When you’re not rebuilding your hometown (or waiting for a chest to open) in Elder Scrolls: Blades you’ll almost certainly be battling enemies in a bunch of identikit dungeons.

As the game increases in difficulty, you’ll likely want to ensure you have the best gear available to you. So, to help you get equipped, we’re going to run a guide series on the best equipment you can get in the game.

In this guide, we’re going to provide a list of all of the weapons in the game right now so you can decide which one is the best for you. We’ll include their name, damage score, and cost.

Please note: This guide is a work-in-progress. We’ll continue to update it as we uncover more weapons.

Elder Scrolls: Blades – Weapon Types

There are three different types of weapons in Blades that each play in very different ways: Heavy, Light, and Versatile. Let’s take a look at each in more detail.

Heavy Weapons

As you can probably guess, Heavy weapons require two hands to wield and are slow to swing but deal enormous damage with each hit.

They don’t benefit as much from combo attacks but critical hits will deal immense damage and they have solid block ratings – which is great news as you won’t be able to use a shield.

WeaponDamageDamage TypePrice
Material Cost
Iron Battleaxe30Cleaving44010 Iron Ingots
Iron Greatsword30Slashing44010 Iron Ingots
Iron Warhammer30Bashing44010 Iron Ingots
Steel Battleaxe45Cleaving99010 Steel Ingots / 7 Iron Ingots
Steel Greatsword45Slashing99010 Steel Ingots / 7 Iron Ingots
Steel Warhammer45Bashing99010 Steel Ingots / 7 Iron Ingots
Silver Battleaxe63Cleaving1,60610 Silver Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots
Silver Greatsword63Slashing1,60610 Silver Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots
Silver Warhammer63Bashing1,60610 Silver Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots
Orcish Battleaxe79Cleaving2,91210 Orichalcum Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Orcish Greatsword79Slashing2,91210 Orichalcum Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Orcish Warhammer79Bashing2,91210 Orichalcum Ingots / 7 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots

Light Weapons

Light weapons benefit the most from combo attacks but don’t deal very much damage with each strike. You also won’t see a huge difference on a critical strike.

Still, if you like dishing out hit after hit, building that combo metre up, these are the weapons for you.

WeaponDamageDamage TypePriceMaterial Cost
Iron Dagger18Slashing3308 Iron Ingots
Iron Hand Axe18Cleaving3308 Iron Ingots
Iron Light Hammer18Bashing3308 Iron Ingots
Steel Dagger27Slashing7378 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Steel Hand Axe27Cleaving7378 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Steel Light Hammer27Bashing7378 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Silver Dagger36Slashing1,1998 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Silver Hand Axe36Cleaving1,1998 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Silver Light Hammer36Bashing1,9998 Silver Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots
Orcish Dagger45Slashing2,1848 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots
Orcish Hand Axe45Cleaving2,1848 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots
Orcish Light Hammer45Bashing2,1848 Orichalcum Ingots / 5 Steel Ingots / 4 Iron Ingots

Versatile Weapons

Versatile weapons are the most intriguing of the three weapon types in Elder Scrolls: Blades. While they don’t benefit from critical hits as Heavy or combo attacks as Little, they have the advantage of being wielded in one hand with a shield or two handed for extra damage. Hence the name: Versatile.

WeaponDamageDamage TypePriceMaterial Cost
Iron Longsword26Slashing3859 Iron Ingots
Iron War Axe26Cleaving3859 Iron Ingots
Iron Mace26Bashing3859 Iron Ingots
Steel Longsword38Slashing8629 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Steel War Axe38Cleaving8629 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Steel Mace38Bashing8629 Steel Ingots / 6 Iron Ingots
Watcher’s Longsword48Slashing
Silver Longsword60Slashing1,4019 Silver Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots
Silver War Axe60Cleaving1,4019 Silver Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots
Silver Mace60Bashing1,4019 Silver Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots
Orcish Longsword73Slashing2,5489 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Orcish War AxeCleaving9 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots
Orcish Mace73Bashing2,5489 Orichalcum Ingots / 6 Steel Ingots / 5 Iron Ingots

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