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Skyrim:Drainspell Bow

Drainspell Bow
Drainspell Bow
Base Damage 14
Speed 0.875
Weight 6
Value 458
Level 1+
Category Bow
Class Ancient Nordic
Variants Ancient Nord Bow,
Gauldur Blackbow,
Nord Hero Bow,
Supple Ancient Nord Bow
Skill Archery
Unique Yes
Item ID 000F82FC
Game/DLC Skyrim

The Drainspell Bow is one of 4 unique Ghost Weapons in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. These weapons have a spectral appearance unlike any other weapon in the game. It makes for an excellent display weapon.

Weapon Enchantment

The Drainspell Bows enchantment will absorbs 15 points of magicka with each hit. It can also be disenchanted at an Arcane Enchanter to learn its enchantment.

Unfortunately the Drainblood Bow can only be used once before the weapons charge runs out and must be recharged, this is because the weapons total charge is very low. This makes it useless for general gameplay and is likely a mistake. It seems the intention was for its enchantment to match the charge of the Drainheart Sword, which allows for 25 uses before requiring a recharge, this was fixed in the Skyrim Unofficial Patch Mod.

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

Absorb Magicka 15 points

Where to find the Drainspell Bow Location?

To get the Drainheart Bow you must go to the location of Labyrinthian, which is only unlocked during the mage guild quest 'The Staff of Magnus'. During this quest you can obtain the 3 Ghost weapons: Drainblood Battleaxe, Drainspell Bow and Drainheart Sword by killing the Draugr guardians of Labyrinthian.

Gameplay Tips and Tricks

  • Unfortunately the Drainspell bow has a very limited practical use in general gameplay for two reasons. Firstly when used against mages to absorb their Magika and stop them casting spells, they will typically be dead before they can cast anything, due to their lack of armor. Secondly, it's unlikly that you will make much use of an absorb Magika enchantment on a bow, since you would need to cast spells until you use up your Magika, before swapping to the bow and absorbing more Magika when you have probably not levelled your archery skill as a mage build.
  • The Gauldur Blackbow is a more powerful version of the Drainspell bow that drains 30 points of Magika instead of 20.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
Cannot be crafted Cannot be upgraded - 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 Drainspell Bow is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 14 6 458 Absorb Magicka 15 points 000F82FC

Ranged Weapon Categories

All Unique Bows

Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Angi's Bow Skyrim Angi's Bow.webp 7 0.937 7 50 Cannot be enchanted 000CC392 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery Skyrim
Auriel's Bow Skyrim Auriel's Bow.webp 13 1 11 1000 21 points of sun damage. Undead targets take triple damage XX000800 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery Dawnguard
Bow of the Hunt Skyrim Bow of the Hunt.webp 10 0.937 7 434 Animals take 20 points of extra damage 000AB705 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Archery Skyrim
Drainspell Bow Skyrim Drainspell Bow.webp 14 0.875 6 458 Absorb Magicka 15 points 000F82FC 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery Skyrim
Dravin's Bow Skyrim Dravin's Bow.webp 7 0.937 7 50 Cannot be enchanted 0006B9AD 1+ Leather Strips Steel Smithing Archery Skyrim
Dwarven Black Bow of Fate Skyrim Dwarven Black Bow of Fate.webp 13 0.75 10 1446 50% chance for each attribute to absorb 25 pts. of Health, Stamina, and/or Magicka XX02C01A 1+ Ebony Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Dragonborn
Firiniel's End Skyrim Firiniel's End.webp 13 0.687 12 785 Target takes 20 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina 00017059 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery Skyrim
Froki's Bow Skyrim Froki's Bow.webp 6 1 5 307 Does 10 points of Stamina damage 000C0186 1+ Iron Ingot None Archery Skyrim
Gauldur Blackbow Skyrim Gauldur Blackbow.webp 14 0.875 18 972 Absorb 30 points of magicka 000F5D22 36+ Steel Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Skyrim
Glass Bow of the Stag Prince Skyrim Glass Bow of the Stag Prince.webp 16 0.625 14 375 Wielder receives an increasingly powerful blessing for every 20 animals killed by the bow XX018ED5 1+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery Dragonborn
Karliah's Bow Skyrim Karliah's Bow.webp 25 0.625 9 5 Cannot be enchanted 000DEED8 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Archery Skyrim
Nightingale Bow Skyrim Nightingale Bow.webp 19 0.5 18 3405 Freezes the target for 30 points and shocks the target for 15 points 000F652C 46+ Ebony Ingot None Archery Skyrim
Zephyr Skyrim Zephyr.webp 12 1 10 670 Fires 30% faster than a standard bow XX00CFB6 1+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery Dawnguard
Bow of Shadows Skyrim Bow of Shadows.webp 19 18 2500 Weapon draw is 20% faster and casts invisibility for 30 seconds. XX000807 1+ Ebony Ingot Arcane Blacksmith Archery Creation Club
Ruin's Edge Skyrim Ruin's Edge.webp 12 0.875 7 750 Randomly applies one of these effects to the target: - Demoralize, 100 pts for 20 seconds
- Drain Magicka, 1000 pts for 20 seconds
- Frenzy, 100 pts for 20 seconds
Frost Damage, 25 pts
- Paralyze, for 15 seconds
Paralyze, for 1 second
FEXXXD63 1+ Daedra Heart Daedric Smithing Archery Creation Club

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