Dragonbane is an Akaviri Katana, the sword that the Blades used during their service to the Septim Empire. The hilt is wrapped in strips of black leather and the guard is brass in the shape of a stylized coiled serpent. The weapon's enchantment, damage to dragons, causes a unique visual effect where sparks of electricity fizzle along the length of the blade.
It can be obtained in Sky Haven Temple during the quest "Alduin's Wall." It is located on a table in an atrium just off to the left of the main chamber, along with a full set of Blades armor. However, if the sword is not taken during the quest, it will count as stolen, along with the Blades Armor, until Paarthurnax is killed during "Paarthurnax."
Dragonbane's unique enchantment causes a leveled amount of extra damage to dragons and Shock Damage to others; this is not the same as other shock damage enchantments, however, since it does not do any Magicka damage. This weapon cannot be disenchanted to learn its effects.
The damage, weight, value as well as the magnitude of the enchantment are based on the Dragonborn's level the first time Sky Haven Temple is entered. The best possible version is available at level 46.
|1–18||10||10||789||20 points of extra damage to dragons, 10 points of shock damage to others||000F1AC1|
|19–26||11||11||1046||25 points of extra damage to dragons, 10 points of shock damage to others||000F71CD|
|27–35||12||12||1189||30 points of extra damage to dragons, 10 points of shock damage to others||000F71CE|
|36–45||13||13||1860||35 points of extra damage to dragons, 10 points of shock damage to others||000F71CF|
|46+||14||14||2596||40 points of extra damage to dragons, 10 points of shock damage to others||000F71D0|
- The level 46+ version has the same damage rating as a Daedric Sword and has a lighter weight.
- PC Users can type
player.additem 000FF9F2 1into the console and let the game's level system randomly choose which version of the weapon to add.
- The damage against dragons is the only part of the enchantment that levels with the Dragonborn; the shock damage does not.
This section contains bugs related to Dragonbane. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Dragonbane's unique visual effect is only visible on the left side of the blade. This effect cannot be seen in first person view if Dragonbane is in the Dragonborn's left hand unless they are moving left, right or forward.