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All Type of Bandits in Order

Examples of the seven Bandit subtypes

Bandits are one of the most common enemies encountered across Skyrim. They wield a wide variety of weapons, ranging from bows, one-handed and two-handed melee weapons, and on rare occasions spells. Their apparel varies from light to heavy armor, and always consists of a cuirass and boots (or fur shoes), and may include gauntlets, a helmet, or a shield as well.

Although most bandits are Nords, Orcish bandits and other races are also common.Bandits almost always appear in groups, and often inhabit forts and caves. Bandit groups often set up regular patrols to guard entrances and other key areas, sometimes numbering near a dozen at well-fortified locations. They can also can be encountered traveling along the roads, but it is not as common. Their Solstheim counterparts are the Reavers, who are always Dunmer.

SubtypesEdit

Name Level Health-icon MagickaIcon Stamina Drop ID
Bandit 1 35 25 70 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light armor, gold, lockpicks 1068FE
Bandit Outlaw 5 110 25 85 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light armor, gold, lockpicks 37C2D
Bandit Thug 9 235 25 105 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks 37C2E
Bandit Highwayman 14 320 24 120 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light armor, gold, lockpicks 37C35
Bandit Plunderer 19 400 25 170 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light armor, gold, lockpicks 37C3C
Bandit Marauder 25 490 25 245 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light armor, gold, lockpicks 37C43
Bandit Chief 28 500 25 260 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, heavy armor, gold, lockpicks E1646

Notable BanditsEdit

Name Location
Agrius Halldir's Cairn
Ahjisi Bloated Man's Grotto
Alain Dufont Raldbthar
Arvel the Swift Bleak Falls Barrow
Batum gra-Bar Bloated Man's Grotto
Brandish Fort Neugrad
Butcher Cragslane Cavern
Captain Hargar Broken Oar Grotto
Drahff The Ratways
Eisa Blackthorn Frostmere Crypt
Eriana Bloated Man's Grotto
Esmond Tyne Castle Karstaag Caverns
Fjola Mistwatch
Ghunzul Cracked Tusk Keep
Hajvarr Iron-Hand White River Watch
Heratar Bloated Man's Grotto
Hewnon Black-Skeever The Ratways
J'Kier Bloated Man's Grotto
Krev the Skinner Gallows Rock
Kyr Frostmere Crypt
Ma'tasarr Bloated Man's Grotto
Maluril Ferano Mzinchaleft
Ra'jirr Frostmere Crypt
Ra'kheran Bloated Man's Grotto
Raen Halldir's Cairn
Rhorlak Pinewatch
Rigel Strong-Arm Pinewatch
Rissing Bloated Man's Grotto
Rochelle the Red

HF

Homestead

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Telrav Nilheim
Thomas Bleak Falls Barrow
Torkild the Fearsome Bloated Man's Grotto
Tsrasuna Bloated Man's Grotto
Ulfr the Blind White River Watch
Vidgrod Halldir's Cairn
Yar gro-Gatuk Bloated Man's Grotto

