Skin of the Ancients is an E-tech relic manufactured by the Eridians. It can be obtained from any suitable loot source but has an increased chance to drop from Legendary Loot Midgets which can only be found in Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode.

Special Effect

Increases resistances of up to three elemental types, including non-elemental. Also improves shield Recharge Rate and/or Capacity.

An ideal drop of the relic can have up to 4 bonuses total.

Usage & Description

Appears to be a combination of a Resistance Relic and a Protection Relic with the elemental damage resistance combined with one or both of the shield bonuses (recharge rate and/or delay time).


  • Skin of the Ancients will always have one, two, or three of the traits of a Resistance Relic, and either one or two traits of a Protection Relic.
  • Skin of the Ancients will always have at least two traits, but at most four traits.

See also