The Gauldur Amulet is a unique amulet found in Skyrim. It is the reward for completing the "Forbidden Legend" quest.


The Gauldur Amulet is a necklace which grants +30 to Health, Magicka and Stamina. It also has a weight of 0, when most amulets weigh 0.5 or 1. While it increases Stamina, it does not increase carrying capacity.


There are three Gauldur Fragments located in three separate dungeons: Saarthal, Folgunthur, and Geirmund's Hall. Each fragment individually grants +30 to one of the three main stats: Health, Magicka, and Stamina. The fragment in Saarthal can only be found by joining the College of Winterhold and completing the quest "Under Saarthal."

After all three fragments have been obtained, the Dragonborn must go to Reachwater Rock to reforge the amulet, which requires once more defeating the three keepers of the Fragments.



This section contains bugs related to The Gauldur Amulet. 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.
  • If the Dragonborn equips it first, then subsequently attempts to equip another necklace, both will be equipped. This does not work if they equip a necklace, and then equip The Gauldur Amulet second. When the Gauldur Amulet has any items below it in the 'Apparel' list, they can equip it, then equip two other amulets. The Gauldur Amulet will unequip itself with the two other amulets still equipped.
  • If the player character has a large body it will mold into the flesh of the character creating quite a strange look. This, however, is not a common bug.
  • Sometimes the amulet appears invisible on the wearer's body.
  • In Geirmund's Hall sometimes the amulet is gone, in the local map indicator will appear under water.
  • Some players experience a bug where they are not able to open the first door in Reachwater. This bug can be fixed by:
    • Reloading a save that occurred just before entering the cave.
    • Reload the game, go in, and go straight to the dead adventurer on the hill. He has a copy of Lost Legends.
    • Read the book, then take it.
    • Re-try the door with the right combination. 
  • It may not be in the player's inventory at all after retrieving it from Reachwater Rock.
  • The player may not be able to remove it from their inventory using normal means, dropping it simply makes it appear and disappear from the inventory menu, not making it "materialize" in front of the player.



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