The Black Star or Azura's Star?

#1Dude_bagPosted 11/23/2011 10:32:04 AM
So which is more beneficial? I know that Black Star can store human souls and Azura's star can only store white souls but what is the difference between black souls and white souls?
#2EnclavePosted 11/23/2011 10:33:19 AM
Black souls are always grand souls. That's not the case with white souls.
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#3Twinrova225Posted 11/23/2011 10:33:39 AM
Black souls are for humans. The white star cannot hold human souls.
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#4DV8ingSourcesPosted 11/23/2011 10:34:32 AM
Black star is the best but with the white one, you get a pretty powerful follower if you so choose.
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#5blowsephPosted 11/23/2011 10:35:15 AM
Black one can only hold human souls, which are always grand sized. The other star can hold any soul, and if it's empty and you don't have any empty soul gems and kill something with a lower than grand soul, it will go into the star.

So, the black star will ALWAYS have a grand soul in it. With the other it's possible that it will be smaller.

I got the black star, and keep a bunch of lower level soul gems in my inventory for smaller souls to go into so they aren't wasted.
#6dalfinrules1029Posted 11/23/2011 10:36:11 AM
I believe that black souls are always grand, so they give more charge to the star. Azura's can fill everything but human souls, and i don't think any soul gives as much of a charge as the black souls.

I went with the black star, but getting it was a pain in the ass being a stealthy archer/dagger character. Although i think both of them require you to cleanse the star the same way.
#7Dude_bag(Topic Creator)Posted 11/23/2011 10:37:14 AM
Ok so if I use azura's star what creature would yeild a grand soul?
#8HelixisPosted 11/23/2011 10:37:18 AM
Can black soul gems still hold non numan souls, like they could in Oblivion?
#9igor140Posted 11/23/2011 10:37:56 AM

it's evidently not supposed to, but it absolutely does.

it is still the better choice because it CAN absorb human souls, you just have to make sure that the first thing you absorb once it's empty is a human soul. but you don't even have this option with the regular star.
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#10Mephisto852Posted 11/23/2011 10:38:29 AM(edited)
Black star does not just fill human souls. I think it's bugged and sometimes absorbs souls of other things as well (I've had it state "filled with petty soul" many times).

Or does charging a weapon with it leave a "remainder" of the unused soul inside it? I don't think so though.