|Alteration Ritual Spell|
|Location||The College of Winterhold |
Ancient Nord Ruins
|Prerequisite||Alteration level 90|
|Reward||Master-level Alteration spells|
|Faction||The College of Winterhold|
Once reaching an Alteration level of 90, speaking with Tolfdir will reveal an option regarding learning more about Alteration magic. Select it, and Tolfdir will mention that he may be able to help if provided with Dragon Heartscales. However, the only weapon able to procure heart scales from a dragon is Kahvozein's Fang, prompting Tolfdir to ask the Dragonborn to retrieve the weapon.
Finding the FangEdit
Due to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim's radiant quest system, there are several locations in which the Fang may spawn. Volskygge, Ragnvald, High Gate Ruins, and Forelhost are the most likely locations, but others may be possible. To find the Fang, travel to the location that the quest marker points to, and fight through any enemies that may hinder their progress.
Retrieving the HeartscalesEdit
Once Kahvozein's Fang is obtained, it must be equipped in the right hand (it doesn't work when equipped in the left hand), then examine a dragon's corpse (it doesn't matter whether it's been recently slain or previously killed). This will eventually yield Dragon Heartscales.
It is possible to gather heartscales from a dragon that has been turned to ash.
Bring the Heartscales back to Tolfdir, and he will reward the Dragonborn's efforts with the Spell Tome: Dragonhide, which allows one to ignore 80% of all physical damage for 30 seconds. In addition, the Spell Tome: Mass Paralysis becomes available for purchase upon completion of the quest.
This section contains bugs related to Alteration Ritual Spell. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Initiating the quest while Tolfdir is still standing outside Saarthal will cause the game to regard this as an ordinary quest, rather than as one related to the College of Winterhold. It will show up in the quest list with the default quest heading and won't count toward the number of College quests completed on the info screen.
- It is possible to initiate the quest before starting Dragon Rising, but it would be impossible to complete it before Dragon Rising as no dragon corpses are available yet.
- Sometimes the dialog option to give Tolfdir the heartscales will not show up. The cause is making Alteration legendary. To fix this, level up Alteration until it is level 90 again, then speak to Tolfdir.
|College of Winterhold Quests|
|Main Quest||First Lessons • Under Saarthal • Hitting the Books • Good Intentions |
Revealing the Unseen • Containment • Staff of Magnus • The Eye of Magnus
|Side Quests||Arniel's Endeavor • J'zargo's Experiment • Brelyna's Practice|
Onmund's Request • Out of Balance • Rejoining the College
|Master Spell Quests||Alteration Ritual Spell • Destruction Ritual Spell • Conjuration Ritual Spell |
Illusion Ritual Spell • Restoration Ritual Spell
|Radiant Quests||Aftershock • Tolfdir the Absent-Minded • Fetch Me That Book! • Shalidor's Insights |
Enchanting Pick-Up • Restocking Soul Gems
|Other Quests||Lost Apprentices • Daedric Relic|