|Artifact: Sunder (sunder)|
|Type||Blunt One Hand|
Sunder is a legendary hammer crafted by the Dwemer Tonal Architect Lord Kagrenac. Together with Keening and Wraithguard, these tools are necessary to handle the Heart of Lorkhan. All three artifacts came into the possession of the Almsivi following the Battle of Red Mountain. Sunder, along with Keening, was subsequently lost during an annual pilgrimage to the Heart some time in the Third Era.
This artifact is obtained at the end of the Main Quest and is required to finish it. You can get the weapon at any time, but you can't equip it for very long, since it has the 'mortal wound' ability. Once you have Wraithguard (and have it equipped), this will no longer happen. See the Sunder Artifact Quest for more information.
- There is a voice over for Dagoth Ur that goes unused referencing a "false copy" of sunder. No such item is available in the game. However, two unused copies of said hammer, both labeled **Sunder**, can be found in the Construction Set. Bethesda Softworks has assigned them the IDs "false_sunder" and "sunder_fake".