_iron_hvy.png high_elf_girdle_iron_hvy.png high_elf_gauntlets_iron_hvy.png high_elf_greaves_iron_hvy.png high_elf_sabatons_iron_hvy.png


high_elf_helm_steel_hvy high_elf_pauldrons_steel_hvy high_elf_cuirass_steel_hvy high_elf_girdle_steel_hvy high_elf_gauntlets_steel_hvy high_elf_greaves_steel_hvy high_elf_sabatons_steel_hvy


high_elf_helm_orichalc_hvy.png high_elf_pauldrons_orichalc_hvy.png high_elf_cuirass_orichalc_hvy.png high_elf_Girdle_orichalc.png high_elf_Gauntlets_orichalc.png high_elf_Greaves_orichalc.png high_elf_Sabatons_orichalc.png


high_elf_helm_dwarven_steel_hvy.png high_elf_pauldrons_dwarven_steel_hvy.png high_elf_cuirass_dwarven_steel_hvy high_elf_girdle_dwarven_steel_hvy high_elf_gauntlets_dwarven_steel_hvy high_elf_greaves_dwarven_steel_hvy high_elf_sabatons_dwarven_steel_hvy


Medium Armor


high_elf_helmet_rawhide_md.png high_elf_arm_cops_rawhide_md.png high_elf_jack_rawhide_md.png high_elf_Belt Rawhide.png high_elf_bracers_rawhide_md.png high_elf_Guards Rawhide.png high_elf_boots_rawhide_md


high_elf_helmet_hide_md high_elf_arm_cops_hide_md.png high_elf_jack_hide_md.png high_elf_Belt hide_md.png high_elf_bracers_hide_md.png high_elf_guards_hide_md high_elf_Boots hide_md.png


high_elf_helmet_leather_md.png high_elf_arm_cops_leather_md.png high_elf_jack_leather_md.png high_elf_Belt Leather.png high_elf_bracers_Leather.png high_elf_guards_leather_md high_elf_boots_leather_md

Thick Leather

high_elf_helmet_full_leather_md.png high_elf_arm_cops_full_leather_md.png high_elf_jack_full_leather_md.png high_elf_belt_full_leather_md high_elf_bracers_full_leather_md.png high_elf_guards_full_leather_md high_elf_boots_full_leather_md


Light Armor


high_elf_hat_homespun_light.png high_elf_epaulets_homespun_light.png high_elf_robe_homespun_light.png high_elf_jerkin_homespun_light.png high_elf_sash_homespun_light.png high_elf_gloves_homespun_light.png high_elf_breeches_homespun_light.png high_elf_shoes_homespun_light.png


high_elf_hat_linen_light.png high_elf_epaulets_linen_light.png high_elf_robe_linen_light.png high_elf_jerkin_linen_light.png high_elf_sash_linen_light.png high_elf_gloves_linen_light.png high_elf_breeches_linen_light.png high_elf_shoes_linen_light.png


high_elf_hat_cotton_light.png high_elf_epaulets_cotton_light.png high_elf_robe_cotton_light.png high_elf_jerkin_cotton_light.png high_elf_sash_cotton_light.png high_elf_gloves_cotton_light.png high_elf_breeches_cotton_light.png high_elf_shoes_cotton_light.png


high_elf_hat_spidersilk_light.png high_elf_epaulets_spidersilk_.png high_elf_robe_spidersilk_.png high_elf_jerkin_spidersilk_.png high_elf_sash_spidersilk_.png high_elf_gloves_spidersilk_.png high_elf_breeches_spidersilk_.png high_elf_shoes_spidersilk_.png


