This article is about the artifact. For the book, see Wabbajack (book).
The Wabbajack is a Daedric artifact created by the Daedric Prince Sheogorath. It takes the appearance of an ebony staff. As befits the Prince of Madness, his artifact is unpredictable in its effects. The staff has the power to transform its target into a completely random creature. This can be helpful to the wielder, turning a fearsome opponent into a docile animal; similarly, it can be detrimental, transforming a relatively weak enemy into a powerful monster. The staff can produce other effects, such as damaging, healing or instantly killing the target.
An anonymous author wrote about his obtaining of the staff in the book Wabbajack. In his search for the Oghma Infinium, the author was tricked into summoning Sheogorath, believing him to be Hermaeus Mora. After serving the prince, Sheogorath's servant gave him the Wabbajack. In the events leading up to the Warp in the West, an unknown agent of the Blades summoned Sheogorath and dispatched a battlemage who had displeased the Prince. In return, the agent was given the Wabbajack from a worshipper of Sheogorath.
In 3E 433, Sheogorath was aided by the Champion of Cyrodiil in tormenting the Khajiit settlement of Border Watch in Cyrodiil. The inhabitants were very superstitious, and were driven into a state of frenzy when the Prince simulated their K'sharra Prophecy, said to mark the end of the world. These occurrences were reported in a special edition of the Black Horse Courier newspaper entitled Rain of Burning Dogs!. It is unknown whether this took place before or after the Champion assumed the position of Sheogorath; regardless, the Champion received the Wabbajack from either Sheogorath or Haskill.
In 4E 201, the Last Dragonborn unknowingly entered the mind of the dead Pelagius Septim III, tasked with convincing Sheogorath to return to the Shivering Isles. Sheogorath agreed to return, but only if the Dovahkiin could escape Pelagius' mind. Having completed several challenges and conquered the dead emperor's inner fears, the Dovahkiin was able to leave and was given the Wabbajack by Sheogorath.
 Previous Owners:
- ^ Appearance in Daggerfall
- ^ In-game enchantment effects
- ^ Effects in Skyrim
- ^ Wabbajack
- ^ Events of Daggerfall
- ^ Events of Oblivion
- ^ Conflicting events of Oblivion
- ^ Events of Skyrim
 See Also
For game-specific information, see: