Skyrim:The Longhammer

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Unique Item: The Longhammer (000ae085)
Type Warhammer
Editor ID dunLiarsRetreatLonghammer
Damage Damage 21
Damage Damage 21 {{{health}}}
Speed 0.8
Speed 0.8 Reach 1.3
Weight Weight 18 Value Value 90
Tempering Orichalcum Ingot
Tempering Orichalcum Ingot Perk Orcish Smithing
Rahd's hammer, the reduced weight allows it to be swung more quickly.
An Orcish Warhammer
Rahd, with Hammer

The Longhammer is a unique Orcish warhammer that belonged to the bandit Rahd before he was killed during a Falmer attack as part of the related quest. It can be recovered from the Breton's dead grasp within Liar's Retreat. Compared to the standard Orcish warhammer, the Longhammer weighs eight units less, while also having half the base value of the normal version. The true value of the weapon is its speed, as it has the same swinging speed as a mace. While it lacks an enchantment, one can be added after acquiring it to further improve its worth. Tempering this weapon requires an orichalcum ingot, with any improvements made being doubled if the Orcish Smithing perk is also unlocked.

Rahd can be found next to his signature weapon, having been killed by Falmer as a grisly sacrifice. The weapon can safely be removed from his dead grip, and should as it serves as the primary reward for the related quest. While Rahd was living, the weapon also served as his nickname, as evidenced by a bandit chief calling out to him: "Hey, Longhammer, set us up with a round of... what in Oblivion happened in here?"

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  • This is the fastest two-handed weapon in the game which is not an artifact (the Ebony Blade is the only faster two-handed weapon, and none even equal it outside of mods or the Creation Club).
  • The Longhammer is affected by the Elemental Fury shout, allowing even faster swings.
  • The Longhammer swings 33.3% faster than a normal warhammer, surpassing even most greatswords in speed, and swinging at base mace speed. Because of that, it has a DPS that surpasses even a mighty Daedric Warhammer, and will eventually surpass even Volendrung, as explained in the below table:
Weapon APS Base Base DPS Smithed Damage Smithed DPS
Daedric Warhammer 0.6 27 16.2 37 22.2
Dragonbone WarhammerDG 0.6 28 16.8 38 22.8
The Longhammer 0.8 21 16.8 31 24.8
Volendrung 0.75 25 18.75 35 26.25


  • The Longhammer may glitch underneath the table, not next to him.