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Daggerfall box art
Setting Hammerfell, High Rock,
and Aetherius
Time Period 3E 405
Developer Bethesda Softworks
Release Date
20 September 1996
15th Anniversary
Release Date
9 July 2009[1]
Release Date
26 August 2015
Release Date
26 April 2022
UK territories Daggerfall box art
An unused box art used early in development

The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (also referred to as The Elder Scrolls: Chapter II - Daggerfall, The Elder Scrolls: Daggerfall, or simply Daggerfall), the second game in the Elder Scrolls series, takes place in the provinces of Hammerfell and High Rock, centered around the Iliac Bay region. The Emperor recruits you to exorcise the restless spirit of the late King of Daggerfall, but soon the story unfolds to something far greater than avenging the death of a noble ...

Daggerfall is available for free on Steam and Other options for downloading the game can be found here on the wiki. Also see Daggerfall Unity, which is a fan-made recreation for modern machines.

Quest Information

  • Quests — All the quests upon which you can embark, venturing forth into the unknown
  • Quest Related Hints — General tips, involving numerous spoilers, related to solving side quests

Character Information

  • Attributes — The attributes of your character and the effects of each
  • Character Creation — Explanation of how to create your character
    • Classes — A list of the predefined character classes you can choose from
    • ClassMaker — Thorough explanation of how to make a custom class along with detailed info of special advantages and disadvantages
    • Background — Information as to how your background is generated, along with all the questions and answers
    • Background History — A generated personal history of your character, influenced by class and the background questions
  • Leveling and Skills — Advice on proper leveling and the means to increasing skills
  • Races — Detailed information on races and gender
  • Skills — Information on all the skills you may learn in Daggerfall

Gameplay Information

  • Combat — Various combat strategies and tips
  • Diseases — A directory of the various diseases your character may be afflicted with
    • Lycanthropy — Information pertaining to becoming a wereboar or werewolf
    • Vampirism — Information pertaining to becoming a vampire
  • Poison — Information regarding poison and how to cure it
  • Dungeons — Information on dungeon crawling
  • Hints — All sorts of gameplay hints to help players enjoy the game in a more comprehensive way
  • Items — A complete compendium of all in-game items
    • Armor — Information about armor and shields
    • Artifacts — A list of all in-game artifacts complete with image and description
    • Books — A list of all in-game books complete with description and contents
    • Ingredients — A list of all ingredients
    • Jewelry — Information about jewelry
    • Magical Items — A list of all magical items
    • Potions — A list of all potions and the ingredients needed to create such
    • Weapons — A list of all weapons
    • Miscellaneous Items — A list of all Miscellaneous Items
    • Clothing — A list of all clothing in Daggerfall
    • Paintings — Gallery of in game paintings
  • Magic and Spells — An in-depth look at magic in Daggerfall
    • Enchanting Items — A concise guide to enchanting items and their properties
    • Enchantment Power — A large guide about enchantment effects and how much power they take
    • Spells — Detailed information on the premade spells available from spell merchants
    • Spell Maker — How to make custom spells using the spell maker
  • Reputation — Detailed information on how reputation works in the game
  • Traveling — A guide to traveling through Daggerfall, including descriptions of travel methods, tips, and loopholes
  • User Interface — A basic overview of the controls
    • Key Controls — A table of the various controls used to interact with the game

World Information

  • Bestiary — A complete bestiary including images, descriptions, and combat strategies
  • Calendar — The complete Daggerfall calendar ordered by month, including all notable dates
    • Holidays — A list of holidays commonly celebrated in the Iliac Bay region
  • Factions — Complete information on each Guild, Temple, and Knightly Order
  • Generic Dialogue — Dialogue shared by many NPCs
  • Maps — Maps of the Iliac Bay region
  • People — A list of noteworthy people in the Iliac Bay
  • Places — A list of interesting and noteworthy places and regions within the Iliac Bay region
  • Services — A list of the various services provided by NPCs, from clothes shopping to Daedra summoning
  • Witch Covens — A guide to the numerous witch covens, including their purpose and locations

Guides and Secrets

Technical Information

Mods and Modding

  • Mods — Content and gameplay information about player-created mods for Daggerfall
    • AndyFall — Several improvements to the Daggerfall main game
    • Daedrafall — A mod where you can play as a Daedra with new items and harder monsters
    • Daggerfall Unity — A fan-made open source project to recreate Daggerfall in the Unity engine
    • DaggerXL — An attempt to rewrite Daggerfall's game engine
    • DFQFIX — A patch mod that attempts to fix many of the known bugs in Daggerfall
    • DFRemake — An early attempt to remake Daggerfall, predating DaggerXL
    • Eye of Argonia — A graphics mod that increases the vision depth through fog
  • File Formats — Information on the file formats used
  • Files — Technical utilities
  • Land creation notes — General programming steps for editing the world map
  • DFQEdit manual — Manual for Daggerfall Quest Editor

Previews and Reviews

  • Screen Shots and Previews — Preview website related to the Unofficial Daggerfall FAQ, containing screenshots, MIDI files, and animated FLCs of in-game monsters
  • Screenshots — Pre-release screenshots in gallery form
  • Games Domain Preview — A brief outline of the expected in-game features, characters, and a brief storyline synopsis, as written and posted at the Games Domain in 1995
  • Interactive Entertainment Previews — Two articles on Daggerfall from Interactive Entertainment magazine in 1995
  • Videos — Several official Daggerfall trailers and cutscenes together with a collection of early player-made videos

Miscellaneous Information

  • Exploits and Glitches — Different things you may have noticed about Daggerfall that just weren't right
  • Concept Art — Archive of concept art released for the game
  • Development Team — A list of the people involved in developing Daggerfall
  • Pen & Paper Worldbuilding — A writeup on Daggerfall's pen and paper roots
  • Mournhold — A writeup on how an Arena expansion pack became The Elder Scrolls II
  • Tribunal — A writeup on Daggerfall's abandoned sequel game set in the Sumurset Isles
  • Music — Information about Daggerfall's soundtrack

See Also


  1. ^ "Daggerfall: Now available for free!". Bethesda Blog. Retrieved 30 June 2022.