Dragonborn:Bloodskal Blade

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Artifact: Bloodskal Blade (xx01aea4)
(lore page)
Type Two-handed Greatsword
Editor ID DLC2BloodskalBlade
Damage Damage 21
Damage Damage 21 {{{health}}}
Speed 0.75
Speed 0.75 Reach 1.3
Weight Weight 16 Value Value 500
Tempering Silver Ingot
Tempering Silver Ingot Perk
Releases energy blast with power attacks that deals 30 damage.
The Bloodskal Blade

The Bloodskal Blade is a two-handed greatsword found in Bloodskal Barrow on the corpse of Gratian Caerellius. Its power attack shoots out an arc of red energy, depending on the direction of the slash. This energy is used for a puzzle within the barrow. It is also useful in combat, due to the fact that it deals damage with both the slash and the energy attack, allowing the player to hit enemies normally out of their reach. The sword also never needs recharging. It can be tempered with a silver ingot.

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  • When in Ethereal form, attacking with the Bloodskal Blade but not actually making contact with the enemy will still release the energy that does 30 points of damage, without ending the effects of the shout.
  • Both the physical and energy attacks of the Bloodskal Blade increase your Two-handed skill. This makes the Bloodskal Blade quite useful for quickly leveling said skill.
  • Myrwatch's galleryCC contains a special holder for this item.


  • The Bloodskal Blade does not display properly in many weapon racks, as re-entering the cell may cause the blade to fall to the ground. It will also not display properly in any display case in which you must place the item manually (as opposed to activating the display case), as once the item is placed eventually it will "leap" out and onto the floor.
  • The Bloodskal Blade is a silver weapon but does not have the script to handle the silver weapon perk attached to it.
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