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Daedric Weapons - Crafting Guide - Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Dual wielding Daedric Weapons in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Dual wielding Daedric Weapons in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This crafting guide will covers the Daedric Weapons group of items that are created using the Smithing skill in the Elder Scrolls v: Skyrim. Inside this guide are tables referencing relevant statistical data that helps players choose which weapons are best for their character, including the items needed in order to make these pieces and the overall profit that can be made in doing so. Generally, the Daedric Weapons are considered the most powerful crafted weapons within the game of Skyrim, becoming more beastly once improved and enchanted.

All items of the Daedric Weapons and Daedric Armor category require both Ebony Ingots and Daedra Hearts in order to craft. Both of these items, particularly the Daedra Hearts are considerably rare and hard to find in the land of Skyrim. Even though these hearts can be used for potions in alchemy, it is highly advised that you do not use them for this, as they are worth far more when used for making weapons or armor, not only considering their application but overal value as well.

In order to upgrade the quality of these weapons, you require a single Ebony Ingot and the use of a Grindstone. The exact benefit of this process is affected by your Smithing skill and can be upped by using potions and enchanted items worn while crafting. Finally, if you ever expect to get your hands on these weapons, crafting is your best bet as they are incredibly hard to find from merchants and chests, and even so, only at very high levels.

Daedric Battleaxe
Daedric Battleaxe

Daedric Battleaxe

2 Handed Melee Weapon

The double sided Daedric Battleaxe has two serrated edges, one bigger than the other following the lopsided scheme of the Deadra items. The larger side ends with a large spike on the bottom end that curves over and overlaps the handle. If two massive blades with multiple teeth of mini blades doesn't cut it, give them a smack with the base which has a third even smaller bladed edge for good measure.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 27
  • Gold Value: 2750
  • Gold per pound: 101.85
  • Base Damage: 25
  • Form ID: 000139b4

Daedric Battleaxe Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x5
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Cost of Crafting Materials: 1006 Gold
Profit Margin: +1744 Gold

Daedric Bow
Daedric Bow

Daedric Bow

2 Handed Ranged Weapon

The most powerful ranged weapon you can craft, the Daedric Bow looks almost as though it would be equally effective in melee with a set of 4 spikes that curve out of the front, almost serving as a second set of cross-hairs when looked past to aim. Blood red inlays trace small lines on the sides of the limbs of the bow, thanks to the use of blood from a Daedra Heart in the crafting process.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 18
  • Gold Value: 2500
  • Gold per pound: 138.89
  • Base Damage: 19
  • Form ID: 000139b5

Daedric Bow Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x3
  • Daedra Heart x1

Cost of Crafting Materials: 700 Gold
Profit Margin: +1800 Gold

Daedric Dagger
Daedric Dagger

Daedric Dagger

1 Handed Melee Weapon

The incredibly deadly looking Daedric Dagger is the perfect weapon for your stealth assassinations. When coupled with the sneak perk that multiples sneak attacks with daggers x15, these kind of attacks with this dagger are liable to instant kill about any target. Added enchantments will give you god-like touches of death.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 6
  • Gold Value: 500
  • Gold per pound: 83.33
  • Base Damage: 11
  • Form ID: 000139b6

Daedric Dagger Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x1
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x1

Cost of Crafting Materials: 403 Gold
Profit Margin: +97 Gold

Daedric Greatsword
Daedric Greatsword

Daedric Greatsword

2 Handed Melee Weapon

The handle of the Daedric Greatsword is about the only part of this weapon which doesn't look to be exceptionally deadly. Although aim is not much of an issue, if it were you certainly would have no problem catching your enemy with at least one of these deadly sections even if drunkenly flailing the weapon while blindfolded.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 23
  • Gold Value: 2500
  • Gold per pound: 108.7
  • Base Damage: 24
  • Form ID: 000139b7

Daedric Greatsword Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x5
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x3

Cost of Crafting Materials: 1009 Gold
Profit Margin: +1491 Gold

Daedric Mace
Daedric Mace

Daedric Mace

1 Handed Melee Weapon

The Daedric Mace is one of the few types of it's class of weapon that looks to cause serious damage with bladed and serrated spikes, much like all Daedra items, as opposed to a smashing, blunt eight attached to its top. If practical uses were a consideration, another great selling point would probably be its ability to core apples with vicious style, however ripping out chunks of your enemies works pretty well to.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 20
  • Gold Value: 1750
  • Gold per pound: 87.5
  • Base Damage: 16
  • Form ID: 000139b8

