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{{SkyrimWeapons
 
{{SkyrimWeapons
|image= [[File:StaffWabbajack.png|250px]]
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|name = Wabbajack
|damage= 30
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|image = [[File:StaffWabbajack.png|250px]]
|weight= 10
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|damage = 30
|value= 1565
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|weight = 10
|class= [[Staff]]
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|value = 1565
|upgradematerial= N/A
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|class = [[Staves (Skyrim)|Staff]]
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|additionaleffects = A blast from the Wabbajack has an unpredictable effect}}
 
|additionaleffects = A blast from the Wabbajack has an unpredictable effect}}
{{Quote|And as for you, my little mortal minion... Feel free to keep the Wabbajack. As a symbol of my... Oh, just take the damn thing.|Sheogorath|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}
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{{Quote|And as for you, my little mortal minion... Feel free to keep the Wabbajack. As a symbol of my... Oh, just take the damn thing.|[[Sheogorath]]|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim}}
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{{for|other uses|Wabbajack}}
The '''Wabbajack''' is the [[Daedric Artifacts (Skyrim)|daedric artifact]] of [[Sheogorath]] in {{Skyrim|!}}. It is given to the Dragonborn upon completion of the quest [[The Mind of Madness]].
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The '''Wabbajack''' is the [[Daedric Artifacts (Skyrim)|daedric artifact]] of [[Sheogorath]] in {{Skyrim}}.
 
This mysterious [[Staves (Skyrim)|staff]] casts an unpredictable spell that ranges from transforming enemies into other creatures or items to casting a random destruction spell to even healing enemies. These abilities are able to completely alter the course of battle by transforming an enemy into a lesser creature, like a [[rabbit]], or into a stronger being, such as a [[Dremora|dremora]].
 
This mysterious [[Staves (Skyrim)|staff]] casts an unpredictable spell that ranges from transforming enemies into other creatures or items to casting a random destruction spell to even healing enemies. These abilities are able to completely alter the course of battle by transforming an enemy into a lesser creature, like a [[rabbit]], or into a stronger being, such as a [[Dremora|dremora]].
   
 
The Wabbajack is one of five daedric artifacts made by the daedric Prince of Madness, [[Sheogorath]]. Its unpredictable nature is a reflection upon Sheogorath's own chaos, choosing at random to either help or hinder those he encounters.
 
The Wabbajack is one of five daedric artifacts made by the daedric Prince of Madness, [[Sheogorath]]. Its unpredictable nature is a reflection upon Sheogorath's own chaos, choosing at random to either help or hinder those he encounters.
   
==Related quest==
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==Acquisition==
[[The Mind of Madness]]
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Wabbajack is given to the [[Dragonborn]] after the completion of Sheogorath's [[Quests (Skyrim)|quest]] [[The Mind of Madness]].
   
==Known Effects==
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==Known effects==
*[[Fireball]].
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*[[Fireball (Skyrim)|Fireball]]
*[[Thunderbolt]].
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*[[Thunderbolt]]
 
*[[Frost Rune]] effect explosion.
 
*[[Frost Rune]] effect explosion.
 
*Heals.
 
*Heals.
 
*Disintegrate.
 
*Disintegrate.
 
*Transformation effects.
 
*Transformation effects.
**Effect canceled on hit: [[chicken]], [[rabbit]], [[Dremora Lord (Skyrim)|dremora lord]], or a random [[draugr]]. Examples: [[Forbidden Legend|Jyrik Gauldurson]], goat. Spectral, [[Mud Crab|mud crab]].
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**Effect canceled on hit: [[chicken]], [[rabbit]], [[Dremora Lord (Skyrim)|dremora lord]], or a random [[Draugr (Skyrim)|draugr]]. Examples: [[Forbidden Legend|Jyrik Gauldurson]], goat. Spectral, [[Mud Crab|mud crab]].
**Effects that eliminates target: [[sweetroll]], fountain of [[Septim (Coin)|septims]], or random books spawn.
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**Effects that eliminates target: [[sweetroll]], fountain of [[Septim (Coin)|septims]], or random [[Books (Skyrim)|books]] spawn.
 
