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Skyrim:Ebony Greatsword



Ebony Greatsword
Ebony Greatsword
Base Damage 22
Speed 0.7
Weight 22
Value 1440
Level 36+
Category Greatsword
Class Ebony
Variants -
Skill Two-Handed
Unique -
Item ID 000139AF
Game/DLC Skyrim

The best Two-handed weapon you can get early in Skyrim, at level 1, is the Ebony Greatsword. The Ebony Greatsword should not be confused with the unique Daedric Artefact the Ebony Blade, which can be obtained at level 1 and can be empowered to deal more damage than the Ebony Greatsword.


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 Here.


How to Get the Ebony Greatsword Early

Where to find the Ebony Greatsword Location?

  • It is possible to get the Ebony Greatsword at level 1 in Skyrim by going to the location Lost Valkygg. Battle your way through the dungeon until you reach a large hole that leads to the Draugr Deathlord. It is possible to cheese this boss fight without taking any damage if you land on the beam as you drop down the hole. From this beam you can slowly take down the Draugr Deathlord, even at level 1. Once defeated you can drop down and pick up his Ebony Greatsword for yourself. You can find a full location walkthrough on how to do this in the video guide above.
  • Once you reach level 36 Unenchanted Ebony Greatswords will begin to appear throughout Skyrim and enchanted Greatswords can be found at level 37. They will appear in random loot chests, enemies or for sale at the various merchants around Skyrim. It is possible to get the Ebony Greatsword from the Draugr Overlords found in Nordic dungeons once you reach this level.
  • The Ebony Battleaxe can be crafted once you reach level 80 smithing skill and have the Ebony Smithing Perk.


Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
- 3x Leather Strips
- 5x Ebony Ingot
Ebony Ingot 80 Smithing Ebony 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 Ebony Greatsword is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
36+ 22 22 1440 Enchantable 000139AF



Two-Handed Weapon Categories






All Greatswords



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill Unique DLC
Ancient Nord Greatsword Skyrim Ancient Nord Greatsword.webp 17 0.7 18 35 Enchantable 000236A5 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Balgruuf's Greatsword Skyrim Balgruuf's Greatsword.webp 17 0.7 17 200 Cannot be enchanted 000946FC 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed Yes 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 Yes Dragonborn
Daedric Greatsword Skyrim Daedric Greatsword.webp 24 0.7 23 2500 Enchantable 000139B7 47+ Ebony Ingot Daedric Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Dragonbone Greatsword Skyrim Dragonbone Greatsword.webp 25 0.7 27 2725 Enchantable XX014FCC 47+ Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing Two-Handed - Dawnguard
Dwarven Greatsword Skyrim Dwarven Greatsword.webp 19 0.7 19 270 Enchantable 00013997 12+ Dwarven Metal Ingot Dwarven Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Ebony Greatsword Skyrim Ebony Greatsword.webp 22 0.7 22 1440 Enchantable 000139AF 36+ Ebony Ingot Ebony Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
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 Yes Skyrim
Elven Greatsword Skyrim Elven Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 20 470 Enchantable 0001399F 19+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Glass Greatsword Skyrim Glass Greatsword.webp 21 0.7 22 820 Enchantable 000139A7 27+ Refined Malachite Glass Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword Skyrim Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 21 63 Increases Fire Damage by 15% 0005BF13 1+ Steel Ingot Dwarven Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Iron Greatsword Skyrim Iron Greatsword.webp 15 0.7 16 50 Enchantable 0001359D 1+ Iron Ingot None Two-Handed - Skyrim
Nord Hero Greatsword Skyrim Nord Hero Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 16 250 Enchantable 000A3115 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Nordic Greatsword Skyrim Nordic Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 19 585 Enchantable XX01CDAF 26+ Quicksilver Ingot Advanced Armors Two-Handed - Dragonborn
Orcish Greatsword Skyrim Orcish Greatsword.webp 18 0.7 18 75 Enchantable 0001398F 7+ Orichalcum Ingot Orcish Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Silver Greatsword Skyrim Silver Greatsword.webp 17 0.7 12 160 20 points of extra damage to undead 0010C6FB 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None Two-Handed - Skyrim
Skyforge Steel Greatsword Skyrim Skyforge Steel Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 17 140 Enchantable 0009F25E 2+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing Two-Handed - Skyrim
Stalhrim Greatsword Skyrim Stalhrim Greatsword.webp 23 0.7 21 1970 Frost Enchants are 25% stronger XX01CDB6 35+ Stalhrim Ebony Smithing Two-Handed - Dragonborn
Steel Greatsword Skyrim Steel Greatsword.webp 17 0.7 17 90 Enchantable 00013987 2+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing 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 Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes 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 Yes Creation Club
Madness Greatsword File:Skyrim Madness Greatsword.webp 26 0.7 28 3100 Enchantable XX000BE7 1+ Madness Ingot Quest One-Handed - Creation Club
Amber Greatsword File:Skyrim Amber Greatsword.webp 25 0.7 22 2925 Enchantable XX000BDE 1+ Amber Ingot Quest One-Handed - Creation Club
Dark Greatsword Skyrim Dark Greatsword.webp 20 0.7 18 510 Enchantable XX000825 1+ Quicksilver Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Creation Club
Golden Greatsword Skyrim Golden Greatsword.webp 21 1 18 510 Enchantable XX000826 1+ Gold Ingot Daedric Smithing One-Handed - Creation Club

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