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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
    1,505
    493

    Auriel's Bow

  • 2
    810
    261

    Bloodskal Blade

  • 3
    1,044
    404

    Dawnbreaker

  • 4
    934
    375

    Nightingale Bow

  • 5
    669
    273

    Mehrunes' Razor

  • 6
    501
    201

    Chillrend

  • 7
    665
    279

    Mace Of Molag Bal

  • 8
    744
    321

    Zephyr

  • 9
    749
    330

    Dragonbane

  • 10
    430
    209

    Harkon's Sword

  • 11
    317
    155

    Soulrender (And Bloodscythe)

  • 12
    343
    171

    Windshear

  • 13
    394
    202

    Blade Of Woe

  • 14
    388
    207

    Volendrung

  • 15
    339
    183

    Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow

  • 16
    330
    179

    Miraak's Sword

  • 17
    330
    205

    Wuuthrad

  • 18
    158
    241

    Gauldur Blackblade

  • 19
    172
    272

    Daedric Warhammer

  • 20
    150
    259

    Rueful Axe

  • 21
    146
    262

    Dawnguard Rune Axe

  • 22
    142
    269

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