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
Feb 12, 2015 @ 10:46pm
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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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The Mad God Mar 3, 2017 @ 7:44pm 
Anyone know of any bows similar to this? I love working for your really good end game item. But this is the only one I can find with that kind of feeling. I love it, but I'd like to have more. A point in the right direction would be appreciated.
UNREALTECHMAN Oct 17, 2016 @ 3:01pm 
whats the id for the black crystel
DEvasto  [author] May 16, 2016 @ 6:54am 
Make sure you're writing it exactly as I did, with the quotemarks. If none of the IDs turn up even after that then chances are the mod's not active, in which case you'll wanna check the Data Files section of the launcher.
Cayde The Stallion [] May 15, 2016 @ 3:15pm 
im trying the help command for the sword and its not working
the burning tree Apr 15, 2016 @ 9:22pm 
thanks bro
DEvasto  [author] Apr 13, 2016 @ 10:16am 
Putting this in: help "black sword" should turn up its ID.
the burning tree Apr 12, 2016 @ 5:20pm 
the burning tree Apr 12, 2016 @ 5:16pm 
what is the name of the sword so i can type it in the console
[ARC]sapphire25 Mar 22, 2016 @ 9:59am 
whats th ID number
WarMonger Mar 11, 2016 @ 7:26pm 
Very well, for now the sword will be kept in a chest