Blood Dragons are dragons found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They are a unique breed with horizontal slit pupils, a crest on their head, a sail that goes along their back, and a leaf-shaped flap at the end of their tail.
They become common at level 20, starting to occur around level 18, although on rare occasions as low as level 1.
Blood Dragons look radically different from the default Brown Dragon. They are green in appearance, and are slightly larger in mass, with a more intimidating body design. On their back they have a small sail, reminiscent of a Spinosaurus, and their tails, instead of the regular spade shape, have a broad leaf-like design much like that of the sail on their spine, ending in a sharp tip.
The Blood Dragons also have a unique skull formation, being more rounded before pointing off at the jaw. They have a frill on the back of their skulls, and their eyes—unlike those of other dragons—have pupils which run horizontally rather than vertically, producing a more unsettling appearance.
Blood dragons follow their targets, even circling around cities when they've been entered. The only way to escape a blood dragon, other than hiding in a cave, is to lead it to a small village or camp and flee as it attacks the village. Only on rare occasions will blood dragons not follow their target into a city.
- Frost spells can be used to slow the dragon, while shock spells can be used to stagger them, if the correct Destruction perks have been learned.
- The Spellbreaker shield can block the shouts used by dragons. Alternatively, the Staff of Magnus can be used to drain a dragon's magicka, rendering them unable to shout.
This section contains bugs related to Blood Dragon. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Sometimes, a blood dragon's texture will not load properly until it is killed.
- As with other types of dragon, a blood dragon may give no soul when killed (when this happens, the dragon's body is not turned into a skeleton).
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Ants • Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse|
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Salmon • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Ghost • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton|
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|