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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
Main article: Silver Weapons (Skyrim)

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. 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   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

  • Silver Swords can't be upgraded...

    11 messages
    • wrote:On FudgeMuppet's  video called "Skyrim Builds-The Witcher" he had a flawless silver sword! 3:24 Mods bro.
    • wrote:On FudgeMuppet's  video called "Skyrim Builds-The Witcher" he had a flawless silver sword! 3:24 Or add an upgrade rec...
  • Bug on the power

    5 messages
    • Indeed... I am always interested in such things... Used to be a beta tester for Never Winter Nights on Hall of the Worlds... There is no spoon ...
    • I just noticed that when i picked up the silver sword in volkihar tower it has a base damage than molag bals mace, whats up with that? Every ot...

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