Main article: Dwarven Weapons (Skyrim)
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"The Dwemer crossbow is an ingenious device that permits someone with only modest training and skill to fire a missile bolt massive enough to penetrate heavy armor."
Garothmuk gro-Muzgub[src]

The Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow is a type of crossbow found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow is identical to the Dwarven Crossbow in appearance and damage, but ignores 50% of armor.

It represents the pinnacle of handheld ranged weaponry in all of Skyrim, with devastating firepower, high velocity projectiles, and a relatively fast reload time. With the proper perks and skill in Archery, and a few dozen Dwarven Bolts, this weapon turns low-level characters into formidable fighters.

Acquisition[edit | edit source]

An Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow is available for purchase from Sorine Jurard at Fort Dawnguard after completing the last of the six "Ancient Technology" quests. She will also train the Dragonborn how to smith one if requested (Not available if the Dragonborn sides with Harkon during Bloodline).

Smithing[edit | edit source]

After obtaining the schematics for it and asking Sorine Jurard how to create it, it may be smithed with the Dwarven Smithing perk. It can only be made at the blacksmith's forge in Fort Dawnguard and using the following components:

It can be upgraded with a Dwarven Metal Ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow does more damage and is more cumbersome than a dragonbone bow, making it the Archery weapon with the highest damage (versus heavily armored enemies only) and weight in the game.
  • The 50% armor ignored is not an enchantment. The crossbow can still be enchanted like a normal weapon. The weapon can have a total of 8 effects; Innate enchantment, critical hit archery perks, paralyze archery perk, double enchants of fiery soul trap and notched pickaxe, and finally poison.
  • Calcelmo may ask for this weapon if purchased, sending a note by courier.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow. 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   360   PS3   If an Enchantment is added to the weapon, the effect is not shown.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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