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The Rarest, Strongest Weapons In Skyrim, Ranked

Updated April 17, 2018 20.5k votes 4.0k voters 46.1k views22 items

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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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  • Auriel's Bow1
    1,831
    593

    Auriel's Bow

  • Bloodskal Blade2
    987
    316

    Bloodskal Blade

  • Dawnbreaker3
    1,263
    485

    Dawnbreaker

  • Nightingale Bow4
    1,120
    448

    Nightingale Bow

  • Mehrunes' Razor5
    804
    326

    Mehrunes' Razor

  • Chillrend6
    612
    236

    Chillrend

  • Dragonbane7
    908
    389

    Dragonbane

  • Mace Of Molag Bal8
    798
    340

    Mace Of Molag Bal

  • Zephyr9
    889
    387

    Zephyr

  • Harkon's Sword10
    517
    252

    Harkon's Sword

  • Windshear11
    417
    203

    Windshear

  • Blade Of Woe12
    479
    241

    Blade Of Woe

  • Soulrender (And Bloodscythe)13
    380
    187

    Soulrender (And Bloodscythe)

  • Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow14
    406
    215

    Enhanced Dwarven Crossbow

  • Volendrung15
    462
    253

    Volendrung

  • Miraak's Sword16
    397
    214

    Miraak's Sword

  • Wuuthrad17
    393
    247

    Wuuthrad

  • Gauldur Blackblade18
    189
    286

    Gauldur Blackblade

  • Daedric Warhammer19
    208
    322

    Daedric Warhammer

  • Rueful Axe20
    179
    307

    Rueful Axe

  • Dawnguard Rune Axe21
    175
    309

    Dawnguard Rune Axe

  • Okin22
    168
    324

    Okin