|The Nightingale Bow (Level 46)|
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|Class: Archery, Bow|
|Upgrade Material: Ebony Ingot|
The bow is originally owned by Karliah, but it can be obtained during the Thieves Guild questline. Because the bow is leveled, the magnitude of the enchantments, the base strength and value of the bow are contingent upon Character Level. Due to the bow being considered a unique weapon, it cannot be disenchanted at an Arcane Enchanter.
The enchantment for all versions of the bow is:
A side effect of the frost damage will result in the target being slowed by 50% for 3 seconds.
It is worth noting that the name of this enchantment is "Nightingale Storm"
The Nightingale Bow can be upgraded with an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however it does not benefit from any smithing perks. This means that the weapon cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.
LevelsEditThe damage, weight, value as well as the magnitude of the enchantment are based on the Character Level upon receiving the bow. The best possible version is available at level 46.
- It can be seen in a loading screen wielded by a female Wood Elf wearing leather armor and nocking a Steel Arrow.
- Grindstone menu if it is the highest tier, like the Nightingale Blade. It may not show up in the
- Final tier bow appears to reveal players much more easily than other, non-enchanted bows. Even with 100 Sneak in light armor, in very dark lighting conditions and under the effects of muffle, shooting this bow will reveal the player immediately at short range and very rapidly at long range (assuming the target moves in to investigate). This is in surprising comparison to unenchanted bows which can be fired nearly point blank and not reveal the player's location at 100 Sneak.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)