Skyrim Daedric Artifacts Location Guide


Few of the most dangerous and interesting quests in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim involve collecting these Daedric Artifacts. Spirits in the Shrines will assign you these quests and your task is simple, retrieve these artifacts.

These quests will take you to the beautiful places and because they really challenge your skills, I am hoping, you will enjoy finding all 15 Daedric Artifacts scattered throughout Skyrim.

If the challenging aspect of finding these collectibles wasn’t enough, there are two achievements/trophies associated with these artifacts as well. You will unlock Daedric Influence when you acquire one Daedric Artifact and will unlock Oblivion Walker when you collect all 15 Daedric Artifacts.

If this gets you interesting, find these artifacts in the specified locations below:

Mace of Molag Bal (House of Horrors Quest in Markarth)
Location. In the city, while you walk past by some old haunted house, you will be asked to go with someone. If you complete this task and find the priest of Boethiah, you will have the artifact.

Dawnbreaker (The Break of Dawn Quest)
Location. You will receive this quest near the statue to Merida, west to the Solitude. It’s not much of a tricky job and you will manage it easily. Complete the task to earn another Artifact.

Spellbreaker (The Only Cure Quest)
Location. There is a shrine (shrine of Peryite) in the mountains between Markarth and Solitude. Don’t be hasty to get there as you are going to need some skills before you can complete this quest. I will recommend that you visit it when you are almost done with your main quest part.

Sanguine’s Rose (Night to Remember Quest)
Location. There is a dude called Sam Guevenne in an Inn (Vilemyr) found in Ivarstead. He will offer you a drinking challenge. Accept it and complete the rest of the quest to earn the reward.

The Black Star (The Black Star Quest)
Location. You need to head to Azura’s Shrine on the top of the mountain to start this quest. You will have the artifact on completion of the quest.

Wabbajack (The Mind of Madness Quest)
Location. In Solitude, you will find guy named Derevin wandering around the streets. He will ask you a favor to deliver the message to his master. You will have to find his master and complete the quest. You will have the regular once the task has been completed. There are some sequences you might want to know:

Firstly, shoot Pelgius with Wabbajack, shoot wolf, shoot goat, shoot bandit, shoot Pelagius, shoot Hagraven, shoot Pelagius, shoot Flame Atronach and then shoot dragon priest. For the Paranoia sequence, you need to shoot the king. Ultimately the mind sequence is grow Pelagius twice and then grow anger once with the Wabbajack.

Mehrunes’ Razor (Pieces of the Past Quest)
Location. You should visit the museoum in Dawnstar (the message pops up multiple times), accept the quest and then collect the three pieces of sword throughout Skyrim. Collect them all and you will have the artifact.

Savior’s Hide (ll Met by Moonlight Quest)
Location. In Falkreath, near the barracks, you will find a kid downstairs in the Falkreath jail. He will hand you over his cursed ring and the quest will start.

Finish the task to get the reward. Remember that if you decide not to kill, you may not earn the reward so you will have to be cold enough to collect these rewards.

Masque of Clavicus Vile (A Daedra’s Best Friend Quest)
Location. The guard at the entry point of Falkreath will tell you about the missing dog. After speaking with him, start the dog quest. You can follow the dog which is hectic or move yourself to Haemar’s Shame which is just south to the large mountain just east to Helgen.

Receive the axe and return it. Unlike before, you DO NOT need to kill anyone here or you will lose the artifact.

Oghma Infinium – (Discearning the Transmundane Quest)
Location. When you meet Septimus Sigmus during your main quest, you will be assigned a task to get the Elder Scrolls. You will start the second task (Discearning the Transmundane) during this quest where you take the imprint of the Scrolls on the Lexicon.

After that, you will need the harvested blood of the Orc, a Dark Elf, a Wood Elf, High Elf and Falmer. If you have the samples already then things will be easy otherwise, you need to find them, kill atleast one and harvest the blood.

You can visit the Bandit camps for Elf and Orc blood and for Falmers you can visit Mzulft which is southeast to Windhelm.

Ebony Mail (Boetiah’s Calling Quest)
Location. You will be able to find Sacellum of Boethiah to the east section of Windhelm. There, you will find a cult and then start the quest to earn the reward.

To offer the sacrifice, you will have to trap someone in that chamber. One easy way is that you hire some mercenary (you can visit Bee and Brab in Riften, one is sitting downstairs) and then ask him to touch the beacon. The remaining task is easy.

Skull of Corruption (Walking Nightmare Quest)
Location. You can get this artifact by completing Walking Nightmare quest in Dawnstar. To complete the quest, talk to the priest in the Inn and kill him at the end of the quest to get this artifact. Thanks. @ DT

Ring of Namira
Location. Find Verulus in Markarth and take his quest, which involves clear the Necropolis. When Eola starts talking about Cannibalism, respond positively. Clear the undead from Namira’s altar. Agree to lure Verulus to the Altar. Kill Verulus and eat his flesh, Ring of Namira should appear in your inventory. Thanks @Odysseus

Work in progress. If you find the remaining Daedric Artifacts, let us know in comments below!

