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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see Gaze of Sithis (achievement).

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Looking into the vacant eye sockets of his macabre mask fills even the bravest hearts with dread.

Gaze of Sithis is a Mythic heavy helm that comes with the Divines trait. It can be obtained through the Antiquities system. It was released as part of the Blackwood Chapter.


1 item: Adds 3276 Maximum Health
1 item: Adds 1025 Health Recovery
1 item: Adds 4000 Armor
1 item: Reduces your Block Mitigation to 0.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
ON-icon-fragment-Glass Skeletal Visage.png Glass Skeletal Visage Public Dungeon bosses in Zenithar's Abbey Blackwood Now, this is what we in the tomb-studies tradition call a mixed blessing. Hand-etched glass, perfect symmetry in the carving, etc. It's a masterpiece. And that's why I can virtually guarantee it's cursed. — Ugron gro-Thumog Come now, Ugron. I've never known you to be superstitious. Yes, the skull motif is disquieting from an aesthetic perspective, but Argonians utilize skeletal imagery in many Sithis effigies and idols. This definitely dates back to the xanmeer period. — Verita Numida I wouldn't dismiss Ugron's concerns out of hand, Verita. I detect deep reservoirs of chaotic energy in the glass. It means to make some sort of trade, I think. Not uncommon in enchanted Argonian relics, but still unsettling. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-fragment-Preserved Wraxu Feathers.png Preserved Wraxu Feathers Random reward from Remains-Silent in any Outlaws Refuge or the Thieves Den in Hew's Bane via the "Have any equipment today?" option. Shadowy Supplier passive skill required. Multiple An array of perfectly preserved feathers? Quite a curious find. People don't often go to such lengths to maintain something like this. I don't recognize the exact species, but they resemble the betva-hen feathers naheesh elders often wear. — Reginus Buca They're wraxu feathers! An extinct relative of the Elsweyr terror bird! According to Varid's Guide to Unusual Birds, they grew as tall as mammoths with tails as long as wagon tongues! Alas, they died out during the Reman Incursion's Great Burn, 1E 2830s. — Amalien I saw a bas relief in a xanmeer near Soulrest that depicted a bird like that--devouring an egg framed by the sun. I figured it was an illustration of Argonian reincarnation, but now I'm thinking these birds might have some cultural connection to Sithis. — Ugron gro-Thumog
ON-icon-fragment-Ritual Circlet.png Ritual Circlet Group Dungeon boss Velidreth in Cradle of Shadows Shadowfen We don't often see such weighty metalwork in Argonian relics. Too heavy for steel. Whatever the alloy, I wouldn't wear it. Reginus often accuses me of being big-headed, but even a neck as strong and graceful as mine would struggle under this weight! — Verita Numida Verita's right. I'd wager this is a mix of bog iron, nickel, and something else--probably imported. What interests me is these symbols. Plenty of hard angles like you'd see in any xanmeer-period piece, but I don't recognize some of these patterns. — Ugron gro-Thumog We often consider Helstrom the immortal capital of the Argonian people, but I've found evidence of a struggle for regional hegemony in Soulrest. Greater coastal access in Soulrest allowed for more imports of foreign goods and aesthetics. — Reginus Buca
ON-icon-fragment-Pad-Sa Shark Teeth.png Pad-Sa Shark Teeth Delve bosses Shadowfen Teeth! Always a macabre favorite of mine! Most of the time we find teeth from terrestrial or semi-aquatic species in Argonian antiquities, but these look like shark teeth. Maybe these came from an ancient maritime operation? — Gabrielle Benele Not likely. These are pad-sa teeth. Pad-sa sharks are scrappy survivors with a range that goes from freshwater to salty and everything in between. You usually find them far upriver along the coast--from the mouth of the Niben to the Topal Bay. — Ugron gro-Thumog I gave up trying to identify Argonian varnishes some years ago, but these teeth are very well preserved--too well preserved to be a simple tool. I suspect they featured in some ceremonial dress. Perhaps to channel the shark's resilience? Or appetite? — Reginus Buca
ON-icon-fragment-Niss'wo Sacramental Wraps.png Niss'wo Sacramental Wraps Public Dungeon bosses in Forgotten Crypts Deshaan Long strips of fabric, not leather. Unusual. We most often see Argonian fabrics in bandages or poultices, but these are pristine. I suppose they might have used them as a belt or other accessory for an Argonian of high station. — Verita Numida They remind me of funerary wraps; the kind you might find securing a bog-blight's mask to its head. I wager these kept a mask in place too. The question is, what kind? The weave is tight and rugged. Not the sort of thing you'd imagine on a priest. — Ugron gro-Thumog You're right, Ugron. This pattern—reminiscent of a Khajiiti cross weave—most often appears in Argonian martial gear. Tsojei grip wraps, armor and shield straps, etc. A wealthy warrior probably used this with a helmet of some kind! — Amalien


  • The Elder Argonian style motif book also talks about Duskfall era Argonian raiment and adornments. The Gaze of Sithis ritual circlet entry speculates imports of foreign goods and aesthetics, and likening the patterns used in the circlet to those from the Duskfall era. The Elder Argonian shield entry speculates that Black Marsh was not as insular a province back then, and the patterns used by Duskfall era Argonians were reminiscent of those used by the Dwemer.