**Leveled dremora.
 
**Leveled dremora.
 
*Casts [[Invisibility (Skyrim)|Invisibility]] on target.
 
*Casts [[Invisibility (Skyrim)|Invisibility]] on target.
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*Instant kill (with normal remains).
 
*Instant kill (with normal remains).
 
*Instant kill (with no body).
 
*Instant kill (with no body).
*Fear.
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*[[Fear]].
 
*Summon effects: mudcrab, daedra, rabbit, chicken.
 
*Summon effects: mudcrab, daedra, rabbit, chicken.
 
*Drain stamina.
 
*Drain stamina.
*Paralyze.
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*[[Paralyze (Skyrim)|Paralyze]].
 
*Unequip target's armor.
 
*Unequip target's armor.
 
*Absorb health.
 
*Absorb health.
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*Changes target's armor.
 
*Changes target's armor.
 
*Instant kill, turns target into a golden statue. Unmineable, unlootable, useless aside from decoration. (Unable to duplicate the effect).
 
*Instant kill, turns target into a golden statue. Unmineable, unlootable, useless aside from decoration. (Unable to duplicate the effect).
*Can move the skeleton of a dead dragon.
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*Can move the skeleton of a dead [[Dragons (Skyrim)|dragon]].
*Reanimate targeted dead body (possibly no limits to level except bosses like Alduin) with double health. Fights the wielder.
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*Reanimate targeted dead body (possibly no limits to level except bosses like [[Alduin]]) with double health. Fights the wielder.
 
*Does nothing.
 
*Does nothing.
   
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In keeping with the Lewis Carroll theme of [[The Mind of Madness|insanity]] and allusions to ''Alice in Wonderland'', the name of the artifact may be inspired by the title of Carroll's poem ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jabberwocky Jabberwocky]'', by Lewis Carroll.
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*In keeping with the Lewis Carroll theme of [[The Mind of Madness|insanity]] and allusions to ''Alice in Wonderland'', the name of the artifact may be inspired by the title of Carroll's poem ''[[wikipedia:Jabberwocky|Jabberwocky]]'', by Lewis Carroll.
 
*The head of the staff resembles three of Sheogorath's faces in the differing moods that the daedric lord tends to alternate arbitrarily between.
 
*The head of the staff resembles three of Sheogorath's faces in the differing moods that the daedric lord tends to alternate arbitrarily between.
 
**The head of the staff also resembles the faces of [[A Strange Door|the Strange Door]] in [[Niben Bay]], which was also modeled on Sheogorath, and which led to the [[The Shivering Isles|Shivering Isles]].
 
**The head of the staff also resembles the faces of [[A Strange Door|the Strange Door]] in [[Niben Bay]], which was also modeled on Sheogorath, and which led to the [[The Shivering Isles|Shivering Isles]].

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Wabbajack
StaffWabbajack
Base Damage:
30 DamageIcon
Weight:
10 WeightIcon
Base Value:
1565 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
A blast from the Wabbajack has an unpredictable effect
Class: Staff
Upgrade Material: N/A
FormID: 0002ac6f
Quotebg.png
"And as for you, my little mortal minion... Feel free to keep the Wabbajack. As a symbol of my... Oh, just take the damn thing."
Sheogorath[src]
For other uses, see Wabbajack.

The Wabbajack is the daedric artifact of Sheogorath in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This mysterious staff casts an unpredictable spell that ranges from transforming enemies into other creatures or items to casting a random destruction spell to even healing enemies. These abilities are able to completely alter the course of battle by transforming an enemy into a lesser creature, like a rabbit, or into a stronger being, such as a dremora.

The Wabbajack is one of five daedric artifacts made by the daedric Prince of Madness, Sheogorath. Its unpredictable nature is a reflection upon Sheogorath's own chaos, choosing at random to either help or hinder those he encounters.

