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Daggerfall box art
Setting Hammerfell, High Rock,
Time Period 3E 405
Developer Bethesda Softworks
Release Date
31 Aug 1996
UK territories Daggerfall box art
An unused box art used early in development

The Elder Scrolls Chapter II: Daggerfall, the second game in the Elder Scrolls series, takes place in the provinces of Hammerfell and High Rock. The Emperor recruits you to exorcise the restless spirit of the late King of Daggerfall, but soon the story unfolds to something far greater than avenging the death of a noble ...

Daggerfall is available for free from if you buy another game in the series. Other options for downloading the game can be found here.

Quest Information

  • Quests — All the quests upon which you can embark, venturing forth into the unknown
  • Quest Related Hints — General tips, involving numerous spoilers, related to solving side quests

Character Information

  • Attributes — The attributes of your character and the effects of each
  • Character Creation — Explanation of how to create your character
    • Classes — A list of the predefined character classes you can choose from
    • ClassMaker — Thorough explanation of how to make a custom class along with detailed info of special advantages and disadvantages
    • Background — Information as to how your background is generated, along with all the questions and answers
  • Leveling and Skills — Advice on proper leveling and the means to increasing skills
  • Races — Detailed information on races and gender
  • Skills — Information on all the skills you may learn in Daggerfall

Gameplay Information

  • Books — List of all in-game books complete with description and contents
  • Combat — Various combat strategies and tips
  • Diseases — A directory of the various diseases your character may be afflicted with
    • Lycanthropy — Information pertaining to becoming a wereboar or werewolf
    • Vampirism — Information pertaining to becoming a vampire
  • Dungeons — Information on dungeon crawling
  • Hints — An archive of player-submitted tips aimed at acquiring the most from the game
  • Items — A complete compendium of all in-game items
    • Armor — Information about armor and shields
    • Artifacts — List of all in-game artifacts complete with image and description
    • Ingredients — A list of all ingredients
    • Magical Items — A list of all magical items
    • Potions — A list of all potions and the ingredients needed to create such
    • Weapons — A list of all weapons
  • Magic and Spells — An in-depth look at magic in Daggerfall
    • Enchanting Items — A concise guide to enchanting items and their properties
    • Enchanting Effects — A large guide about enchantment effects and how much power they take
    • Spell Maker — How to make custom spells using the spell maker
  • Reputation — Detailed information on how reputation works in the game
  • Traveling — A guide to traveling through Daggerfall, including descriptions of travel methods, tips and loopholes
  • User Interface — A basic overview of the controls
    • Key Controls — A table of the various controls used to interact with the game

World Information

  • Bestiary — A complete bestiary including description, picture, and combat strategies
  • Calendar — The complete Daggerfall calendar ordered by month, including all notable dates
    • Holidays — A list of holidays commonly celebrated in the Daggerfall region
  • Factions — Complete information on each Guild and Temple
  • Maps — Maps of the Daggerfall region
  • People — A list of noteworthy people in the Iliac Bay
  • Places — A list of interesting and noteworthy places and regions within the Iliac Bay
  • Services — A list of the various services found in the game
  • Store/Item Locations — A list of merchant locations with their type and wares
  • Witch Covens — A guide to the numerous witch covens, including their purpose and locations

Cheats, Guides, and Secrets

Modding and Tech Support

  • Hacking Guide — A collection of documents and websites regarding save-game hacking
  • Running Without CD — Guide to running Daggerfall without the compact disc
  • Running Under DOSBox — Guide to running Daggerfall with DOSBox on operating systems including Windows, macOS, and Linux
  • Running under Windows — The definitive guide to running Daggerfall on modern Windows-based operating systems
  • Corrupted Savegames — Known workarounds for corrupted savegames and advice on how to avoid them in the first place


Previews and Reviews

  • Concept Art — Archive of concept art released for the game
  • Screen Shots/Previews — Preview website related to the Unofficial Daggerfall FAQ, containing screenshots, MIDI files, and animated FLCs of in-game monsters
  • Screenshots — Pre-release screenshots in gallery form
  • Old Preview — A brief outline of the expected in-game features, characters, and a brief storyline synopsis, as written and posted at the Games Domain in 1995
  • Videos — The latest and greatest Daggerfall videos collected and one click away from viewing

See Also