18 Best Daedric Artifacts & Items in Skyrim

Daedric Artifacts come from the most magical parts of the game’s lore, but even the most honourable warriors can be tempted to use them.

They are very useful, and most of the time they are as strong as you can imagine.

Some of them are great for thieves, while others are the best weapons of destruction for a smart warrior.

In any case, it’s not always hard to get Daedric artefacts.

This article will try to show you the best Daedric artefacts in Skyrim so you can figure out which ones are best for your fantasy adventuring plans.

18. The Black Star

Daedric Artifacts

The Black Star is unique because it is Azura’s Star in a bad way. Azura, the Daedric Prince of Dusk and Dawn, left behind an item called Azura’s Star.

In its original form, Azura’s Star is a soul gem that can’t be broken, but it can only take the souls of animals and other things that don’t have feelings.

The Black Star is a twisted version of the original Star. It turns the original Star into an unbreakable black soul gem that can absorb the souls of the most powerful sentient beings, including people.

The Black Star is better than Azura’s Star because black soul gems are so rare. Normal soul gems can be found everywhere, but black soul gems only show up in certain places and only very rarely.

17. Ring Of Hircine

The Ring of Hircine is Hircine, the Daedric Prince of the Hunt’s second artefact. Hircine is the Daedric Prince who made lycanthropy happen.

His ring lets the person who wears it change into a werewolf as many times as they want every day, instead of just once.

For the ring to work, the person who wears it must already be a werewolf.

16. Mehrunes’ Razor

Mehrunes Dagon, who became famous in Oblivion, makes a brief appearance in Skyrim, where players find that the pieces of his famous Mehrunes Razor have been spread across the province in three different places.

The owner of a museum in Dawnstar, Silus Vesuius, is the one who will ask the Dragonborn to find them.

Mehrunes Razor is a strong one-handed dagger that is perfect for any assassin builds. If the player is lucky, the dagger can kill in one hit. Otherwise, it does 11 points of damage.

15. Ebony Blade

The Ebony Blade is a Daedric artefact that has been in many games because it has been used by many different people over the years.

The Ebony Blade is a special sword made by the Daedric Prince Mephala. When it is used to attack, it can drain the life essence of any enemy. Just land a hit, and sparks will fly.

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You can also keep using this weapon to make it much stronger, but you need to finish The Whispering Door quest before you can get it.

14. Dawnbreaker

Meridia, the Daedric Prince of Life, made the Dawnbreaker to make the undead afraid.

This weapon can do 10 points of damage to any enemy that it hits.

But it has a special effect that makes it even stronger when fighting undead enemies: it can randomly create an explosion of light that hurts all undead enemies in range. Neat!

It even has a special spell that works like a soul trap. Meridia herself put this spell into the sword.

The Dawnbreaker is one of the best swords in the game and an amazing Daedric artefact, especially since it was just added to the TES series.

13. Mace of Molag Bal

The Mace of Molag Bal is a dark sword that can trap souls if one of its hits kills an enemy.

This powerful mace was made by Molag Bal himself. When it hits an enemy, it takes away 25 points of damage from them.

And it doesn’t do this in the usual way. Instead, each hit goes for your enemy’s stamina and magicka.

If you want the mace, you have to go into an abandoned house in Markrath and finish the quest that starts when you are given the mace to put on the altar of Bal himself.

Definitely hard, but not even close to the hardest quest in the game.

12. Masque of Clavicus Vile

Even though the Masque of Clavicus Vile looks like something you’d want to take into battle, it’s not even close to being ready.

With this helmet, you can get 20% better deals in all shops in the game. Score! You save money and look cool.

This makes use of the powers of Clavicus Vile himself that are built into the masquerade.

It also lets you get back 5% of your magicka faster, which, to be honest, isn’t much. But if you plan ahead, you can stack it with other buffs.

11. Ebony Mail

The Ebony Mail is a heavy piece of armour that can only be gotten through the quest Boethiah’s Calling.

And it’s a piece of armour that can only be taken from the body of the Daedric prince’s champion.

Even though this armour is heavy, you can move as quickly as if you weren’t wearing it at all. It’s a cool effect, but I don’t know how it works. Also, when you wear it, it doesn’t make any noise, so you can move as quietly as a feather.

If you want to bring the Ebony Mail into battle, it does a shocking 5 points of poison damage to anyone who gets too close. It’s definitely a beast.

10. Azura’s Star

Azura’s Star is pretty much just a normal soul gem.

But you won’t lose it every time you use it, unlike every other gem in the game.

