Morrowind:Auriel's Shield

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Auriel's Shield
Artifact: Auriel's Shield (ebony_shield_auriel)
(lore page)
Type Shield
Statistics
Rating Rating 60 (200 Max)
Rating Rating 60 (200 Max) Health Health 1,200
Weight Weight 30 (Heavy) Value Value 17,000
Enchantment
100 (unenchanted)
Auriel's Shield

Auriel's Shield, an Ebony shield said to have once belonged to the quasi-mythical Elvish deity Auriel, can make its wielder nigh invulnerable. In its resistance to fire and magick, Auriel's Shield is unsurpassed. Like many artifacts of Tamriel, the Shield has life and personality of its own, and does not feel bound to its user. A popular fable tells the tale of it abandoning one wielder in her greatest hour of need, but this is perhaps apocryphal.Daggerfall description

Held by Drelyne Llenim in Ghostgate, Tower of Dusk.

Notes[edit]

  • This artifact also appeared in Arena and Daggerfall, though it had a powerful enchantment in those games that it lacks in Morrowind, and also appears in Skyrim with the Dawnguard add-on.
  • As part of the Tribunal expansion, this artifact can be sold to Torasa Aram in the museum for 8,500 gold.
  • It is possible to obtain this shield without killing its owner, getting a bounty, permanently moving her or making her persistently hostile: Use a Command spell to take her outside Ghostgate, then spells or enchanted items to achieve a 100% chameleon effect on self. Enter sneak mode, and use powerful Disintegrate Armor spells on her from range until the shield breaks and is forced into her inventory. It will always break before her other armor because Disintegrate prioritizes shields first. At this point she will be hostile, but you will not actually be attacked and receive no bounty as long as you stay in sneak mode. Remain in sneak mode and use a ranged Calm Humanoid spell on Drelyne (any duration or magnitude), and she will become friendly again. Pickpocket the shield from her, and lead her back to her original place in Ghostgate with Command.