Daggerfall:Artifacts

An artifact is a very rare, very powerful, unique magical item rumored to exist in Tamriel. Many have asked about these items of great power, fewer have foolishly attempted to find them, and none but the greatest of heroes have ever possessed them. Some are items blessed by the very Gods themselves, and said to contain their very essence. Others have been claimed by the numerous Daedra Princes of Oblivion, who are known to gift them to mortals deemed worthy of the honor.

ArtifactsEdit

The known artifacts of Daggerfall and their effects are listed here.

Auriel's BowEdit

Artifact: Auriel's Bow
(lore page)
Type Elven Long bow
Statistics
Damage Damage 6-20
Damage Damage 6-20 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 1.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
On Strike: Lightning, Hand of Sleep, Magicka Leech
Auriel's Bow

"Auriel's Bow appears as a modest Elven Longbow, but it is one of the mightiest ever to exist in Tamriel's history. Allegedly created and used, like its sister Auriel's Shield, by the great Elvish demi-god, the Bow can turn any arrow into a missile of death and destruction. Without Auriel's power behind it, however, the bow uses its own store of energy for its power. Once exhausted of this energy, the bow will vanish and reappear wherever chance puts it. Its most recent appearances have been the subject of gossip for hundreds of years."

Auriel's Bow is one of three possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Artifact, or by taking an alternate path during the Daedra Prince Nocturnal's quest.

Auriel's ShieldEdit

Artifact: Auriel's Shield
(lore page)
Type Ebony Tower Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating +4 armor
Rating Rating +4 armor {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 12.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: armor bonus, Spell Reflection
When Used: Resist Fire, Shield
Auriel's Shield

"Auriel's Shield, an Ebony shield said to have once belonged to the quasi-mythical Elvish deity Auriel, can make its wielder highly invulnerable. In its resistance to fire and magick, Auriel's Shield is unsurpassed. Like many artifacts of Tamriel, the Shield has life and personality of its own, and does not feel bound to its user. A popular fable tells the tale of it abandoning one wielder in her greatest hour of need, but this is perhaps apocryphal."

Auriel's Shield is one of three possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Artifact.

Azura's StarEdit

Daedric Artifact: Azura's Star
(lore page)
Type Soul Gem, Amulet
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: traps the soul of any dying non-humanoid creature, if empty
When in Inventory: acts as a soul gem when Soul Trap is cast
Azura's Star

"Few mortals have the stomach to trade in souls. The Dark Brotherhood does it, as do certain groups within the Mages Guild. For these cruel folk, Azura's Star has a particular fascination. The Star acts as a reusable soul gem. The soul of any creature killed by the bearer of the Star is trapped within it. If the Star already carries a soul, nothing happens. Using Azura's Star empties it, freeing the trapped soul to make its journey to Oblivion. Azura's Star can be used to make magical items over and over and over."

Azura's Star is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Azura's quest. Her summoning day is Hogithum, the 21st of First Seed.

ChrysamereEdit

Artifact: Chrysamere
(lore page)
Type Adamantium Claymore
Statistics
Damage Damage 8-24
Damage Damage 8-24 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 7.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: enhances Long Blade skill by +15 points
When Used: Heal, Resist Fire, Shalidor's Mirror
Chrysamere

"Chrysamere, the Paladin,s [sic] Blade and Sword of Heroes, is an ancient claymore with offensive capabilities only surpassed by its defenses. It lends the wielder health, protects him or her from fire, and reflects any deletory spells cast against the wielder back to the caster. Seldom has Chrysamere been wielded by a bladesman for any length of time, for it chooses not to favor one champion."

Chrysamere is awarded for completing the knightly order quests The Army of Undead or The Lost Artifact*, or as a possible reward near the end of the Main Quest.

*One of four possible rewards. However, due to a bug it will always be the reward offered for this quest without a third-party fix.

