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Bloodskal Blade
Bloodskal Blade
Base Damage:
21 DamageIcon
Weight:
16 WeightIcon
Base Value:
1250 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Releases energy blast with power attacks that deals 30 damage.
Class: Two-Handed, Greatsword
Upgrade Material: Silver Ingot
Perk: None
FormID: xx01AEA4
Not to be confused with Blodskaal.

For the blade in Bloodmoon, see Bloodskal.

Bloodskal Blade is a unique Two-Handed weapon found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. It has the same base damage as the glass greatsword.

AcquisitionEdit

During the quest The Final Descent, travel into the depths of Bloodskal Barrow. There, the Bloodskal Blade lays next to the remains of Gratian Caerellius.

EnchantmentEdit

When power attacking with the blade, it sends out a horizontal or vertical energy blast that inflicts 30 points of damage, depending on the type of power attack used.

The energy wave can travel roughly 15', and can even penetrate walls. It can also travel through multiple targets at once, doing damage to all of them.

A left, right or backward power attacks makes a horizontal wave, while forward or standing power attacks makes a vertical wave. This energy wave travels in whichever direction the Dragonborn is facing, and is used to open the seal where the blade is found. Its enchantment gives it the longest range of any melee weapon.

The ranged attack of this weapon isn't particularly powerful, but is capable of staggering most foes it hits. The ranged attack will also hit any opponent the Blade itself hits, making it one of the most useful and well-rounded two-handed swords available in Skyrim or Solstheim.

Because of its unique enchantment, the blade cannot be disenchanted at the Arcane Enchanter, nor can any other enchantments be applied, even if the Dragonborn possesses the necessary perks. The enchantment also prevents the use of Elemental Fury.

SmithingEdit

The blade can be upgraded with a silver ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. However it does not benefit from any smithing perks. This means that the weapon cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to fortify smithing.

Gratian's Journal

Gratian Caerellius's drawing of the Bloodskal Blade in his journal.


NotesEdit

  • A horizontal power attack with this blade cannot be done while sneaking.
  • This is the same blade encountered in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon, in which it appeared as Bloodskal. Interestingly, it was a one-handed sword in Bloodmoon.
  • Followers that are given this weapon do not cast the energy blast with power attacks.
  • Power attacks from horseback do not send energy waves.
  • The energy waves cannot set oil on fire.
  • While using the Become Ethereal shout, the energy blast can be used against enemies without breaking the shout's effect.
  • When acquiring the blade via console commands, it will not send out the energy blast.
  • Unlike most other enchanted weapons, the Bloodskal Blade's enchantment cannot run out.
  • The Bloodskal Blade's energy blast can be used against allies and NPCs without drawing aggression.
  • When the energy blast comes out, it may hit innocent bystanders or guards, causing a bounty to be created.
  • The energy waves can be blocked by ward spells.

BugsEdit

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  • Sometimes, the blade's energy wave will lag when power swinging and will not send an energy wave at the end of the swing, it will wait a few seconds then be released.
  • When given to a follower, they may sheathe the blade as if it were a one-handed weapon. When the blade is drawn, the follower will appear as if holding an invisible two-handed weapon, while the image of the one-handed blade remains at their side. 
  • The blade's projectile attack will cause the Chaurus Hunter added by the Dawnguard DLC to emerge from its chrysalis without breaking the destructible shell. The shell can still be broken by any normal attack afterwards, however.
  •  360  Due to its enchantment, it cannot be used to train with Vilkas during the Companions quest Take Up Arms, even when not using the energy attack.
  •  360   The power charge may not emit energy during the door puzzle (in order to leave the mines, the puzzle must be completed with the blades effect); thus, the door remains unopened and the Dragonborn will be stuck in the room. A potential fix is to restart the game.
  •  360  When becoming a vampire lord while wielding the blade, there's a chance that after reverting to human form the sword will no longer produce the energy blast it usually does. (Sheathed or in hand, this will happen once the Dragonborn attempts to produce the blast). To fix this, drop the weapon and pick it back up. 
  •  360   PS3  When placed in the weapon racks of the Enchanting Tower in Lakeview Manor, the blade ascends through the wall (appearing higher than its original position with each load) until it disappears into the roof. The blade can't be found outside once it penetrates the roof.
  •  PS3  Whilst over-encumbered, the energy blast will not activate.
  • Tested  360   1.9 - The energy blast caused by the power attack can damage Miraak while in Ethereal Form. It is possible this can be used to fix the glitch that causes Miraak to become stuck or glitched during the fight. It is unknown if this is a glitch or a deliberate effect.

AppearancesEdit

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