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Skyrim:Dwarven Crossbow



Dwarven Crossbow
Dwarven Crossbow
Base Damage 22
Speed 1
Weight 20
Value 350
Level 12+
Category Crossbow
Class Dwarven
Variants Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow
Skill Archery
Unique -
Item ID XX00B647
Game/DLC Dawnguard

The Dwarven Crossbow is one of the best weapons for ranged attacks in Skyrim since it does more damage than any other bow in the game. The Dwarven Crossbow is the Dwemer version of the regular Crossbow employed by the Dawnguard Faction, a group of vampire hunters. It shares the same projectile speed as the Dragonbone Bow but deals more damage.


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.

Crossbow VS Bow

Where to find the Dwarven Crossbow Location?

To get the Dwarven Crossbow you must do the following series of quests:

  • First join the Dawnguard which can be done by traveling to Fort Dawnguard.
  • Make sure you side with the Dawnguard in the 3rd quest Bloodline.
  • After you will start the quest A New Order. During this quest you must recruit Sorine Jurard who will give you the side quest: Ancient Technology.
  • During this series of side quests during (on the second-to-last quest) you will obtain the Dwarven Crossbow Schematic. After this point Sorine Jurard will start selling Dwarven Crossbows to you. If you ask, she can also teach you how to craft the Dwarven crossbows.
  • If you complete all 6 of the Ancient Technology quests you can get the even more powerful Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow.

How to get a Dwarven Crossbow if you don't side with the Dawnguard?

Note that you can miss the chance to obtain the Dwarven Crossbow if you sided with Harkon during the quest Bloodline since it locks you out from the Dawnguard faction and Fort Dawnguard. If you have the Skyrim Anniversary Edition or have separately purchased the Expanded Crossbow Pack from the Creation Club Content Store, you can get the much more powerful Daedric Crossbow at level 1! Unlike the Crossbows added by Dawnguard, the enhanced version of these crossbows can be crafted at any regular Forge.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
- 5x Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Metal Ingot 30 Smithing Dwarven 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 Dwarven Crossbow is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
12+ 22 20 350 Enchantable XX00B647



Ranged Weapon Categories






All Crossbows



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill Unique DLC
Crossbow Skyrim Crossbow.webp 19 1 14 120 Enchantable XX000801 1+ Steel Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Dawnguard
Dwarven Crossbow Skyrim Dwarven Crossbow.webp 22 1 20 350 Enchantable XX00B647 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery - Dawnguard
Enhanced Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Crossbow.webp 19 1 15 200 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable XX00F19E 1+ Steel Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Dawnguard
Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow.webp 22 1 21 550 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable XX00F19F 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Archery - Dawnguard
Ebony Crossbow Skyrim Ebony Crossbow.webp 23 1 25 610 Enchantable FEXXX8A6 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Ebony Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Ebony Crossbow.webp 24 1 25 870 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX8AE 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Elven Crossbow Skyrim Elven Crossbow.webp 21 1 23 480 Enchantable FEXXX801 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Elven Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Elven Crossbow.webp 22 1 23 630 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX809 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Daedric Crossbow Skyrim Daedric Crossbow.webp 28 1 20 1400 Enchantable FEXXX808 46+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Dragonbone Crossbow Skyrim Dragonbone Crossbow.webp 30 1 22 1500 Enchantable FEXXX809 46+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Glass Crossbow Skyrim Glass Crossbow.webp 25 1 16 800 Enchantable FEXXX80A 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Imperial Crossbow Skyrim Imperial Crossbow.webp 20 1 14 200 Enchantable FEXXX80B 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Creation Club
Nordic Crossbow Skyrim Nordic Crossbow.webp 23 1 15 400 Enchantable FEXXX80C 18+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Orcish Crossbow Skyrim Orcish Crossbow.webp 22 1 15 700 Enchantable FEXXX80D 6+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Silver Crossbow Skyrim Silver Crossbow.webp 21 1 14 600 Enchantable FEXXX80E 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Stalhrim Crossbow Skyrim Stalhrim Crossbow.webp 27 1 18 1100 Enchantable, Frost Enchants are 25% stronger FEXXX80F 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Daedric Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Daedric Crossbow.webp 28 1 20 1700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX814 46+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Dragonbone Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Dragonbone Crossbow.webp 30 1 22 2000 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX815 46+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Glass Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Glass Crossbow.webp 25 1 16 1000 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX816 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Imperial Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Imperial Crossbow.webp 20 1 14 400 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX817 1+ Steel Ingot None Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Nordic Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Nordic Crossbow.webp 23 1 15 700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX818 18+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Orcish Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Orcish Crossbow.webp 22 1 15 900 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX819 6+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Silver Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Silver Crossbow.webp 21 1 14 700 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable FEXXX81A 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Archery - Creation Club
Enhanced Stalhrim Crossbow Skyrim Enhanced Stalhrim Crossbow.webp 27 1 18 1300 Attacks ignore 50% of armor, Enchantable, Frost Enchants are 25% stronger FEXXX81B 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Archery - Creation Club

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