For other uses, see Bound Dagger.

Bound Dagger is a spell found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.

Base damageEdit

This weapon has a base damage of 6 without any perks, and a base damage of 10 when the Conjuration level 20 perk, Mystic Binding, has been applied.


This spell can be bought from Talvas Fathryon in Tel Mithryn. It can also be found as random loot.




This section contains bugs related to Bound Dagger (Dragonborn). 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  , 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.
  • Unlike the silent swings from regular daggers, attacks with bound dagger are "noisy," causing the striker to be spotted when sneaking if the dagger is swung, regardless if the attack hits or misses.
  • If dual cast so that one bound dagger is in each hand, using a dual wield power attack will not use the normal dual dagger animation. Instead, the regular spinning dual power attack will take place.
  •  PC   Attempting to use this spell in one hand or the other (or both) may cause an instant game crash. This issue and an in-game solution to prevent this from happening is discussed in this forum.
  •  PC   While casting this spell, a normally-colored Daedric dagger may materialize instead of an aetheral one. The issue is purely aesthetic and does not currently have a known solution.

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Bound Dagger (Dragonborn)

  • By what percent dose mystic binding improve bound weapons?

    4 messages
    • It upgrades by 5 damage, I believe. when you have the bound sword, it is like a steel sword. with mystic binding, it becomes as good as a daed...
    • I think I did the post above me on a different computer, I don't know, but mystic binding just boosts the damage of the bound weapons to ...
  • Bound Weapons worth it?

    6 messages
    • There is no shortage of money in Skyrim. Also the bound bow and sword are great for leveling conjuration. Get them.
    • Yes they are just find a hostile and trap him and keep on using the spell, also the mage melee set is the bound sword in right with a ward in left
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