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Stalhrim and Deathbrand Guide for Skyrim Dragonborn DLC
By Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf
This is a Guide on Stalhrim: What it is, how do get it, where to get it, how to use it, and where to get Unique Stalhrim Armor.
 
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What is Stalhrim?
It is a rare crafting material that can only be mined with an Ancient Nordic Pickaxe, and can be found all over Solstheim.


It is mined in a slightly different manner than other ores are. First of all, there is no Stahlrim Ore. When you mine a Stalhrim Ore Vein you get Stalhrim straight away. Also, it takes a bit longer to mine per piece of "ore" gained, about twice as long in my experience.

When using Stalhrim Weapons and Armor, it is to be noted that Frost Enchantments are 25% more powerful when placed on Stalhrim! Thank you for reminding me Mor!
How do you mine Stalhrim?
This is a basic question with a simple answer. You mine it with an Ancient Nordic Pickaxe, which is very easily obtained.

Here is how you get an Ancient Nordic Pickaxe:

When you first arrive at Solstheim, you come to Raven Rock. In that very place there is a Smithie called Glover Mallory.

If you speak to him he will complain about his Nordic Pickaxe, if you ask him about it he will give you a Quest to return his Ancient Nordic Pickaxe to him from somebody who stole it. It is a very easy quest and doesn't involve any violence. When you return to him he will give you the Ancient Nordic Pickaxe.

Where can you find Stalhrim?
If you want to get a lot of Stalhrim, you will need to go to Skaal Village first.

There, speak to Deor Woodcutter. He will give you a quest to find Baldor Iron-Shaper.



This is also a fairly easy quest and you will only need to kill five Thalmor and travel a bit to complete it.

After you completed it, return to Skaal Village. There, speak to Baldor Iron-Shaper.




He will give you the ability to forge your own Stalhrim Armor and Weapons, as well as tell you where to find the Stalhrim Source, where you can mine a lot of Stalhrim.


He also sells Stalhrim Armor, Weapons, and Stalhrim itself.









What is it used for?
Well it's like I said, once you complete the Skaal Village quest you get to make your own Stalhrim Armor and Weapons.

There is both a Light and a Heavy craftable version of the Stalhrim Armor.

Its stats are about the same as of Ebony Armor and Weapons.


It is important to note that if you unlocked Ebony Smithing in the Smithing Perks, your ability to improve Stalhrim Armor and Weapons, using Stalhrim ofcourse, will double in efficiency.

The Deathbrand Armor


Originally posted by Death By Surds:
Just a note, you need to be at level 38 or above to comence the Death brand quest

It is a Unique Stalhrim Light Armor set, which grows increasingly more powerful the more of it you wear. E.G. if you wear the chestplate it isn't very powerful on its own, but if you wear it together with the helmet the chestplate becomes more powerful. If you wear all four pieces it reached the peak of its power.

It can be improved with Stalhrim after you have completed the Skaal Village Quest.


Its pieces are scattered around Solstheim, located in chests. Each chest has its own set of "guardians". It actually isn't very difficult to find but requires a lot of travel.

Once you find one of the chests, you should loot the bodies of the bandits guarding it to find a Map which will show the locations of each piece of Armor.

The chests are not all of the same difficulty to open. For me, two chests were Master Difficulty and the other two were Adept.

Make sure to bring plenty of lockpicks.

I hope that was helpful, enjoy playing the Dragonborn DLC and using Stalhrim, Dovakhiin! :)
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35 Comments
Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf  [author] Jun 25 @ 12:45am 
That must be it; I assume it didn't change with updates
ARE THOSE WAFFLES?! Jun 24 @ 3:28pm 
Some of the locations don't actually have the armor, I am guessing I already went to them >_<
Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf  [author] Feb 27 @ 12:09pm 
He should bring it up eventually, if you keep asking him. Perhaps going back to him after a bit of time might work. Otherwise I truly do not know as I never encountered this issue. Perhaps there is a way to fix it using the console.
Kitt Feb 27 @ 11:24am 
and how do i pick up the missing smith quest if the inkeeper never brings it up?
Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf  [author] Apr 22, 2016 @ 11:59am 
Hey there, I apologize for the late reply, but I have found what seems to be a fix for the aforementioned glitch

What you need to do is travel to Raven Rock

Go to the innkeep once there

You get the option to ask for rumors when speaking to him

After a few times he should tell you about about the smith of Skaal Village disappearing

All you have to do is hear him say that the smith is missing, nothing will change in your journal

After this, it should work fine

I found this on a forum, since I never encountered the bug, so if it still pertains please let me know and I will do my best do find a solution
Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf  [author] Apr 15, 2016 @ 1:51pm 
That is quite peculiar, perhaps you also have some form of a rare bug? I will try and research a bit, if I find anything I will let you know. Perhaps it is quite simple to fix, we shall see.
I'm dead on the inside Apr 15, 2016 @ 11:01am 
I cannot get the quest to find that baldor, I try talking to Deor and nothing happens. Also baldor is not missing he is in Skaal village. Help?
Epicsurvivor21 Jan 28, 2016 @ 5:08am 
woo i got a rare bug
Ƹ̵̡DRCLƷ Whitest Wolf  [author] Jan 26, 2016 @ 11:34pm 
Sounds like some rare bug. I will look into it.
Epicsurvivor21 Jan 26, 2016 @ 2:27pm 
he isnt spawning