It cannot hold Non-Player Character (NPC) souls; Black Soul Gems are necessary for that. While Nelacar claims the Black Star can house only black souls, or human souls, it can actually hold black as well as white souls, as with Black Soul Gems. Discover the next big thing in gaming @ https://goo.gl/wDDb7Vskyrim how to use Azura's star The black star Don't forget to subscribe!!! Azura's Star is a Daedric artifact that can be obtained by completing Azura's Daedric Quest.It is essentially a reusable Grand Soul Gem.When you enchant an item or recharge an enchanted weapon using Azura's Star it becomes empty, but the Star itself remains in your inventory. She believes he is in Winterhold. This will start the quest The Black Star. The Black Star combined with soul trap weapons can be great for leveling up your Enchanting Skill. I read on a different site, and i quote, that: "The difference is the Star's use afterwards. There are a lot of places where this can occur, but with the exception of the Civil War, the latter half of the Companion's questline and the Dark Brotherhood Questline, you will not find any reasonable number of opportunities to take a life that necessitate such an item. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. This time around I'm only Level 11(/13-14), but I'm planning on getting the White Star, because I don't actually need that many Grand Souls (I usually end up with 2 sets of custom gear & an extra necklace once I have Extra Effect, 1 for Crafting buffs, 1 for general use, & a Necklace with Fortify Barter & Waterbreathing). The Black Star just has too much utility to pass up. Due to a programming oversight, it is able to hold both black and white souls, making it objectively superior to Azura's Star. I have chosen the purified Azura's Star, mainly because I like Azura and I'd feel bad to betray her. Azura's Star is another matter entirely. Azura's Star does not. I went with the Black Star on two of my characters. The black star and Asura star? Personally though, even without the bug, I would prefer The Black Star since there is an abundance of humanoids in the game, and any human trapped in The Black Star regardless of level is an automatic Grand Soul Gem. Many years ago, Malyn Varen was exiled from the College of Winterhold for pursuing questionable research with soul gems. A subreddit dedicated to the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Azura's Star is a Daedric Artifact awarded to you by Azura if you purify her broken star by returning it to Azura's Shrine as part of The Black Star quest. You can fill it and Husband of Rias Gremory. Since all of these places can reasonably grant you a Grand Soul opportunity by the end of the experience for your troubles, using Azura's Star effectively becomes the same as using the Black Star, only you're carrying less gems, your weapons are constantly being filled with Souls and you are getting more experience in Enchanting, something that shouldn't be overlooked at all. Azura's Star is a Daedric Artifact from the Daedric God Azura. If you bring it to Nelacar, you will only be able to use it to trap "black" souls, and nothing else". These people don't have to be mighty: any old Barmaid, wandering Troubadour or Farmer has one. Anything Greater or lower, all the way down to Petty, can only be found on the various "non-human" races in the game, like animals or again, Draugr and Falmer. So by trapping them for your own use; not only are you succmbing to greed. User Info: pokemondo. Is there anything else? Azura’s if you want to do the daedric artefact achievement, Black if you want a never-ending supply of grand level souls, all for the price of a 1-second soul trap on a bow. Your first task is to find the elven mage from Aranea's vision. Do you still think the Black Star is better? Grand Gems, as discussed, are equivalent to Black Souls in terms of Enchanting, but Greater and lower are much more useful (and cost effective) at furling enchantments on Weapons and Staffs. Your "only" is wrong. The Black Star actually holds both types of souls. Grand Souls are only held by mighty foes of particular variants, like Mammoths, Powerful Draugr or Powerful Falmer. The Black Star allows Black Souls. Bringing the Broken Azura's Star to Nelacar instead of Aranea Ienith and subsequently removing Malyn Varen's soul from the artifact grants the Dragonborn the use of the Black Star. level 2. It can hold any creature's soul, up to and including those of Grand level. For those that haven't played the Azura questline: you can aid either Nelacar or Azura, earning The Black Star and Azura's Star respectively. Cookies help us deliver our Services. I give the star to the priestess though because she can be your follower. Well, as long as you don't have the unofficial patch installed which "fixes" it. Malyn was trying to find a way to prolong his spirit, and he believed that storing his soul inside the Daedric artifact, Azura's Star, would prevent him from dying. But apart from the upset priestess, we get nothing. Soul trapping black souls (NPCs) into the white version of Azura's Star has been mentioned as being impossible by in game dialogue, printed in game information sources, and all known lore from the TES series as well as published game guides. Regular black soul gems should also only accept the souls of NPCs (black souls) and is mentioned in all of the same lore material as being this way. It