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For other uses, see Bound Battleaxe.

Bound Battleaxe is an Apprentice-level Conjuration spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. When cast, it summons an ethereal version of the Daedric Battleaxe for 120 seconds. The axe requires two hands to wield and expends Stamina. Sheathing the weapon dispels the axe. Kill Cameras may be performed with bound weaponry. All bound weapons may be poisoned. Soul Stealer allows the weapon to cast soul trap on the target. This is useful if the player does not wish to halt combat to equip and cast soul trap.


Casting Bound Battleaxe (in the presence of enemies) levels the Conjuration skill, while landing successful strikes improves the Two-Handed skill. Thus, Conjuration governs the magicka cost of the spell, and Two-Handed governs the damage of the weapon.

Base damage[]

The base damage for this weapon is 17, which is increased to 22 after applying the Mystic Binding perk.


Spell tome[]


  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon.png
  • Value: 99 Gold
  • See Spell Tome for a complete list of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.




This section contains bugs related to Bound Battleaxe (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   When summoning the battleaxe, it sometimes does not show up and attacks cannot be made. To remedy this, switch weapons, or use items and cast the spell again. If this is not enough, swap to a different spell, try (and fail) to use it, which changes your stance, then a save and reload will return you to normal (this fix is for PS3).
    • If the Power "Beast Form" is available the player can turn werewolf, making attacks possible again. When the effects wear off you can re-equip and attack again. (Save and reload unnecessary)
    •  PS3 (Fix)   It is also possible to avoid this glitch entirely by equipping the spell, going to a first person view, and using the spell. The battleaxe will appear and be usable, and if the player switches to Third Person at this point, they can still utilize the spell.
  •  360   Using Bound Battleaxe does not grant an increase to Conjuration skill like the Bound Sword will do.
  •  360   The axe graphic may not show up and the same amount of damage will be done, but without the axe appearing. Sheathe the axe to fix this.

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