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Skyrim:Dragonbone Mace



Dragonbone Mace
Dragonbone Mace
Base Damage 17
Speed 0.8
Weight 22
Value 2000
Level 1+
Category Mace
Class Dragonbone
Variants None
Skill One-Handed
Unique -
Item ID XX014FCD
Game/DLC Dawnguard

The Dragonbone Mace is the best weapon in Skyrim out of all the avalalbe maces in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Its also one of the few Dragonbone weapons you can find in game as opposed to crafting it. Overall this is the strongest one-handed weapon in the game. Remember that the Dragonbone Mace was added in the Dawnguard DLC but is also available in most complete editions of Skyrim like Skyrim Anniversary Edition.


Weapon Enchantment

This weapon can be enchanted with any effect for this weapon category.

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

How to Get Dragonbone Weapons

Where to find the Dragonbone Mace Location?

  • You can find the Dragonbone Mace during the Dawnguard Questline when you enter the Soul Cairn you must battle three of the Keepers, each of them wield Dragonbone weapons. One of the will be wielding the Dragonbone Mace and Dragonbone Shield. Once defeated you can loot both dragonbone weapons and armor from the Keepers body. However the Keeper only has a chance to drop the dragonbone weapon if you are at least level 45 or higher (see video guide above).
  • Aside from the location mentioned earlier, you can't find the Dragonbone Mace at any other specific location in Skyrin. Unlike Dragonbone Armor, the Dragonbone Mace does not appear in any loot lists once you reach a certain level in Skyrim.
  • You can craft the Dragonbone Mace once you reach level 100 smithing skill and get the Dragon Armor perk. The Dragonbone Mace can then be forged at a blacksmith's forge.

Gameplay Tips

  • The Dragonbone Mace is the most powerful one handed weapon in Skyrim due to it having the highest base damage. According to the items description 'The blows rained down by the Dragonbone Mace are shades less forceful than the attack of a dragon itself.'
  • You can attack much faster with the Dragonbone Mace if you equip a dagger in your left hand and the mace in your right hand. Any duel wielding attacks will deliver four rapid swings with abnormally fast attack speed.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
- 2x Dragon Bone
- 1x Ebony Ingot
- 1x Leather Strips
Dragon Bone 100 Smithing Dragon 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.

The Dragonbone Mace is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 17 22 2000 Enchantable XX014FCD



One-Handed Weapon Categories





All Maces



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill Unique DLC
Daedric Mace Skyrim Daedric Mace.webp 16 0.8 20 1750 Enchantable 000139B8 1+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Dragonbone Mace Skyrim Dragonbone Mace.webp 17 0.8 22 2000 Enchantable XX014FCD 1+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing One-Handed - Dawnguard
Dwarven Mace Skyrim Dwarven Mace.webp 12 0.8 16 190 Enchantable 00013998 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Ebony Mace Skyrim Ebony Mace.webp 16 0.8 19 1000 Enchantable 000139B0 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Elven Mace Skyrim Elven Mace.webp 13 0.8 17 330 Enchantable 000139A0 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Glass Mace Skyrim Glass Mace.webp 14 0.8 18 575 Enchantable 000139A8 1+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Horksbane Skyrim Horksbane.webp 10 0.8 14 250 Especially effective against horkers XX026490 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Yes Dragonborn
Iron Mace Skyrim Iron Mace.webp 9 0.8 13 35 Enchantable 00013982 1+ Iron Ingot None One-Handed - Skyrim
Lunar Iron Mace Skyrim Lunar Iron Mace.webp 9 0.8 13 168 While the moons are out, burns the target for 20 points 0003B0C1 6+ Iron Ingot None One-Handed - Skyrim
Lunar Steel Mace Skyrim Lunar Steel Mace.webp 10 0.8 14 198 While the moons are out, burns the target for 20 points 0003B0BC 8+ Steel Ingot None One-Handed - Skyrim
Mace of Molag Bal Skyrim Mace of Molag Bal.webp 16 0.8 18 1257 Deals 25 damage to Stamina and Magicka. If target dies within 3 seconds, fills a soul gem 000233E3 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Yes Skyrim
Nordic Mace Skyrim Nordic Mace.webp 13 0.8 16 410 Enchantable XX01CDB0 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors One-Handed - Dragonborn
Orcish Mace Skyrim Orcish Mace.webp 11 0.8 15 105 Enchantable 00013990 1+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Prelate's Mace Skyrim Prelate's Mace.webp 13 0.8 7 330 Cannot be enchanted 00013990 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing One-Handed Yes Dawnguard
Rusty Mace Skyrim Rusty Mace.webp 7 0.8 13 5 Cannot be enchanted 0022F0F 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None One-Handed Yes Skyrim
Stalhrim Mace Skyrim Stalhrim Mace.webp 16 0.8 18 1375 Frost Enchants are 25% stronger XX01CDB7 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing One-Handed - Dragonborn
Steel Mace Skyrim Steel Mace.webp 10 0.8 14 65 Enchantable 00013988 2+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed - Skyrim
Ancient Nord Mace Skyrim Ancient Nord Mace.webp 10 0.9 16 17 Enchantable XX000E46 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Honed Ancient Nord Mace Skyrim Honed Ancient Nord Mace.webp 13 0.9 18 31 Enchantable XX08A1EE 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Light of Day Skyrim Light of Day.webp 16 0.9 20 1614 30 points of sun damage, undead targets take triple damage XX13101E 1+ Iron Ingot None One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Sunder Skyrim Sunder.webp 15 0.9 18 1720 Does 5 points of frost, fire, and shock damage each. Does 15 points of damage to stamina and magicka FEXXX801 1+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Scourge Skyrim Scourge.webp 18 0.8 22 6569 Summoned Daedra up to level 36 are sent back to Oblivion XX000B5E 1+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Mace of the Crusader Skyrim Mace of the Crusader.webp 16 0.8 18 2501 Burns the target for 15 points. Targets on fire take extra damage FEXXX80d 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Yes Creation Club
Ebony Mace CC Skyrim Ebony Mace CC.webp 17 0.8 19 1000 Enchantable XX000E37 1+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Creation Club
Madness Mace File:Skyrim Madness Mace.webp 18 0.8 23 2200 Enchantable XX000BE8 1+ Madness Ingot Quest One-Handed - Creation Club
Amber Mace File:Skyrim Amber Mace.webp 17 0.8 18 2100 Enchantable XX000BDF 1+ Amber Ingot Quest One-Handed - Creation Club
Dark Mace Skyrim Dark Mace.webp 14 0.8 15 370 Enchantable XX000824 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Creation Club
Golden Mace Skyrim Golden Mace.webp 13 1 15 370 Enchantable XX000827 1+ Gold Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Creation Club

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