Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Daedric Sword is a one-handed weapon that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Daedric swords are somewhat similar in appearance to scimitars: They have a curved handle and a blade that sweeps backwards, though the similarity stops there, as the Daedric sword has a much darker color, contains sharper edges around the hilt, a serrated blade, and decorative etchings.


Unenchanted Daedric swords will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 46, though they have a very small chance to appear as low as level 30. Enchanted swords can be found at level 47, albeit very rarely. These locations include:


The Daedric sword requires a Smithing level of 90 and the Daedric Smithing perk to create. It is made at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an ebony ingot at a grindstone and benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Atronach Forge[]

A Daedric sword can also be crafted at the Atronach Forge, but it requires a Sigil Stone that can only be obtained via Conjuration Ritual Spell, which in itself requires a Conjuration skill of 90.

The Atronach Forge requires the following components to create a Daedric sword:

The Sigil Stone is required to operate the forge but is not consumed.


  • The Conjuration spell Bound Sword summons an ethereal version of the Daedric Sword. However, this version is notably weaker unless the perk 'mystic binding' has been acquired, as this will increase the base damage to that of an actual Daedric sword.



This section contains bugs related to Daedric Sword. 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.
  •  PC   PS3   When a Daedric sword is equipped with the Muffle spell, the sword will do no damage until a previous save is loaded (rare).
  •  PC   360   PS3   When a fire spell is equipped before equipping the Daedric Sword, there is a small chance that both will be used (in the left hand), at the same time. The spell will not take charge time or use any magicka. This only works with Daedric Swords that are enchanted with fire damage.
  •  360   While using a Daedric sword, the sword may glitch in and out of view while being held. This tends to happen when one has recently been to the College of Winterhold, but may happen in other places. There is a chance that two Daedric swords may appear while in a blacksmith.