Dawnbreaker was one of my favorite weapons when my character was in the early-game stages. Up to level 25 or so, this is one of the better swords in the game. I just published an article on how to obtain it, characteristics of the weapon etc: Skyrim: How to Get the Sword Dawnbreaker Some of my best times in Skyrim involved raiding ancient Nord tombs so that I could hunt down Draugr with Dawnbreaker. Nothing quite like blasting undead to smithereens or watching them flee from you in terror as they burn from Meridia's holy fire! One of my favorite combos up till level 30, was employing Dawnbreaker and the Pale Blade in a dual-wielding attack. Pretty lethal.