Miraak's Sword is a unique, leveled one-handed sword found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


Miraak's Sword has the second lightest weight and the highest base physical damage of any one-handed sword available, more damaging than both level 46+ Chillrend and the dragonbone sword by one point.

When the weapon is swung, the blade takes the shape of a tentacle and appears to grow in length; however, this effect is purely cosmetic, and does not increase striking range. Regardless of whether it is charged or not, the tentacles on the sword will constantly writhe around the blade, while it glitters in a dampened green shine. At the base, the tentacles part to reveal a green eye.


Miraak's Sword bears the following enchantment:

When this weapon runs out of charges, the tentacle effect will stop working. The charge of Miraak's Sword is incredibly small as even a petty soul gem is enough to charge it completely.


Miraak's Sword can be looted from the skeletal remains of Miraak, along with his staff and outfit, upon his death at the end of the quest "At the Summit of Apocrypha."


Miraak's Sword can be upgraded at a grindstone with an ebony ingot, a Daedra heart and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. It also benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


Level DamageIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Enchantment ID
1–44 12 3 410 Absorb 15 points of stamina. xx0397f6
45–59 14 720 xx039fb1
60+ 16 1250 xx039fb4


This section contains bugs related to Miraak's Sword. 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.
  •  360   PS3   When hitting an enemy which would not normally bleed, i.e. Animunculi, blood may still appear.
  •  PC   Sometimes, the tentacle animation effect will stop working after an attack. Sheathing and unsheathing fixes this, until it happens again.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Miraak's Sword

  • Can't Pick Up Miraak's Sword

    11 messages
    • Luisgdh wrote: You probably miss clicked, picked it and didn't notice... I did that many times It was on Xbox 360, not PC.
    • huh well on 360 theres a big bug where I need to obtain the Sword Twice
  • Miraak issues

    4 messages
    • wrote:you can spawn a new Miraak and kill him to get the items, open the concole by pressing ~ and type in player.placeatme 0401FB...
    • There's a bug that sometimes happens and his sword might not show up.
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