Skyrim:The Black Star (item)

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Daedric Artifact: The Black Star ()
Type Soul Gem
Editor ID DA01SoulGemBlackStar
Weight Weight 0 Value Value 1000
The Black Star

The Black Star is an altered Daedric Artifact rewarded to the player by Nelacar for cleansing the soul of Malyn Varen from the star, as part of the quest named after this artifact, The Black Star. It is the alternative award to the original version of the artifact, Azura's Star. The main benefit of acquiring The Black Star is the bonus it offers to enchanters; the star is essentially a reusable black soul gem. Enchanting objects with The Black Star merely uses up the soul it was carrying, but the star will be able to be reused to store another soul like a regular soul gem. The Black Star also has one clear advantage over Azura's Star: it can capture both black and white souls, unlike Azura's Star which can only capture white souls.

Related Quests


  • Although it's described as only able to hold black souls, all types of souls can be captured. This may either be a bug, or Nelacar may be mistaken when stating this to the player.

See Also

For more information, see the lore article on this artifact.