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Silver Sword
Base Damage:
8 DamageIcon
7 WeightIcon
Base Value:
100 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
Especially effective against undead.
Class: One-Handed, Sword
Upgrade Material: N/A
FormID: 0010AA19

The Silver Sword is a one-handed weapon that is found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


This sword is found almost exclusively on members of the Silver Hand, although one can be located in Castle Volkihar on the shelf above the Vampire Royal Armor. The Silver Hand are frequently encountered during quests for the Companions. Silver Hand strongholds are located at the following locations:


The silver sword's inherent effect increases its damage by 20 points when used against undead enemies. Despite not being undead, werewolves and werebears are also affected.

The effect is not a normal enchantment, so it is affected by the Elemental Fury shout and silver swords may be enchanted at an arcane enchanter to stack with their inherent ability. The description "Especially effective against Undead" will remain.

When fighting a vampire, the sword does an additional 20 points of damage.


The silver sword cannot be crafted or upgraded at a grindstone.


  • The silver sword is noticeably smaller than most other one-handed swords.


This section contains bugs related to Silver 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3  When putting two silver swords in the upstairs bedroom weapon rack in Proudspire Manor, the game may freeze. If a save is made immediately after putting them in, and the save is reloaded, the Dragonborn will be holding an invisible silver sword. However, any equipped weapon will replace it, and it can not be equipped again.
  •  360   PS3   If more than one silver sword in the inventory when the Dragonborn go to jail, additional swords will be added upon their release from jail. This also happens with silver greatswords.
  •  360   PS3   If a silver sword and one or more other types of swords that are enchanted are on hand at the same time, very rarely all weapons will have the uncharged enchanted aura an them.
  •  360   PS3   Sometimes the blade loses its undead enchantment.
  •  PC   When dropping several silver swords from inventory and exiting the menu, there may suddenly be a large number (300 or so) swords in inventory.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Silver Sword

  • Bug on the power

    • I don't know about you guys,but on my Ps3 character,i can modify the power of the silver blade with a bug!! I can switch his power between 16 ...
  • Silver Swords can't be upgraded...

    8 messages
    • I agree, especially since The Silver Sword is the coolest and prettiest sword in the game (my opinion, and I'm not counting Daedric Artifacts)
    • I'm only twelve months late to this, but honestly the Silver Sword is the only weapon in the game (that comes to mind, that is) that I genuin...

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