Ebony BladeEdit

Daedric Artifact: Ebony Blade
(lore page)
Type Ebony Katana
Statistics
Damage Damage 11-24
Damage Damage 11-24 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 2.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: enhances Long Blade skill by +15 points
When Used: Far Silence
On Strike: Vampiric Touch, Energy Leech
Ebony Blade

"The Ebony Blade, sometimes called the Vampire or the Leech, resembles an ebony katana, and its power is very dark indeed. Every time the Ebony Blade strikes an opponent, part of the damage inflicted flows into the wielder as raw power. The Blade itself may not be any more evil than those who have used it, but at some point in its history, a charm was cast on it so it would not remain with any one bladesman for long. The wizard who cast this charm sought to save the souls of any too infatuated by the Blade, and perhaps he was right to do so."

The Ebony Blade is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Mephala's quest. Her summoning day is Witches Festival, the 13th of Frost Fall.

Ebony MailEdit

Ebony Mail (male)
Daedric Artifact: Ebony Mail
(lore page)
Type Ebony Plate Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating +8 armor
Rating Rating +8 armor {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 12.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: armor bonus
When Used: Resist Fire, Shield, Spell Shield
Ebony Mail (female)

"The Ebony Mail is an artifact created before recorded history, according to legend, by the Dark Elven goddess Boethiah. It is she who determines who should possess the Mail and for how long a time. If judged worthy, its power grants the wearer invulnerability to all common magical attacks that drain talents and health. It is Boethiah alone who determines when a person is ineligible to bear the Ebony Mail any longer, and the goddess can be very capricious."

The Ebony Blade is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Boethiah's quest. Her summoning day is Gauntlet, the 2nd of Sun's Dusk.

Hircine RingEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Hircine Ring
(lore page)
Type Ring (appears as a buckler)
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: bearer can shift into their werebeast form (and back) at will, will not shift automatically during the full moon, no need to hunt innocents
The Hircine Ring

"The curse of lycanthropy has its advantages. The incredible strength, speed, ferocity of a werebeast makes it a fearsome opponent. There are, of course, disadvantages. The bearer of the Hircine Shield [sic] can choose when to be a lycanthrope and when not. Essentially this gives him all the advantages with few of the negatives."

The Hircine Ring is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Hircine's quest. His summoning day is the 5th of Mid Year, but he can be summoned year-round at any indoor Witch Coven.

Note: for non-lycanthropes, the ring is absolutely useless.

Lord's MailEdit

Lord's Mail (male)
Artifact: Lord's Mail
(lore page)
Type Mithril Plate Cuirass
Statistics
Rating Rating +7 armor
Rating Rating +7 armor {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 12.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: regenerates health
When Used: Cure Poison, Spell Shield
Lord's Mail (female)

"The Lord's Mail, sometimes called the Armor of Morihaus, the Gift of Kynareth, is an ancient cuirass of unsurpassable quality. It grants the wearer the power to regenerate lost health, resist the effects of spells, and cure oneself of poison when used. It is said that whenever Kynareth deigns the wearer unworthy, the Lord's Mail will be taken away and hidden for the next chosen one."

The Lord's Mail is one of three possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Artifact.

Mace of Molag BalEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Mace of Molag Bal
(lore page)
Type Daedric Mace
Statistics
Damage Damage 13-24
Damage Damage 13-24 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 4.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
On Strike: drains Spell Points and Strength
The Mace of Molag Bal

"Also known as the Vampire's Mace, the Mace of Molag Bal drains its victims of spell points and gives them to the bearer. If the victim has no spell points, he is drained of strength, which is also transferred to the wielder. Using the Mace of Molag Bal can actually give its bearer more spell points or more strength than he would have fully rested. However, these bonus points are temporary. Molag Bal has been quite free with his artifact. There are many legends about the mace. It seems to be a favorite for vanquishing mad wizards."

The Mace of Molag Bal is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Molag Bal's quest. His summoning day is Chil'a, the 20th of Evening Star.

