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Miraak's Sword

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Miraak's Sword
Base Damage:
16 DamageIcon
3 WeightIcon
Base Value:
427 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Absorb 15 points of stamina.
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot, Daedra Heart
Perk: Dwarven Smithing
FormID: xx039FB4

Miraak's Sword is a unique, leveled one-handed sword found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. It has the second lightest weight and the highest base physical damage of any one-handed sword available, more damaging than both level 46+ Chillrend and the dragonbone sword by one point.

When the weapon is swung, the blade takes the shape of a tentacle and appears to grow in length; however, this effect is purely cosmetic, and does not increase striking range. Regardless of whether it is charged or not, the tentacles on the sword will constantly writhe around the blade, while it glitters in a dampened green shine. At the base, the tentacles part to reveal a green eye.


Miraak's Sword can be looted from the skeletal remains of Miraak, along with his staff and outfit, upon his death at the end of the quest "At the Summit of Apocrypha".


The weapon bears the following enchantment:

When this weapon runs out of charges, the tentacle effect will stop working. The charge of Miraak's Sword is incredibly small as even a petty soul gem is enough to charge it completely. Soul Siphon on the Enchanting skill tree fully recharges the enchantment, even from a fully depleted state, with souls Common and higher.


Miraak's Sword can be upgraded at a grindstone with an ebony ingot, a Daedra heart and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. It also benefits from the Dwarven Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.


Level DamageIcon WeightIcon GoldIcon Enchantment ID
1-44 12 3 427 Absorb 15 points of stamina. xx0397F6
45-59 14 3 737 xx039FB1
60+ 16 3 1267 xx039FB4


This section contains bugs related to Miraak's Sword. 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.
  •  360   PS3   When hitting an enemy which would not normally bleed, i.e. Animunculi, blood may still appear.
  •  PC   Sometimes, the tentacle animation effect will stop working after an attack. Sheathing and unsheathing fixes this, until it happens again.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Miraak's Sword

  • Why is Miraak's sword's perk Dwarven?

    25 messages
    • wrote: wrote: wrote:I believe the word your looking for here is "Simplified" not "Dumbed down" Real...
    • it is actually a daedra in a weapon form, it is made with ebony since it is made with ebony, a daedra heart will keep it "alive" it is dwar...
  • Dragonbone weapons

    4 messages
    • Also, the sword looks cooler... Just throwin' it out there...
    • Well, the sword looks beastly. I would hide behind a bush if I saw a guy carrying one around. The war hammer, on the other hand, I laughed whe...

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