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Base Damage:
8 DamageIcon
1 WeightIcon
Base Value:
300 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Does 3 points of extra damage, ignoring armor.
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: 3 Ectoplasm
Perk: None
FormID: 00094A2B

Ghostblade is a unique ancient Nord sword, and one of the four unique ghost weapons.


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.


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 blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.

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This section contains bugs related to Ghostblade. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  This weapon can not be properly placed on a weapon rack, plaque, or display case, as it will disappear.
  •  PC   360   PS3  When placed on the ground or somewhere else there is a chance Ghostblade will disappear.
  •  PC   360   PS3  If placed in the Master bedroom in the Dawnstar Sanctuary, it can be taken by initiates, from whom it can be reobtained. If Babette takes the weapon, it becomes unobtainable.
  • 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.


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  • ghostblade

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    • wrote:if it dose three damge that gose throo armor if you upgrade it and enchant it it can do like 30 damege th...
    • wrote: wrote:if it dose three damge that gose throo armor if you upgrade it and enchant it it can do like 30 dam...
  • i got this new sword called a gost blade

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    • you know how ebony and deadic and drgon bone swords are awesome well try the gost blade you can get by during a quest
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