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A character wielding Volendrung

Volendrung is an artifact associated with the Daedric Prince Malacath, and is the first of many artifacts stolen by Sheogorath. He unleashed the artifacts upon Cyrodiil for the purpose of putting an end to his boredom surrounding the lack of chaos in the Three Banners War, and for the fun of keeping his Daedric siblings on their guard.

Wielding Volendrung replaces your skills with a set of unique skills. It also increases all of your stats, making you a truly formidable foe. While you carry this weapon, you may not use any other skills, and you will be clearly recognized by the bright orange and purple aura around you with occasional butterflies swarming around you. As Sheogorath put a curse on the artifact, in order to continue using the artifact, you must earn Alliance Points, either by killing other players, or attacking enemy-controlled keeps and resources. If you don't, you will be killed by its power. Note that repairing keeps or resurrecting other players does not count, nor do alliance points earned by other more peaceful means. The weapon spawns 4-5 times per day in each campaign.

Volendrung on its rack in Cheesemonger's Hollow

Volendrung skills can be practiced by anyone by entering the portal to Cheesemonger's Hollow at your Alliance's base camp.

Skill Perks[edit]

The Volendrung skill line is immediately available to anyone who wields the weapon. Skills include:


  • The numbers displayed here are the base values for the skills. Magicka/Stamina Cost is based on a character of Level 50 Champion Points160. Damage values are based on Max Magicka/Stamina 7958, Max Health 8744, and Weapon/Spell Damage 1037. The actual numbers you see in the game may depend on a variety of factors, including skill line rank, your equipped weapons and armor, other skills, enchantments, etc. As such, they should only be used as a comparative reference.

Skills with this icon may need to be updated following changes in Update 22.

Ultimate Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost of Ultimate.

Name Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Ruinous Cyclone.png Ruinous Cyclone Instant Self 8 meters 7 seconds 250 Ultimate
Turn into a living cyclone, dealing 10000 Physical Damage every 0.5 seconds for 7 seconds in an 8m radius, while pulling all enemies within 15m closer to you.

Active Abilities[edit]

These abilities must be activated manually, for a cost.

Name Cast Time Target Range Radius Duration Cost
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Rourken's Rebuke.png Rourken's Rebuke Instant Self 8 meters 3.5 seconds free
Batter foes in an arc in front of you, dealing 7500 Physical Damage, knocking enemies back 4 meters, and stunning them for 3.5 seconds.
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Malacath's Vengeance.png Malacath's Vengeance Instant Enemy 12 meters free
Swing Volendrung in a mighty downward blow, dealing 10500 Physical Damage to a single target.
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Accursed Charge.png Accursed Charge Instant Self 28 meters free
Spring across the battlefield to smash an enemy, dealing 8000 Physical Damage.
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Pariah's Resolve.png Pariah's Resolve Instant Self 28 meters 20 seconds free
Channel Volendrung's power to grant Major Brutality, Major Endurance, and Major Expedition to you and nearby group members for 20 seconds, increasing your Weapon Damage and Stamina Recovery by 20% and your Movement Speed by 30%. Activating this ability removes all snares and immobilizations from you.
ON-icon-skill-Volendrung-Sundering Swing.png Sundering Swing Instant Enemy 12 meters 3 seconds free
Smash Volendrung into a structure, dealing 12000 Physical Damage every 0.8 seconds for 3 seconds.


There are two achievements associated with this artifact:

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Volendrung Wielder.png Volendrung Wielder 15 Kill someone with Volendrung in Cyrodiil.
ON-icon-achievement-Volendrung Vanquisher.png Volendrung Vanquisher 15 Kill someone who wields Volendrung in Cyrodiil.
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