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Base Damage 6
Speed 1.3
Weight 10
Value 5
Level 1+
Category Dagger
Class Ebony
Variants Ebony Dagger,
Blade of Sacrifice
Skill One-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 0001C492
Game/DLC Skyrim

Nettlebane is a unique, one-handed weapon in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim. Due to a bug its also possible to obtain Glass Gauntlets or a Ebony Helmet with the dagger too. Nettlebane is the only weapon old enough to cut through the bark of the Eldergleam Tree, since the tree is older than the existence of metal itself, and thus is unharmed by any other weapons.

Weapon Enchantment

Nettlebane cannot be enchanted. You can find full breakdown and information of all Weapon Enchantment Effects.

How to Get Nettlebane Guide

Where to find Nettlebane Location?

To get Nettlebane in Skyrim you must start the quest The Blessings of Nature by talking to Danica at The Temple of Kynareth in Skyrim:Whiterun|Whiterun]].

  • Danica Pure-Spring will ask you to retreave the unique dagger Nettlebane from a Hagraven at Orphan Rock.
  • Danica will then send you to Eldergleam Sanctuary to harvest the Eldergleam sap and restore the Gildergreen Tree in the centre of Whiterun to its fromer glory. After the quest is complete you will receive the unique dagger Nettlebane as a reward.

Gameplay Tips

  • When Nettlebane is reverse pickpocketed into an NPC's inventory it becomes an Ebony Helmet or Glass Gauntlets, both of which are retrievable from the NPC's inventory. If you save the game before attempting this you can just reload until you get whatever you want. This is the earliest way to obtain both the glass gauntlets and an ebony helmet at level 1. Unfortunately you cannot improve either armor piece at a workbench.

Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Nettlebane can be upgraded at a grindstone but does not benefit from any smithing perks. Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

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.

Nettlebane is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 6 10 5 Cannot be enchanted 0001C492

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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