List of the best Short Blades in Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

This page contains a list of the best Short Blades that you can obtain in Morrowind. I've included only the weapons that can be found as drops or rewarded to you through quests within the game. Any items that are custom made with Enchanting will not be listed on this page.

If you'd like to see lists I made for every other weapon type along with acessories and best enchanted items - follow the links below.

List of all Accessories
List of Best Accessories

List of Best Heavy Armor
List of Best Medium Armor
List of Best Light Armor

List of Best Axes
List of Best Blunt Weapons
List of Best Bows
List of Best Long Blades
List of Best Short Blades
List of Best Spears
List of Best Staves

List of Best Constant Effect Enchants
List of Best Custom Enchants
List of Best On Use Enchants


Daedric Wakizashi - Custom Enchanted

Daedric Wakizashi

The Daedric Wakizashi is one of the possible rewards available to you for completing the Vassir-Didanat Ebony Mine quest. When you complete this quest you will be able to choose from a variety of different Daedric Weapon rewards, the Wakizashi being one of them. It's worth mentioning that you can complete this quest as early as level 1 so long as you have a method of unlocking a door with a lock level of 50.

How to get the Daedric Wakizashi / Complete the Daedric Weapon Quest

Black Hands Dagger

Black Hands Dagger

Black Hands Dagger is one of the highest DPS short blades in the entire game due to the Absorb Health proc on it. In order to get this weapon you will need to be a member of the Morag Tong and complete every writ quest as well as a few quests from Eno Hlaalu before you are able to begin the Execute Severa Magia quest which is the one that rewards you with this weapon.

How to get Black Hands Dagger

Fang of Haynekhtnamet

Fang of Haynekhtnamet

The Fang of Haynekhtnamet is a great early game short blade due to how easy it is to get and the decent DPS output of the weapon. You'll have an easier time finding this weapon then you will pronouncing it!

How to get the Fang of Haynekhtnamet


Keening Legendary Short Blade

Keening is one of the two end game legendary weapons in Morrowind and you're required to use this weapon in order to defeat the final boss. (Sunder is the second weapon for those interested) You can get this weapon as early as level 1 but you'll need to use the Wraithguard gauntlets when wielding Keening otherwise you'll suffer from a nasty DoT which hits you for 50 - 125pts a second.

As you can see from the enchantments on this weapon, it's one of the best items in the game.

How to get Keening

Mehrunes' Razor

Mehrunes Razor

Mehrunes' Razor is a quest reward for completing the Mehrunes Dagon's quest. You're given this quest when you interact with the Statue of Mehrunes Dagon inside of Yasammidan, a dungeon to the northwest of Gnisis. If you're looking to play a Rogue character in Morrowind this weapon is a very good choice for an early game weapon due to the procs that come on it.

How to get Mehrunes' Razor

Dagger of Symmachus

Dagger of Symmachus

Dagger of Symmachus is a short blade added into the game during the Tribunal Expansion Pack. This item is given to you as a reward for completing the Helseth's Champion Side Quest which is given to you by King Hlaalu Helseth himself. You will have to do quite a bit of the Tribunal story quests before you reach this one so keep that in mind.

How to get the Dagger of Symmachus


Shimsil Short Sword

Shimsil is a unique short sword which you can obtain by defeating Delvam Andarys inside of the Mawia dungeon southeast of Molag Mar. This weapon is a decent early game weapon for anyone looking to play a Rogue like class in Morrowind. Along with Shimsil Delvam Andarys also drops the Ring of Regeneration which is a good Cast on Use ring that will heal you when you use it.

How to get Shimsil

Soscean's Shortsword

Sosceans Shortsword in Morrowind

Soscean's Shortsword is one of the short blades added into the game during the Tribunal Expansion Pack. You'll find the wielder, Soscean, in The Winged Guard which is a bar in the Godsreach district of Mournhold. I've tried to taunt Soscean into attacking me multiple times but it always fails so be prepared to eat the criminal penalty for killing him if you want his weapon or cuirass.

How to get Soscean's Shortsword & Cuirass