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Blood Dragon
Soaring Blood Dragon
Basic Info
Health-icon 1421
MagickaIcon 150
Stamina 164
Spells/Abilities Fire Breath
Frost Breath
Dragon Shouts
Soul Size Dragon Soul
Base ID 000F80FD

Blood Dragons are dragons found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They are a unique breed with sideways slit eyes, 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, are designed to look much like their spine, with a sail-like design, all ending in a sharp ended 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, which has no purpose, and their eyes, unlike other dragons, have pupils which are pointed sideways, making them look a little more unsettling in 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. On rare occasions of entering a city, however, blood dragons will not follow.


Blood dragons use finishing moves when the health of their target is low. This animation depicts them eating the upper torso of the target. A blood dragon can use both fire and frost breath attacks.




This section contains bugs related to Blood Dragon. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Sometimes, a blood dragon's texture won't load properly until it's 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).


Start a Discussion Discussions about Blood Dragon

  • Blood Dragon Glitch

    3 messages
    • If you are on PC, open the console, click on the dragon, and type either "markfordelete" or "disable."
    • its a bug if your on ps3 or xbox you have to restart your game should work
  • Blood dragon

    2 messages
    • Isn't blood dragon a creepypasta or just a oc
    • no... Blood dragons are a type of dragon in Skyrim.

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