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The Drainspell Bow is a unique Ancient Nord Bow found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


The bow is one of three unique ghost weapons wielded by spectral variants of Draugr found in Labyrinthian. The other weapons are the Drainblood Battleaxe and Drainheart Sword.

However, they can only be encountered during "The Staff of Magnus" quest for the College of Winterhold. Otherwise, the weapons are unobtainable.


It absorbs 15 points of magicka with each hit. As with most other ghost weapons, it cannot be improved at a grindstone. Additionally, it can also be disenchanted at an Arcane Enchanter to learn its enchantment.


  • The bow's enchantment is very weak; when fully charged, it can only last for two to three hits before being totally drained.


This section contains bugs related to Drainspell Bow. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If placed on a weapon rack, it may sometimes fall through.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Due to the weapon's holder spawning as a different Draugr due to the game's random generator, the Bow's appearance in a game is completely random. For some it may show two or three times in a game, for others it may never show. The only way to fix this is to reload a save right before you enter Labyrinthian.
  • You can disenchant this weapon even if you already have the absorb magicka enchantment, like the other drainspell weapons, you can also stack the both enchantments.

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  • ghost weapons

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    • Is*, yes 
    • This is a very old thread the blades wiki page you linked yourself says it is a ghost weapon.

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