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Ebony War Axe (Skyrim)

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Main article: Ebony Weapons (Skyrim)

The Ebony War Axe is a one-handed weapon available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Unenchanted ebony war axes generally begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 36 and enchanted war axes can be found at level 37. However, they can appear at levels as low as 5, but this is very rare. These locations include:


This war axe requires a Smithing level of 80 and the Ebony Smithing perk to create. It is made at a blacksmith's forge with the following components:

It can be upgraded with an ebony ingot at a grindstone and also benefits from the Ebony Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


  • The ebony war axe is equal to its Daedric war axe counterpart in statistics, aside from a lower weight, making upgrading to Daedric a matter of personal preference rather than of statistical superiority.
  • The ebony war axe also has the same base damage as the Stalhrim war axe, but weighs slightly less.


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