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    • Mark

      azura star-(Light-Soul Gem or Black-Soul Gem…either or you will get an Artifact) to get the black Azura star…u have to give the niffy guy wizard a certain thing at the Inn by Winterhold to get the Black-Soul Gem Azura Star or u can give it to the that dark elf girl whos at the Azura shine praying at the huge Azura statue and by giving her the certain item.. you will get the Light-Soul Gem Azura Star. — Plz notice sorry i dont remember the exact names for the gurl and guy character and the main ITEM u need to give who ever u want to give the Item too for either the Light-Azura star or the Black Azura Star. since i beaten the game a yr ago, i still remember most of the stuff and where to go..more like zooming through the game and well starting to play it again bcuz i got the DLC and starting all overs again. But anywho, i know FOR SURE, the Guy-gives u the Infinite Black-Gem Azura Star, and given the item to the Gurl..the Azura DOES Grant u with the Infinite Light Azura Star. — in case ya dont know what it is or does…its an Infinite Soul Gem Storage. So I Recommend DONT SELL this Azura star! Light-can collect animals and creatures souls..and Black-can collect humans souls and everything else. hope this helps everyone

    • Minkinoid

      …There is a dude called Sam Guevenne in an Inn (Vilemyr) found in Ivarstead.
      You are sooo wrong.He is found in the closest city to the location where you became level 10(or 14?).

    • nick

      trophy if need only can be done without all. I hope its like stones. I found them all without finding them all at all. 15 artifact you need. Take 8. Start new player new class so boring not be. Trophy ask 15 did not ask in 1 save. Try with stones if trust you not me.

    • ckeyes1002@gmail.com

      I accidentally killed the guy to do the mehrunes razor quest. if i watch a video and collect all the pieces will i be able to get the weapon still?

    • danielle sharratt

      ok right over this \the black star quest\ i didnt get azura’s star … i got to keep the black star n im confused coz i hear its a white star u need :/ i cnt get it coz i get threatend by this woman at the shrine .. sum1 help please :S

    • quinton

      you can choose between saivor hide and the ring of hircine .u get the ring by not killing the werwolf ether way u get a Daedric Artifact.

    • Wolf

      Crap! I did the quest for Volendrung like 40levels ago! I just back to the giants to see if i could by some chance get it still, but to no avail. But i don’t remember seeing it when i first did the quest though.

    • Thor

      the Orcish stronghold Largashbur near Riften. sorry ^^

    • Thor

      Volendrung (The Cursed Tribe)

      Get access to the Orcish stroghold and talk to Atub. She wants you to bring her one Troll Fat and one Daedra Heart to offer them to Malacath. The quest has begun…

    • PABC

      Here’s a couple things. I’ve found 14 of the Daedric artifacts (Skeleton keys excluded, they don’t count).
      1) Its not the Black Star, its Azura’s Star. The Black Star is the quest name.
      2) In a Daedra’s best friend you need to include that the player has the option between the two daedric artifacts, so no one can own them all but can still achieve 15.
      3)For the Skull of Corruption, its called the WAKING Nightmare Quest, not WALKING.
      4)The Ring of Namira is recieved through a quest called ‘Taste of Death’
      and Finally,
      5) One of the two artifacts you’re missing is the Ebony Blade of Mephala gotten in the The Whispering Door Quest.

      And if anyone knows the last one, tell me please!!!!

    • Mo Vader

      Frustrated like fck, the skeleton keys are not counted in the artifacts, so you actually need to get 16 of them to complete the achievement.

    • Frustrated like fck

      I count my daedric artifacts every single hour and I do have 15 on me… why the hell won’t I get my achievement?

    • Jennifer Snow

      Mehrunes Razor can be obtained by going to the Mythic Dawn museum in Dawnstar and talking to Silus the proprietor. He sends you all over the place after the pieces of the razor which were disassembled by the Blades after the events of Oblivion. Once you have the pieces, talk to Silus again and he will take you to to Dagon’s shrine. Mehrunes Dagon will refuse to speak to Silus, and speak to you instead, ordering you to kill Silus. If you do this, Dagon will repair the Razor, however two Daedra Kynreves will appear and attack.

      Upon killing them, you will obtain the key to Mehrunes shrine, which you can use to enter the dungeon under the statue.

    • Mephala’s Artifact

      Talk to the barkeeper that’s next to the alchemists shop in Whiterun and ask her if she’s heard any rumors. Keep asking her until she says something about the Jarl’s son. Once she does go and speak to the Jarl to begin the quest. Sidenote: the ebony blade can only get better by betrayal which means killing people you’ve previously done quests for.

    • asdasd

      mark what kind of item it is beside it. (light/heavy/type of weapon)

    • daniel

      I have all the artifacts and not won the skyrim archivement oblivion walker, made ​​14 Daedric quest. but with a skeleton key that has also say I have to give 15, is missing some say if you please

      • R-dash 5000

        The skeleton key may be an daedric artifact,but it does not coint for the oblivon walker quest.

    • Jun

      you can get the ebony blade from the whispering lady in dragon search of whiterun. the quest is obtain from random people in the dragon search, its about the son of jarl.

    • Mr.Bubbles

      Nocturnal’s Shrine is tied into the theives guild, so the only way to get to her is through joining.

    • oMnius

      Where is Mephala’s shrine? Who knows.

    • ForeverZeroCustom

      You can gain Volundrung by going along the southern border below Riften to the camp of Largashbur and collect 1x Troll Fat & 1x Daedra Heart then you will be tasked to kill a giant with the chief after that is done, you will be given the Artifact

    • Here4thechicks

      Azura has a shrine up on the mountain by wintehold. The statue is very large and should be easy to spot. There is a dark elf at an altar. Speak to her, receive ques,?, profit

    • Odysseus

      I’m not playing an english title but I’ll do my best to translate the terms:

      Ring of Namira:
      In Markath, find Verulus and agree to clear out the Necropolis.
      When Eola starts talking to you about cannibalism, respond positively.
      Clear the undead from Namira’s altar.
      Agree to lure Verulus to the altar.
      Kill Verulus and eat his flesh for the ring to appear in your inventory.

      • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

        :)

    • DT

      The Skull of Corruption can be found by completing the Walking Nightmare quest in Dawnstar. Talk to the priest in the inn and kill him at the end of the quest.

      • timothyE1993

        i have that game at 100% done including DLC its all done