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Umbra
Oblivion UmbraSword
Base Damage:
28 DamageIcon
Weight:
45.0 WeightIcon
Base Value:
4500 GoldIcon
Health:
700 Health-icon
Reach:
1.00
Speed:
1.00
Enchantment:
Soul Trap 120 secs
Charge:
2500 MagickaIcon
Uses:
125
Class: Blade, One-Handed, Longsword
FormID: 00026B22
Main article: Umbra Sword

The Umbra is an one-handed longsword found in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

OverviewEdit

The sword is said to contain the soul of a being that has crossed Clavicus Vile.

Related QuestsEdit

AcquisitionEdit

The Umbra sword can only be obtained by killing the character Umbra in the ruin Vindasel. This can be done at any point in the game, with or without starting the related quest.

Until the Clavicus Vile's Shrine quest has been completed, the sword will remain as a quest item with zero weight. The shrine quest requires the Hero of Kvatch to obtain the sword and return it to Clavicus Vile, in which case, the Hero will receive the Masque of Clavicus Vile as a reward, which boosts Personality by 20 points. Otherwise, the sword can be kept and thus end the quest.

TriviaEdit

  • Umbra becomes especially powerful when used with the Daedric artifact, Azura's Star, as an easy way to recharge it.
  • It has the highest base damage of any one-handed weapon, and the highest base damage of all non-conjured Blade weapons in Oblivion and all of its plug-ins. The Perfect Amber Hammer added in Shivering Isles is the only non-enchanted, non-conjured weapon with a higher base damage (29DamageIcon).
  • With a Blade skill of 100, a Strength of 100, and 125% condition (requires an Armorer skill of 75), it can reach 33DamageIcon.
  • Umbra is one of the few swords in Oblivion that doesn't have a sheath.
  • While a quest item, Umbra is weightless.
  • Umbra is the scientific name for the darkest part of a shadow; in particular, the shadow cast by the Moon that completely blocks out the Sun during a solar eclipse. It comes from Latin, where it means "ghost" or "shadow."
  • If acquired with console commands, Umbra will be classified as a quest item and therefore can't be removed.
  • It can be a part of a deadly combination if used with Goldbrand, since it got the Soul Trap enchantment that can be used to have Goldbrand constantly charged

BugsEdit

  • Umbra can be added to the inventory with zero weight but it cannot be removed. For this to occur, tell Umbra during the Daedric quest that the Hero will leave peacefully, then after the quest update to return to the shrine has popped up, kill Umbra but do not take anything. Head back to the shrine and refuse to give him the sword. Go back to Umbra and take all of her armor and Umbra's sword. The sword now weighs nothing and cannot be dropped. Also, if the sword is obtained before the quest has started, the same will happen, the quest can be done later.
  • The sword can be used for easy jailbreak. For this bug, the sword must be a quest item. When in jail, all items are removed, but Umbra can be used even when it has been taken. Place the sword in a hotkey slot. When making the escape, hit the hotkey and Umbra will equip.

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Umbra Sword (Oblivion)

  • umbra or the masque?

    6 messages
    • after much thought i decided my personality stat is good enough and because i use light armor i decided to take the sword.
    • On a related note, if you read the Elder Scroll novels by Greg Keys you learn a bit of history behind Umbra and how powerful it really is. Af...
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