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Azura's Star
Azura's Star
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Base Value:
1000 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Holds white souls
Type: Soul Gem
FormID: 00063B27
"You wield Azura's Star? How... how can such a thing be possible?"
―Hold Guard

Azura's Star is an artifact of the Daedric Prince Azura, and is one possible reward for the quest The Black Star.

After finishing the quest, giving the star to Aranea Ienith will lead to the Dragonborn being offered to keep Azura's Star. Giving the star to Nelacar will lead to him offering the Dragonborn to keep The Black Star; equal to Azura's Star in all ways except it has the capability to contain both black and white souls. 


Like regular Soul Gems, Azura's Star has the ability to trap white souls, or those of creatures. These souls can be used for enchanting or recharging. Azura's Star will not disappear upon use, allowing you to trap another soul after use.

Souls will fill Azura's Star before Soul Gems, meaning that Azura's Star could possibly end up trapping the soul of a lesser creature instead of the desired target. Followers wielding weapons with Soul Trap can use Azura's Star to capture souls. 


  • Bringing the Broken Azura's Star to Nelacar instead of Aranea Ienith and subsequently removing Malyn Varen's soul from the item grants the Dragonborn with The Black Star Daedric artifact. While Nelacar claims the Black Star can house only black souls, it can actually hold black or white souls, as can Black Soul Gems. This, along with the relative abundance of black souls compared to white souls, generally makes The Black Star the preferred choice over Azura's Star.
  • Like some other Daedric Artifacts, town guards occasionally comment about Azura's Star if it is in the Dragonborn's inventory.
  • The artifact is named after a celestial body of the same name that appears briefly before dawn and dusk on the horizon. It is situated just below the constellation of the Steed.[1]
  • The star resembles the one held in Azura's left hand at the shrine dedicated to her.
  • Azura states that Azura's Star will return to Oblivion in The Black Star quest.


This section contains bugs related to Azura's Star (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  If the Dragonborn is killed by Malyn Varen while inside the Star, and a previous save is reverted to, Azura may not allow the star to be re-entered, leaving the artifact unobtainable.
  •  360   Sometimes, when the quest has been completed, the Dragonborn will not receive the star.
  •  360   Upon completion of the quest, Azura's Star may not function at all, remaining empty in your inventory, regardless of applicable souls trapped. This may not occur immediately after completing the quest. The item may be filled a few times, and later stop working.
    In order to resolve this problem on the Xbox, try the following methods:
    1. Clear the Xbox 360 system cache: go to the Dashboard and press the middle "Guide" button on your Xbox 360 controller. Scroll to System Settings, Storage, then highlight the HDD, press Y and then simply select "Clear System Cache". Select "Yes" when prompted to perform Hard Drive Maintenance. Note that deleting the cache will remove temporary game files and updates; saved games, profiles, add-ons, etc. will NOT be removed.
    2. If you have the game installed to your hard drive, try deleting that installation. This will be located in "System Settings\Storage\\Games and Apps\Skyrim".
    3. In that same directory, delete the file Skyrim Title Update. This will reinstall when you start the game again.
  •  360   PC   Azura's Star doesn't function, sits empty, even though there are no other soul gems in the inventory.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Azura's Star (Skyrim)

  • Azura star bug

    3 messages
    • So, once you come out of the Star, you die? "Dropped" makes it sound like the end of Meridia's quest to get the sword Dawnbreaker, which someti...
    • That is odd, try reloading a save before killing him and the should do the trick. Hope this helps.
  • Trapping Miraak's Soul in Azura's Star

    9 messages
    • wouldnt um miraak resist soul trap  besides with all the fat dragon souls miraans been taking you might fill up with a dragon soul. and you c...

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