The Ghostblade can be obtained in Ansilvund after defeating Lu'ah Al-Skaven and the reanimated bodies of Fjori and Holgeir during the quest "A Love Beyond Death." It bears resemblance to the Drainheart Swords found on draugr ghosts encountered within Labyrinthian.
Its enchantment deals three extra points of damage that ignores armor, similar to maces. In addition, the enchantment has unlimited uses and needs no recharging, although the weapon cannot be disenchanted.
Ghostblade is the second lightest weapon in the game, beaten only by the fork and knife, and it serves well as a backup weapon, due to its high damage and armor piercing effect. Enemies stricken by it glow blue very briefly.
The Ghostblade can be upgraded with three samples of ectoplasm and the Arcane Blacksmith perk; however, it does not benefit from any Smithing perks, meaning that it can't be improved past Flawless without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or smithing potions to Fortify Smithing.
This section contains bugs related to Ghostblade. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- This weapon can not be properly placed on a weapon rack, plaque, or display case, as it will disappear.
- When placed on the ground or somewhere else there is a chance Ghostblade will disappear.
- Dawnstar Sanctuary, it can be taken by initiates, from whom it can be reobtained. If Babette takes the weapon, it becomes unobtainable. If placed in the Master bedroom in the
- Despite its default enchantment, Ghostblade can sometimes be enchanted at an enchanting table. Only one enchantment can be put on it regardless of related perks, and it can not be renamed. If you change its name at the enchanter, it will still appear as "Ghostblade" in your inventory and it won't display the enchantment you put on it.