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Why does the damage weapon value keep changing in Skyrim? First I look into my inventory at my elven sword and see 106, then when I closed the inventory menu and reopened it again my elven sword is at 91.

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The damage done by a weapon is based not only on the weapon but on your weapon skill (One-handed in this case) and other effects. The inventory screen shows the actual damage dealt, not the base damage.

You must have had a temporary buff or piece of armor increasing your damage the first time you saw it.

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    BTW you can check these buffs under "Active Effects" in the magicka menu. – zpletan Jul 15 '14 at 16:51

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