Elder Scrolls
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Glass battleaxe skyrim.png
For other uses, see Glass Weapons.

Glass weapons are a type of weapon available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Found as randomized loot, bought, or crafted, they are the fifth most effective classification of weapon available in the game, excluding unique weapons.

Physical appearance[]

Despite their name, "glass" weapons are not made of actual glass, but of Refined Malachite, a strong, glass-like green stone which can be sharpened to a fine edge, and strengthened further with Moonstone. Glass weapons have a design similar to Elven Weapons, highly ornate with avian motifs.


Unenchanted Glass weapons will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 27, and enchanted variants can be found at level 28. These locations include:


Glass weapons can be smithed at a forge with the Glass Smithing perk which is available with a Smithing skill of at least 70. The weapons require refined moonstone and refined malachite to make. Moonstone ore can be mined early, as can the malachite ore, but may not appear in vendors' inventories before level 15.

Glass weapons can be upgraded at a grindstone, which will increase their damage value. The increase is dependent upon Smithing skill, potions and enchanted items equipped.

Attributes by piece[]

A list of different types of Glass weapons that can be crafted in Skyrim with their stats and the necessary materials. Final column denotes the Game ID Code which is used within the console.

Name DamageIcon.png WeightIcon.png Gold Leather Strips Refined Moonstone Refined Malachite Firewood Item ID
Glass Arrow 18 0 6 0 0 1 1 000139BE
Glass Dagger 9 4.5 165 1 1 1 0 000139A6
Glass Sword 12 14 410 1 1 1 0 000139A9
Glass Greatsword 21 22 820 3 2 2 0 000139A7
Glass War Axe 13 16 490 2 1 1 0 000139A3
Glass Battleaxe 22 25 900 2 2 2 0 000139A4
Glass Mace 14 18 575 1 1 2 0 000139A8
Glass Warhammer 24 29 985 3 2 3 0 000139AA
Glass Bow 15 14 820 0 1 2 0 000139A5

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

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