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Skyrim:Dawnguard Rune Shield

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Artifact: Dawnguard Rune Shield (xx011baf)
Type Light Shield
Added by Dawnguard
Editor ID DLC1DawnguardRuneShield
Armor Rating Rating 27
Armor Rating Rating 27 {{{health}}}
Weight Weight 6 Value Value 450
Quality Tempering Steel Ingot
Quality Tempering Steel Ingot Perk Advanced
+10 Bash damage against vampires, and sustained blocking creates a minor sun shield doing 10 points of damage while draining the wielder's stamina.
Dawnguard Rune Shield
"A magical shield that when blocked with, surrounds it's [sic] wielder with a holy aura that harms the undead. Might come in handy."Florentius Baenius

The Dawnguard Rune Shield is a powerful shield received as part of the Lost Relic quest. When you block with this shield, an aura similar to Stendarr's Aura will appear around you that does harm to undead.


  • While this shield is equipped, due to its aura effect, NPCs will comment as if you had a Cloak spell on, saying "That spell looks dangerous... keep your distance." This happens even if you're not in combat and just carrying the shield without activating the aura.
  • Because the magic effect is internally realized as script rather than an enchantment, the shield can be tempered without the Arcane Blacksmith perk. It cannot, however, be further enchanted.
  • Myrwatch's galleryCC contains a special holder for this item.


  • The shield's aura may sometimes stop working.
    • Dropping and picking up the shield again seems to fix this.