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The Bane of Arthropods are powerful weapons that can be obtained by cashing in 45 Gold Skulltula Tokens at a Spider House.

All melée variants of the Bane of Arthropods share a unique enchantment, dealing 7 points of shock damage for 4 seconds to all enemies, while dealing 40 points of shock damage to arachnid and insectoid enemies. The enchantment can be learned by disenchanting any Bane of Arthropods weapon except Bane of Arthropods III or V.

Bane of Arthropods weapons are classified as Daedric weapons, except the standard Bane of Arthropods sword, which is classified as Dwarven. They can be tempered using a Silver Ingot.

Data Edit

Base Data Edit

Image Name Type FormID EditorID Base Damage Base Value
Bane of Arthropods
Bane of Arthropods Sword (##1DCAB2) Skulltula

SwordBaneof

ArthropodsRoH

11 500
Bane of Arthropods
Bane of Arthropods II Sword (##0B95CA) Skulltula

SwordBaneof

ArthropodsIIRoH

14 1000
BaneofArthropodsIII
Bane of Arthropods III War Axe (##2CB349) Skulltula

WarAxeBaneof

ArthropodsIIIRoH

15 1500
Bane of Arthropods IV
Bane of Arthropods IV* Greatsword (##3B7ABA) Skulltula

Greatsword

BaneofArthropodsIV

24 2500
BaneofArthropodsV
Bane of Arthropods V Battleaxe (##3B7ABC) Skulltula

BattleAxe Baneof

ArthropodsV

25 2500
BaneofArthropodsVI
Bane of Arthropods VI Staff (##3B7AC5) Skulltula

StaffBaneof

ArthropodsVIRoH

12 pts. Shock Damage for 3 seconds,

plus 40 to

insectoids

2000
BaneofArthropodsVI
Bane of Arthropods VI Warhammer** (##3B7AC8) Skulltula

Quarterstaff

Baneof

ArthropodsVI

17 2000

*Due to an error, the Bane of Arthropods IV is bronze colored in Skyrim Special Edition, when it was intended to be gray. This will be corrected in version 6.5.20.

**Bane of Arthropods VI can be changed between a spellcasting staff and a melée staff wielded as a warhammer.

Attack Data Edit

Variant Speed Reach Weight
Bane of Arthropods 1 1 12
Bane of Arthropods II 1.1 1 12
Bane of Arthropods III 1 1 11
Bane of Arthropods IV 0.75 1.3 20
Bane of Arthropods V 0.7 1.3 22
Bane of Arthropods VI ((Staff) N/A N/A 8
Bane of Arthropods VI 0.85 1.2 8

Creatures AffectedEdit

  • Chaurus (Including Hunters)
  • Ash Hoppers
  • Mudcrabs
  • Spiders (Jumping Spiders, etc.)
  • Frostbite Spiders
  • Dwarven Spiders

Background InformationEdit

The Bane of Arthropods was originally an enchanted Dwarven sword from the standalone Skulltula mod. It was later added into Relics of Hyrule.

The texture on the Bane of Arthropods has stayed the same since its conception, but was renamed Bane of Arthropods II in version 6.5. It has also kept its unique enchantment and its Daedric-level strength. The only way to obtain it has remained relatively the same, namely using a high number of Gold Skulltula tokens at a Spider House.

The Lesser Bane of Arthropods was implemented in version 6.5 to give a taste to players as encouragement to obtain the Bane of Arthropods II.

The name of the sword as well as its effects are based on an enchantment featured in Minecraft. The appearance of the sword resembles an iron sword from Minecraft.

See Also Edit

Bane of Arthropods (Spell)