The Drainheart Sword is a unique ancient Nord sword found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

The Drainheart Sword is one of four unique ghost weapons wielded by spectral variants of draugr. These can be encountered only in Labyrinthian during "The Staff of Magnus" quest, with the exception of the Ghostblade, found during "A Love Beyond Death."

The other three weapons are the Drainblood Battleaxe, Drainspell Bow and Ghostblade.

Enchantment[edit | edit source]

It absorbs 15 points of stamina with each hit. As with most ghost weapons, it cannot be improved at a grindstone. It also has a limited number of charges unlike the Ghostblade, but can be disenchanted to gain the Absorb Stamina enchantment.

Usefulness[edit | edit source]

While not spectacular in the damage department, the Drainheart Sword could find use for a 'spellsword' character. It has the same base damage as the elven sword but with a weight of only three, compared to the Elven sword's weight of 13. The enchantment finds additional use here as 'spellswords' can focus their attention on magicka and health instead of stamina while leveling up.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

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  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  •  PC   360   PS3   At an Arcane Enchanter, the Dragonborn will be able to "disenchant" this sword, even if they already have the "Absorb Stamina" enchantment unlocked, thus giving them two "Absorb Stamina" enchantments in their list of available enchantments. Both "Absorb Stamina" enchantments can be stacked upon enchanting a new weapon.
  • When placed in a display case, it may be unable to be seen except from a certain angle.

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Appearances[edit | edit source]

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