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Ebony Ore

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Ebony Ore
Ore ebony
1 WeightIcon
Base Value:
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Type: Ore
FormID: 0005ACDC

Ebony Ore is used to make Ebony Ingots at a Smelter. Once made into ingots, it can be used to make Ebony Armor and weapons as well as Daedric Armor and weaponsDragonbone Weapons if Dawnguard is installed, and finally Nordic Carved Armor and weapons if Dragonborn is installed

Due to its rarity, it's a good idea to collect it from as many locations as possible (particularly Gloombound Mine) and as early in the game as possible so that the ore veins can replenish themselves after 30 game days have passed. Note that entering the mine before it has replenished will reset the timer to zero, so save before entering when checking whether or not ore has respawned.

Some merchants will also carry Ebony Ingots, particularly after the Dragonborn reaches level 27.

Ebony Ore veinsEdit

Ebony ore veins are mined with a pickaxe. Each vein, when mined, gives the player 3 ores (a common misconception is that only 2 are gained because, when mining, it only says that you get the ore on the 3rd and 9th hit when you actually get them on the 6th hit as well - you can hear the sound effect, but there is no written notification). There are also 3 chances to produce a precious gem.


Ebony Ore can be purchased from Blacksmith merchants or mined:



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Ebony Ore (2)



Ebony Ingot




  • In real life, Ebony is a dense black wood found in Africa and India inside certain species of trees and is mainly used for ornamental purposes.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Ebony Ore

  • Ebony Ore/Ingots destination?

    3 messages
    • If the Dragonborn can make it into armor and weapons, so can other people. Guards show a hint of knowledge regarding the sword if you carry...
    • Shamefully, I forgot I even posted this question. But thank you Sky Above for replying. That indeed sounds plausible.
  • Ebony ore possibly emits a gas?

    12 messages
    • It's not the Ebony ore itself that emits gases. Ebony is a volcanic glass. That being said, it is often found around volcanoes, which release T...
    • AngryEnclaveSoldier wrote: Why should it be from a plane of Oblivion? Ebony is Lorkhan's crystalized blood and Lorkhan is an Aedra. Kudos AES

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