Weapons and Shield


high_elf_sword_iron_small high_elf_axe_iron_small high_elf_mace_iron_small high_elf_dagger_iron_small high_elf_greatsword_iron_small high_elf_battle_axe_iron_small high_elf_maul_iron.png high_elf_shield_maple.png high_elf_bow_maple.png high_elf_staff_maple.png


high_elf_sword_steel.png high_elf_axe_steel.png high_elf_mace_steel.png high_elf_dagger_steel.png high_elf_greatsword_steel.png high_elf_battle_axe_steel.png high_elf_maul_steel.png high_elf_shield_oak.png high_elf_bow_oak.png high_elf_staff_oak.png


high_elf_sword_orichalc.png high_elf_axe_orichalc_small high_elf_mace_orichalc.png high_elf_dagger_orichalc.png high_elf_greatsword_orichalc.png high_elf_battle_axe_orichalc.png high_elf_maul_orichalc.png high_elf_shield_beech_small high_elf_bow_beech_small high_elf_staff_beech_small


high_elf_sword_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_axe_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_mace_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_dagger_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_greatsword_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_battle_axe_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_maul_dwarven_steel.png high_elf_shield_hickory.png high_elf_bow_hickory.png high_elf_staff_hickory.png

Stolen Weapons (Ebony)

high_elf_sword_iron_small high_elf_axe_ebony_small high_elf_mace_ebony_small high_elf_dagger_ebony_small high_elf_greatsword_ebony_small high_elf_battle_axe_ebony_small high_elf_maul_ebony_small high_elf_shield_yew_small high_elf_bow_yew_small high_elf_staff_yew_small


Altmer Style Gallery




Crafting Motifs 1: The High Elves


(Dr. Lupus was Imperial Ethnographer for Potentate Savirien-Chorak from 2E 418 to 431)

This series will provide a survey-level overview of the symbolic and stylistic hallmarks that distinguish the major cultures of Tamriel in their arts and crafts. Our focus will be on the portable durable goods of the various races, that is, their clothing, ornamentation, arms, and armor, as these reliably reflect personal cultural expressions. When completed, this series will support the curricula of the introductory ethnographic courses at the Arcane University.

We begin with the High Elves, the reclusive Altmer of the Summerset Isles, because the argument can be made (and often is, by Elves) that civilization in Tamriel was brought here by the Aldmeri of Old Ehlnofey. Insofar as the Elves of Summerset consciously strive to maintain the heritage of their Merethic ancestors, their traditions are certainly closer to those of pre-First Era society than any other.

This is not to say that, in the thousands of years since the arrival of the first Aldmeri, the culture of the High Elves has not deviated and ramified in many ways, because it has. It is simply that, by viewing modern Altmeri culture with the eye of a historian, we can perceive the outlines of its origins.

In this initial effort I have benefited from the advice of the celebrated Morian Zenas, Professor of Transliminal Studies here at Arcane University. Professor Zenas is the only member of our faculty who has visited the Summerset Isles, specifically Artaeum, with a brief stop in transit at Dusk.

I was a bit intimidated when I first visited Professor Zenas in his house in the Cathedral District, but I found him a charming old gentleman, undeserving of his reputation for peevishness. Morian (for so he asked me to address him) bade me stay for dinner, which was served by his laconic Argonian apprentice, Seif-ij Hidja.

As Morian explained, the High Elves strive for a simple elegance in their designs, in which flowing lines reflect graceful forms from the natural world. More-or-less abstract birds, flowers, and sea shells are common motifs, rendered in rich but muted colors. Armor will be tooled or embossed to represent scales or feathers, and even heavy cuirasses and helmets may sport stylized wings or beaks.

Metallic items are often accented with a translucent greenish material called "glass." This is a sort of jade-like obsidian that Elven smiths have learned to work by secretive processes known only to the Altmer. Though rigid enough to take a superb edge when cool, glass can be made malleable enough to assume almost any form, and the High Elves use it extensively on ornamental arms and armor.

After dinner, over snifters of Cyrodilic Brandy, Morian asked me all sorts of questions about my motifs project, and about myself. It was really very flattering. I must find an excuse to talk with him again.



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