Masque of ClavicusEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Masque of Clavicus
(lore page)
Type Ring
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: improves reputation as Charm spell
The Masque of Clavicus

"Ever the vain one, Clavicus Vile made a masque suited to his own personality. The bearer of the masque is more likely to get a positive response from the people of Tamriel. The higher his personality, the larger the bonus. The best known story of the masque tells the tale of Avalea, a noblewoman of some renown. As a young girl, she was grossly disfigured by a spiteful servant. Avalea made a dark deal with Clavicus Vile and received the masque in return. Though the masque did not change her looks, suddenly she had the respect and admiration of everyone. A year and a day after her marriage to a well connected baron, Clavicus reclaimed his masque. Although pregnant with his child, Avalea was banished from the baron's household. Twenty-one years and one day later, Avalea's daughter claimed her vengeance by slaying the baron."

The Masque of Clavicus is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Clavicus Vile's quest. His summoning day is New Life Festival, the 1st of Morning Star.

Mehrunes RazorEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Mehrunes Razor
(lore page)
Type Orcish Dagger
Statistics
Damage Damage 11-16
Damage Damage 11-16 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 0.5 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
On Strike: save vs. magic or die
Casting Cost: artifact's health is reduced by the amount of damage done to the opponent (in this case, all of opponent's remaining health)
The Mehrunes Razor

"The Dark Brotherhood has covetted [sic] this ebony dagger for generations. This mythical artifact is capable of slaying any creature instantly. Victims of the Razor must save vs. magic or be slain. History does not record any bearers of Mehrunes Razor. However, eighty years ago the Dark Brotherhood was decimated by a vicious internal power struggle. It is suspected that the razor was involved."

The Mehrunes Razor is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Mehrunes Dagon's quest. His summoning day is Warriors Festival, the 20th of Sun's Dusk.

Note: while the Razor is described as an Ebony Dagger, it has the same stats as the Orcish version of the weapon.

Necromancer's AmuletEdit

Artifact: Necromancer's Amulet
(lore page)
Type Amulet
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value 3,620 gold
Enchantment
When Equipped: Wisdom, Spell Absorption
When Used: Troll's Blood
Necromancer's Amulet

"The legendary Necromancer's Amulet, the last surviving relic of the mad sorcerer Mannimarco, grants any spellcaster who wears it the ability to regenerate from injury, and absorb magicka. The bearer also becomes wise beyond his years. This artifact is popular amongst mages. It is the one flaw of the Amulet that it is unstable in this world forever doomed to fade in and out of existence, reappearing at locations distant from that of its disappearance."

The Necromancer's Amulet is one of four possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Lost Artifact*, or as a possible reward near the end of the Main Quest.

*Due to a bug, the artifact will never be offered as a reward for completing this quest without a third-party fix.

Oghma InfiniumEdit

Daedric Artifact: Oghma Infinium
(lore page)
Type Magic Book
Statistics
Weight Weight 2 kg Value Value 50,000 gold
Enchantment
When Used: 30 points to distribute among attributes (single use)
Oghma Infinium

"The Oghma Infinium is a tome of knowledge written by the Ageless One, the wizard-sage Xarses [sic]. All who read the Infinium are filled with the energy of the artifact which can be manipulated to raise one s [sic] abilities to near demi-god proportions. Once used, legend has it, the Infinium will disappear from its wielder. It leaves one with 30 bonus points to distribute among the character's attributes as one wants."

The Oghma Infinium is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Hermaeus Mora's quest. His summoning day is the 5th of First Seed.

Ring of KhajiitEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Ring of Khajiit
(lore page)
Type Ring
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value 1,740 gold
Enchantment
When Equipped: Feet of Notorgo
When Used: Invisibility
The Ring of Khajiit

"The Ring of the Khajiiti [sic] is an ancient relic, hundreds of years older than Rajhin, the thief who made the Ring famous. It was Rajhin who used the Ring's powers to make himself as invisible, silent, and quick as a breath of wind. Using the Ring he became the most successful burglar in Elsweyr s [sic] history. Rajhin s [sic] eventual fate is a mystery, but according to legend, the Ring rebelled against such constant use and disappeared, leaving Rajhin helpless before his enemies.

