Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Various items arranged on a table in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Items encompass interactive objects that may be collected, stolen, looted, or found in various locations throughout Tamriel and used, sold, or added to the Inventory.

Items may be crafted, obtained from a merchant, harvested from animal or plant life, looted from slain enemies and/or their surroundings, received during or after a quest, or simply found lying around.

Any interactable object is considered an item, this includes everything from food, to weapons, to junk items.

By game[]

Types of items[]

World items[]

The term "world item" refers to an item that can be found as a physical object in the game world. Almost any item can qualify as a world item, provided it can be picked up and moved around or added to the inventory.

Some world items are variable and can change depending on the Dragonborn's level. For example, a sword on a weapon rack in a dungeon could vary from Iron to Ebony quality depending on what level the Dragonborn was when the dungeon was entered.

In several instances, world items respawn in their original location after a set amount of time.

Quest items[]

Main article: Quest Items

Quest items are items that have a certain importance to a quest the Dragonborn is on, such as a key to a certain dungeon the Dragonborn needs to visit, or an artifact the Dragonborn is to use once inside.

Quest items cannot be dropped, sold, or otherwise removed from the Dragonborn's inventory. Most quest items are either automatically removed or have their quest item status revoked (and thus become capable of being dropped or sold) upon completion of the quest to which they pertain.

Combat items[]

Stormkiss, an enchanted weapon from The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.

These types of items are worn or wielded during combat.

Consumable items[]

Nirnroot, an ingredient in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

These items can be eaten or drank to restore health, fortify skills or abilities, or elicit a vast array of effects.

Other types[]