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Skyrim:Mehrunes' Razor

Mehrunes' Razor
Mehrunes' Razor
Base Damage 11
Speed 1.3
Weight 3
Value 860
Level 1+
Category Dagger
Class Daedric Artifact
Variants None
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 000240D2
Game/DLC Skyrim

Mehrunes' Razor is one of the best daggers in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim due to its unique enchantment that gives it a chance to one hit kill anything in the game, even giants and dragons! You can also get Mehrunes' Razor early at level 1. It's considered one of the best weapons in Skyrim to get early since it does the same damage as a Daedric Dagger. This unique, one-handed weapon is also one of the 17 Daedric Artifacts required for the Oblivion walker Achievement/Trophy.

Weapon Enchantment

Mehrunes' Razor has an unlimited enchantment and will never need to be recharged. The unique enchantment gives the dagger a 1.98% chance to instantly kill almost anything in Skyrim, even a legendary dragon.

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

Hits have a small chance to instantly kill

How to Get Mehrunes' Razor Guide

Where to find the Mehrunes' Razor Location

Mehrunes' Razor is a missable quest reward. You will get Mehrunes' Razor for completing the quest Pieces of the Past and choosing to defeat Silus Vesuius.

During the quest you must find each fragment of the Razor before you can make it whole again:

Once all the pieces of Mehrunes' Razor have been found you must meet Silus at the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon and speak to the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon. Dagon will ask you to kill Silus, if you kill him the Mehrunes' Razor will be reforged so you can wield it. If you choose not to kill Silus he will return to his home with the fragments and place them into a sealed display case that cannot be further interacted with.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

The Razor can be upgraded with an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, however it does not benefit from any Smithing perks. This means that the weapon cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over level 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or smithing potions to fortify Smithing.

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

The Mehrunes' Razor is not a leveled weapon and so is worth getting early at level 1 to aid you on your Skyrim playthrough.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 11 3 860 Hits have a small chance to instantly kill 000240D2

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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