For so long I've seen people say that Daedric was the best armor, better even than dragon plate. This is not true. Daedric is only better if you don't upgrade it. Daedric has a better base armor rating than dragon plate. But if you upgrade both dragon plate is the better armor. My dragon plate is 50+ points better as a set than daedric and I still need to upgrade the boots. The Skyrim Wiki and my own experience can confirm this. DRAGON PLATE IS THE BEST HEAVY ARMOR! It has the highest armor rating AFTER being upgraded. To make and upgrade a full set of Dragon Plate you'll need 16 scales and 8 bones. Happy Hunting!!!