As with all Elven weaponry and armor, the motif of the hawk is very prominent. In the case of the Elven warhammer, the large head of the hammer takes the form of a highly stylized hawk's head and wings. The handle displays additional intricate carvings and detail, as does the counterbalance at the opposite end.
Unenchanted Elven warhammers will begin to appear throughout Skyrim at level 19 and enchanted warhammers can be found at level 20. These locations include:
- Blacksmiths and general goods merchants.
- Wielded by various characters or enemies.
- Found as random loot in chests or as a world item throughout Skyrim.
It can be upgraded with a refined moonstone ingot at a grindstone. The Elven Smithing perk doubles the improvement.