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Chillrend Improved
Category: Creatures, Magic, Weapons
File Size:
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Jul 20, 2013 @ 5:44am
Aug 23, 2013 @ 9:35am
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Aetherial Crown Improved
Blade of Woe Improved
Nettlebane Improved
Nightingale Artifacts Improved
Vampire Artifacts Improved
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Improved Artifacts Collection: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=204157051

Mod Details:

Chillrend, first introduced in Oblivion, is a notorious sword and one of the main rewards of the Thieves Guild quest line. It's base damage is high and it has a powerful enchantment, but it pales in comparison to other swords in the game that are neither as unique, famous or theoretically powerful as Chillrend. This is my attempt to make Chillrend a must-have sword for any character that enjoys frost magic, giving the weapon the infamy is deserves.

For more information, see the pictures above.



Damage: 15 (equivalent to an dragonbone sword)
Enchantment: 30 frost damage, 25% chance to paralyze for 2 seconds.
Charge: 3000/72 = 41uses


Damage: 15
Enchantment: 45 frost damage, 25% chance to paralyze for 3 seconds (effect can be switched off, see below for details), 50% weakness to Chillrend for 3 seconds
Charge: 3000/30 = 100 uses

Bonus enchantment: Power attacking foes below 25% health will transform them into ice wraiths that will fight alongside you. These ice wraiths have a maximum life span of 15 seconds. This effect only works on NPCs, and it will not work on soul trapped foes.


The bonus enchantment can be switched off. To do this, open the console and type in 'set chillrendglobal to 0'. This will switch off the bonus. To switch it back on again, open the console and type in 'set chillrendglobal to 1'.

The paralysis enchantment can also be switched on or off in exactly the same way, only instead of typing in 'chillrendglobal', type in 'chillrendparalysisglobal'. Again, setting this to 1 or higher will switch it on, setting it to 0 will switch it off.
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KazuHiro Feb 8 @ 5:56pm 
Its not even possible to get INTO the house, as the mechanisim will not work unless youre doing the quest to enter Riftweald in the Theives Guild quest tree.
Zim  [author] Jan 14 @ 2:53am 
Kakushi Senshi....don't do that then.
Kakushi Senshi Jan 13 @ 7:46pm 
Can someone say "Cheat item?" So, as a level 1 character I can jump my way into the house where Chillrend is kept, turn invisible with the serpent stone and bypass all enemies in the house, then unlock its case and ROFLSTOMP all in my path with 45 ice damage and ice wraiths to aid me. Yep, completely fair.
Vespuria Nov 21, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
What about a feature where when dual wielded with a certain version of your Dawnbreaker the two swords do extra damage or some really cool reaction occurs. I think this would be interesting because I always thought of Chillrend as Dawnbreaker's counterpart but it just wasnt as good as dawnbreaker. hopefully you'll take this into consideration for a possibly amazing dual combo weapon choice! Another great mod btw, I love all of them :D
voodoovibe Nov 18, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
@ Zim: same problem as GABEN (doktor oktoberfest)...I am fully aware of the criteria and im not using soul trap on NPC, i even tried spawning a few bandits but no to avail... I will try the mod again...thank you for answering my question though..
Zim  [author] Nov 18, 2013 @ 10:23am 
voodoovibe....the only thing I can think is that you may not be fully aware of all the criteria needed to make an ice wraith...apart from that, I can't offer any insights I'm afraid. The opponent must be an NPC, they can't be soul trapped, they must have below 25% health, and you must kill them with a power attack
voodoovibe Nov 17, 2013 @ 11:44pm 
@ Zim: im having same problem...i have already placed this mod lastly so that system will load it last but still it doesn't seem make them into an ice wraith...ive tried switching off and on the enchantment and ive done what you have posted but to no avail...any suggestions?
Zim  [author] Oct 30, 2013 @ 7:27am 
Helio_Nova....oh...erm, no, I didn't add that....must've been another mod
Helio_Nova Oct 29, 2013 @ 4:04pm 
no i'm asking if there already is one, cause i was clearing it out and i got attackt by a bandit in ebony armor that was useing that weapon
Zim  [author] Oct 29, 2013 @ 3:29pm 
Helio_Nova....are you asking me to add an enemy in ebony armour to Shriekwind Bastion who has a silver sword with chillrend's enchantment that you can disenchant? If so, I'm afraid that's not something I'm prepared to do...I consider these mods to be fixes for the problem of boring artifacts as opposed to the addition of new content