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Skyrim:Aetherial Shield

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Artifact: Aetherial Shield (xx005759)
Type Heavy Shield
Added by Dawnguard
Editor ID DLC1LD_AetherialShield
Armor Rating Rating 26
Armor Rating Rating 26 {{{health}}}
Weight Weight 12 Value Value 2000
Quality Tempering Dwarven Metal Ingot
Quality Tempering Dwarven Metal Ingot Perk None
Enemies struck by this shield become ethereal for 15 seconds, making them unable to attack or be attacked.
Aetherial Shield

The Aetherial Shield is made at the Aetherium Forge as one of three possible rewards for Lost to the Ages. It turns enemies ethereal for 10 seconds (see bugs) when bashed so they cannot be harmed or harm you, and also causes them to flee in fear.

To make the Aetherial Shield, you must have (in addition to the Aetherium Crest):

Related QuestsEdit


  • The enchantment works on all creatures in the game with the exception of dragons.
  • The enchantment is useful for when you don't want to engage in combat, or need to escape from a higher level enemy that you cannot defeat. Bashing them with this shield is very unlikely to kill them and causes them to flee for the 15 second ethereal effect.
  • Even though the shield is of Dwarven make, the armor bonus from Ancient Knowledge, rewarded by the Unfathomable Depths quest, does not apply to this item.
  • HendraheimCC, Myrwatch's galleryCC contains a special holder for this item.


  • The shield's bashing spell lasts only 10 seconds instead of the 15 second duration stated in its description.
  • Acquiring the perk Disarming Bash and then re-equipping the shield no longer applies the ethereal or fear effects when performing a Power Bash. Normal bashes still apply these effects. ?