|Type||Blunt One Hand|
Sunder is a legendary hammer crafted by the Dwemer Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac. Together with Keening and Wraithguard, these tools are necessary to handle the Heart of Lorkhan. All three artifacts came into the possession of the Almsivi following the Battle of Red Mountain. Sunder, along with Keening, was subsequently lost during an annual pilgrimage to the Heart some time in the Third Era.
This artifact is obtained at the end of the Main Quest and is required to finish it. Though available at any time, it can't be safely equipped without first equipping Wraithguard due to the 'mortal wound' script effect. This damages your health a random amount between 50 and 125 each second, displaying the message "Sunder has dealt you a mortal wound." See the Sunder Artifact Quest for more information.
- There is a voice over for Dagoth Ur that goes unused, referencing a "false copy" of Sunder. No such item is available in the game. However, two unused copies of said hammer, both labeled **Sunder**, can be found in the Construction Set. Bethesda Softworks has assigned them the IDs "false_sunder" and "sunder_fake". Additionally, in Plan to Defeat Dagoth Ur, Vivec mentions, "If Nerevarine can equip [Sunder or Keening] while not wearing Wraithguard and receive no injury, the item is a counterfeit." A counterfeit version of Sunder was most likely planned for the game but later scrapped.
- Sunder also appears in the Legends story expansion Return to Clockwork City as an unobtainable card during the quest The Tools.