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The Blade of Sacrifice is a unique Ebony Dagger found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Each of the worshipers of Boethiah at the Sacellum of Boethiah carries a Blade of Sacrifice. Hence, multiple copies can be obtained during the quest Boethiah's Calling, by the end of which the Dragonborn is tasked with killing all the worshipers. When the Dragonborn first enters the Sacellum of Boethiah, there will be two cultists fighting. One of them will die, so that a 'free' copy can be looted from his body.

Once the quest has been started, the Dragonborn is ordered to use it to sacrifice a follower at the Pillar of Sacrifice. When sacrificing a follower in this quest, the Blade automatically kills the sacrifice with a single hit. Otherwise, it acts as a normal dagger.



  • It can be upgraded at a grindstone with Ebony Ingots, but is not affected by the Ebony Smithing perk.
  • It is very similar to a normal Ebony Dagger in appearance, but has a darker color, weighs less, and bears fewer etchings on its blade.
  • It cannot be enchanted, unlike a normal Ebony Dagger.
  • It cannot be used as a normal Ebony Dagger at the Atronach Forge.


This section contains bugs related to Blade of Sacrifice. 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  , 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.
  •  360   Sometimes when dual-wielded, the animation of attacking will not appear.
  •  360   PS3   Despite being a dagger, the Blade of Sacrifice is not silenced and will alert nearby enemies to a kill made with it.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Blade of Sacrifice

  • Child

    5 messages
    • ... or sacrifice their parents... OK, that is meant as a joke, but in a world of Daedric Princes and the Dark Brotherhood around, it is not t...
    • ... or if their mother is the leader of clan Volkihar. Better not piss mommy. In any case, plenty of sharp objects, dangerous artifacts, m...
  • Screen Freeze

    2 messages
    • Everythings Normal but when i try to seect anything right when the blade of sacrifice is highlighted and it freezes right there anyone know how...
    • If your doing the Boethiah's Calling quest anything will do for ...

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