Horksbane is a unique steel mace found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.



Horksbane is especially effective against horkers, dealing an extra 20 points of damage to them. In terms of percentages, this is a 200% damage increase. This weapon may not be disenchanted, but new enchantments can be added to the weapon.


Horksbane can be upgraded with a Steel Ingot, and benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


  • Horksbane respawns next to Saden's body after some time.
  • Horksbane is a reference to Trollsbane.
  • Horksbane's unique enchantment was caused by Saden's extreme hatred of the horkers flowing into his weapon when he witnessed them killing his friends.[1]
  • The housecarl of Windstad Manor, Valdimar can benefit greatly from the weapon, as he is constantly battling the horkers that spawn near the Fish Hatchery, while patrolling the perimeter of the homestead.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Horksbane

  • Horksbane Mace

    4 messages
    • No others I can think of. I like them because I hunt a lot and they speed it up.
    • Aegisbane is nice too, expecially with the backstory of Muiri and Alain and the Shatter-Shields. I wish there where more such Items, more uni...
  • Trollsbane Usefulness

    29 messages
    • WTF people why da frik' make a flea in to an a frikin' elephant no sense...
    • Same goes to Dragonbane. Why make a weapon that is effective only to dragons  that just deals ONLY 40 bonus damage when you're playing...
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