Skyrim Legendary Items Locations Guide – Armor and Weapons

By   /   Jul 1, 2012


Most of the leveled up (legendary) items are obtained through quest rewards. The item’s level is dependent on the player’s level and the time on which the reward is given. Some items don’t improve if you’re a higher-level character or some items will have better physical, magical or enchanting abilities.

For more help on Skyrim, read our Rare Items Locations, Unique Armor Locations and Unique Weapons Locations Guide.

Skyrim Legendary Items Locations

Chillrend
The Chillrend is a glass sword which is in the Mercer Frey’s house (The Pursuit). You will find it in a display case, and it has an expert-level lock. The sword does frost damage with a chance of paralyze effects too. You will need a refined malachite and the Arcane Blacksmith perk for a Tempering Chillrend.

  • Type: One- Handed Sword
  • Damage: 15
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 16
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 1442
  • Perk: Glass Smithing
  • Tempering: Refined Malachite
  • Enchantment: Frost Damage 30 points, Paralyze for 2 seconds with 30 points of frost damage

Dragonbane
The Dragonbane is a Katana which is located in the Sky Haven Temple. It is a lot better than the other Katanas, dealing extra damage to the dragons. Tempering Dragonbane needs one Quicksilver Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. The tempering will be doubled if you use the Steel smithing perk as well.

  • Type: One-Handed Sword
  • Damage: 14
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 14
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 2596
  • Tempering: Quicksilver ingot
  • Perk: Steel Smithing
  • Enchantment: 40+damage to dragons, shock damage +10 extra

Gauldur Blackblade
You will find this Ancient Nord Sword at Folgunthur, Mikrul Gauldurson. Tempering the blade requires a Steel Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. The benefits are doubled if you have Dwarven Smithing Perk.

  • Type: One-Handed Sword
  • Damage: 11
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 15
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 1286
  • Tempering: Steel Ingot
  • Perk: Dwarven Smithing
  • Enchantment: Absorbs health (25 points/sec)

Gauldur Blackbow
The Gauldur Blackbow is an Ancient Nord Bow; you will find it at Geirmund’s Hall (Sigdis Gauldurson). Tempering requires one Steel Ingot and Arcane Blacksmith Perk. The benefits are doubled if you have a Dwarven Smithing perk too.

  • Type: Bow
  • Damage; 14
  • Speed: 0.875
  • Weight: 18
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 972
  • Perk: Dwarven Smithing
  • Tempering: Steel Ingot
  • Enchantment: Drains Magicka (30 points/sec)

Lunar Iron Mace
This special iron mace is forged, you might find it at the Silent Moons Camp too. The enchantment will cause Light Damage/sec. Iron Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk are required for tempering.

  • Type: Mace
  • Damage: 9
  • Speed: 0.8
  • Weight: 13
  • Tempering: Iron Ingot
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 168
  • Enchantment: Light Damage (20 points/sec)

Lunar Iron Sword
This Iron Sword is found at the Silent Moons Camp and can be forged too. The enchanting will cause Light Damage to the victims. You need one Iron Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith Perk for the tempering.

  • Type: One Handed Sword
  • Damage: 7
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 9
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 158
  • Tempering: Iron Ingot
  • Enchantment: Light Damage (20 points per second)

Lunar Iron War Axe
It is also forged and found at the Silent Moons Camp. The enchantment does Light Damage to the vitims and the tempering needs Iron Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk.

  • Type: War Axe
  • Damage: 8
  • Speed: 0.9
  • Weight: 11
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 163
  • Enchantment: Light Damage (20 points for one second)

Lunar Steel Mace
Occasionally found at the Silent Moons Camp and can be forged, the enchantment causes light damage to the victims. You need a Steel Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith for tempering and a Steel Smithing perk for doubled effects.

  • Type: Mace
  • Damage: 10
  • Speed: 0.8
  • Weight: 14
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 198
  • Perk: Steel Smithing
  • Enchantment: Light Damage (20 points/sec)

Lunar Steel Sword
Occasionally found at the Silent Moons Camp and can be forged, the enchantment causes light damage to the victims. You need a Steel Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith for tempering and a Steel Smithing perk for doubled effects.

  • Type: Single Handed Sword
  • Damage: 8
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 10
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 138
  • Tempering: Steel Ingot
  • Perk: Steel Smething
  • Enchantment: Light Damage (20 points/sec)

Lunar Steel War Axe
Occasionally found at the Silent Moons Camp and can be forged, the enchantment causes light damage to the victims. You need a Steel Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith for tempering and a Steel Smithing perk for doubled effects.

  • Type: War Axe
  • Damage: 9
  • Speed: 0.9
  • Weight: 12
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 188
  • Perk: Steel Smithing
  • Enchantment: 20 points for 1 second of light damage.

