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Here are the most rare and valuable items in Elder Scrolls V Skyrim along with their locations and how to obtain each one.
Rare Item: Nightweaver's Band
Location: Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.
How to Obtain: You can get the Nightweaver's Band after completing "Recipe for Disaster" quest.
Item skill bonus: 10% Decrease Cost of Destruction Magic and +10% Sneak
Rare Item: Mage's Circlet
Location: College of Winterhold.
How to Obtain: An Arch-Mage will give it to you during the College of Winterhold quest "Good Intentions".
Rare Item: Azura's Star
Location: Broken Azura's Star found at Ilinalta's Deep, West of Riverwood.
How to Obtain: After you complete the quest, "The Black Star," you can get the Azura's Star repaired to an Unlimited Soul Gem or an unlimited Dark Soul Gem.
Rare Item: The Black Star
How to Obtain:
- First go to Azura Shrine
- Then go to Winterhold and speak with any elf in town
- Speak with Nelacar in the inn
- Proceed to Ilinalta's Deep
- Go to zone 2 and get the Broken Star
- Now give the star to Aranea or Nelacar
Repair the star
Rare Item: Targe of the Blooded
Location: Alftand Cathedral, Alftand.
How to Obtain: To get the Targe of the Blooded you must kill Umana the adventurer.
Rare Item: Predator's Grave
Location: Hag's End.
How to Obtain: Waterfall in Deppwood Vale Summit, near the upper level of Vale.
Rare Item: Yisra's Necklace
Location: Yisra's Beachside Combustion.
How to Obtain: On the corpse of Yisra during the Lost Apprentices: Yisra (Miscellaneous objective).
Rare Item: Oghma Infinium
Location: Septimus Signus's Outpost
How to Obtain: Quest reward from the Daedric Quest, "Discerning the Transmundane."
Item bonus: Skill boost.
Rare Item: Charmed Necklace
Location: World Encounter.
How to Obtain: When you meeet the drunks during the "Drinking Companions" quest, offer them a bottle of Honningbrew Mead. 25 carrying capacity will be added to your inventory as well.
Rare Item: The Bond of Matrimony
Location: This ring is found in the Temple of Mara, Riften.
How to Obtain: After completing The "Bonds of Matrimony" quest you will receive this item.
Rare Item: Calcelmo's Ring
Location: This ring is located at the Karath's Market Stall in Markarth.
How to Obtain: You will be rewarded this ring during the "Calcelmo's Ring" quest.
Rare Item: Madesi's Silver Ring
Location: Market in Riften.
How to Obtain: This ring must be stolen during the "A Chance Encounter" quest. The ring is behind the stall, you have to unlock two things to get to it. If you are having a hard time stealing the ring, try leveling your sneak skill. If you still can't steal it, remember that you can put buckets on NPCs heads and they can't see you.
Rare Item: Muiri's Ring
Location: Hag's Cure, Markarth.
How to Obtain: Once you finish the Dark Brotherhood Quest "Mourning Never Comes" by killing Nilsine Shatter-Shield, you will receive this ring as a reward.
Item Bonus: Created potions become 15% more powerful.
Rare Item: Ilas-Tei’s Ring
Location: Ilas-Tei's Last Strand, Shrine of Talos.
How to Obtain: This ring is located on the corpse of Ilas-Tei during the quest "Lost Apprentices". His body is located between Ysgramor's Tomb and Septimus Signus's Outpost. To get there you will need to do some swimming.
Rare Items: Asgeir’s Wedding Band / Vittoria’s Wedding Band
Location: Temple of the Divines, Solitude.
How to Obtain: During the Dark Brotherhood quest Bound until Death, you can find Asgeir's Wedding Band on the body of Asgeir Snow-Shod and Vittoria's Wedding Band from Vitorria Vici's body.
Rare Items: Cursed Ring of Hircine / Ring of Hircine.
How to Obtain: You will get these two items during the daedric quest "I'll Melt By Moonlight". You will also get +1 werewolf transformation.
Rare Item: Enchanted Ring
How to Obtain: This ring can be found during the quest "Under Saarthal".
Rare Item: Reyda's Necklace
How to Obtain: After you complete "The Straw That Broke" quest, look for this necklace in a satchel by a skeleton to the north of the bridge that is southeast of the town.
Rare Item: Spellbreaker
How to Obtain: You will receive the Spellbreaker after completing "The Only Cure" daedric quest.
Item Bonus: +50 Strength after blocking an attack.
Rare Item: Fjola's Wedding Band
How to Obtain: Fjola is going to be carrying this ring during the dungeon quest "Forgetting About Bjola"
Rare Item: Ring of Namira
Location: Reachcliff Cave.
How to Obtain: You get this ring after the quest, "The Taste of Death." The quest can be started by talking to Eola, in the Hall of the Dead, Markarth.
Verulus is in front of the Hall of the Dead. In order to get the ring, you must eat the flesh of Verulus at the end of the quest.
Item Bonus: Grants the wearer a boost of +50 stamina, and "feeding on corpses grants you increased Health and Health regeneration."
Rare Item: Fjotli's Silver Locket
Location: Uttering Hills Cave.
How to Obtain: During the Thieves Guild quest "Summerset Shadows" you can find this item on Linwe's dead body.
Rare Item: Viola's Gold Ring
Location: Gray Quarter, Windhelm.
How to Obtain: This is rewarded to you during the "A Little Light Burglary" quest.
Rare Items: Diadem of the Savant and Kyne's Token
Location: Both can be found in Froki's Shack.
How to Obtain: Complete "Kyne's Sacred Trail" side quest. Retrieve the Diadem of the Savant from the top of the wood chopping block located outside the shack.
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