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Skyrim:Gauldur Blackbow



Gauldur Blackbow
Gauldur Blackbow
Base Damage 14
Speed 0.875
Weight 18
Value 972
Level 36+
Category Bow
Class Ancient Nordic
Variants Ancient Nord Bow,
Drainspell Bow,
Nord Hero Bow,
Supple Ancient Nord Bow
Skill Archery
Unique Yes
Item ID 000F5D22
Game/DLC Skyrim

The Gauldur Blackbow is a unique Bow that can be found in The Elder Scrolls: V Skyrim.

Weapon Enchantment

  • The Gauldur Bows enchantment absorbs 30 points of Magicka per hit.
  • The weapon can be used 42 times before it needs to recharge.
  • You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects.
Level Enchantment
1-11 Absorb 10 points of magicka
12-18 Absorb 15 points of magicka
19-26 Absorb 20 points of magicka
27-35 Absorb 25 points of magicka
36+ Absorb 30 points of magicka

How to Get the Gauldur Blackbow?

Where to find the Gauldur Blackbow Location?

You can find the Gauldur Blackbow location in Geirmund's Hall during the quest "Forbidden Legend." Within Geirmund's Hall you will find Sigdis Gauldurson who can be defeated to get the unique Gauldur Blackbow. Note that if you obtain the Gauldur Blackbow before level 36+ it will have a lower absorb Magicka enchantment and base damage of 8 instead of 14.

Gameplay Tips and Tricks

  • The Gauldur Blackbows Absorb Magicka enchantment is not very practical in combat since bows are two handed weapons and you cannot cast spells to use the magicka your absorbing while wielding it. Its also unlikely you have levelled your archery skill and mage skills.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Level Upgrade Material Smithing Level Smithing Perk
1-11 Steel Ingot - Dwarven Smithing
12-18 Steel Ingot - Dwarven Smithing
19-26 Steel Ingot - Dwarven Smithing
27-35 Steel Ingot - Dwarven Smithing
36+ Steel Ingot - 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 Gauldur Blackbow is a leveled weapon. The best version of the weapon deals 14 base damage and its enchantment absorbs 30 point of magicka.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1-11 8 12 253 Absorb 10 points of magicka 000A5DEF
12-18 8 12 407 Absorb 15 points of magicka 000F5D1F
19-26 14 18 530 Absorb 20 points of magicka 000F5D20
27-35 14 18 750 Absorb 25 points of magicka 000F5D21
36+ 14 18 972 Absorb 30 points of magicka 000F5D22



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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