Acquisition

Wabbajack is given to the Dragonborn after the completion of Sheogorath's quest The Mind of Madness.

Known effects

  • Fireball
  • Thunderbolt
  • Frost Rune effect explosion.
  • Heals.
  • Disintegrate.
  • Transformation effects.
  • Casts Invisibility on target.
  • Summoning dremora to fight for target.
  • Ice Spike
  • Instant kill (ghostly remains after kill).
  • Instant kill (with normal remains).
  • Instant kill (with no body).
  • Fear.
  • Summon effects: mudcrab, daedra, rabbit, chicken.
  • Drain stamina.
  • Paralyze.
  • Unequip target's armor.
  • Absorb health.
  • Target explodes, turns into ghostly remains and scattered gold and pitchforks. Taking the gold counts as stealing.
  • Changes target's armor.
  • Instant kill, turns target into a golden statue. Unmineable, unlootable, useless aside from decoration. (Unable to duplicate the effect).
  • Can move the skeleton of a dead dragon.
  • Reanimate targeted dead body (possibly no limits to level except bosses like Alduin) with double health. Fights the wielder.
  • Does nothing.

Follower level

Transforming a follower with the Wabbajack and letting them change back is currently the only way to force a follower to level up to match the Dragonborn's level on the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of Skyrim. Characters in Skyrim are usually locked at the level at which they are first spawned (when they were first encountered). On the PC it can be corrected with console commands. Does not work with housecarls.

Trivia

  • In keeping with the Lewis Carroll theme of insanity and allusions to Alice in Wonderland, the name of the artifact may be inspired by the title of Carroll's poem Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll.
  • The head of the staff resembles three of Sheogorath's faces in the differing moods that the daedric lord tends to alternate arbitrarily between.
  • If the staff's effect that transforms the target into a mud crab is cast on a mud crab, it will grow larger.
  • The character called Madwoman can appear at random locations chanting "Wabbajack Wabbajack Wabbajack Wabbajack" and may request to be hit with a spell from the Wabbajack.
    • She uses the word Wabbajack as a verb, and the only Wabbajack effect is to transform her into a rabbit.
  • The Wabbajack has a higher chance of instantly killing or turning dwarven centurions into sweetrolls.
  • Another copy obtained using the coc qasmoke console code has an enchantment described as "It's all you've got..." This version was probably intended for the Mind of Madness quest only; using it like the normal Wabbajack does not yield any transformation or destruction abilities.
  • If Sheogorath is summoned into Skyrim with console commands, he may use a variant of the Wabbajack that looks the same, but casts adept and expert destruction spells.
  • All attacks made using this staff are from the destruction school so fortifying destruction to 100% will make the charge cost zero and allow infinite uses without need of recharging.
  • When the staff is used on a dragon, it will always cast a Destruction spell.

Bugs

  •  PC   360   PS3  Transformation effects on guards do not change them, but instead summons whatever they were supposed to change into. However, this often makes the guard stop attacking the user. This is because the transformation effect normally works by de-spawning the target and spawning a generic creature in their place; for some reason, guards cannot be despawned even using the console.
  • If a target dies while being transformed, the transformation may be spawned.
  •  PC   Attacking a summoned dremora lord with the Wabbajack may cause the game to crash.
  • When given to followers, the Wabbajack only appears to use damage-dealing attacks.
  •  360   If a spawned dremora lord fades while being decapitated, it may remain alive without a head, but their speech options don't work, rendering them useless.
  • The Wabbajack can disappear when placed in a weapon display case or rack.
  • Targets transformed by the Wabbajack may never turn back, and cannot be damaged.
  • Sometimes, a transformed item cannot be picked up.
  • The Wabbajack may only do frost rune, fireball or lightning effects on non-killable characters such as children or quest characters. This is also true for dead thralls.
  • Sometimes when used on a wild animal, the game will start running slowly.
  • Sometimes when the Wabbajack is given to Lydia (not yet tested on other followers) it glitches in her hand and disappears when unsheathing. Opening the follower's inventory shows no Wabbajack.

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