Oblivion:Soul Gem

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Grand, Greater, Common, Lesser, and Petty soul gems: all except Petty share the same model.

Soul Gems are miscellaneous items which can be used to trap the soul of a dying creature or NPC. The resulting filled soul gems can be used as power sources for enchanted items, either when initially creating custom enchanted items or when recharging depleted enchanted weapons, either of which will consume the soul gem. In addition to the soul gems listed here, the Shivering Isles expansion adds a Soul Tomato that can be used as the equivalent of a grand soul gem.

They can be bought at most magical and alchemical shops.

Contents


[edit] Types of Soul Gem

Name Soul ID Weight Value Capacity Notes
OB-icon-misc-SoulGem2.png Petty Soul Gem Empty
Petty
00023D67
000382D1
0.1 10
40
150 Smallest size of soul gems.
OB-icon-misc-SoulGem1.png Lesser Soul Gem Empty
Petty
Lesser
00023D69
000382D2
000382D3
0.2 25
40
80
300 Second smallest size of soul gems.
One Lesser Soul Gem is required for Sheogorath's Daedric quest.
OB-icon-misc-SoulGem1.png Common Soul Gem Empty
Petty
Lesser
Common
00015B8B
000382D4
000382D5
000382D6
0.3 50
40
80
150
800 Middle size of soul gems.
OB-icon-misc-SoulGem1.png Greater Soul Gem Empty
Petty
Lesser
Common
Greater
00015B8C
000382D7
000382D8
000382D9
000382DA
0.4 100
40
80
150
350
1200 Second largest size of soul gems.
OB-icon-misc-SoulGem1.png Grand Soul Gem Empty
Petty
Lesser
Common
Greater
Grand
00015B8E
000382DB
000382DC
000382DD
000382DE
000382DF
0.5 200
40
80
150
350
500
1600 Largest size of soul gems.
Five empty Grand Soul Gems are required for the Vampire Cure quest.
OB-icon-misc-BlackSoulGem.png Black Soul Gem Empty
Grand
Empty
Empty
00000192
000382E0
0003C7FC
0001EC14
0.5
0.5
0
0.5
500
1200
0
500
1600 Special soul gems that can capture NPC souls as well as creatures; see Black Soul Gems for details.
  • The third variety listed (ID 0003C7FC) is a quest-specific variety used during the Cheydinhal Recommendation, and is actually a standard Grand Soul Gem (it cannot be used to trap NPC souls). Using these quest-specific soul gems is not recommended (see the quest bugs).
  • The fourth variety listed (ID 0001EC14) is never found in game, and cannot be used if added through the console.

Note: These IDs and values are set at the time you acquire a soul gem, and do not get changed when you fill the soul gem with a soul. In other words, if you pick up an empty grand soul gem, its value will be 200 gold. That value does not change when you fill it. Therefore, you can end up with grand soul gems containing grand souls with two different values, both 200 gold and 500 gold.

[edit] Black Soul Gems

Regular Soul Gems can only trap creatures, not NPCs (note that some creatures, like Dremora, are actually classed as NPCs). Necromancy has researched the rituals necessary to create Black Soul Gems that are capable of trapping the souls of NPCs. The details of those rituals are described on the page describing Black Soul Gems.

Once you have a filled Black Soul Gem, it is used exactly like a regular Soul Gem. A Black Soul Gem can hold as much as a Grand Soul Gem (1600), but it is much easier to fill since any humanoid is 1600 units.

[edit] Azura's Star

Azura's Star is essentially the most powerful Soul Gem in the game, and can be obtained by completing Azura's Daedric Quest. Its quality is the same as a Grand Soul Gem; however, it has infinite uses and it is not used up after enchanting or recharging. It cannot be turned into a Black Soul Gem, and thus cannot hold NPC souls. See the page on Azura's Star for more details.

[edit] Locations

These are the only guaranteed locations of empty soul gems. Any others come from random lists.

[edit] Petty

[edit] Lesser

[edit] Common

[edit] Greater

[edit] Grand

† These soul gems are only accessible during the Vampire Cure quest.
§ Carried by an NPC


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