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Ebony Weapons (Skyrim)

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For these weapons in other games, see Ebony Weapons.

Ebony Weapons are a class of weapons in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Unlike their angular, gold-laden counterparts found in Cyrodiil during the Oblivion Crisis, the Ebony weapons found in Skyrim during the 4th era have a curved, flowing appearance and swap the gaudy, gold detailing for more subtle engravings. They are often viewed as the second best type of smithable weapon on the game, until Dawnguard where they slipped into third. Despite this, they still offer very good use and high attributes. They can be upgraded into Daedric Weapons at the Atronach Forge.


These weapons can be crafted with a Smithing level of 80 with the Ebony Smithing perk. Ebony swords and war axes can be found on Draugr Deathlords at higher levels. Ebony weapons can be found as random loot as early as level 21.

The Draugr Deathlords and more powerful draugr in Lost Valkygg, Valthume and the Temple of Miraak seem to always contain Ebony Weapons regardless of level.

Attributes by pieceEdit

A list of different types of Ebony weapons that can be crafted in Skyrim with their stats and the necessary materials.

Damage DamageIcon Weight WeightIcon Value GoldIcon Leather Strips Ebony Ingots Firewood
Ebony Dagger 10 5 290 1 1 -
Ebony Sword 13 15 720 1 2 -
Ebony Greatsword 22 22 1440 3 5 -
Ebony War Axe 15 17 865 2 2 -
Ebony Battleaxe 23 26 1585 2 5 -
Ebony Mace 16 19 1000 1 3 -
Ebony Warhammer 25 30 1725 3 5 -
Ebony Bow 17 16 1440 - 3 -
Ebony Arrow 20 0 7 - 1 1

† Crafting Ebony Arrows requires Dawnguard to be installed. Each recipe yields 24 arrows.

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