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The Rarest, Strongest Weapons In Skyrim, Ranked

List RulesVote up your go-to weapons for questing

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one of the best games of all time, which is why we're still talking about it more-than-five years after its release. The greatest element to a game like Skyrim has got to be the exploration, and there's nothing better than pulling a rare, powerful weapon from a hidden and ancient chest. It kind of makes sense that some of the best weapons in Skyrim also just so happen to be some of the rarest weapons in Skyrim. You're not just going to waltz into Whiterun 10 minutes into the game wielding a legendary, unstoppable battle axe.

We all know glass and ebony weapons are extremely tough, especially once they've been enhanced and enchanted, but those are relatively ubiquitous in Skyrim. We're not talking about weapons after they've been upgraded. We're looking for weapons that are inherently powerful and hard to find.

Elder Scrolls V has brought us endless joy, from hilarious Skyrim mods, to hysterical Skyrim memes; but those were all created by the, albeit wonderful, gaming community. Bethesda's magnum opus had its fair share of wonderful elements right from the get-go, and that most certainly includes the awesome, death-dealing devices that make you want to scream, "FUS RO DAH!"

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  • 1
    1,580
    509

    Auriel's Bow

  • 2
    858
    272

    Bloodskal Blade

  • 3
    1,093
    417

    Dawnbreaker

  • 4
    966
    385

    Nightingale Bow

  • 5
    696
    282

    Mehrunes' Razor

  • 6
    690
    289

    Mace Of Molag Bal

  • 7
    525
    210

    Chillrend

  • 8
    776
    340

    Dragonbane

  • 9
    760
    332

    Zephyr

  • 10
    444
    217

    Harkon's Sword

  • 11
    358
    177

    Windshear

  • 12
    410
    211

    Blade Of Woe

  • 13
    329
    161

    Soulrender (And Bloodscythe)

  • 14
    400
    216

    Volendrung

  • 15
    350
    188

    Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow

  • 16
    341
    188

    Miraak's Sword

  • 17
    338
    213

    Wuuthrad

  • 18
    162
    249

    Gauldur Blackblade

  • 19
    178
    280

    Daedric Warhammer

  • 20
    154
    268

    Rueful Axe

  • 21
    150
    270

    Dawnguard Rune Axe

  • 22
    145
    279

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