Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

The Longhammer is a unique Orcish warhammer found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The Longhammer is found at the end of the Liar's Retreat near the corpse of its owner, Rahd.


The Longhammer's inherent effect allows it to swing 30% faster than a regular warhammer. This allows the Longhammer to potentially surpass a Daedric warhammer in terms of damage per second.

The effect is not considered an enchantment, so the warhammer is affected by the Elemental Fury shout to increase its swing speed even more. It can be enchanted at an arcane enchanter to stack with its inherent ability, although the description "Rahd's hammer, the reduced weight allows it to be swung more quickly." will remain.

By enchanting this weapon using the Extra Effect perk, one may wield a weapon with a total of 3 different effects. This can be extended to 6 if the perk Skull Crusher is taken, and the enchantments Fiery Soul Trap and Notched Pickaxe are used.


  • It shares its sheathing and swinging animation with greatswords, and its sheathing/unsheathing sound effects with one-handed swords.
  • If Liar's Retreat is not cleared it will respawn, potentially spawning multiple copies of The Longhammer.