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Nettlebane
Nettlebane
Base Damage:
6 DamageIcon
Weight:
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
5 GoldIcon
Class: One Handed, Dagger
Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot
Perk: None
FormID: 0001C492
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"You'll have to deal with the Hagravens. I've heard about a weapon they've made for sacrificing Spriggans. It's called 'Nettlebane'."
Danica Pure-Spring[src]

Nettlebane is a unique ebony dagger that appears in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

HistoryEdit

According to legend, Nettlebane is the only weapon old enough to cut through the bark of the Eldergleam Tree, since the tree is older than the existence of metal itself, and thus is unharmed by any other weapons. Danica Pure-Spring needs the sap from the Eldergleam to restore the Gildergreen Tree in the center of Whiterun's Wind District to its original glory.

AcquisitionEdit

Nettlebane can be obtained at Orphan Rock from a Hagraven during the quest The Blessings of Nature. The hagraven is sacrificing a number of spriggans with the blade and is defended by several hags and witches. Once obtained from the Hagraven, the Dragonborn must bring the blade back to Danica Pure-Spring. She then sends the Dragonborn to Eldergleam Sanctuary to obtain Eldergleam sap.

SmithingEdit

Nettlebane can be upgraded with an ebony ingot at a grindstone, however it does not benefit from any smithing perks. It cannot be enchanted.

TriviaEdit

  • After showing Nettlebane to Asta in the Eldergleam Sanctuary, she will warn the Dragonborn not to harm the tree, saying "nothing good can come of it". This foreshadows the spriggan ambush after retrieving the Eldergleam sap.
  • Unlike most daggers, Nettlebane cannot be gifted to an adopted child in Hearthfire.
  • If the Dragonborn has a high Sneak skill, they may be able to pickpocket the blade off of the Hagraven. However, this is a very difficult task.
  • Unlike normal ebony daggers, Nettlebane is slightly green-colored.

BugsEdit

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  • Sometimes, when Nettlebane is stored in a dagger rack, it cannot be retrieved.
  • When Nettlebane is stored in a dagger rack, it may float to the sides or fall out.
  • When Nettlebane is stored on a Weapon Rack or a Display Case, it might vanish.
  • When Nettlebane is reverse pickpocketed into an NPC's inventory it becomes a pair of Glass Gauntlets or occasionally an Ebony Helmet, both of which are retrievable, but are not able to be improved on a workbench.

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