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That means that if you get Azura’s Star, you can have as many soul gems as you want in your inventory without having to carry a lot of items.

You need to finish The Black Star quest and choose to give the star to Aranea Lenith during the second part of the quest. The star will then be given to you by Azura herself.

9. Skull of Corruption

The Skull of Corruption is a strong staff that gets stronger when you feed it other people’s dreams.

It does 20 points of damage by default, but if it gets enough dreams, it can do up to 50 points of damage.

So, the Skull of Corruption is one of the best staves in the game, and you can get it during the Waking Nightmare quest, which starts in Dawnstar.

The best thing about collecting dreams from sleepers is that doing so doesn’t count as an attack, so you don’t have to worry about your life when you do it.

You won’t be attacked, and you can’t make someone angry by doing this simple thing.

8. Oghma Infinum

Hermaeus Mora’s book is called “The Oghma Infinum.” It’s thought to be the best book of skills in the game.

This Daedric Artifact lets you get 5 points in a lot of different skills. You can choose from three options, each of which boosts a different skill.

Take a look at the chart on this page to learn more about the three ways you can go.

Now, there was a bug that could be used to read the book over and over again and get all of your skills to level 100, but it was fixed. While it lasted, that was one heck of a way out.

You can only get this book by completing the quest “Discerning the Transmundane.” If you still want to find it, you’ll have to do that.

7. Volendrung

Volendrung is a warhammer that has been in almost every Elder Scroll game since its first appearance.

It’s one of the strongest two-handed weapons in Skyrim, and when it hits an enemy, it drains 50 points of their stamina.

The hammer hits for 25 points as well, and even though it seems very heavy at first, it has a lot of benefits that make up for its weight. Most of the time, the stamina absorption is good.

Volendrung is a Dwarven warhammer that has been taken over by a Daedric spirit. It is Malacath’s most important Daedric artefact.

If you finish his quest, you’ll get this powerful and scary cursed weapon.

6. Ring of Namira

This creepy ring lets you eat dead bodies and gives you a huge 50-point boost to your stamina.

You can also get a boost to your overall health when you feed on a dead body. This is because you heal much faster. Crazy, yes, but just the right amount of crazy to work!

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Note that you can’t get this rare item until you finish the Taste of Death quest. After that, you can talk to a Namira follower in the Hall of Death to get her ring.

5. Savior’s Hide

The wolf Daedric prince Hiricine owns the Savior’s Hide, a special piece of light armour made of skin.

During Hiricine’s quest, you’ll need to go get this piece of armour for him. But when you’re done, Hiricine will show up and bless the robe so you can keep it. Isn’t that nice?

It has a good defence value for being so light, and it might be one of the best choices in the game.

The best thing about this Daedric item is that it protects you by making you 50% less likely to get sick from poison.

It also gives 15% defence against attacks that use magicka, which includes every spell in the game.

4. Sanguine Rose

Sanguine Rose is a staff that looks like a rose.

It lets you call a strong Dremora warrior into battle for a total of one minute. I also want to say that this thing is strong.

In the game, this item belongs to Sanguine, the Daedric prince of debauchery and the main leader of the Dark Brotherhood.

You can get this item by doing Sanguine’s quest, which you can start as soon as you reach level 14. (or higher).

3. Spellbreaker

Spellbreaker is the Dragon Lord Peryite’s Daedric artefact.

This powerful shield gives you a good starting level of defence, and it also gives you a special ward that protects you from all kinds of magic damage for 50 points.

This is probably the best choice for someone who wants to fight powerful magicians and really needs that extra defense boost.

2. Wabbajack

Wabbajack is Sheogorath’s Daedric artefact, which you might be able to guess from its strange name.

It’s a staff with a random effect. It can cast any spell at random, but you can’t tell it to.

You could use it on an enemy and accidentally make him stronger, or you could use it on a friend and kill him with a powerful spell of destruction. But isn’t that part of the fun?

The Wabbajack is a dangerous item, but it is also one of the best Daedric artefacts in the game. It has been in a few Elder Scrolls games.

1. Skeleton Key

The Skeleton Key is one of the most famous items in The Elder Scrolls series, even though it doesn’t count toward the Oblivion.

It can be used to open locks, but unlike any other pick in the game, it doesn’t break. Ever!

That means you can use it to quickly level up your lockpicking skills and open any door or chest without a high level. It’s pretty much a key to everything.

In Skyrim, you’ll need to finish the Blindsighted quest before you can get this bad boy. Hint: You’ll have to work with some thieves to do this.