The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Ysgramor's Artifacts Improved
Category: Armor, Magic, Weapons
File Size
0.261 MB
Aug 18, 2013 @ 8:22am
Oct 25, 2014 @ 5:49pm
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Ysgramor's Artifacts Improved

In 1 collection by Zim
Improved Artifacts Collection
14 items
All mods in the Improved Artifacts Collection can be found on the Nexus []. Also included on the Nexus is a single merged version that includes all the mods in a single esp file.

Special thanks to Phoenix_Crow for allowing me to use resources from his mod, Dual Wield 2 Handed Weapons.
Many thanks to all those who have given a positive rating!

This mod is part of the Improved Artifacts Collection, which can be found at this link:

Improved stats for the battleaxe, Wuuthrad.

Grants you the ability to wield Wuuthrad as both a one-handed or two-handed weapon, and allows you to switch between the two at will.

Removes the tempering recipe for Wuuthrad; instead, the battleaxe is already of a Legendary tempering status, and so the tempering recipe would be unnecessary.

Improved stats for the Shield of Ysgramor.

Damage: 25 (equivalent to a standard, un-tempered Daedric Battleaxe)
Speed: 0.7 (standard Battleaxe speed)
Weight: 25 (equivalent to a Glass Battleaxe)
Enchantment: 20% more effective against High Elves, Wood Elves and Dark Elves

Damage: 35 (equivalent to a Legendary Daedric Battleaxe)
Speed: 0.8 (equivalent to a Mace)
Weight: 21 (equivalent to a Steel Battleaxe/Daedric Mace)
Enchantment: 35% more effective against High Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Falmer and Orcs; 35 points of Atmoran Fury damage (Atmoran Fury ignores Magic Resistance)

Damage: 26 (equivalent to a Legendary Daedric Mace)
Speed: 0.7 (equivalent to a Greatsword)
Weight: 21 (equivalent to Steel Battleaxe/Daedric Mace)
Enchantment: 35% more effective against High Elves, Wood Elves, Dark Elves, Falmer and Orcs; 35 points of Atmoran Fury damage (Atmoran Fury ignores Magic Resistance)

When you have Wuuthrad equipped, you will have access to a Lesser Power called Wield Wuuthrad. Using this power will switch between the one-handed and two-handed versions. You can use this as often as you like to switch between the two versions whenever you like.

Armor Rating: 30 (slightly less than an Ebony Shield) (no tempering recipe available)
Weight: 12
Enchantment: Resist Magic 20%, Fortify Health 20 points

Armor Rating: 36 (equivalent of a Daedric Shield) (tempered with a quicksilver ingot)
Weight: 12
Enchantment: Resist 35% Mer Magic and Physical attacks, grants you the Might of Atmora, increasing your strength (fortify weapon swing speed, increase carrying capacity by 35 points, reduce armor weight, half stamina cost of power attacks)

There are no known bugs associated with this mod.

How do I switch between the one-handed and two-handed versions of Wuuthrad?
When in possession of Wuuthrad, you will have access to a Lesser Power called Wield Wuuthrad. Using this power will change how the axe is wielded, with one hand or two.

I think Wuuthrad’s base damage is overpowered…can this be changed?
I have no plans to alter Wuuthrad’s base damage. Whilst the base damage is admittedly very high, it is equal to tempered weapons that already exist in the game, which in my view removes the possibility that it might be overpowered.

I can still temper Wuuthrad…why is this?
This mod removes the tempering recipe for Wuuthrad, but it is possible that other conflicting mods will re-add the tempering recipe. I recommend you ignore this; tempering Wuuthrad will make it grossly overpowered.

Why can’t I temper Wuuthrad?
I have removed the tempering recipe for Wuuthrad. Switching between the one-handed and two-handed versions of the weapon removes any tempering done. This means that you would have to re-temper Wuuthrad every time you switched between the different equipping modes. As a work-around, Wuuthrad now comes permanently pre-tempered.

I don’t like the way the one-handed version of Wuuthrad looks when equipped and sheathed…is it possible to hide Wuuthrad when unequipped and sheathed?
This, unfortunately, would require an expertise in mesh-making I don’t have. For those who can’t stand having the one-handed Wuuthrad being stored on the player’s belt when unsheathed, I recommend having the two-handed version equipped when unsheathed; you can then switch between the two during combat. Alternatively, there are several mods on the Nexus that equip one-handed weapons on the back. I have not tried this approach personally, but it may work for some.
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Apr 14, 2014 @ 2:20pm
This mod working with SkyRe?
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Sadki Dec 7 @ 7:48pm 
ok the two handed and one handed models are mixed up like i change it too one hand its two handed i change it to two handed it goes to one handed and stays in the sheath and im swinging an invisable
whiskerypets Aug 12 @ 4:53pm 
Oh and the mod is at the top of my load order to be sure there's no conflicts.
whiskerypets Aug 11 @ 11:49am 
The shield of ysgramor won't upgrade to the improved version. Tried using the console to add it to my inventory, but it only lists the vanilla version of the shield when I use "help ysgramor". Yet wuuthrad is upgraded as it should be from this mod. Tried using this steam version and the nexus version, but nothing changed. Help would be appreciated a lot, I love these artifact improved mods.
Karn,Exile Machine May 14 @ 12:38am 
Can't find the power to change Wuuthrad to one handed
JewCowboy1776 Mar 15 @ 7:52pm 
Plz make a version of this mod for Newrim. Loved using this mod on Oldrim since Wuuthrad is my favorite weapon. Would love to have this mod for SSE.
Mexican Knee-slap Jan 2 @ 8:24pm 
When I use Wuuthrad as a two-handed weapon, it doesn't show. I can still hit things with it, but there's no image or whatever you'd call it
Ethereal Dec 20, 2016 @ 9:32pm 
I was expecting the "soup spoon" to be in here, dissapointing...
Candycane Aug 2, 2016 @ 10:26am 
Can I remove this mod in a midgamefile?
fletcher May 14, 2016 @ 3:43pm 
my game crashes when ever i put on the shield or the spell
THE MAD RUSSIAN Aug 3, 2015 @ 11:06am 
for some reson the one-handed spell isnt doing anything