Main article: Soul Gem (Skyrim)
For other uses, see Grand Soul Gem.

A Grand Soul Gem is an item in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Soul gems are used for enchanting weapons and armor at an arcane enchanter or recharging previously enchanted weapons. After using a soul gem (with the exclusion of Azura's Star and The Black Star) it is destroyed. The grand soul gem is the largest soul gem that can be obtained in the game. A filled gem is also required to craft an arcane enchanter in a homestead if the Hearthfire add-on is installed.



This section contains bugs related to Grand Soul Gem (Skyrim). 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.
  • If dropped in a pile for followers to pick up, they may only possess one in their inventory instead of the original quantity.
    • A solution is to trade with followers instead.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Grand Soul Gem (Skyrim)

  • Souls and Ting

    2 messages
    • Anyone know of a list or something that has information on the soul levels of creatures. Any help would be much appreciated.
    • There is a list on the page, Soul Gem (Skyrim).
  • Souls from animals

    7 messages
    • Okay, I'll double check that when I get the chance. It doesn't really address the issue of emptying a gem though. Does anyone know...
    • There is a new bug in patch 1.9 that can empty gems have a look here. EDI...
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