The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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"The Umbra Sword was enchanted by the ancient witch Naenra Waerr, and its sole purpose was the entrapment of souls. Used in conjunction with a soul gem, the Sword allows the wielder the opportunity to imprison an enemy's soul in the gem. Naenra was executed for her evil creation, but not before she was able to hide the Sword. The Umbra Sword is very choosy when it comes to owners and therefore remains hidden until a worthy one is found." —Yagrum Bagarn, Tamrielic Lore

Adds the legendary artifact Umbra to the ruins of Valthume, enchanted with the following effect:

"If target dies within [6] seconds, fills a soul gem. Umbra blackens soul gems when placed in hot coals."

Umbra is a sword famous for driving its owners ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ crazy, thanks in no small part to the homicdial, soul-devouring enchantment living within the blade.

This sword has been through hell and back (literally), and all of Umbra's previous bearers have either slain gods or devolved into bloodthirsty lunatics. Some did both! Now you can, too.

Revision 1.1

Umbra can now be reforged into a one-handed version of itself, as well as either a one or two-handed unenchanted version. Equip Umbra and bring it to the Skyforge.
This cannot be undone, so choose wisely. Removing Umbra's enchantment also removes all special effects.

Unenchanted versions are called "Ebony Claymore" and "Ebony Longsword"

Pre-emptive Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: how strong is it? what are the stats?
A: it's two-handed and the stats are equivalent to a daedric greatsword. but seriously, this is skyrim. my iron dagger makes dragons explode. stop worrying about stats.
1.1 - the one-handed umbra has slightly higher damage than a daedric longsword with a slightly lower attack speed.

Q: can I upgrade it?
A: yes, with arcane blacksmith and an ebony ingot.

Q: what is this thing it says it does?
A: when umbra is equipped, it allows you to convert empty grand soul gems into black soul gems at any forge.

Q: wasn't umbra one-handed in oblivion?
A: I sometimes like to pretend oblivion never happened (this model is based on the original, two-handed design of the sword seen in morrowind). Also the two-handed weapons in skryim really need some love. All they got was an underpowered Ebony Blade (which ironically isn't supposed to be two-handed).

Q: where can I find umbra?
A: I'm impressed you found this question without reading anything else. Umbra is in the main chamber of Valthume, probably sitting on a throne.

Q: I'm in Valthume and all I found is this bloodthirsty cat.
A: yes. yes you did.

Q: is this sword talking to me or am I just going insane?
A: yes.

Q: wasn't Umbra destroyed during the events of Gregory Keyes' novels "The Infernal City" and "Lord of Souls," about 160 years prior to Skyrim?
A: yes.

Q: why doesn't it look like the umbra I remember?
A: it never will again. the textures in morrowind were actually on the cheap side. I don't blame bethesda, it was a big game and took a lot of work to develop. the textures in oblivion on the other hand were all on the shiny and fancy side. I don't blame them here either, texture technology had improved a lot in a short time and the imperial province had a pretty regal feel about it, so everything in the game matched up. skyrim is a gritty, dirty, bloody place, and I wanted to make sure umbra would fit in just fine.

Q: are you working on any more mods?
A: fang of haynekhtnamet.


"Umbra is one-handed!"
"Umbra was one-handed in oblivion!"
"This isn't one-handed!"

Please read the FAQ (and other comments) if you're about to make one or more of the above statements. As of 1.1, Umbra can be reforged into a one-handed version at the Skyforge.
Don-2124 Feb 26, 2023 @ 2:09pm 
The sword says to "place it in hot coals to turn make black soul gems" but I don't know how to do that, can you help?
Hoatzins-Honor Feb 20, 2022 @ 4:15pm 
yo the current wielder kinda refuses to die even with commands, I think Umbra made him too powerful lol
Lasarius Oct 27, 2021 @ 11:01am 
someone made a Russian version of this mod for Skyrim SE on Nexus and weirdly Credits you for the files but also states that it the files aren't from anyone else so you might wanna check that out.
here is a link for your convenience.
The nerdy-sapiens Feb 18, 2019 @ 10:39am 
Is there a port of this mod for SE ?
Custodeon Dec 20, 2017 @ 4:11pm 
Fair enough.
(^-.-)>  [author] Nov 28, 2017 @ 4:43am 
Umbra decided to reduce its soul trap time to 6 seconds because it does not want to encourage you to switch to a different weapon for the kill. It thirsts for blood.
Custodeon Nov 21, 2017 @ 5:36pm 
Why isn't it 120 sec soul trap, like in both Morrowind and Oblivion, instead of 6 seconds and some other uninterpretable crap?
Maréchal Miraak Nov 12, 2017 @ 10:41am 
PS: credits have been posted in the SAML topic
Maréchal Miraak Nov 12, 2017 @ 10:39am 
Hi again my mod is complete i know i took lot of times but i was really busy by some school work and other mods project but it's done link here if u want to look
thanks again for your model :)
Chosen Mimes Aug 25, 2017 @ 1:19am 
If i could ask one favour of you i'd beg you to releas this mod for Skyrim SE.
This is the best Umbra mod by a long shot and i miss it badly in my current playtrough.