Nothing beats the feeling of swinging a giant two-handed weapon into the face of an enemy that rightfully deserves the punishing you are inflicting on them. Seriously, who needs a shield when you can pulverize your target? And Skyrim has plenty of options for you to do just that! Below is our Skyrim Best Two Handed Weapon Top Ten List.
The 10 Skyrim Best Two Handed Weapon List
Ready for some chopping and bludgeoning? Let’s dive right in! If a one-handed weapon is more your style, we have a Top 10 for that too!
#10 Steel Battleaxe of Fiery Souls
Base Damage 16, Base Weight 21, Base Value 100
The Steel Battleaxe of Fiery Souls is a unique battleaxe that can be upgraded with a steel ingot, and it will benefit from the Steel Smithing perk. At its basic forum, the Steel Battleaxe of Fiery Souls will fill a soul gem if its target dies within five seconds of contact. It will also burn the target for ten damage, and a previously burnt target will take extra damage on top of that.
Base Damage 20, Base Weight 25, Base Value 60
This weapon has rightfully earned the name Trollsbane because the enchantment attached to it will only affect a troll. You will deal fifteen points of burn damage if you hit a troll with the Trollsbane. Attempting to attack anything else will only deal its base damage to the target. You can upgrade this weapon with a Steel Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, and it will benefit from the Steel Smithing perk.
#8 The Rueful Axe
Base Damage 22, Base Weight 10, Base Value 500
In addition to having a high base damage, the Rueful Axe can deal twenty Stamina damage to its target. You can upgrade the axe with an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk.
Base Damage 25, Base Weight 25, Base Value 2000
The Wuuthrad is designed to deal 1.2 times more damage to elves, which will be critical when it comes to defeating specific characters in the game. This effect is not an enchantment, which means it can be affected by the Elemental Fury shout and you can stack additional abilities on it with the Arcane Enchanter. Beyond that, The Wuuthrad cannot be upgraded further.
#6 Bloodskal Blade
Base Damage 21, Base Weight 16, Base Value 500
Only Available in the Dragonborn Upgrade Pack
The Bloodskal Blade can release an energy blast when you make a power attack with it, and the blast will travel in the direction that you attack in. The blast will inflict thirty damage if it makes contact, but because the direction is depended on how you are facing, the blast has an opportunity to stagger. This blast can also move through walls and targets, potentially hitting multiple enemies with one swing. Because of this unique enchantment, you cannot disenchant the Bloodskal Blade with the Arcane Enchanter.
#5 Ebony Blade
Base damage 11, Base weight 10, Base Value 2000
The Ebony Blade starts off with a measly ten-point Absorb Health enchantment, but this can be improved upon over time… by using the blood of your allies! After you have killed ten allied characters, your Absorb Health enchantment will increase to thirty points. This enchantment also has unlimited uses and it never needs a recharge. So give this weapon to your squishiest follower (if you still have some) and hope they don’t use your blood to make it better.
#4 Champion’s Cudgel
Base Damage 24, Base Weight 27, Base Value 1767
Only available in the Dragonborn Upgrade Pack
While the ability attached to the Champion’s Cudgel is not very unique, it is one of the reason’s this weapon is in our top ten two-handed weapons of Skyrim list – it has a fifty percent chance to deal twenty-five points of fire, frost, and shock damage to the target. Because of how common this ability is, you do not have to disenchant the Champion’s Cudgel in order to learn this ability yourself. That bodes well for the Cudgel, as you cannot upgrade this weapon. But who needs to upgrade from an awesome ability like this and a base damage of 24?
#3 The Longhammer
Base Damage 21, Base Weight 18, Base Value 90
This unique Orchish warhammer can be swung around thirty percent faster than the typical weapon of its size, which means you can land more hits per second with The Longhammer. AND this effect is not considered an enchantment, which means you can enchant it with the Elemental Fury. That can increase The Longhammer’s swing speed up to 133% faster! If you equip the Extra Effect and the Skull Crusher perk, you can have as many as six enchantments on The Longhammer! The Longhammer has the potential to be the faster two-handed weapon in the game!
Base Damage 25, Base Weight 26, Base Value 1843
Volendruug is so powerful, it helped decide exactly where an entire civilization would settle… And that town became Hammerfall. Beyond the humorous history, the Volundrung can absorb fifty points of Stamina from its target, making it extremely useful early in the game. It essentially swings just as fast as a Greatsword, which means it can produce more damage per second. You can upgrade the Volendrung with an Ebony Ingot and the Arcane Blacksmith perk, but it does not gain any Smithing perks.
#1 Daedric Warhammer
Base Damage 27, Base Weight 31, Base Value 4000
And finally, the best weapon on our Top 10 Two-Handed Weapons in Skyrim belongs to the Daedric Warhammer. This weapon has the honour of having the highest base damage in the game, non-enchantment category. You start finding them everywhere once you reach level forty-four, and it requires a Smithing level of ninety in order to improve it. Unfortunately, you do have to sacrifice some speed in order to properly use it… But who cares! You are swinging the strongest weapon in the game!
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And there you have it: our Skyrim Best Two Handed Weapon List. What are your thoughts? Agree? Disagree? Either way, please let me know what you are thinking in the comments. And if you’re down for some magic, check out our Top 10 Skyrim Alteration Spells.