How does Azura's star work?
I have azura's black star. How do I fill it? Does just killing bandits and other creatures fill it automatically? Bdizzle15 - 8 years ago
Top Voted Answer
Azura's star works just like other, normal, Soul Gems. I have found that if you have other sould gems in your inventory, those will be filled before Azura's Star.
For example: You have Azura's Star and a petty soul gem. you kill a skeever with a bow of souls (casts soul bind on target for a few seconds) it's soul will go to the petty gem rather than the Star.
If you have no petty gem in the same scenario it will go into the Star. The Star can hold any soul up to and including grand. It can't hold sentient souls (humans, argonians, etc).
I personally have a weapon enchanted with soul bind to better utilize the star.
I hope that helps:) Wusai (Expert) - 8 years ago
to clarify: azura's star (if you took it back to the priestess after retrieving it) is a reusable grand soul gem. it can be filled and used as many times as you want.
the black star (if you took it to the elf) is a reusable black soul gem. also can be filled and reused as many times as you want. human/sentient souls are always grand.
when trapping a soul, the game will auto find the smallest possible soul gem in your inventory to take the soul. if you trap a petty soul, it will look for a petty soul gem. if you dont have one, it will then look for a lesser, then common, etc. (p.s. if you accidentally get say a petty soul in a grand gem for example,drop it and pick it up again. the gem will now be empty). for this reason, if you are trapping small souls and have other gems, it will be used last. if you trap a grand soul, it will go into that (providing you dont have others, though my black star always seems to fill first. not sure about where it fits). azura WILL NOT HOLD a black soul. the black star will. pyrotech0001 - 8 years ago
The Black Star works like a black soul gem so it will only hold human souls. Human souls are always grand, and can be gotten from ghosts and vampires as well as normal human enemies. To trap a soul in the gem you need to use the soul trap spell than kill the enemy, or use a weapon that traps souls for x seconds after death. hogarthundead (Expert) - 8 years ago
As Wusai said, it is like a normal soul gem, except when u capture a soul with the star and use it to make something enchanted or recharge a weapon, it doesn't get destroyed like normal soul gems lucariomaster23 - 8 years ago
Soul trap first, then kill. Soul gem filled, go enchant or recharge an enchanted item to empty it. Rinse, repeat. hyoujin18 - 8 years ago