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The Bloodcursed Elven Arrow is a unique variant of the Elven Arrows found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.




Effect on Sun after shot by Auriel's Bow with Bloodcursed Arrows

Its effect is the opposite of Sunhallowed Elven Arrows, for which Auriel's Bow is intended.

When Auriel's Bow is aimed toward the sun with a Bloodcursed Elven Arrow equipped, the sky becomes red-orange for a moment to indicate where the sun is.

When a Bloodcursed Elven Arrow is shot at the sun from Auriel's Bow, it will blot the sun out for a single day. This special effect only occurs when the arrows are fired from Auriel's Bow. When fired from any other bow, they behave similar to normal Elven arrows.


  • Vampires, whose attributes are stunted by sunlight, no longer have a decreased regeneration rate of Health, Magicka, and Stamina while the sun is under the effects of these arrows.
  • The effect can also help stealth users avoid detection while sneaking during the day.


  • When the sky is cloudy and the sun is difficult to locate, the Clear Skies shout may be used to reveal the sun again. Other methods of locating the sun include to use Night Eye or Vampire's Sight, as the place where the sun is located will be completely white. Waiting until noon will cause the sun to be directly above in the center of the sky.
  • The sun can be shrouded on Solstheim.
  • When the sun is shrouded Death Hounds and Gargoyles can occasionally be seen in the wild, and will attack anyone on sight.
  • Bodies of water may appear blood red after shrouding the sun.
  • When holding the bow, if one looks across the sky the screen will flicker a slight red as his or her cross-hairs cross the area of the sky where the sun should be, regardless of cloud cover.
  • Sometimes if the sun is shrouded over Castle Volkihar the void in the Soul Cairn's sky will appear to be shrouded as well.
  • When used against enemy targets, the damage effect seems to cause both sun damage (from the bow) and frost damage (from the arrow).


This section contains bugs related to Bloodcursed Elven Arrow. 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.
  • Spouses transformed into vampires may alternate between confused dialogue (e.g. "Where is the sun?") and pro-vampire dialogue (e.g. "Skyrim is ours!") when the sun is shrouded.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Occasionally, after shrouding out the sun, it will turn red, then grey, and the visual effect will then be negated, and the sky will return to normal. Sun damage will still be negated.
    •  PC(DG)   Citizens and guards may comment about the supposed disappearance of the sun permanently afterwards, despite the passage of the day and the expiry of the effect.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Bloodcursed Elven Arrow

  • auriel bow

    16 messages
    • This is a old thread, but when the bow and a drawn blood cursed arrow are properly aimed at the sun the screen should flash red slightly (i...
    • id like the sun explosion on a different weapon. perhaps there is a mod for bloodskal blade to change its projectile?
  • I can't find the sun where do i shoot?

    7 messages
    • Thanks for the help with the code. Not exactly sure how the code works as I don't have an actual spell for it but once I got it entere...
    • I think its a kind of hidden active effect that you get at the end of the quest Touching the Sky a bit like 2015-06-12T15:17:59Z

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