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20 points of sun damage. Undead targets take triple damage.
|Class: Archery, Bow|
|Upgrade Material: Refined Moonstone|
|Perk: Elven Smithing|
Auriel's Bow is an ancient artifact that returns in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. It is central to the main questline and produces a unique effect unlike any other weapon.
The bow was said to have been carried into battle by Auri-El himself against the forces of Lorkhan during the Ehlnofey wars of the Dawn Era. When Trinimac defeated Lorkhan and tore out his heart, Auri-El fastened it to an arrow and shot it long into the sea, where Red Mountain eventually formed.
Its craftsmanship has no equal in all of Tamriel. The bow draws its power from Aetherius itself, channeling it through the sun. Therefore, when an arrow is loosed from the bow, it produces a magical effect very similar to being burned by fire.
In addition to the enchantment, Auriel's Bow appears to have faster draw speed than a regular bow, if used with elven arrows. Fully nocking an arrow with Quick Shot perk takes less than a second.
In addition to regular arrows, two special types of arrows can be used with Auriel's Bow, each with their own unique effect:
Sunhallowed ArrowsEdit"Causes sunburst attacks to nearby targets if shot at the sun with Auriel's Bow" Shooting a Sunhallowed Arrow from Auriel's Bow at the sun will cause the sun to undergo an explosion, causing beams of harmful sunlight to rain down on all enemies similar to the effect of the Storm Call shout.
Bloodcursed ArrowsEdit"Shrouds the sun in sudden darkness when shot with Auriel's Bow"
Shooting a Bloodcursed Arrow from Auriel's Bow at the sun will cause an explosion of darkness around the sun, which will dissipate to reveal a black hole-like anomaly to appear where the sun used to be, creating a false-night in which a vampire is unaffected by the daylight. This effect will continue for day in-game.
- Unlike most other weapons, apparel with a total of 100% Restoration cost (the school that the Sun Damage enchantment falls under) does not reduce the amount of charge used when using Auriel's Bow.
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena (First appearance)
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard