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, and 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 enchantments. This can be extended to 6 if the perk Skull Crusher is taken, and the enchantments Fiery Soul Trap and notched pickaxe are used.


  • The name of the weapon is a reference to Rahd Longhammer, a character in season 5 of the Penny Arcade/PvP/Wil Wheaton D&D game at PAX 2010.
  • 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 leading to multiple copies of The Longhammer.


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  • Help?

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    • wrote: i found it under the table right beneith rahd Yeah, that's a known glitch. It happens to a number of other items too.
    • The hammer is actually inside the table. It’s supposed to spawn next to him on top of the table, but sometimes it falls through. You can st...
  • Wuuthrad or Longhammer?

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    • Longhammer has a better dps than Wuuthrad
    • You can just keep both in your inventory, and switch whenever you feel it's appropriate. Use Wuuthrad when fighting elves and falmer, and ...
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