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[...] and he devised a metal as hard as the steel of the Dwarves, but so malleable that he could make it thin and supple; and yet it remained resistant to all blades and darts. He named it galvorn, for it was black and shining like jet, and he was clad in it whenever he went abroad.

The Silmarillion, Of Maeglin


Galvorn armour was created in the First Age of Middle-earth by the Elven smith Eöl, who was called the "Dark Elf". Its name, literally translated, meant "Shining Black", and only Eöl ever wore it (except perhaps the Gondolidrim due to Maeglin's influence). It was stronger and less brittle than iron so it made the perfect armour.

When a player equips a full suit of Galvorn armour, he or she will gain the achievement "Dark Elf".

HelmetGalvorn BodyGalvorn LegsGalvorn BootsGalvorn

Attributes Edit

Wearing a full suit of Galvorn armour grants immunity to all ranged projectiles, including arrows, fireballs, spears and more; the projectiles will simply bounce off without causing the wearer any harm. The projectiles will still damage the armour, however, and it breaks more swiftly than other armours. The player must be wearing a full suit for the ability to remain in effect.

Crafting Edit

Galvorn armour is crafted just like regular armour using Galvorn ingots. It has to be crafted on any of the Elven crafting tables, but not on the Dorwinion crafting table.

Galvorn Armour Crafting Recipes
Recipe Protection Durability
Elven crafting recipe
Elven Crafting
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn helmet
2 (2armour) 396
Elven crafting recipe
Elven Crafting
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn chestplate
6 (6armour) 576
Elven crafting recipe
Elven Crafting
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn leggings
5 (5armour) 540
Elven crafting recipe
Elven Crafting
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn Ingot
Galvorn boots
2 (2armour) 468

Lore Edit

Eöl, the Dark Elf, was the original creator of Galvorn. He learned metal-smithing from his Dwarven friends in the Blue Mountains. He made himself (but no other) a suit of armour out of it. He also made two swords out of a meteorite: Anglachel, which he gave to Thingol, and Anguirel, which he kept for himself until Maeglin stole it. He took the secret to making Galvorn to the grave. However, since he told Maeglin all he knew, Maeglin may have known the secret as well. When Tuor came to Gondolin, he saw the Dark Guard wearing black armour with a similar description to galvorn, implying that Maeglin taught the Gondolidrim how to make it.

Rivendell Shield  High Elf Shield  The High Elves  High Elf Banner  Rivendell Banner

Items: EdhelmirGalvorn Armour
Blocks: BedBrickElvengrassForgeTorch
Structures: HallHouseSmithyTurretUnderwater Ruin

High Elf Shield  The Elves of Lindon  High Elf Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: LordSmith
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: Crafting Table
Structures: Tower

Rivendell Shield  The Elves of Rivendell  Rivendell Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warrior)
Traders: CaptainSmithWanderer
Items: Armour (Horse) • BowEquipment
Blocks: Crafting Table

Galadhrim Shield  The Elves of Lothlórien  Galadhrim Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Warden, Warrior)
Traders: LordSmithWanderer
Items: Armour (Galvorn, Horse) • Bow (Mallorn) • CloakEdhelmirEquipment (Mallorn)
Hithlain (Ladder) • LembasMallorn LadderMallorn Torch
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableElvengrassForgeMallorn Box
Structures: SmithyTreehouse

Wood-Elf Shield  The Wood-elves of Mirkwood  Wood-Elf Banner

NPCs: Elf (Banner Bearer, Scout, Warrior)
Traders: CaptainSmith
Items: Armour (Galvorn, Scout, Elk) • BowEquipment
Blocks: BedBrickCrafting TableForgeTorch
Structures: HouseLookout PlatformSmithyTower (Ruined)

Good:

HelmetArnor ArnorianHelmetBlackroot Blackroot ValeHelmetBlueDwarven Blue DwarvenHelmetDale DalishHelmetDolAmroth Dol AmrothHelmetDorwinion Dorwinion (HelmetDorwinionElf Elven)
HelmetDwarven Dwarven (DwarvenArmourGold Trimmed) • HelmetElven GaladhrimHelmetGalvorn GalvornHelmetGondolin GondolinianHelmetGondor Gondorian
HelmetRangerIthilien Ithilien RangerHelmetLamedon LamedonHelmetHighElven LindonHelmetLossarnach LossarnachHelmetPelargir PelargirHelmetPinnathGelin Pinnath Gelin
HelmetRangerNorth RangerHelmetRivendell RivendellHelmetRohan Rohirric (HelmetRohanMarshal Marshal) • HelmetTauredain Tauredain (HelmetTauredainGold Gold) • HelmetWoodElven Wood-elven (HelmetWoodElvenScout Scout)

Evil:

Angmar Helmet AngmarHelmetBlackUruk Black UrukHelmetDolGuldur Dol GuldurHelmetDunlending DunlendingHelmetGundabadUruk Gundabad Uruk
HelmetHalfTroll Half-trollHelmetNearHarad HaradricHelmetMordor MordorHelmetMoredain Moredain (HelmetMoredainLion Chieftain)
Morgul Helmet MorgulRhûnic Helmet Rhûnic (Golden Rhûnic Helmet Golden) • HelmetUruk UrukHelmetUtumno Utumno

Not Faction Specific:

Ancient Helmet AncientHelmetBoneB29 BoneHelmetBronze BronzeHelmetWarg FurHelmetGemsbok Gemsbok HideGoldIronLeatherHelmetMithril Mithril

Clothing Items:

HelmetHithlain Galadhrim CloakGambesonGondor GambesonHelmetHaradRobes Harad RobesKaftan KaftanLeatherHat Leather HatPartyHat Party Hat

Mount Armour:

BoarArmourDwarven BoarWood-elven Elk Armour ElkHorseArmorDolAmroth HorseHalf-troll Rhino Armour RhinoWargArmourUruk Warg

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