can hold those of NPCs and animals. Black star is the best. Slightly harder to get Grand souls this way. I've only ever done Black Star, usually really early in the game. On top of that, the places that reward you for your time the best are Draugr dungeons, Dwemer Ruins (beset with plenty of Falmer for Azura's Star to feast on) and Giant Camps, the latter of which requiring very little of your time and rewarding you greatly for the time you spend there. acidzebra. Azura is silent. All over Skyrim, innkeepers will readily tell you about the Shrine of Azura, a monument built by the Dunmer after they fled Morrowind. . If you're carrying Azura's Star, you can put the soul you capture with it into whatever weapon you need to, and it will immediately be ready to accept another. The black star can hold Every kind of soul, while Azuras star can hold every soul except humans. Here, though, I will present why Azura's Star shines. So who do I bring it to for the black star? When you are in the later stages you will have so many Grand Soul gems the benefit of having an infinite one is pretty negligible. Premium Member 2,207 posts But Azura's Star tends to get (petty), no matter what. Azura's Star is a Daedric artifact created by the Daedric Prince Azura.In appearance it looks like a large, intricately designed throwing star or gemstone, with eight star-like prongs. I've only ever done Black Star, usually really early in the game. The only remaining worshipper at the Shrine, the mage Aranea Ienith, will claim that your arrival was expected, as Azura her… Another advantage the Black Star has is the ability to enchant weapons with the souls of annoying NPC's you kill (obviously you can do this with a normal Black soul Gem, but as I said above these seem to be pretty rare even late game), New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. In Oblivion the Black Soul Gems are the Equivenent of the Black Azura's Star and therefore Hold Human Souls. Time for me to be a devil's advocate; from a RP perspective those people would often be punished in other ways after death. 6 months ago. I definitely didn't stand Aranea on the Pillar of Sacrifice because I felt bad for her and her separation anxiety. If you bring it to Azura, you will be able to use it to trap any size soul except for "black" souls, or souls from other humans. Craft Azuras Star, The Black Star, and Grand Soul Gems (filled) at any forge. The level scaling on the daedra inside the star is just totally stupid. It functions as a unique, reusable Soul Gem which is not consumed when used for enchanting or for recharging enchanted items. I believe you can use the grand soul charge for enchanting items, too. Report Save. Though RP wise going for the black star means you are foolhardy enough to think pissing off Azura is a good idea and are ok with using it to trap black souls (damning people to the Soul Cairn) which is pretty nasty. But there is a possibility to make a The Black star out of it, spoiling daedric artifact of Azura. If you want to use the Star to create the most powerful enchantments you can, then you are better off enchanting everything you have at once, reducing the need for enchanting potions (and time or money). Additionally, an encounter with the wandering Dunmer Faldrus will point you in the same direction, so make your way to the shrine; it is located in the snowy mountains south of Winterhold. Back to top #5 acidzebra Posted 06 December 2012 - 11:56 AM. Azura's Star / Black Star too hard from 20-35? However, losing the benefit of Greater through Petty just feels bad. The Black Star counts for the achievement. If both Azura's star & Black star can hold a grand soul then what's the difference between the 2? If you use the Black Star to capture your Black Souls, then you are going to have to use a potion every single time you go to enchant something, then go fill the Star again. The gigantic statue faces south atop a mountain and a long staircase. First things first, what is the difference between these two items? This is very strange. Azura's Star is capable of doing the same, except it can Trap any souls BUT Black ones, so if it can't be trapped by the Black Star, Azura's Star can hold it. - posted in Skyrim Spoilers: Does anyone else feel like the final portion of the Black Star quest is just totally fubar? 1. Black star is better, but I've always went Azura's star because she is my favorite Daedric prince. Black soul gems are still pretty rare even in the late game so having a refillable one is quite handy. Black Star is better if you don't install any mods to fix it. The Black Star can trap NPC souls, which is infinitely more useful than only being able to trap normal Grand Souls. keeping that in mind, what are the key differences between the various Souls we can capture in the game? Nice to have, since the abundance of Forsworn and Bandits make recharging fairly simple. This is likely a glitch however as the Black Star is described in-game as only being able to hold black souls. If I ever end up waiting until level 20+, I am no longer able to complete this quest without cheating until like level 40. This is a disambiguation page—a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. Only, the Falmer and Draugr that have greater, Common, lesser and petty souls are all varied in ranges of power, from insignificant to fairly troublesome. 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