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Skyrim:Bloodthorn



Bloodthorn
Bloodthorn
Base Damage 8
Speed 1.3
Weight 2.5
Value 183
Level 1+
Category Dagger
Class Steel
Variants Steel Dagger,
Valdr's Lucky Dagger,
Rundi's Dagger,
Skyforge Steel Dagger
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 000A4DCE
Game/DLC Skyrim

Bloodthorn is a unique dagger in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The weapon has an additional secret enchantment which is not visible in-game. Due to these unique effects Bloodthorn is one of the best weapons to get early in Skyrim.

Weapon Enchantment

Bloodthorn actually has two enchantments but one of them is not described in the weapons description. The secret enchantment is to absorb 10 points of health from the enemies with each hit. The second enchantment is Soul Trap (which is described in-game).

You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects.

Enchantment
If the target dies within 3 seconds, it fills a soul gem

How to Get Bloodthorn Guide

Where to find Bloodthorn Location

  • To find Bloodthorns location you must travel to Hag's End. At the end of the open aired dungeon you will reach a balcony overlooking Hag's End where you will find Bloodthorn on the stone alter infront of you. Its reccomended that you save the game before fighting the Hagraven who guards the alter so she does not send the unique dagger flying with her staff of Fireballs or Ice Storms. This is not an issue at lower levels, since the Hagraven boss will not spawn with this staff.

Gameplay Tips

  • Thanks to Bloodthorns secret absorb health enchantment the weapon does an additional 10 damage which ignores enemies armor. Overall the dagger does 15 points of base damage which is more powerful than the Dragonbone Dagger, but available much earlier on in the game. This makes it one of the best weapons to get early in Skyrim.
  • The soul trap effect will work on some enemies (like Animunculi) who are supposed to be resistant to it.
  • You cannot disenchant Bloodthorn to learn its unique enchantments.
  • The only way you can tell that Bloodthorn has the absorb health enchantment is by either using the weapon or by observing the visual red glowing effect on the weapon.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
Cannot be crafted Steel Ingot - Steel Smithing

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.

Bloodthorn is not a levelled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 8 2.5 183 If the target dies within 3 seconds, it fills a soul gem 000A4DCE



One-Handed Weapon Categories





All Unique Daggers



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Alessandra's Dagger Skyrim Alessandra's Dagger.webp 5 1.3 1 10 Cannot be enchanted 00043E1E 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Blade of Sacrifice Skyrim Blade of Sacrifice.webp 10 1.3 4 144 Cannot be enchanted 00079B1D 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Blade of Woe Skyrim Blade of Woe.webp 12 1.3 7 880 Absorb 10 points of health 0009CCDC 1+ Cannot be upgraded Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Bloodthorn Skyrim Bloodthorn.webp 8 1.3 2.5 183 If the target dies within 3 seconds, it fills a soul gem 000A4DCE 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Borvir's Dagger Skyrim Borvir's Dagger.webp 8 1.3 4 18 Enchantable 000ECD54 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Kahvozein's Fang Skyrim Kahvozein's Fang.webp 6 1.3 5 9 Yields Dragon Hearthscales 000D0758 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Keening Skyrim Keening.webp 8 1.3 4 5 Chance to absorb 10 points of health, magicka and stamina on hit 0006A13C 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Mehrunes' Razor Skyrim Mehrunes' Razor.webp 11 1.3 3 860 Hits have a small chance to instantly kill 000240D2 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Nettlebane Skyrim Nettlebane.webp 6 1.3 10 5 Cannot be enchanted 0001C492 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Rundi's Dagger Skyrim Rundi's Dagger.webp 5 1.3 2.5 18 Cannot be enchanted 000ECD53 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Valdr's Lucky Dagger Skyrim Valdrs Lucky Dagger.webp 5 1.3 2.5 15 25% chance of a critical hit 000B994E 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Ancient Nord Dagger Skyrim Ancient Nord Dagger.webp 5 1.3 3.5 5 Enchantable XX000E44 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Honed Ancient Nord Dagger Skyrim Honed Ancient Nord Dagger.webp 8 1.3 9 8 Enchantable XX08A1ED 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Nord Hero Dagger Skyrim Nord Hero Dagger.webp 8 1.3 2 55 Enchantable XX08A1E4 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Rulnik's Dagger File:Skyrim Rulnik's Dagger.webp 8 1.3 3.5 115 10 points of extra damage to Spriggans FEXXXECE 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None One-Handed Creation Club
Fang of Haynekhtnamet File:Skyrim Fang of Haynekhtnamet.webp 13 1.3 6.5 1446 Target takes 25 points of shock damage, and half as much Magicka damage XX000ED3 Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing One-Handed Creation Club

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