Skyrim has a lot of items you can pick up in-game, and while we’re all hoping for some high-level treasure, the truth is often far more humble, and we mostly come across junk items. These low-value items are usually worth a few septims at best but weigh a lot, so a lot of players don’t even bother with them. One such item is Linen Wrap, used for mummification, and even though it doesn’t have any purpose in the vanilla game if you install certain mods, you’re going to need plenty of it. Let’s see what linen wrap is used for and where to find it.
Linen wrap in the vanilla game doesn’t have any use, but there are mods out there that allow you to craft armor, camping supplies, and other utility items out of linen wrap. Generally, the best places to find linen wrap are Nordic ruins swarming with draugr. If you need a vast quantity of linen wrap and treasure hunting is not really feasible for you, you can always install a mod or add it with console commands.
Now that we’ve covered the essential things regarding linen wrap, it’s time to analyze it in a bit more detail. If you’re interested in more, stay with us and keep reading!
Linen wrap is useless in the vanilla game
Skyrim has its fair share of junk items that don’t really seem to have any real use besides serving as clutter to fill up the space (or your inventory) while you’re exploring dungeons. Linen wrap is one of the most common miscellaneous items that you can come across, especially if you’re exploring dungeons.
Usually, linen wrap can be found near corpses and skeletons, and it makes perfect sense why the cloth is usually used to preserve corpses and turn the Draugrs into “mummies” we see so often in Skyrim.
What is linen wrap used for?
Linen wrap is not used in crafting in the vanilla game. However, there are some mods that require the use of linen wrap to craft items.
For example, you will need plenty of linen wrap to craft bandanas that come with the ‘Immersive Armors‘ mod.
One of the fan-favorite mods, ‘Cloaks of Skyrim,’ requires a vast quantity of linen wrap to craft the cloaks. It makes perfect sense if you think about it.
‘Legacy of the Dragonborn‘ mod requires a moderate amount of linen wraps if you aim to craft replicas of some artifacts, for example, cloaks, robes, and armors.
Even though most of the mods are oriented toward armor and cosmetics in general, linen wrap can also be used for utility.
‘Campfire‘ survival mod requires you to have linen wrap in your inventory in order to build a fire and/or a camp. The same goes for ‘Frostfall,’ which requires the cloth to craft a variety of items related to survival.
If you have ‘Ars Metallica‘ installed, you will need plenty of linen wrap to craft torches. And these are only a few mods off the top of my head. I’m sure there are plenty of other examples.
Now, let’s see how to find it.
Where to find linen wrap in Skyrim?
The most obvious places to look for linen wrap are Nordic ruins. They are an endless source of Draugrs, skeletons, and other undead creatures and, therefore, the best source of any type of embalming paraphernalia. General store merchants are also known to have some in their stock, but it’s usually two pieces at best.
Other types of dungeons are also known to have linen wraps as a part of their standard loot, such as abandoned Imperial Forts and caves. Sometimes, you can find linen wrap in Falmer-infested places, specifically in their tents.
How to add linen wrap with console commands
If you don’t feel like scouring Nordic ruins for linen wrap, and if you’re on PC, you can always use console commands to add the necessary quantity directly to your inventory. To add linen wrap via console commands, follow these steps.
- Press “~” to open the console.
- Type ‘player.additem 00034CD6 <quantity>.’
- Press enter.
You should have the desired number of cloths in your inventory. If something goes wrong, check to see if your item ID is correct.
Adding linen wrap via mods
If you consider console commands beneath you, you can always choose the immersive way to acquire linen, which usually involves crafting it via mods. Plenty of mods allow you to craft linen wrap, but you’re usually going to need some other type of material.
1. Craftable Soul Gem Fragments and Linen Wraps
This mod allows you to create several miscellaneous items on the crafting stations. To create linen wraps, you’re going to need Tundra Cotton. It’s a fairly common flowering plant, especially abundant in the Whiterun Hold.
2. Cloth Into Linen Wrap
As the name of the mod says, Cloth Into Linen Wrap allows you to create linen wraps out of your old “clothes.” The linen wrap yield will depend on the size of the item you’re trying to “deconstruct.” The head gear yields the least, and hooded robes yield the most pieces.
3. Simple Craftable Linen Wraps
Simple Craftable Linen Wraps mod is pretty useful if you combine it with a mod that adds bandages to the game. You will be able to craft linen wrap out of Tundra Cotton. To do it, simply activate the tanning rack with the necessary ingredients in your inventory.
4. Spinning Wheels and Cotton Wraps
Spinning Wheels and Cotton Wraps adds re-designed linen wraps and a new recipe to craft them and spinning wheels as crafting stations for all your tailoring needs. It also reduces the weight of the linen wraps, so you will be able to haul more of them after your trip to nearby Nordic ruins.