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For other uses, see Greatswords.
"Takes a fair bit of strength to carry a greatsword like that. But can you use it?"
Hold Guard[src]

Greatswords are massive, two-handed swords found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They deal more damage than their one-handed counterparts, but swing far slower, are much heavier, and leave the Dragonborn unable to use a shield.

Greatswords swing faster than either warhammers or battleaxes, but deal the least amount of damage of any other two-handed weapon.


Name DamageIcon.png WeightIcon.png Gold Upgrade Perk Item ID
Ancient Nord Greatsword 17 18 35 Steel Ingot Steel 000236A5
Balgruuf's Greatsword 17 17 200 Steel Ingot Steel 000946FC
Bloodskal Blade DR 21 16 1250 Silver Ingot - xx01a578
Daedric Greatsword 24 23 2500 Ebony Ingot Daedric 000139B7
Dragonbone Greatsword DG 25 27 2725 Dragon Bone Dragon 02014FCC
Dwarven Greatsword 19 19 270 Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven 00013997
Ebony Greatsword 22 22 1440 Ebony Ingot Ebony 000139AF
Ebony Blade 11 10 2000 N/A - 000EA29C
Elven Greatsword 20 20 470 Refined Moonstone Elven 0001399F
Glass Greatsword 21 22 820 Refined Malachite Glass 000139A7
Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword 20 21 63 Steel Ingot Dwarven 0005BF13
Iron Greatsword 15 16 50 Iron Ingot None 0001359D
Nord Hero Greatsword 20 16 250 Steel Ingot Steel 000A3115
Nordic Greatsword DR 20 19 585 Quicksilver Ingot Advanced xx01cdaf
Orcish Greatsword 18 18 75 Orichalcum Ingot Orcish 0001398F
Silver Greatsword 17 12 160 N/A - 0010C6FB
Skyforge Steel Greatsword 20 17 140 Steel Ingot Steel 0009F25E
Stalhrim Greatsword DR 23 21 1970 Stalhrim Ebony xx01cdb6
Steel Greatsword 17 17 90 Steel Ingot Steel 00013987
Stormfang DR 17 17 1175 Steel Ingot Steel xx026b0b


  • In previous games in the series, Greatswords were known as Claymores.


This section contains bugs related to Greatswords (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

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