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Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow

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Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow
Base Damage:
22 DamageIcon
21 WeightIcon
Base Value:
550 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Attacks with this crossbow ignore 50% of armor
Class: Archery, Crossbow
Upgrade Material: Dwarven Metal Ingot
Perk: Dwarven Smithing
FormID: xx00f19f
"The Dwemer crossbow is an ingenious device that permits someone with only modest training and skill to fire a missile bolt massive enough to penetrate heavy armor."
Garothmuk gro-Muzgub

The Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow is a type of crossbow found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.

It is identical to the Dwarven Crossbow in appearance and damage, but ignores 50% of armor.

It represents the pinnacle of handheld ranged weaponry in all of Skyrim, with devastating firepower and a relatively fast reload time. With the proper perks and skill in Archery, and a few dozen Dwarven Bolts, this weapon turns low-level characters into formidable fighters.


An Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow is available for purchase from Sorine Jurard at Fort Dawnguard after completing the last of the six "Ancient Technology" quests. She will also train the Dragonborn how to smith one if requested (Not available if the Dragonborn sides with Harkon during Bloodline).


After obtaining the schematics for it and asking Sorine Jurard how to create it, it may be smithed with the Dwarven Smithing perk. It can only be made at the blacksmith's forge in Fort Dawnguard and using the following components:

It can be upgraded with a Dwarven Metal Ingot at a grindstone, and also benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.



  • The Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow does more damage and is more cumbersome than a dragonbone bow, making it the Archery weapon with the highest damage and weight in the game.
  • The 50% armor ignored is not an enchantment. The crossbow can still be enchanted like a normal weapon.
  • Calcelmo may ask for this weapon, sending a note by courier. 


This section contains bugs related to Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow. 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 an Enchantment is added to the weapon, the effect is not shown.

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