Nightingale Blade
Karliah will give you this during the “Hard Answers”. The enchantment will absorb the health and the stamina of the victim for a second.

You need an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith Perk for tempering.

  • Type: One-Handed Sword
  • Damage: 14
  • Speed: 1
  • Weight: 15
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 1665
  • Tempering: Ebony Ingot
  • Enchantment: Health and Stamina (25 points /1sec)

Nightingale Bow
You will get it by Karliah for completing the quest “Blindighted.” The enchantment will have Frost Damage and Shock Damage effect upon the victims; it will also slow them down for a couple of seconds. You need an Ebony Ingot and the Arcan Blacksmith Perk for the tempering.

  • Type: Bow
  • Damage: 19
  • Speed: 0.5
  • Weight: 18
  • Value: 3405
  • Tempering: Ebony ingot
  • Enchantment: Slow (50 points for 3 seconds), Shock Damage (15 points for a second), Frost damage (30 Points)

The Pale Blade
The sword is a reward of The Pale Lady. Enchantment will add the effect of Frost Damage and Fear. You need a Steel Ingot and the Arcane blacksmith Perk for the tempering, Steel Smithing perk will double the benefits.

  • Type: One handed Sword
  • Damage: 11
  • Speed: 0.8
  • Weight: 15
  • Reach: 1
  • Value: 914
  • Perk: Steel Smithing
  • Tempering: Steel ingot
  • Enchantment: Fear (16 points/30 sec) Frost Damage (25 points)

Tsun’s Battle Axe
The shield-thane of Shor Tsun have this has their primary weapon. You can only equip and play with it via the help of the console.

  • Damage: 27
  • Speed: 0.7
  • Reach: 1.3
  • Weight: 36
  • Value: 1000

Armor Set (Nightingale)
The set is obtained during the Thieves Guild questline, reward for Trinity Restored. You need Void Salts and Arcane Blacksmith perk for tempering. The whole set will give you an extra 25 armor points.

Nightingale Armor
You will get this as a part of the armor which is given to you for joining the Nightingales. The enchantment adds Fortify Stamina and Resist Frost effects. You need Void Salts and Arcane Blacksmith perk for temperign.

  • Type: Light Armro
  • Rating: 34
  • Tempering: Void Salts
  • Value: 1949
  • Enchantment: Fortify Stamina 40, Resist Frost 40

Nightingale Boots
Part of the armor-set which is given to you for joining the Nightingales. You get a Muffle effect by the enchantment, Void Salts and Arcane Blacksmith are required for it.

  • Type: Light Armor
  • Rating: 10
  • Weight: 2
  • Tempering: Void Salts
  • Value: 5434
  • Enchantment: Muffle 35 points

Nightingale Gloves
You will get these gloves when you join the Nightingales. Fortify Lockpicking and Fortify One-handed effects are added with the help of enchantment. Void Salts and the Arcane Blacksmith perk are the requirements.

  • Type: Light Armor
  • Weight: 2
  • Rating: 10
  • Value: 1294
  • Tempering: Void Salts
  • Enchantment: Fortify Lockpicking 25 points, Fortify One Handed 25 points

Nightingale Hood
You will get it by joining the nightingales, you need Void Salts and the Arcane Blacksmith perk for the tempering which adds Fortify Illusion effect (decreases the cost of Magicka for spells)

  • Type: Light Armor
  • Rating: 15
  • Weight: 2
  • Value: 969
  • Tempering: Void Salts
  • Enchantment; Fortify Illusion 17 points

Shield of Solitude
Falk Firebeard will give you the shield when you will save Skyrim from the Wolf Queen during “The Wolf Queen Awakened”. The enchantment grants Resist Magic and Fortify Blocking effects.

  • Type: Shield
  • Rating: 32
  • Weight: 12
  • Tempering: nope
  • Value: 1540
  • Enchantment: Resist Magic 30 points, Fortify Blocking 35 points

Clothes

Amulet of Articulation
You will get this by Brynjolf when you will become the Guildmaster of the Thieves Guild during the quest “Under New Management”. Enchanting it will grant you more Speech skills.

  • Type: Amulet
  • Rating: 8
  • Weight: 1
  • Value: 2052
  • Enchantment: Articulation (25 points)

Mage’s Circlet
You will get this Circlet by Savos Aren during the quest “Good Intentions”. You will have Fortify Magicka effect after enchanting it.

  • Type: Circlet
  • Rating: 0
  • Weight: 2
  • Value: 1069
  • Enchantment: Fortify Magicka (70 points)

If you find any other leveled item in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, let us know its whereabouts in the comments below!

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