Daedric Mace Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x3
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x1

Cost of Crafting Materials: 703 Gold
Profit Margin: +1047 Gold

Daedric Sword
Daedric Sword

Daedric Sword

1 Handed Melee Weapon

Daedric Swords look similar to the smaller dagger version, just enlarged a considerable amount with equally larger choppy bits. The most significant difference between the two weapons, other than size is the hilt of the sword which ups the deadly feel with a set of opposite facing spikes that give it a sideways S shape.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 16
  • Gold Value: 1250
  • Gold per pound: 78.13
  • Base Damage: 14
  • Form ID: 000139b9

Daedric Sword Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x2
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x1

Cost of Crafting Materials: 553 Gold
Profit Margin: +697 Gold

Daedric War Axe
Daedric War Axe

Daedric War Axe

1 Handed Melee Weapon

If you took the larger two handed Daedric Battleaxe and removed the smaller side in place for a pair of spikes, you would have the Daedric War Axe. Liker the bigger version, the one handed axe has a bottom tip that ends in a large spike overlapping part of the stem of the weapon. A pyramidal spike on the large bladed edge will make sure your target really fails the pain of your blows.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 18
  • Gold Value: 1500
  • Gold per pound: 83.33
  • Base Damage: 15
  • Form ID: 000139b3

Daedric War Axe Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x2
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x2

Cost of Crafting Materials: 556 Gold
Profit Margin: +944 Gold

Daedric Warhammer
Daedric Warhammer

Daedric Warhammer

2 Handed Melee Weapon

The Daedric Warhammer is by far the deadliest looking weapon of the group, the weighted portion of which looks as though it could literally punch the souls out of your target. Technically it could at least steal them with the proper enchantment, which short of having a scythe, would probably be the Grim Reaper's choice weapon.

Weapon Stats

  • Weight: 31
  • Gold Value: 4000
  • Gold per pound: 129.03
  • Base Damage: 27
  • Form ID: 000139ba

Daedric Warhammer Ingredients List:

  • Ebony Ingot x5
  • Daedra Heart x1
  • Leather Strips x3

Cost of Crafting Materials: 1009 Gold
Profit Margin: +2991 Gold

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Comments 14 comments

DealerNextDoor 4 years ago

Thanks for the guide, I've looked at other ones too. It would be nice if you could post what smithing level you need though.


Regret 4 years ago

You need 90 smithing and the perk to be able to craft daedric items.


Hammer Time 4 years ago

Really want the daedric warhammer, love 2 handed weapons


Notstupid 4 years ago

Level 90 are you insane that would take years to get just stick to elven weapon with more damage


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SOE 4 years ago Author

You can boost Smithing skill to 90 pretty fast by crafting crap tons of iron daggers.


anon 4 years ago

or after you've cleared a dwemer ruin you have your own supply of metal to craft dwemer bows. If you buy the iron ingot to craft it you'll still net 90 gold per bow and you can then enchant them with the tons of pety soul gems you looted clearing said dwemer ruin.


Anon 4 years ago

I got lvl 100 smith 1 day


andrew 4 years ago

I got 100 smithing in about 2 hours then just get the perk to make daedric weapons piece of cake


FamilyGuy7 4 years ago

I just got the armor today, I use a daedric bow, and a full set of enchanted armor. The helm and ganulets are 16% damage bonus to bows, the chestplate is 24 more health and the boots increase carring by 18. I've named it all "Knightmare". And the iron dagger smithing glitch does not work anymore.


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NC4Life078 4 years ago from United States of America

Wow, I didn't know that the best one handed weapons had a damage base of 14-16. I am getting about 57 on my Boethia Mace (Might have the wrong idol name), and circa 52-54 on my Ebony Swords I believe. I can't imagine how deadly the Daedra Mace would be. Great Hub!


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SOE 4 years ago Author

@FamilyGuy7 I didn't realize it was a glitch, does it stop giving you experience after a while now?

@NC4Life078 Thank you :)


biggakidda 4 years ago

Smithing iron daggers still works for me.


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GlstngRosePetals 4 years ago from Wouldn't You Like To Know

Very interesting article. I have never played the game but it did catch my eye and it is very detailed and informative, even in the comments. Great job on the hub!! Voted up!! and created a referral tracker for this to use on twitter, I hope this brings you more traffic! Have a wonderful day!!


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SOE 4 years ago Author

@GlstngRosePetals Thank you :D

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