Online:Shapeshifter's Chain

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This article is about the antiquity. For the achievement, see Shapeshifter's Chain (achievement).

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The heavy links of this magic chain rattle faintly when savage beasts are near. Almost as if it's inviting the wearer to join the animals in their hunt.

The Shapeshifter's Chain is a Mythic necklace that comes with the Bloodthirsty trait. It can be obtained through the Antiquities system. It was released as part of the Blackwood Chapter.


1 item: Reduce the cost of your Transformation Ultimate and Werewolf abilities by 15%. While transformed, increase your Maximum Health, Stamina, and Magicka by 1707.


  • Five fragments are required to create the item, all of which require a master-quality Lead in order to scry, and are classed as master difficulty to excavate.
  • You are required to be at least level 7 in Scrying, and have the Antiquarian Insight IV passive in order to scry Master difficulty leads.
  • Fragment Leads are largely found in the same zone as where the fragment is excavated, save for a few cases where it may be found in different zone.
Icon Lead Source Zone Codex Entry
ON-icon-fragment-Chain of the Bone Goliath.png Chain of the Bone Goliath Mad Architect in the Vaults of Madness Coldharbour Can anyone make out the carving here? It's so small, it actually took me a bit to notice it. This link of chain radiates powerful magicka, but without knowing what this symbol is, I can't really guess at what kind. — Gabrielle Benele My eyes aren't what they used to be, but it looks to me like some kind of skeletal motif. It's hard to make out, but if you tilt it on its side, you can see the segments of bone that make up a body. Legs, arms, a face, maybe? — Ugron gro-Thumog Ooh, maybe it's part of a necromancer's talisman! We should try it on a pile of bones and see if anything happens! — Amalien

ON-icon-fragment-Chain of the Vampire.png Chain of the Vampire Harrowstorms Western Skyrim,
The Reach
This looks Imperial in design, perhaps from as far back as the Alessian Empire. This is most certainly part of a larger set. The broken links on either end suggest this was part of a full chain at some point in time. — Verita Numida Call me crazy, but the little symbol etched into the metal almost looks like it reads ... Lamae Bal. It's pretty faded, so for all I know it could say Lemon Bat! But I wonder if this belonged to--or was made by--a vampire. — Amalien Vampires are not my area of expertise, but I can tell you this thing stinks of Alteration magic. If it does involve vampires, it could have something to do with their ability to transform into bats. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-fragment-Chain of the Werewolf.png Chain of the Werewolf Group Delve bosses in Hircine's Haunt Craglorn This is definitely Hircine's symbol! That could mean any number of things, but since it's etched into this chain I'm going to guess it's from a necklace or some kind of specialized armor to honor this particular Daedric prince. — Amalien Amalien has the right of it, though I'm not sure this would have been from any kind of armor. See the cracks in the connecting metal? I'd wager this was jewelry once upon a time. This metal wouldn't protect you from much of anything. — Ugron gro-Thumog I agree about Hircine, but I think this symbol is even more telling. The angle and style of the symbol is commonly found outside of ruins where those afflicted by Lycanthropy used to congregate. It was both a warning and an invitation. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-fragment-Length of Sharpened Spikes.png Length of Sharpened Spikes Vorenor Winterbourne in Spindleclutch II Glenumbra I don't know who would want to wear such a ghastly piece of jewelry, but I assure you, this is part of a chain that one might wear around their neck. I wouldn't be caught dead in something like that, but Ayleids had a taste for the avant garde. — Verita Numida Sharpness like this, even after centuries, suggests this design was intended specifically for intimidation. There's no practical purpose to spikes like this ... other than to make sure everyone knows you're not some toothless runt. — Ugron gro-Thumog I wouldn't discount the magical components of this piece. There's a good deal of latent Alteration magic present in this component, and this is only part of a whole. Whoever wore this likely did not need any help intimidating others. — Gabrielle Benele
ON-icon-fragment-Reinforced Clasp Anchor.png Reinforced Clasp Anchor Public Dungeon bosses in The Silent Halls Blackwood This kind of clasp came into fashion in the First Era, specifically around 1E 100 during the Enduin Artistic Movement. For a brief and shining moment, function was in fashion. As a jewelry collector, I must confess, I'm envious. — Verita Numida I find the evolution of clasp-making in history thoroughly fascinating! Anchored clasps like this give a good deal of stability to a piece of jewelry or chain and can still be found in pieces today. It's practically timeless. — Reginus Buca Mages are still quite fond of this kind of clasp for many of their more powerful adornments. Amulets of power, charmed wristbands and the like all tend to feature this kind of clasp to ensure your enchanted silver doesn't get lost in a dungeon. — Gabrielle Benele