Skyrim Dragonborn: Best Weapons

Dragonborn brings a new set of unique weapons to play with, and here we’ll give our recommendations for the best weapons, and where to find them. Which weapons are truly “best” may be subjective, but here you’ll find only the most rare and most unique new tools for destruction on Solstheim. Anything that’s special, hard-to-find, or just plain cool will be listed here.

If you think we’ve missed a weapon that’s in dire need of a showcase, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, enjoy the weapon-hunt.

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Best Weapons

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Champion’s Cudgel

  • Weapon Type: Unique 2-Handed Mace
  • Special Effects: 50% chance of each element of fire, frost, and shock to do 25 points of damage.
  • How to Get:
    • Found in the mission “March of the Dead” obtained by traveling east out of Raven Rock until you find a man fighting Ash monsters at Old Attius Farm.
    • When the quest begins, search the bodies for a note, leading you to Fort Frostmoth. Defeat the general, and look inside the fort for a locked door that requires a Wooden Key inside the fort itself.
    • Follow the path left of the door down into a room. Look inside the knapsack in the center of the room, leaning on two coffines, to get the wooden key.
    • Use the key on the wooden door and run up the steps. Upstairs, there are more tough Ash Spawns.
    • Defeat General Falx Carius and loot his ashes to find the Champion’s Cudgel.

Bloodskal Blade

  • Weapon Type: Unique 2-Handed Sword
  • Special Effects: Releases energy blasts with power attacks that deal 30 damage
  • How to Get:
    • Complete the side-quest, “The Final Descent” to get your hands on this weapon. To start the quest, talk to Crescius Caerellius in the Raven Rock Mine. You may have to complete some other quests for him first to reach this one.
    • Travel into the mine, you’ll eventually find the blade while on the quest. But, finishing the quest isn’t so easy. After finding the blade, you’ll need to leave through a massive door.
    • To solve this puzzle, you’ll need to use the Blade’s special power. Standing still or moving forward and using a power attack will launch a vertical energy blast, while moving backward of left and right while launch a horizontal energy blast.
    • Look at the arch around the massive door. There are red slits in vertical or horizontal configurations all over the door. All you need to do is match your energy blasts with the red slits. More will appear as you solve the puzzle, so keep looking out.
    • Once the puzzle is solved, you can keep this unique weapon for yourself.


  • Weapon Type: Unique Nordic Pickaxe
  • Special Effects: Targets take 15 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina, and have a small chance of being frozen solid.
  • How to Get:
    • Travel to Kalbjorn Burrow, found southeast of Raven Rock. There, you’ll find the NPC Ralis Sedarys.
    • Sedarys has the weapon in their inventory. To get the weapon, you’ll need to either pickpocket or kill the NPC.
    • If you do plan on killing him, wait until after you’ve completed his quest Unearthed.

Miraak’s Sword

  • Weapon Type: One-handed Sword
  • Special Effects: Absorb 15 points of stamina per strike.
  • How to Get:
    • Complete the main quest chain, and you’ll be able to acquire the sword from Miraak.

Ebony Sword of the Vampire

  • Weapon Type: One-handed Sword
  • Special Effects: Absorb 25 points of health per strike.
  • How to Get:
    • To get the Ebony Warrior’s powerful sword, you’ll need to defeat him in a duel.
    • The Ebony Warrior will only appear in Skyrim once you’ve hit Lvl. 81 — the level cap.
    • When you do, he’ll appear as a random encounter. Talk to him to begin a quest, he’ll agree to meet you at Last Vigil for a fight to the death.
    • If you want to know more about this enemy and get tips on how to defeat him, check out Game Front’s Ebony Warrior Quest Guide.

More to come!

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3 Comments on Skyrim Dragonborn: Best Weapons

Neo Synthesis

On December 5, 2012 at 12:10 am

The blackguard armor set found by retrieving the advanced bonemold recipe started by asking about the shadow mark on the ravenrock’s smith’s door(speech option) good theif and all around stealth light armor.


On December 6, 2012 at 12:02 am

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Kevin Thielenhaus

On December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm


Unfortunately, thievery is pretty common for us around here, but it does always help when these sites are pointed out to us.

Thank you for the support, and the help! We’ll have even more original Dragonborn stuff coming real soon. Accept no substitutes!