Last time I played Skyrim I set my character the task of collecting all of the Dragon Masks. Because the masks are spread all over Skyrim and heavily guarded it made for a very enjoyable alternative to the normal quest lines.

Are there any other sets of major collectable items like the Dragon Masks?

Preferably I'm looking for items which are:

  • Spread all over Skyrim (or at least a wide geographical area)
  • Challenging to retrieve (guarded, or otherwise difficult to access)
  • Related to give my character's task some sense of purpose
  • Do not randomly spawn (I don't want to have to search an entire castle for something that may not be there)

I have all the DLC and am an experienced player if that helps.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'd love to get some more hours out of Skyrim.

  • There are the Stones of Barenziah. Though not difficult, they are a set – VanBuzzKill Jan 17 '14 at 4:35
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    I have tried to collect one of each book (except spell books). It is indeed a challange. – roslav Jan 20 '14 at 21:29

Just some off of the top of my head:

Skyrim Collectables:

  • Dragon Priest Masks
  • Stones of Barenziah
  • Thieves guild special items (sold to Delvin Mallory)
  • All the Daedric Artifacts
  • All the dragon shouts
  • Dragon Claws

Dawnguard Collectables:

Dragonborn Collectables:

  • The Black Books
  • Deathbrand Armor
  • Ahzidal's Armor
  • More dragon priest masks.
  • 4 more shouts
  • A few more dragon claws
  • There are also the Dragon Claws. They're unique, and often require entering the dungeon in question to obtain. – Foo Barrigno Jan 17 '14 at 13:40
  • @FooBarrigno good point – l I Jan 17 '14 at 13:57

There are Glazed Candles, which will be hard to find since they seem to be a forgotten item in the community. (Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary near Falkreath and Radiant Raiments in Solitude are two places where I have found some)

There's also Ancient Traveller's Skull, Balbus' Spoon, Michaela's Flaggon, Ysgramors Soup Spoon, Aretino Family Heirloom, and the Dancer's Flute. (A few named misc items you can find in varying locations.)

According to UESPwiki, there are 1992 ruined books in the game; you could try finding them all.


Ones I have:

  1. Bugs in Jars
  2. Thief Guild Collectables (One on each mission)
  3. Every Armor Set (Heavy and Light)
  4. All unique Armor sets
  5. All weapons
  6. Houses
  7. Some Uniquely Named weapons (ie: Dravins bow)
  8. All artifacts
  9. All houses
  10. All followers
  11. All amulet of nine divine
  12. Max skills
  13. Max shouts and spells
  14. All quest lines done
  15. All stones
  16. All locations cleared and discovered
  17. All masks
  18. The white vial
  19. One Million Gold
  • I think you listed houses twice, unless you were trying to distinguish between the houses and Hearthfire's homesteads? – Trent Hawkins Jul 30 '14 at 4:06

You could also collect the treasure maps

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    This should just be a comment on the accepted answer. – Vemonus Jan 23 '17 at 20:19

Roasted ox leg from the quest line of escaping Helgen and going to sovngarde after defeating the guard dude and then go inside and look on the tables all of the heros eat at and you will find the roasted ox leg as I did

  • This really doesn't seem like a "major collectible item" and definitely not part of a set... – Vemonus Jul 14 '17 at 3:07
  • Ok but this is like one of the funniest things I've ever read. I know this isn't reddit, but still...hilarious answer. – HFBrowning Sep 24 '18 at 5:29

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