Skyrim Dawnguard Aetherium Gear Guide

Here we are once again, searching for the fun-to-collect and perhaps awesome-to-use new weapons and armor in Dawnguard, the fresh expansion for Skyrim. We’ve already covered a couple of other weapons, and in this guide, we’ll be going after the Skyrim Dawnguard Aetherium Gear which includes Aetherial Staff, Crown and Shield.

Skyrim Dawnguard Aetherium Gear

The Aetherial Staff can be acquired during the special side-quest Lost to the Ages. Note that unlike a few other side-quests, this one can be initiated both in Castle Volkihar of the Vampires and in Fort Dawnguard of the Dawnguard faction.

For starting the quest, you’ll need to find a book called The Aetherium Wars, found in both Castle Volkihar Undercroft and in Fort Dawnguard. After reading the book, you will get a miscellaneous task in your quest journal. Activate it, and then follow the waypoint to proceed further in the side-quest.

Towards the end, you’ll reach the Forge, and will be given the option to construct one of three options. Two of these three items are the Aetherial Staff and Shield.

Choose wisely, and incase you’re not sure of what does what, here’s a description for you:

  • The Shield can be bashed on an enemy to make it ethereal – unable to harm you for 15 seconds.
  • The Aetherial Staff will spawn a Dwemer Spider or Sphere to fight for you for 1 minute.

The Aetherial staff can be crafted with following items:

  • 1 x Aetherium Crest
  • 2 x Dwarven Metal Ingot
  • 2 x Ebony Ingot
  • 1 x Gold Ingot

All other items will be found in the forge.

The Aethrial Shield as described above will be an option when you reach the Forge, it is a unique Dwarven shield and keep in mind that it can only be crafted during the quest mentioned above, Lost to the Ages.

You will require following components:

  • 1 x Aetherium Crest
  • 4 x Dwarven Metal Ingot
  • 2 x Refined Malachite

You will find all the other items that are required to craft the shield in the Forge as mentioned above.

The Aethreal Crown is a piece of jewelry and it will allow Dragonborn to retain the last standing stone power they selected while allowing them to select another one.

Once the standing stone power is imbued into the Aethreal Crown it has the unique opportunity to increase the strength of the standing stone’s effect.

You will require following components:

  • 1 x Aetherium Crest
  • 2 x Dwarven Metal Ingot
  • 2 x Flawless Sapphire
  • 2 x Gold Ingot

Once again, choose wisely and enjoy whatever you pick!

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