An Orcish sword

For other uses, see Orcish Weapons.

Orcish Weapons are a type of weaponry found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Orcish weapons can be found throughout Skyrim or crafted at a forge. They are stronger than Steel Weapons and weaker than Dwarven Weapons. Orcish weapons can be found as early as level 1. However, the armor is found much later.



Orichalcum ingot

Main article: Smithing (Skyrim)

With the Orcish Smithing perk, Orcish Weapons may be crafted at any forge using the Smithing skill and the necessary materials. Orcish Weapons are made from iron ingots and orichalcum ingots. All items also require leather strips, except the Orcish Bow and Arrows. Orcish weapons are considerably weaker than dwarven weapons, despite its perk being higher up on the skill tree. However, the armor is much stronger. 

Item Damage DamageIcon Weight WeightIcon Value GoldIcon Leather Strips Iron Ingot Orichalcum Ingot Firewood ID
Orcish Arrow 12 0 1 0 0 1 1 000139BB
Orcish Dagger 6 3 30 1 1 1 0 0001398E
Orcish Sword 9 11 75 1 1 2 0 00013991
Orcish Greatsword 18 18 75 3 2 4 0 0001398F
Orcish War Axe 10 13 90 2 1 2 0 0001398B
Orcish Battleaxe 19 25 165 2 1 4 0 0001398C
Orcish Mace 11 15 105 1 1 3 0 00013990
Orcish Warhammer 21 26 180 3 1 4 0 00013992
Orcish Bow 10 9 150 0 1 2 0 0001398D

† Crafting Orcish Arrows requires The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard to be installed. Each recipe yields 24 arrows.


Can be found in blacksmith shops frequently (and less frequently in general stores) once the Dragonborn reaches higher levels. Can also be found in random treasure chests, loot, and on enemies. They are also carried by Orcs in Orc camps scattered around The Reach.


This section contains bugs related to Orcish Weapons (Skyrim). 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  ,  NX  , 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   Some Orcish weapons, when placed on a weapon rack, will display off center or be rotated improperly.

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