Weapons in The Elder Scrolls: Arena are primarily used to damage and kill enemies. There are several different kinds of base weapons in Arena, most of which come in different material tiers. Some weapons that are found or bought can be magic, and when equipped they will either increase an attribute or provide a spell effect, as well as dramatically increasing the value of the weapon. There are also a few unique weapons in Arena, which are considered to be artifacts.
The following are lists of weapon materials and bases that are available in Arena:
|Material type||Modification to weapon|
|Iron||-1 to hit and damage|
|Elven||+1 to hit and damage|
|Dwarven||+2 to hit and damage|
|Mithril||+3 to hit and damage|
|Adamantium||+4 to hit and damage|
|Ebony||+5 to hit and damage|
- † - Silver weapons can damage certain enemies that are immune to lesser weapons.
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena Manual (pages 46–47)