Skyrim Greatswords deal a lot of damage compared to common weapons. Some Greatswords have special enchantments which make them more efficient and deadly against your enemies. Greatswords are specifically for close combat. Slice your enemies into half with just one swing with this amazing weapons. Check out the best Greatswords in Skyrim below.
I consider it the best Greatsword for amateurs and players who have just begun their Skyrim journey. Acquiring this weapon will ensure you sail through to the next levels with ease. A base damage of 20 isn’t that bad to start with, and your enemies will surely dread you. This weapon can is made by forging it at a Blacksmith using Steel and Quicksilver Ingots. It can be further improved using Advanced Armors Perk.
The Elven Greatsword is crafted using refined Moonstones, which means it has a very sharp edge. It is one fatal weapon in Skyrim, with a base damage of 20. The Base damage is bound to improve further when you upgrade it using the Elven smithing perk. Hence this weapon can still be efficient even at higher levels. To create this weapon, you need a smithing level of at least 30, and a blacksmith can also forge it. You can also find it by searching through random loot in chests or buying it from merchants.
I believe this is one of the sharpest Greatswords in Skyrim. This is because it is made using a refined moonstone and can be further improved using a refined Malachite Ingot found at a Grindstone. Normally this Greatsword appears starting from level 27, and the enchanted one appears at level 28. You can acquire it by searching through random loot in chests or buying it from merchants. To create this weapon, you need a smithing level of at least 70, and a blacksmith can also forge it.
This is a two-handed Greatsword made from different ebony components. Just like the majority of good Greatswords in Skyrim, it is not available in Beginner levels. You will have to advance up to level 36 to find it. Moreover, the enchanted Ebony Greatsword, which is the most powerful one starts to appear from level 37. To create this weapon you need a smithing level of at least 80 and the Ebony smithing perk. Besides, it can also be forged by a Blacksmith using Ebony Ingots and a leather strip. It has a base damage of 22, making it a very powerful weapon to use.
Skyforge Steel Greatsword
Most players often confuse this sword with the Steel Greatsword. Even though they may be similar, the Skyforge Steel Greatsword has higher base damage. It is also slightly lighter, weighing only 17, which means you can be as swift as you want in combat. Moreover, a base damage of 20 it guarantees that it is a deadly weapon against your enemies. You can only acquire it by completing the quest Proving honor or by picking it from Farkas during the quest.
The Stalhrim Greatsword is a deadly weapon and has a base damage of 23. It ranks as the 3rd highest base damage in all Skyrim Greatswords. It comes with a 25% enchantment boost of Frost and Chaos damage making it a unique weapon. You can find it in various locations in Skyrim from the Baldor Iron-shaper shop in Skaal Village to the Glover Mallory in Raven Rock. Also, it is a lootable item, which means you can acquire it by searching through loot or as a world item. Just like the Daedric and Dragonbone, this Greatsword is heavy to carry but still efficient in combat.
Normally this Greatsword appears starting from level 27. Moreover, the enchanted Daedric Greatsword, which is the best starts to appear from level 47. Basically, it is for use by the advanced players. Nonetheless, you can buy this Greatsword from merchants in Skyrim. Also, it is a lootable item, which means you can acquire it by searching through the loot. It has a base damage of 24, which makes it the Greatsword with the 2nd highest base damage after the Dragonbone. Even though this Greatsword is heavy and will require a lot of your stamina, it is a very powerful and effective Greatsword in combat.
This two-handed weapon is in various parts around Skyrim. Also, you can acquire it by forcefully taking it from the Soul Cairn Keepers at higher levels though you can’t loot it. To create this weapon you need a smithing level of at least 100 and a Dragon armor perk. Besides, a Blacksmith can forge it. It is an upgradable sword using at a grindstone and can be further improved using the Dragon Armor perk. This sword has the highest base damage of 25 compared to all Skyrim greatswords.
Though it has low base damage compared to the other Skyrim Greatswords in this list, Stormfang’s enchantment covers for it. This enchantment once activated it deals great shock damage of up to 30 points and half Magicka to your opponent. Also, this weapon allows for disenchantment to learn more about its lightning damage. It is light to carry and doesn’t require much stamina to wield. Stormfang is one of the few weapons that can respawn, thus allowing to loot and sell multiple copies of it. To acquire this weapon, you must first defeat the Reaver Lord and take it from him.
Hands down this is the best Greatsword weapon in the whole of Skyrim. It has the best design and appeals to the eye. The only hurdle you may have is obtaining it. First of all the Dragonborn DLC is required. Secondly, you must journey to the Bloodskal Barrow during the quest of the Final Descent, and you will find this blade next to the body of Gratian Caerellius. The best feature about this Greatsword is its enchantment power. Its enchantment can send sparks of energy waves that even have the power to drill through walls. This enchantment makes it a perfect melee weapon with the longest range.