The Ring of Khajiit is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Meridia's quest. Her summoning day is the 13th of Morning Star.

Ring of NamiraEdit

Daedric Artifact: The Ring of Namira
(lore page)
Type Ring
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value 50,000 gold
Enchantment
When Equipped: opponent takes damage from own attacks
Casting Cost: artifact's health is reduced by the amount of damage done to the opponent
The Ring of Namira

"Namira is aligned with the darker side of nature, as is her ring. While the ring is being worn, any damage the bearer takes is suffered by the attacker as well. Spells and missile attacks are ignored. How much damage the attacker suffers depends upon his nature. Animals and Spriggans take no damage, being creatures of natures [sic]. Daedric beings only take half the damage they do, being supernatural creatures. Humanoids and monsters take full damage. Undead take twice the damage they dole out, because they are wholly unnatural creatures."

The Ring of Namira is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Namira's quest. Her summoning day is Marukh's Day, the 9th of Second Seed.

Sanguine RoseEdit

Daedric Artifact: Sanguine Rose
(lore page)
Type Magic Rose
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Used: summons a Lesser Daedra to fight for the caster
Sanguine Rose

"The Sanguine Rose is not an artifact most folk would care to have. It summons a lesser daedra to the user. The daedra will attack any other creature in the area except the bearer of the rose. The rose is like any other in that it will wilt. The more of its power that is used, the more wilted it becomes. Eventually all its petals fall off and it loses its powers. Somewhere in Oblivion a new rose blooms and is plucked by Sanguine herself [sic] to be given to a new champion.

The Sanguine Rose is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Sanguine's quest. His summoning day is Heart's Day, the 16th of Sun's Dawn.

Skeleton's KeyEdit

Daedric Artifact: Skeleton's Key
(lore page)
Type Amulet
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.5 kg Value Value 1,800 gold
Enchantment
When Equipped: enhances Dodging skill by +15 points
When Used: Open (as often as artifact's health allows it, also works for magical locks)
Skeleton's Key

"The power of the Skeleton's Key is very simple, indeed. With it, any non-magically locked door or chest is instantly accessible to even the clumsiest of lockpickers. A particularly skillful lockpicker may even open some magically barred doors with the Key. The two limitations placed on the Key by wizards who sought to protect their storehouses were that the Key could only be used once a day and it would never be the property of one thief for too long. Some of those who have possessed the Key have made themselves rich before it disappeared, others have broken into places they never should have entered. Once a day this key allows one to open one non-magical lock, or a good chance at opening a low level magical lock."

The Skeleton's Key is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Nocturnal's quest. Her summoning day is the 8th of Hearth Fire.

Skull of CorruptionEdit

Daedric Artifact: Skull of Corruption
(lore page)
Type Amulet
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Used: creates a clone of an opponent, which it attacks
Skull of Corruption

"Using the Skull of Corruption on an opponent creates a duplicate of the victim. However, this duplicate will attack the original, not the wielder of the Skull. There is a story about the Thieves Guild Master and the skull that is probably fiction, but highly amusing. The Master used the skull on her enemy, creating a clone of him to fight. After defeating the original, the clever duplicate snatched the Skull from the Master and used it on her. Although the cloned enemy could not directly attack the Master, it could use the Skull to create a duplicate Master. The two clones jointly ruled the Thieves Guild for years."

The Skull of Corruption is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Vaernima's quest. Her summoning day is Merchants Festival, the 10th of Sun's Height.

Spell BreakerEdit

Daedric Artifact: Spell Breaker
(lore page)
Type Dwarven Tower Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating +4 armor
Rating Rating +4 armor {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 12.50 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: Spell Reflection
When Used: Free Action
Spell Breaker

"Spell Breaker, superficially a Dwarven tower shield, is one of the most ancient relics of Tamriel. Aside from its historic importance dating from the Battle of Rourken-Shalidor, the Spell Breaker protects its wielder almost completely from any spellcaster, either by dispelling magicks or silencing any mage about to cast a spell. It is said that the Breaker still searches for its original owner, and will not remain the property of any one else for long. For most, possessing Spell Breaker for any time is power enough."

