The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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The Black Sword
Category: Weapons
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Apr 14, 2013 @ 3:52pm
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The Black Sword

Known alternatively as the Shade Blade and the Blackrock Sword, the Black Sword was an artifact of great power forged from the indestructible substance known as blackrock. Forged on the Isle of Fire by the Avatar, and wielded thereafter by the hero of Britannia, the artifact was lost after the Avatar's adventures on Serpent Isle came to an end.

While that Black Sword has long been lost, nothing's stopping you now from making a new one.

This mod not only adds the Black Sword, and the ability to make it, it adds blackrock as well to forge it from. Starting at level 18, you can find it rarely on Falmer and in Falmer chests, uncommonly on Dwarven Spiders and Dwarven Centurions, and most commonly in Dwarven boss chests (testing shows that, out of 15 chests, 3-4 or so will have Blackrock. With Centurions and Spiders, typically 1-2 out of 15 will have it) You also have a small chance of getting Blackrock out of any ore vein. If you find enough, at least 5, you can forge an unenchanted Black Sword at the Skyforge. This version is slow and heavy, owing to blackrock being, well, rock, and not really the best material for a weapon. But, if you get yourself a couple of filled black soul gems, you can balance the blade into the fully powered Black Sword.

With the full sword, you get the Ring of Fire ability, which can only be used once a day, but when used you're surrounded by a raging inferno. On top of that, the Black Sword also can soul trap, and serves as a reusable soul gem capable of taking black souls. The sword will also completely refill your magicka while draining the life force of your opponent. Have a tough opponent? No worries, the sword could instantly kill them with a single strike, if it feels like it.

With 1.1 you can now make a 1 handed version of the Black Sword. It's a bit faster than the 2-handed one (of course) but does a bit less damage. Still has all the same effects as its two-handed sibling, of course.

Making the sword requires the Ebony smithing perk, the full sword requires both that and the Arcane Blacksmith perk. Plus there's the need for 5 pieces of blackrock in order to make the thing to begin with. Since the Black Sword is quite powerful these restrictions are in place so you can't get it at lower levels, since it'd just make the game like eating a can of spam.

As of the most recent update, the sword is classified as Ebony so it can be fully tempered; as such it can now be found in the Ebony section when at the Skyforge.

::Known Issues::

You can drop the Black Sword soul gem. Sure, that doesn't sound like a bug, but what it means is you could, hypothetically, get a crumpetload of duplicate Black Sword soul gems. I tried to fix this for 1.4, but making a quest item that can be added and removed from your inventory I found to be a pain in the crumpet.


Compatibility wise, the mod should be compatible with a lot, since it doesn't rely on a DLC nor does it modify anything weird that would butt heads with other mods.
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DEvasto  [author] Jun 18 @ 7:43pm 
It can be either, there's a one handed and a two handed version you can make. I think the one-handed version ends with (1h) but I could be mistaken. The help command should show the name of the item along with the ID.
Dank Hill Jun 18 @ 7:40pm 
is it a greatsword or a sword?
DEvasto  [author] Jun 18 @ 7:39pm 
Usually I put stuff in the world, like I did with a fair number of things in Artifacts of Ultima, but the Black Sword was an exception since in Ultima 7 the Avatar forged the thing, so I kept to that. But, how folk go about gettin' it isn't a big deal to me, so long as they can enjoy the mod.
Dank Hill Jun 18 @ 7:35pm 
thanks man, i wasnt gonna subscribe if there wasnt a console code. Looks great! i just dont like crafting stuff lol
DEvasto  [author] Jun 18 @ 7:34pm 
Your best bet is to do help "black sword" in the console, that'll bring up the ID for the sword. The first two digits in the ID change depending on the load order, so doing the help command is necessary if you don't have Wrye Bash or Mod Organizer.
Dank Hill Jun 18 @ 1:59pm 
is there a console command at all?
DEvasto  [author] May 29 @ 10:04pm 
Dwarven Centurions, Dwarven boss chests and Falmer boss chests are probably your best bets, but it can also (rarely) come out of dwarven spiders, Falmer, or ore veins.
packrat May 29 @ 4:41pm 
oh ok thanks for the help and what is the fastest way to get blackrock
DEvasto  [author] May 29 @ 3:59pm 
There's conditions that have to be met before it'll show up. You need the Ebony Smithing perk and at least 1 piece of blackrock before it'll appear in the Ebony category, plus it can only be made at the Skyforge, and as such won't show up at normal forges.
packrat May 29 @ 12:29pm 
the mod wont seem to apper in the black smith tab at all