Heavy Armor has on average a higher defense bonus than light armor. Heavy armor often provides a good amount of Strength and Willpower with middling amounts of agility. Heavy armor is a fairly good choice for most melee classes unless required to take extreme amounts of damage.
- May require ranking Heavy Armor Proficiency before equipping.
- Heavy Armor Proficiency also increases DEF and durability while decreasing weight of equipped heavy armors.
- Can be crafted with Armorsmithing expertise.
- Armor stats can be increased through enchanting, enhancing or crafting.