An Orcish sword

For other instances, see Orcish Weapons.

Orcish Weapons are a set of weapons found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. These items can be found throughout Skyrim or crafted at a forge. They are stronger than Steel Weapons and weaker than Dwarven Weapons.  Orcish weapons can be found as early as level 1.  However the armor is found much later.


Main article: Smithing

With the Orcish Smithing perk, Orcish Weapons may be crafted at any forge using the Smithing skill and the necessary materials. Orcish Weapons are made from iron ingots and Orichalcum Ingots. All items also require Leather Strips, except the Orcish Bow and Arrows. Orcish weapons are considerably weaker than dwarven weapons, despite its perk being higher up on the skill tree. However, the armor is much stronger. 

Orichalcum ingot

Item Damage DamageIcon.png Weight WeightIcon.png Value Gold Leather Strips Iron Ingot Orichalcum Ingot Firewood
Orcish Arrow 12 0 1 0 0 1 1
Orcish Dagger 6 3 30 1 1 1 0
Orcish Sword 9 11 75 1 1 2 0
Orcish Greatsword 18 18 75 3 2 4 0
Orcish War Axe 10 13 90 2 1 2 0
Orcish Battleaxe 19 25 165 2 1 4 0
Orcish Mace 11 15 105 1 1 3 0
Orcish Warhammer 21 26 180 3 1 4 0
Orcish Bow 10 9 150 0 1 2 0

† Crafting Orcish Arrows requires The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard to be installed. Each recipe yields 24 arrows.


Can be found in blacksmith shops frequently and less frequently in general stores, once the Dragonborn reaches higher levels. Can also be found in random treasure chests, loot, and on enemies. They are also carried by Orcs in orc camps scattered around The Reach


  •  PC  Orcish Weapons can be placed on a weapon rack but don't settle right.

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