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Main article: Nordic Weapons (Dragonborn)

A Nordic War Axe is a weapon obtainable in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. Its base damage is on par with that of Elven, Skyforge steel and Nord Hero war axes. Frea is seen dual wielding one along with a Stalhrim War Axe in the quest The Temple of Miraak.


Nordic War Axes can be created at a blacksmith's forge with the Advanced Armors perk and the following components:

Nordic War Axes can be improved with a Quicksilver Ingot at a grindstone. They benefit from the Advanced Armors Perk, which doubles the improvement.


Unenchanted Nordic War Axes will begin to appear at level 25, and enchanted versions can be found at level 26.

Fixed locationsEdit

Two Nordic War Axes, as well as other Nordic weapons, can be obtained at any level by traveling to Soltheim, locating the Thirsk Mead Hall, and completing the quest The Chief of Thirsk Hall. The weapons can be looted from the bodies of the former residents of the hall.


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

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   A Nordic War Axe does not apply any sort of bleeding damage because of an error in the DLC.


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