Nearly every enemy that you defeat, you can take their gear, with the exception of the random encounter Dark Brotherhood assassins. Are we meant to believe that their armor is somehow fused to their skin? I don’t buy it, and this bothered me. Upon searching, I saw that a modder ( drakomuendo) had uploaded a fix, but I decided to approach the problem in a different way. My mod changes the gear the random Assassins have to the playable version, boosts the armor value of the pieces (aside from the head) a bit, and allows them to be improved at a workbench. Now, if a foolhardy Assassin dares attack you, you can take their armor as your trophy or even steal their style.
Original URL: https://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/97494