Harkon's Sword is a unique one-handed sword that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. It is similar in appearance to the Blades Sword but with a different color and guard, or tsuba. It also has a notably lower base damage than the regular Blades Sword, which has a base damage of 11.


Closely resembling the Blades Sword in the base game, it is identical in every detail to its regular counterpart, but what sets it apart are its colors and tsuba (sword guard) forming two bats on either end of the blade, and this sword is golden, while the Blades sword is silver in color. Even though it has a great value and is unique, its base damage is notably low in ratio to other one-handed weapons. Although, it can be upgraded by Smithing.


It is obtainable by defeating Harkon in Kindred Judgment. It can be pickpocketed with the Misdirection perk, but this is nearly impossible given its high value. 


The sword bears a unique enchantment, which will only work if the wielder is a vampire. It causes the screen to go slightly dark with each successful strike.

The sword has a powerful enchantment, so it is recommended to have a large stock of filled soul gems if planning on using the sword regularly as it runs out of charges quite quickly. Alternatively, one can increase the number of charges on this weapon by enchanting gear with "Destruction spells cost X% less to cast." The higher the value, the more uses one will get from the weapon.



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  • Enchantments

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    • I just thought of something. If u disenchanted harkon's sword and got a dawngaurd weapon and the used harkon's enchantment u could m...
    • good idea! you should be a modder
  • serana and harkon's sword?

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    • i gave mine to serana in memory of her father :) 
    • She'll run swords as long as they're upgraded enough. From what I see she'll wield the sword and cast spells with her offhand. ...