Base Damage


Weapon Class

One-Handed, Sword

Upgrade Material

Ebony Ingot



Dawnbreaker is a Daedric Artifact in Skyrim.



  • Burns for 10-15 points, and if killing undead, a chance to cause a firey explosion that turns or destroys nearby undead.


Acquired From


Upgrades and Enchantment

  • Holds a unique enchantment: Meridia's Retribution
    • Targets striked by the Dawnbreaker will infect a debuff that last for 10 secs, if the target is killed within the 10 secs, it has a chance to explode
    • The chance of exploding depends on the number of strikes, the more strikes, the more likely to explode
  • Can be upgrade with an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith Perk
  • Does not benefit form any other Smithing Perk
  • Require Smithing skill over 100 to be improved past flawless quality



  • Useful when fight several draugr at once
  • Effective against Vampires
  • Be adviced to becareful using this weapon when player is a Vampire, the explosion will deal damage to player himself.


Daedric Artifacts
|  Azura's Star  | |  Ebony Mail  | |  Mace of Molag Bal  | |  Masque of Clavicus Vile  | |  Mehrunes' Razor  | |  Ring of Hircine  | |  Ring of Namira  | |  Sanguine Rose  | |  Savior's Hide  | |  Spellbreaker  | |  The Black Star  | |  Volendrung  | |  Wabbajack  |


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