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For other uses, see Daedric Weapons.

Daedric Weapons are among the strongest weapons available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Physical appearance

Though crafted from ebony, Daedric weapons have a much more fearsome aesthetic true to their inhuman origins, featuring jagged, saw-like blades, glowing red filigree, and an overall design that blends rough organic curves with smooth, artificial edges.


Daedric weaponry is very rare and can only be found or bought in a handful of places. Unenchanted Daedric weapons will begin to appear throughout the world at level 46 and enchanted weapons can be found at level 47. These locations include:


Daedric weapons require a Smithing level of 90 and the Daedric Smithing perk to create. They can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

They can be upgraded with an Ebony ingot at a grindstone and also benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement. Daedric arrows are the only Daedric items that require firewood to be crafted.

Attributes by weapon

Damage values are base values, independent of One-Handed, Two-Handed, and Archery skill levels and perks.

Damage DamageIcon.png Weight WeightIcon.png Value Gold Leather Strips Ebony Ingot Daedra Heart Firewood ID
Daedric Dagger 11 6 500 1 1 1 0 000139B6
Daedric Sword 14 16 1250 1 2 1 0 000139B9
Daedric Battleaxe 25 27 2750 2 5 1 0 000139B4
Daedric Bow 19 18 2500 1 3 1 0 000139B5
Daedric Greatsword 24 23 2500 3 5 1 0 000139B7
Daedric Mace 16 20 1750 1 3 1 0 000139B8
Daedric War Axe 15 18 1500 2 2 1 0 000139B3
Daedric Warhammer 27 31 4000 3 5 1 0 000139BA

Daedric Arrow

24 0 8 0 1 1 1 000139C0

† Crafting Daedric Arrows requires Dawnguard to be installed. Each recipe yields 24 arrows.

Atronach Forge

Daedric weaponry can also be crafted at the Atronach Forge, however to do so requires a Sigil Stone that can only be obtained via the Conjuration Ritual Spell, which requires a Conjuration skill of 90 to initiate.

The Atronach Forge requires the following components to forge a Daedric weapon:

A random Daedric weapon with a random enchantment can be obtained with the following components:



  • Bound weapons take on an ethereal quality, but use the same design as Daedric Weapons.

See also