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Skyrim:The Rueful Axe

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Quest Item: The Rueful Axe (0001c4e6)
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Type Two-handed Battleaxe
Editor ID DA03RuefulAxe
Damage Damage 22
Damage Damage 22 {{{health}}}
Speed 0.5
Speed 0.5 Reach 1.3
Weight Weight 10 Value Value 1183
Quality Tempering Ebony Ingot
Quality Tempering Ebony Ingot Perk None (See Bugs)
Does 20 points of Stamina damage
Charge/Cost = Uses 3000/40=75
The Rueful Axe

The Rueful Axe is a unique battleaxe. It is found in the possession of Sebastian Lort during the quest A Daedra's Best Friend, and may be given to you as a reward from Clavicus Vile for the murder of Barbas.

If Barbas is asked about the origin of the axe, he will tell of Sebastian Lort, a powerful wizard, and his daughter, who worshipped Hircine. Sebastian prayed to Clavicus Vile to cure his daughter of her Lycanthropy, and in response, the Daedric Prince gave him the Rueful Axe.

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  • The Rueful Axe does not count as a Daedric Artifact for the Oblivion Walker Achievement. If you want to get the achievement you will have to accept the Masque of Clavicus Vile instead.
  • If equipped, guards may comment on the axe, saying "Tis a wicked axe you wield there, friend. That blade looks sharp enough to cut through a god."
  • Whereas all other battleaxes have a speed of 0.7, the Rueful Axe's speed is 0.5, making it even slower than warhammers (0.6). As a result, it is the slowest melee weapon in the game.
  • HendraheimCC contains a special holder for this item.