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Chillrend (Level 46)
Glassswordchillrend
Base Damage:
15 DamageIcon
Weight:
16 WeightIcon
Base Value:
1442 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Target takes 30 points of Frost damage. Chance to paralyze for 2 seconds.
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Refined Malachite
Perk: Glass Smithing
FormID: 000F8318

Chillrend is a unique, leveled glass sword found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

Returning from Oblivion, Chillrend is in the possession of the Thieves Guild's leader Mercer Frey. Because the sword is leveled, the magnitude of the enchantments, base strength and value are contingent upon character level. The sword can be obtained as early as level one.

Appearance

Chillrend appears similar to a standard glass sword, but the blade is pale blue instead of green, giving it the appearance of being covered in frost. While drawn, the blade emanates a vapor as if it were experiencing sublimation, and also makes a constant hissing noise, similar to dry ice.

Acquisition

The blade is found inside the tunnels under the Riftweald Manor in Riften during the quest "The Pursuit".

Near the end of the tunnels is a small room with a display case that contains the blade. The case, which has an expert-level lock, needs to be lockpicked. Also in this room is the Bust of the Gray Fox, a bowl with various precious gems, and a valuable ring.

Enchantment

Chillrend bears a unique enchantment named "Frostfeed". The enchantment for all versions of the sword is:

Like all weapons that bear a frost damage enchantment, Chillrend is affected by the Augmented Frost perk in the Destruction skill tree. With a level 46+ Chillrend, the first rank raises the frost damage from 30 points to 37. The second rank raises it to 45 points. Due to its unique enchantment, it cannot be disenchanted at an arcane enchanter.

Smithing

Chillrend can be upgraded at a grindstone with a refined malachite ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. It also benefits from the Glass Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.

Levels

The damage, weight, value as well as the magnitude of the enchantment are based on the Dragonborn's level the first time Riftweald Manor is entered. The best possible version is available at level 46.

Level DamageIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Effect ID
1-10 10 11 552 Target takes 5 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8313
11-18 11 12 635 Target takes 10 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8314
19-26 12 13 872 Target takes 15 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8315
27-35 13 14 846 Target takes 20 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8316
36-45 14 15 1111 Target takes 25 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8317
46+ 15 16 1442 Target takes 30 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina. Chance to paralyze the target for 2 seconds. 000F8318

Versus Dragonbone

The level 46+ version of Chillrend has the same base damage as a dragonbone sword, excluding enchantment damage. This ties Chillrend with the dragonbone sword as the second strongest one-handed sword available, after Miraak's Sword.

Trivia

  • Typing player.additem 000F8319 1 into the console will let the game's level system randomly choose which version of the weapon to add.
  • If missed the first time around, Chillrend can still be obtained by returning to Riftweald Manor after acquiring the Skeleton Key.

Appearances

Start a Discussion Discussions about Chillrend (Skyrim)

  • Chillrend

    17 messages
    • The Assassin of Legend wrote: No, The Nerevarine weilded The Bloodskall Blade, and the dragonborn did it too. Plus theres all the daedric artifacts
    • Alduin1996 wrote:Why does Mercer keep it in his house and no use it. He could use it with his Dwarven sword He's either too stupid or the sword...
  • Leaving Chillrend behind on accident; Can I go back?

    3 messages
    • As I understand it, if you play on PC you can just use console commands to place *any* item in your inventory ... and manipulate the stats...
    • Chillrend is actually in Mercer's house in Riften. He only carries the Eyes of the Falmer on his corpse after you beat him, so yes you can go b...
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