Skyrim talk:Silver

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Tempering[edit]

I don't know why every site on the internet says silver weapons can't be tempered, because actually they can. I have 100 points in Smithing and I can upgrade, for example, a silver sword, but only up to Flawless. I have all the Heavy Armor related Smithing perks, except for Advanced Armors. Also, I have Arcane Smithing, so I don't know where the silver weapons take the benefits from, or if they get tempering benefits at all. --Ysuran92 (talk) 22:47, 11 November 2012 (GMT)

There is a mod allowing this to happen, can you tell me if you have it installed. I cannot get it to show up as temperable in the vanilla game (PS3). Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 22:55, 11 November 2012 (GMT)
No, I don't have any mods but the Skyrim, Dawnguard, and Hearthfire unofficial patches, and the plug-ins of course, so it's almost Vanilla. --Ysuran92 (talk) 23:55, 11 November 2012 (GMT)
It seems to be the unofficial Skyrim Patch doing it: "Fixed the following weapons and armor not being improvable ... Silver Sword/Greatsword (10AA19/10C6FB) ..." [1]. It's a bit of a general concern of mine about the unofficial patch, that it has left the area of pure bug patches and gone into the gray area of altering game features. I see no indication, that it was the intention of the developers to make those weapons improvable. There is an explicit improvement recipe for weapons that can be tempered, and there is none for the silver weapons. --Alfwyn (talk) 09:41, 12 November 2012 (GMT)
Wow, I didn't know that, and I don't really like it either, because as you said it's not a bug fix, it's content change. Well, anyway, it's a small price next to the benefits of the patch, but now I wonder if they have made any other content changes...
So to sum up, Silver Weapons are not temperable, but the Skyrim Unofficial Patch makes them so. --Ysuran92 (talk) 14:34, 12 November 2012 (GMT)

No Silver in Blackreach??[edit]

So I think I've been over every inch of ground in Blackreach, checking off ore veins as I find them, and while the Blackreach page says there are 3 silver ore veins, it's not listed here on the Silver page, nor can I seem to find the veins in Blackreach itself. Can anyone say for sure that there are silver veins in Blackreach, and if so where are they? Chocoholic (talk) 14:39, 5 December 2014 (GMT)

Power Attacks[edit]

Silver weapons do not profit from power attacks the same as other weapons do. I wish this to be investigated because I could not yet find out which part is missing - Perks and fortifications seem to apply correctly. When using a normal attack the damage of a silver weapon can be calculated correctly as explained on this page. This way the silver sword may be much stronger than a tempered weapon but using a power attack it is suddenly outperformed because the damage is not the multiple of the normal hit damage that it should be. After applying all perks etc. I had a power attack multiplier of about 3.75 and this worked perfectly with any tempered weapon, power attacks being 3.75 x stronger than normal slashes. For silver weapons the normal hit damage was correct but the power attack was only 2.8x that damage. It is a mystery to me. Harkon's Demise (talk) 21:11, 26 March 2015 (GMT)