Main article: Iron Weapons (Skyrim)
For other uses, see Iron Greatsword.

The Iron Greatsword is a Two-Handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is one of the most common weapons available, and is one of the first the Dragonborn has access to.


Both enchanted and unenchanted greatswords are available throughout Skyrim from level 1. These locations include:


A iron greatsword can be crafted without any Smithing perks. It can be forged at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an iron ingot at a grindstone, however, it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.


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  • Damage seems low?

    5 messages
    • I think there's a perk to have all iron items be better than normal, but I don't know, that could be a mod. As for the numbers, I...
    • Its based on your Two handed skills etc etc.
  • Higher than normal Damage

    3 messages
    • You might have either a skill level of above 15 or perhaps some perks that you might have misplaced in the two handed section. Check those thi...
    • Why can't I sell it for anything? It says zero when i try to sell it. If I can't sell it, what can I do with it besides destroy it? 
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