Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Main article: Ingots (Skyrim)
For other uses, see Ebony Ingot.
"Ebony can only be worked when heated. It will develop small cracks that eventually shatter the material if hammered cold. Unlike most other armors, Ebony will not alloy with iron. It must be used pure."
―Sven Two-Hammers[src]

An Ebony Ingot is a smithing material in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Ebony ingots are used to create or upgrade ebony armor & weapons and Daedric armor & weapons. They are also used in the creation of dragonbone weapons.DG Ebony ingots are rare, and are the most expensive ore and ingot.



  • In real life, "ebony" is not a metal or even a mineral, but a type of wood from the Diospyros genus of trees. Like the in-game version of ebony, it is black, dense, and quite valuable, although it is primarily used for ornamentation.
  • The ebony material, being described as a "glass-like volcanic substance," may be The Elder Scrolls equivalent of obsidian.