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Skyrim:The Woodsman's Friend



The Woodsman's Friend
The Woodsman's Friend
Base Damage 17
Speed 0.7
Weight 20
Value 28
Level 1+
Category Battleaxe
Class Iron
Variants Iron Battleaxe
Skill Two-Handed
Unique Yes
Item ID 00022265
Game/DLC Skyrim

The Woodsman's Friend is a unique version of the Two-handed weapon Iron Battleaxe that does slightly more damage and but takes longer to swing. Because of this, it actually has a lower damage per second overall. The weapon is hidden in an unmarked wilderness location in The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim.


Weapon Enchantment

This weapon cannot be enchanted.

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


Where to find the The Woodsman's Friend Location?

The Woodsman’s Friend's Axe is hidden in an unmarked location in Skyrim. To get the weapon you need to travel to Falkreath Hold. The axe is located directly north from Pinewatch towards Lake Ilinalta, just southwest of the unmarked Conjurer’s Altar. In this area you will find some felled trees whith a dead Woodcutter at the base of a tree who has the Woodsman's Friend, it may be hidden in the grass.

Here is a step by step guide to get the Woodsman’s Friend:

  • Locate Pinewatch (Falkreath Hold)
  • Follow the path north, through the pass and towards the Lake Ilinalta to the north.
  • Stop when you arrive at the first set of felled trees (just to the right of the trail).
  • Walk along the felled trees
  • You will find an un=felled tree on the left (closest to the rocks), near a dead woodcutter.
  • The axe is in the grass (slightly hidden) at the base of the tree.


Smithing.png Smithing Guide

Enchanted weapons require the Arcane Blacksmith Perk to upgrade.

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.

The The Woodsman's Friend is not a leveled weapon.

Level Damage Weight Value Enchantment Level ID
1+ 17 20 28 Cannot be enchanted 00022265



Two-Handed Weapon Categories






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