Known locationsEdit

Group of Bandits

A group of bandits

QuotesEdit

Quote Condition
"You picked a bad time to get lost, friend." Upon initiating combat
"Well ain't this a surprise!"
"Time to end this little game."
"Never should have come here!"
"Die already so I can take your stuff!"
"You'll be so much easier to rob you when you're dead!"
"Can't wait to count out your coin..."
"Gonna split your belly like an old woman's purse!"
"Ha, I think you're bleeding!"
"Son of a..."
"I'm gonna wear that tail as a belt!" If their foe is an Argonian
"Tell you what. You start running so I can stab you in the back."
"I'll gut you like a horker!" Only by bandits in Eastmarch and Winterhold
"Die, damn you!"
"Die, Orc filth!" If their foe is Orsimer
"I'm warning you, back off!" If a foe approaches the bandit but stays out of aggro range.
"You remind me of my cousin's cat, killed that one too!" If their foe is a Khajiit
"I'll mount your head on my wall!"
"You're dead! Dead!"
"I'll have your head!"
"That all you've got?"
"Prepare to die!"
"You won't leave here alive!"
"You'll make a fine rug, cat!" If their foe is a Khajiit
"You should have stayed in your precious forests, elf!" If their foe is a Bosmer
"Hurry up and die already, so I can take your stuff!"
"Maybe I was just hearing things." If the Dragonborn is sneaking and hidden
"What was that?" When a foe is detected while sneaking
"Skyrim belongs to the Nords!" If the bandit is a Nord. Sometimes said even when their foe is a Nord.
"You call yourself a Nord?" If their foe is a Nord
"Time to die, hero!"
"You're a disgrace to your own kind!"
"Burn it! Burn the Vampire!" If their foe is a Vampire
"Kill it! Kill the monster!" If their foe is in Beast Form
"Victory or Sovngarde!" If the bandit is a Nord
"No one bests an Orc!" If the bandit is an Orc
"I'll show you what a real Orc can do!"
"Might pay off my bounty this time — walk in to the city a free man." Only heard when Bandits are not alerted to the Dragonborn's presence.
"Should have known she was lying... she said she would wait for me, but they never wait..."
"I'll never do another span in that stinkin' jail. Rather die than give myself up."
"Never enough gold... just need one more good haul."
"...mead, mead, mead... ...kill 'em to get some beer every now and then.. Stupid bees and their stupid honey..."
"*Singing* With three beers down, the Orc did frown, and bid the Elf goodbye, for none could know, 'twas not for show, and someone had to die."
"...picking pockets, now that's the real art... No rough stuff, just take it and go.. hmph, doesn't sound like much fun though..."
"Lying little harlot.. that brat ain't mine, could be anyone's... won't get one rusty septim from me..."
"Hmph, wizards... now that's power.. bet they got that "secret magic".. turn wood into gold.. yeah, wish I could turn wood into gold..."
"*Singing* Once was a woman as fair as an evenin' of a spring-time of Stros M'kai..."
"..kill him... he talks like that to me again... get him while he's sleeping, or poison his meat...see how he likes that..."
"Go to the college, da said. Use your smarts, he said. Idiot, how was I supposed to know what college he meant?"
"So we're just supposed to sit here while Arvel runs off with that golden claw?" Bleak Falls Barrow Bandits
"That Dark elf wants to go ahead, let him. Better than us risking our necks."
"What if Arvel doesn't come back? I want my share from that claw!"
"Just shut it and keep an eye out for trouble."

TriviaEdit

  • A small group of bandits can be found in the wilderness, disguised as Imperial Soldiers. They will try to extort a "fine" from the Dragonborn. They can be found in some random encounters locations. If the Dragonborn is a member of the Imperial Legion, they can say "I'm in the Legion, and I know damn well you're not." This will turn the bandits hostile.
  • Bandits may say "Skyrim belongs to the Nords!" even if the Dragonborn is a Nord, and/or if the Bandit that said it is not a Nord.
  • Bandits may utter generic greetings if the Dragonborn is successfully defeated.
  • If calmed with a calming spell, they can be talked to, however they will only give out generic responses. Making them neutral this way will make it easier, as their pockets can be picked for valuables without having to battle them.
  • After installing Dragonborn and having traveled to Solstheim at least once, Skyrim bandit chiefs may start appearing with Nordic Carved Armor and Nordic weapons at higher levels.
  • After speaking to one of the Orc Strongholds, an Orc bandit can be caught off guard and spoken to before being detected.  He can then be asked to grant "Blood Kinship".
  • If a bandit is fighting Shadowmere, they might refer to the horse as "hero".

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  • Bandits may sometimes say things like "Hey, watch it!" or "What is it?" when the Dragonborn is killed.
  • If the Dragonborn is killed while they are a werewolf, the bandits will comment on them being naked.
  • In rare instances, bandits may respond with neutrality, even when approached, yet they will not engage in dialogue, and, if spoken to too many times, will become hostile.
  • Bandits can send hired thugs after the Dragonborn, even if they're dead.
  • A bandit may give the Dragonborn a letter of inheritance.

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