Spell Breaker is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Peryite's quest. His summoning day is the 9th of Rain's Hand.

Staff of MagnusEdit

Artifact: Staff of Magnus
(lore page)
Type Daedric Staff
Statistics
Damage Damage 13-20
Damage Damage 13-20 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 2 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
When Equipped: regenerates health, Spell Absorption
Staff of Magnus

"The Staff of Magnus, one of the elder artifacts of Tamriel, was a metaphysical battery of sorts for its creator, the Arch-Mage Magnus. When used, it regenerates the wielder s [sic] health at remarkable rates. In time, the Staff will abandon the bearer who wields it before he becomes too powerful and upsets the mystical balance it is sworn to protect."

The Staff of Magnus is one of four possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Lost Artifact*.

*Due to a bug, the artifact will never be offered as a reward for completing this quest without a third-party fix.

VolendrungEdit

Daedric Artifact: Volendrung
(lore page)
Type Dwarven Warhammer
Statistics
Damage Damage 7-22
Damage Damage 7-22 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 7 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
On Strike: Paralysis, Vampiric Touch
Volendrung

"The Hammer of Might, Volendrung is said to have been created by the Dwarves of the now abandoned clan of Rourken, hundreds of years before they disappeared from the world of Tamriel. It has the ability to grant health to its wielder, but it is best known for the paralyzing and strength leeching effects it has when cast at an enemy. Like the Dwarves who created it, Volendrung is prone to disappearing suddenly, resurfacing sometimes in days, sometimes in eons."

Volendrung is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Malacath's quest. His summoning day is the 8th of Frost Fall.

WabbajackEdit

Daedric Artifact: Wabbajack
(lore page)
Type Daedric Staff*
Statistics
Damage Damage 13-20
Damage Damage 13-20 {{{Health}}}
Weight Weight 2 kg Value Value (?)
Enchantment
On Strike: turns opponent into another creature type (works only once)
Wabbajack

"Madness and chaos are the trademarks of Sheogorath. The Wabbajack embodies these same traits. Using the artifact on a creature will transform it into something else. The creature can become any one of the following monsters: rat, imp, spriggan, giant bat, grizzly bear, spider, nymph, harpy, skeletal warrior, giant, zombie, giant scorpion, iron atronach, flesh atronach, ice atronach, fire atronach, lich. The problem is the bearer has no way of controlling the transformation. He could change a giant bat into a lich, or a fire atronach into a rat."

Wabbajack is awarded upon successful completion of the Daedra Prince Sheogorath's quest. His summoning day is Mad Pelagius, the 2nd of Sun's Dawn.

* This artifact is broken in versions v1.79 and earlier (will crash game if used), but patched in v1.80 and later.

Warlock's RingEdit

Artifact: Warlock's Ring
(lore page)
Type Ring
Statistics
Weight Weight 0.25 kg Value Value 3,490 gold
Enchantment
When Equipped: Feet of Notorgo
When Used: Heal, Shalidor's Mirror
Warlock's Ring

"The Warlock's Ring of the Arch-Mage Syrabane is one of the most popular relics of myth and fable. In Tamriel's ancient history, Syrabane saved the entire continent by judicious use of his Ring, and ever since, it has helped adventurers with less lofty goals. It is best known for its ability to reflect spells cast at its wearer and to improve his or her speed and health, though it may have additional powers. No adventurer can wear the Warlock s [sic] Ring for long, for it is said the Ring is Syrabane's alone to command.

Warlock's Ring is one of four possible artifacts awarded for completing the knightly order quest The Lost Artifact*. It can also be obtained by taking an alternate path during the Daedra Prince Nocturnal's quest, or as a possible reward near the end of the Main Quest.

*Due to a bug, the artifact will never be offered as a reward for completing this quest without a third-party fix.

Last modified on 18 March 2017, at 00:02