Skyrim Daedric Quest Guide

The numerous Daedric Lords are a large part of the mythology of The Elder Scrolls games as well as having a noticeable presence in every game in the series. But whether their presence has been felt in the main storyline or not, their quests are some of the most interesting and varied in the game. They also carry some of the greatest rewards as well. The Daedric Artifacts are some of the most powerful unique items in the Elder Scrolls universe and having a few of them can make your life remarkably easier thanks to that power.

Not every one of these artifacts is suitable for every player, and honestly some of the quests might put you off of ever even completing them. These actions range from the forthright and honorable, like clearing a dungeon of undead or killing an oathbreaker, to the downright disgusting. Cannibalism anyone?

Above: You thought we were joking?

But any quests that you are willing to complete will reward you with a powerful tool that may aid either you, or one of your followers, on the path to stopping Alduin. Sometimes dark pacts may be the only way to save the world so what exactly are you willing to do to gain that power? Well if you’re willing to take that step then we list the various quests, artifacts and judge the rewards for you here. Enjoy!

Take note that while Nocturnal is indeed one of the Daedric Princes s/he isn’t covered here as his/her quests are entirely wrapped up within the Thieves Guild quests. As such that quest line is outside of the scope of this guide and will thus not be covered here. The item you get in those quests, the Skeleton Key, counts as a Daedric Artifact for the Achievement/Trophy though.



Clavicus Vile

Hermaeus Mora



Mehrunes Dagon



Molag Bol







  • Dman3981 - January 3, 2012 3:03 p.m.

    I'm pretty sure Sam for the "A night to remember" quest can be found at any bar or tavern but its a random occurrence once you reach level 15. I'm level 32 and haven't seen him yet but I know my friend saw him in Winterhold.
  • azureguy - January 4, 2012 7:05 a.m.

    A good guide for the most part, but there are a few things I'd like to point out (I did all the quests myself about a month ago, was tons of fun). -The best souls are either mammoths (grand soul gems) or any humanoid being (dark soul gems, black star). It is way much easier to kill bandits than hunt for mammoths on low levels, so if you're serious about enchanting, take the black one for an easier life. -All quests expect Mephala's can be started without advancing in the main quest at all. If you include the Skeleton Key, you can get the achievement without the need of unlocking dragons (in case you're annoyed by fighting them all the time). -Clavicus Vile, Sanguine and Sheogorath are the funniest quests, whereas Namira is, indeed, a bit of bad taste. If you absolutely refuse to do that one, do everyone else (including the Skeleton Key one) and you still get the achievement. -The Sanguine quest is available once you reach level 14 or 15. Once you reach this level territory, remember the area you entered during that time or else you'll spend a lot of time just to search for the quest starter.
  • DragonKingofEarth - January 21, 2012 9:54 p.m.

    Tell me if u get the black star does it count as a daedric artifact or no im an achievement hunter
  • azureguy - January 27, 2012 8:35 a.m.

    Sorry for the late answer, but yes it counts. You can either get the Black Star or Azura's Star, both of them are artifacts and therefore you can't miss them, but you can only get one. So in this case, it really is just your chice, but you can't miss anything. Also note that there are two quests where you can miss an artifact (Waking Nightmare, A Daedra's Best Friend) but there also is a trick where you can get two artifacts instead of one (Ill Met By Moonlight). As long as you do all available quests, you can't miss it.
  • nhilton - February 19, 2012 12:50 p.m.

    My character is a High Elf and he keeps turning into a vampire which makes it impossible to continue with any quest because everyone tries to kill him. Can I find a cure for this and if so, where and how?
  • daug - July 25, 2012 12:31 p.m.

    you go to morthal and a guy named falion will be there talk to him and he will say you need to fill a black soul gem and then you return to him and then u have to meet him were he tells u to at 6:00 in the morning and he will cure you

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