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Base Damage 10
Speed 0.8
Weight 14
Value 250
Level 1+
Category Mace
Class Steel
Variants Steel Mace,
Lunar Steel Mace
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID XX026490
Game/DLC Dragonborn

The Horksbane is a unique Weapon hidden in Skyrim that does additional damage to Horkers, it's possible to get multiple copies of this weapon. Horksbane is somewhat of an ironic easter egg, not really fulfilling a useful gameplay purpose beyond its humorous story.

Weapon Enchantment

Horksbane's enchantment makes it extremely powerful against Horker's. It's unique enchantment makes it do an additional 20 points of damage to Horker's, this is 200% more than the base damage of the weapon. You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects Here.

Especially effective against horkers

How to Get Horksbane Guide

Where to find Horksbane Location

You can find Horksbane on the north coast of the Island Solstheim on Horker Island near the body of Saden who died to the secret boss 'Lord Tusk,' an abnormal large Horker.

You can get an additonal copy of Horksbane after two ingame weeks when the weapon will respawn next to Saden's body.


  • Ironically Horksbane once belonged to Saden who died to Horker's, despite having a weapon specifically created to deal with them. This is also somewhat of an easter egg reference to Frofnir Trollsbane, who was also killed by Trolls despite having a weapon named Trollsbain.
  • One of the few gameplay uses for Horksbane is to give it to the housecarl of the player home Winstead Manor to assist them in battling the Horkers that constantly spawn near the [[Skyrim:Fish Hatchery|Fish Hatchery.
  • Horksbane's unique enchantment was caused by Saden's extreme hatred of the horkers flowing into his weapon when he witnessed them killing his friends.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

Crafting Materials Upgrade Materials Smithing Level Smithing Perk
Cannot be crafted Steel Ingot - Steel 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.

Horksbane is not a levelled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 10 14 250 Especially effective against horkers XX026490

One-Handed Weapon Categories

All Unique Maces

Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Horksbane Skyrim Horksbane.webp 10 0.8 14 250 Especially effective against horkers XX026490 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Dragonborn
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 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 Dawnguard
Rusty Mace Skyrim Rusty Mace.webp 7 0.8 13 5 Cannot be enchanted 0022F0F 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None 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 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 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 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 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 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 Creation Club

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