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Skyrim:Bloodskal Blade

Bloodskal Blade
Bloodskal Blade
Base Damage 21
Speed 0.7
Weight 16
Value 500
Level 1+
Category Greatsword
Class -
Variants -
Skill Two-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID XX01A578
Game/DLC Dragonborn

The Bloodskal Blade is one of the best Two-handed weapons in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim thanks to its unique ability that turns it into both a ranged weapon and melee weapon. The greatsword has a base damage of 21 and, but during power attacks it unleashes an energy blast inflicting an additional 30 damage, this is as strong as many bows in Skyrim.

Weapon Enchantment

The Bloodskal Blade unleashes a ranged energy blast with each power attack that deals 30 damage to any targets it hits.

  • The enchantment has unlimited uses, so the weapon never needs to be recharged.
  • The energy pulse has an approximate travel distance of 15 feet and has the ability to penetrate obstacles, including walls. Additionally, it has the capability to pass through multiple targets simultaneously, causing damage to all affected!
  • While the Bloodskal Blades ranged attack lacks significant power, it possesses the ability to stagger most adversaries it connects with. Furthermore, the ranged attack extends to any opponent struck by the blade itself, establishing it as one of the most versatile and well-rounded two-handed swords accessible in Skyrim or Solstheim.
  • Executing a left, right, or backward power attack generates a horizontal wave, while a forward or standing power attack produces a vertical wave. The direction of the energy wave aligns with the Dragonborn's facing direction and serves the purpose of unsealing the location where the blade is located. Notably, its enchantment grants it the lengthiest reach among melee weapons.
  • Due to its distinct enchantment, the blade cannot undergo disenchantment at the arcane enchanter, or have any additional enchantments applied to it.
  • The Bloodskal Blades enchantment damage increases relative to the player's level, providing a boost of +30 damage when the player is below level 50 and +50 damage when the player reaches level 50 or above.
Releases energy blast with power attacks that deals 30 damage

How to Get the Bloodskal Blade?

Where to find the Bloodskal Blade Location?

To get the Bloodskal Blade in Skyrim you must travel to the island of Solstheim. Once you arrive in Raven Rock you must speak to Crescius Caerellius located in Raven Rock mine to start the quest The Final Descent.

Quest Walkthrough: The Final Descent.

  • Speak to Crescius Caerellius located in Raven Rock mine to start the quest.
  • Progress through the mine to discover the Bloodskal Blade Greatsword and Journal on Gratian Caerellius's body.
  • Solve the puzzle door by using the correct directional power attacks of the Bloodskal Blade. The power attacks direction needs to line up with the red marks on the puzzle door to make it open.
  • Head into Bloodskal Barrow and fight the Dragon Priest named Zahkriisos to obtain Zahkriisos Mask. You can also find a Word Wall where you can learn Dragon Aspect.
  • The dungeons exit leads to the Black Book location.
  • Return to Raven Rock and Speak to Crescius at his house for a reward of 250-750 gold.

Gameplay Tips and Tricks

  • The Bloodskal Blade is a incredibly versicle weapon that can be used in both melee combat or as a ranged weapon, by utilising its energy blast power attack enchantment.
  • The sowrds energy blast effect can be used on enimies without breaking the effect of the Become Ethereal shout. This means you can deal damage while being invulnerable.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
Cannot be crafted Silver Ingot - None

Item tier.png Weapon Levels

Some weapons in Skyrim are Levelled. The power of a levelled weapon is based on your charcters level when you get them. Some get stronger in both physical and magical aspects, while others only improve their enchantments. These items don't get better as your character levels up.

The Bloodskal Blade is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 21 16 500 Releases energy blast with power attacks that deals 30 damage XX01A578

Two-Handed Weapon Categories

All Unique Greatswords

Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Balgruuf's Greatsword Skyrim Balgruuf's Greatsword.webp 17 0.7 17 200 Cannot be enchanted 000946FC 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed Skyrim
Bloodskal Blade Skyrim Bloodskal Blade.webp 21 0.7 16 500 Releases energy blast with power attacks that deals 30 damage XX01A578 1+ Silver Ingot Cannot be Upgraded Two-Handed Dragonborn
Ebony Blade Skyrim Ebony Blade.webp 11 0.7 10 2000 Absorbs Health from base 10 to max 30, upgraded by killing friendly NPCs 000EA29C 36+ Cannot be Upgraded None Two-Handed Skyrim
Stormfang Skyrim Stormfang.webp 17 0.7 17 1175 Target takes 30 points of shock damage, and half as much Magicka damage XX026B0B 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed Dragonborn
Umbra Skyrim Umbra.webp 24 0.7 23 4647 If target dies within 20 seconds, fills a soul gem. Absorb 25 points of health. Absorb 25 points of stamina XX000D62 1+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Two-Handed Creation Club
Ice Blade of the Monarch Skyrim Ice Blade of the Monarch.webp 17 1 17 1360 Target takes 30 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina FEXXX815 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed Creation Club
Chrysamere Skyrim Chrysamere.webp 25 0.7 20 3288 When equipped grants 15% resist fire, 10% absorb magic, slow health regen during combat FEXXXD63 1+ Ebony Ingot, Ruby Ebony Smithing Two-Handed Creation Club
Shadowrend (Greatsword) Skyrim Shadowrend Greatsword.webp 25 0.7 23 2500 Target is 15% weaker to magic for 30 seconds FEXXXD63 1+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Two-Handed Creation Club

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