The Gauldur Blackblade can be upgraded with a steel ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. As with all Honed Ancient Nord weapons, it benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.
All variants of this weapon bear the following enchantment:
Although the Gauldur Blackblade is a unique item, it can be disenchanted to learn its effect.
|1-11||8||12||234||Absorb 5 points of health||000AB702|
|12-18||8||12||465||Absorb 10 points of health||000F5D1A|
|19-26||11||15||669||Absorb 15 points of health||000F5D1B|
|27-35||11||15||975||Absorb 20 points of health||000F5D1C|
|36+||11||15||1286||Absorb 25 points of health||000F5D1D|
The sword's level is chosen the first time the Dragonborn enters Folgunthur, so if they have completed any quest which sent them to this dungeon before, the blade will be in that level, not the current level.
- PC users can type
player.additem 000F5D1E 1into the console, which lets the game's level system randomly choose which version of the weapon to add.
- Sometimes, the blade may be found on the corpse of one of the Draugr Thralls, rather than Mikrul himself. This can be avoided by killing all the Draugr Thralls first, and waiting until Mikrul is the final enemy to defeat. Everything else that is supposed to appear on Mikrul's corpse will still show up, however.