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Targe of the Blooded
Base Armor:
20 ArmorIcon
8 WeightIcon
Base Value:
300 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
When bashing, does 3 points of bleeding damage for 5 seconds
Class: Heavy Armor, Shield
Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot
Perk: Arcane Blacksmith
ID: 000FC5BF

The Targe of the Blooded is a unique heavy shield found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Its appearance is that of a basic wooden shield, adorned with large spikes and studs. While this shield does not carry any magical enchantments, the spikes on the shield inflict a wound, when bashed, which bleeds for five seconds. The bleeding damage stacks if the target is bashed over and over. It is one of the weaker heavy shields in the game, being comparable to an iron shield, thus it seems to be intended for use as a secondary weapon while still providing some defense.


The Targe of the Blooded is carried by a hostile Redguard named Umana in the Dwemer Ruin of Alftand. She is encountered at the end of Alftand, where she begins fighting with an Imperial named Sulla Trebatius after some conversation with him.


The Targe of the Blooded can be upgraded at a workbench with a steel ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks.

This means the shield 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.


Bashing with this shield inflicts this skill penalty on the bashed target:

It cannot be disenchanted to learn its effects.


This section contains bugs related to Targe of the Blooded. 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.
  • Selling the Targe of the Blooded to any merchant may cause a copy to appear in your inventory several days later.
  • This item doesn't appear to be able to duplicate on a mannequin (via the Lakeview Manor glitch), possibly as it is a unique item.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Targe of the Blooded

  • Targe of the Blooded's Spike Bleed - Mod?

    3 messages
    • I don't think there is one let lets you make spikes and if you read the down the bottom of the Targe Of The Blooded Improved page the actual bl...
    • Thanks man. It's a bummer there aren't just simple craftable shield spikes that can be added to all shields (lord of the rings online comes...
  • Possible bug - Targe of the Blooded

    2 messages
    • I run about 40 or so mods on Skyrim, but nothing that should cause this, I found the Targe of the Blooded on Red Eagle's body, after taking ...
    • The Targe of the Blooded by default can only be found on Umana in Alftand back on the PS3 (so no mods) in all the playthoughs i've done i've o...

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