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Bolar's Oathblade
Bladessword
Base Damage:
11 DamageIcon
Weight:
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
225 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Stamina Damage 25 Pts
Fear 30 Seconds
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Quicksilver Ingot
Perk: Steel Smithing
FormID: 000C1989
Bolar's Oathblade is a unique Blades Sword found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Background

It once belonged to Acilius Bolar, an Imperial Blade who survived the attack on Cloud Ruler Temple by the forces of the Thalmor. His blade, alongside his written oath were placed at the foot of the Shrine of Talos in Bloated Man's Grotto before he met his death at the hands of the Thalmor.

Appearance

It strongly resembles the Akaviri Katana, the sword the Blades used during the Third Era. The hilt, (or tsuka), is wrapped in black, and the guard, (or tsuba), is a stylized coiled serpent.

Acquisition

It can be found in Bloated Man's Grotto along with his written oath, under the statue of Talos.

Smithing

It can be upgraded with a Quicksilver Ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Steel Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Trivia

  • When equipped, some NPC's may say: "Be careful with that fire", even though Bolar's Oathblade does not have a Fire Damage enchantment.

Bugs

  •  PC   360   PS3 If the sword hasn't been acquired before completing Ill Met By Moonlight it can be acquired by waiting at least a month in game time. This resets the grotto and the blade may be obtained.
    • Possibility #1: Sinding has to be killed for this to happen. Revisiting the cave after more than an in game month and Sinding is still standing around doing nothing and the shrine, where the sword should lie, is still destroyed.
    • Possibility #2: Sinding doesn't have to be killed. Waiting more than a month and the blade was there, even though Sinding still lives.
  •  PC   360   PS3  The blade may stay equipped when in Werewolf form, forced or willfully activated. It can be sheathed or pulled out and used as well as the free hand to attack.

Appearances

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  • Bolar's oath blade

    2 messages
    • While I agree with most of the other posters on this topic I rarely use this sword for any great length of time, my reasons is that yes it d...
    • I am going to obtain it soon when I have the chance but its difficult finding it when all of the locations have been discovered,  bloated m...
  • Oathblade not appearing

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    • Or, you could just use commands to get the Blade's blade, but where's the sport in that?
    • 97.90.194.178 wrote:Or, you could just use commands to get the Blade's blade, but where's the sport in that? OR... they have Skyrim on the Xb...

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