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Skyrim:Keening



Keening
Keening
Base Damage 8
Speed 1.3
Weight 4
Value 5
Level 1+
Category Dagger
Class Daedric Artifact
Variants None
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 0006A13C
Game/DLC Skyrim

The Keening is a unique, one-handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. This Short Blade was crafted by the Dwemer Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac. Together with the other unique artifacts Sunder and Sunder (added in the Creation Club Content), these tools are necessary to handle the Heart of Lorkhan.

Weapon Enchantment

Keenings unique enchantment absorbs health, stamina and drains the targets magicka transferring it to the weapons user. This makes the weapon excellent for restoring resources during combat. You cannot apply an additional enchantment to this dagger.

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

Enchantment
Chance to absorb 10 points of health, magicka and stamina on hit

How to Get Keening Guide

How to get Keening Location

To find Keening you must start the quest Arniel's Endeavor.

  • You can start the quest by talking to Arniel Gane located in the College of Winterhold in northern Skyrim.
  • You will obtain Keening during the quest. The quest is quite a long one but the reward of a very powerful unique dagger is worth it.

Gameplay Tips

  • Keenings unique enchantment 'Keening's Sting; absorbs 10 points of health, magicka and stamina on hit. But since Keening only has 0 charge you can only use the weapons enchantment once before it runs out of charge. The intention was that Keening had an unlimited enchantment effect (this is fixed in the Unofficial Skyrim Patch Mod, which makes Keenings enchantment infinite).
  • Its possible to get unlimited weapon charges on Keening by equipping four items with a 25% Fortify Destruction effect for a total of 100% reduction.
  • Before completing the quest Arniel's Endeavor, Keening has a unique enchantment called "Mortal Wound," which lowers the users maximum health, stamina and magicka by 5 points while it is equipped.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

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.

Keening is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 8 4 5 Chance to absorb 10 points of health, magicka and stamina on hit 0006A13C



One-Handed Weapon Categories





All Unique Daggers



Name Image Damage Speed Weight Value Enchantment Item ID Level Upgrade Material Crafting Perk Skill DLC
Alessandra's Dagger Skyrim Alessandra's Dagger.webp 5 1.3 1 10 Cannot be enchanted 00043E1E 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Blade of Sacrifice Skyrim Blade of Sacrifice.webp 10 1.3 4 144 Cannot be enchanted 00079B1D 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Blade of Woe Skyrim Blade of Woe.webp 12 1.3 7 880 Absorb 10 points of health 0009CCDC 1+ Cannot be upgraded Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Bloodthorn Skyrim Bloodthorn.webp 8 1.3 2.5 183 If the target dies within 3 seconds, it fills a soul gem 000A4DCE 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Borvir's Dagger Skyrim Borvir's Dagger.webp 8 1.3 4 18 Enchantable 000ECD54 1+ Refined Moonstone Elven Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Kahvozein's Fang Skyrim Kahvozein's Fang.webp 6 1.3 5 9 Yields Dragon Hearthscales 000D0758 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Keening Skyrim Keening.webp 8 1.3 4 5 Chance to absorb 10 points of health, magicka and stamina on hit 0006A13C 1+ Cannot be upgraded None One-Handed Skyrim
Mehrunes' Razor Skyrim Mehrunes' Razor.webp 11 1.3 3 860 Hits have a small chance to instantly kill 000240D2 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Nettlebane Skyrim Nettlebane.webp 6 1.3 10 5 Cannot be enchanted 0001C492 1+ Ebony Ingot None One-Handed Skyrim
Rundi's Dagger Skyrim Rundi's Dagger.webp 5 1.3 2.5 18 Cannot be enchanted 000ECD53 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Valdr's Lucky Dagger Skyrim Valdrs Lucky Dagger.webp 5 1.3 2.5 15 25% chance of a critical hit 000B994E 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Skyrim
Ancient Nord Dagger Skyrim Ancient Nord Dagger.webp 5 1.3 3.5 5 Enchantable XX000E44 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Honed Ancient Nord Dagger Skyrim Honed Ancient Nord Dagger.webp 8 1.3 9 8 Enchantable XX08A1ED 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Nord Hero Dagger Skyrim Nord Hero Dagger.webp 8 1.3 2 55 Enchantable XX08A1E4 1+ Steel Ingot Steel Smithing One-Handed Creation Club
Rulnik's Dagger File:Skyrim Rulnik's Dagger.webp 8 1.3 3.5 115 10 points of extra damage to Spriggans FEXXXECE 1+ Cannot be Upgraded None One-Handed Creation Club
Fang of Haynekhtnamet File:Skyrim Fang of Haynekhtnamet.webp 13 1.3 6.5 1446 Target takes 25 points of shock damage, and half as much Magicka damage XX000ED3 Dragon Bone Dragon Smithing One-Handed Creation Club

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