Bosses are the strongest enemies in dungeons and need to be killed in order to mark the dungeon as cleared. There are some dungeons, however, that cannot be cleared. Not all bosses are found in dungeons, sometimes they can be encountered in the wilderness or even in towns and cities.
Normal Bosses are bosses that can be found in several locations.
|Draugr Overlord||Nordic Tombs||Only at low levels|
|Draugr Wight Lord||Nordic Tombs||Only at low levels|
|Draugr Scourge Lord||Nordic Tombs||Only at low levels|
|Draugr Deathlord||Nordic Tombs||Only at high levels|
|Draugr Death Overlord||Nordic Tombs||Only at high levels|
|Dragon Priest||Nordic Tombs||Only at high levels|
|Bandit Chief||Bandit Camps||Leveled equipment|
|Master Vampire||Vampire Lairs||Level 1–53|
|Volkihar Master Vampire||Vampire Lairs||Level 53–65|
|Nightmaster Vampire||Vampire Lairs||Level 65+|
|Forsworn Briarheart||The Reach||Any level|
|Hagraven||Witch Dens||Any level|
|Reaver Lord||Reaver Camps||Any level|
|Master Necromancer||Multiple dungeons||Low levels|
|Arch-Necromancer||Multiple dungeons||High levels|
|Master Conjurer||Multiple dungeons||Low levels|
|Arch-Conjurer||Multiple dungeons||High levels|
|Master Pyromancer||Multiple dungeons||Low levels|
|Arch-Pyromancer||Multiple dungeons||High levels|
|Arch-Electromancer||Multiple dungeons||High levels|
|Falmer Shadowmaster||Falmer Hives||Any level without Dawnguard. Low levels with Dawnguard.|
|Falmer Warmonger||Falmer Hives||High levels with Dawnguard.|
|Spriggan Matron||Spriggan Habitats||Any level|
|Dragons||All over Skyrim, including Dragon Lairs and random encounters||Any level|
|Dwarven Centurions||Multiple Dwemer Ruins||Any level|
Unique Bosses are the bosses who can only be found in one location.
|Krev the Skinner||Gallows Rock||Encountered during The Companions quest "The Silver Hand."|
|Fjola||Mistwatch||Encountered during the quest "Forgetting about Fjola." Has a possibility of becoming a passive boss.|
|Yngol's Shade||Yngol Barrow||Is always a significant level higher than the Dragonborn|
|Lu'ah Al-Skaven||Ansilvund||The main quest Lu'ah is encountered in is "A Love Beyond Death."|
|Linwe||Uttering Hills Cave||The cave can still be cleared prior to the quest "Summerset Shadows" by killing the unnamed bandit chief.|
|Butcher (Bandit Chief)||Cragslane Cavern||Encountered during the quest "Thane of the Rift."|
|Champion of Boethiah||Knifepoint Ridge||Knifepoint Ridge Cannot be marked as cleared if the quest "Boethiah's Calling" has been completed, it can only be cleared if the Bandit Chief that was the original boss of the dungeon was killed prior to the quest.|
|Ghunzul||Cracked Tusk Keep||Encountered during the Daedric quest "Pieces of the Past."|
|Halldir||Halldir's Cairn||Encountered during the quest "Find Rjorn's Drum" as part of the Bards College minor questline.|
|Rigel Strong-Arm||Pinewatch||Encountered during the Thieves Guild quest "Silver Lining."|
|Vighar||Bloodlet Throne||Vighar only appears if the quest "Dark Ancestor" has been started, the Bloodlet Throne can however be cleared prior to the quest if the unnamed Master Vampire was killed.|
|Ritual Master||Wolfskull Cave||Wolfskull cave will not be marked as cleared.
Encountered during the quest "The Man Who Cried Wolf."
|Captain Hargar||Broken Oar Grotto||Encountered during the quest "Lights Out!."|
Drops Volsung's Mask.
|Northwatch Interrogator||Northwatch Keep||Encountered during the quest "Missing in Action."|
|Sebastian Lort||Rimerock Burrow||Rimerock Burrow will not be marked as cleared.
Encountered during the Daedric quest "A Daedra's Best Friend."
|First Mate||Dainty Sload||Encountered during the Thieves Guild quest "The Dainty Sload."|
|Emperor Titus Mede II||The Katariah||Passive boss. Encountered during the Dark Brotherhood quest "Hail Sithis!."|
|Potema||Potema's Catacombs||Two phase boss. Encountered during the quest "The Wolf Queen Awakened."|
|Lord Harkon||Castle Volkihar||Final boss of "Dawnguard."|
|Olaf One-Eye||Dead Men's Respite||Encountered as a levelled Draugr in the quest "Tending the Flames."|
|Mikrul Gauldurson||Folgunthur||One of three bosses in the quest "Forbidden Legend."|
Drops Morokei's Mask.
|Movarth Piquine||Movarth's Lair||This location cannot be marked as cleared, even if Movarth was killed.
Encountered during the quest "Laid to Rest."
|Sild the Warlock||Rannveig's Fast||Does not have a specific quest attached to him.|
|Skeletal Dragon||Labyrinthian||The first boss of Labyrinthian.|
|Curalmil||Forsaken Cave||Can be encountered in the quest "The White Phial" or when retrieving the Ring of Pure Mixtures.|
Drops Krosis' Mask.
|Kvenel the Tongue||Volunruud||Encountered during the quest "Silenced Tongues."|
|Mercer Frey||Irkngthand||Even if Mercer is killed, it will not be marked as cleared.
Encountered as a boss during the Thieves' Guild quest "Blindsighted."
|Pale Lady||Frostmere Crypt||Encountered during the quest "The Pale Lady."|
|Vokun||High Gate Ruins||Dragon Priest.
Drops Vokun's Mask.
|Kornalus||Harmugstahl||Possibly encountered in 7 different quests.|
|Drascua||Dead Crone Rock||Encountered during the Daedric quest "Pieces of the Past."|
|Orchendor||Bthardamz||Encountered during the quest "The Only Cure."|
Drops Hevnoraak's Mask.
|Otar the Mad||Ragnvald||Dragon Priest.
Drops Otar's Mask.
|Petra||Blind Cliff Cave||Does not have a specific quest attached to her.|
|Arch-Curate Vyrthur||Darkfall Cave||Encountered during the quest "Touching the Sky."|
|Red Eagle||Rebel's Cairn||Encountered during the quest "The Legend of Red Eagle."|
|Minorne||Ruunvald Excavation||Encountered during the Dawnguard quest "Bolstering the Ranks."|
|Silvia||Darklight Tower||Encountered during the quest "Repentance."|
|Sigdis Gauldurson||Geirmund's Hall||One of three bosses encountered during the quest "Forbidden Legend."|
|Telrav||Nilheim||Nilheim can still be cleared by killing the guards instead of Telrav.
Encountered during the quest "Telrav's Request."
Drops Rahgot's Mask.
|Venarus Vulpin||Redwater Den||Encountered during the quest "The Bloodstone Chalice."|
|Ebony Warrior||Last Vigil||From the Dragonborn DLC if installed. Encountered during the quest "The Ebony Warrior."|
|The Caller||Fellglow Keep||Even if The Caller was killed, Fellglow Keep will not be marked as cleared.
Encountered during the quest "Hitting the Books."
|Drelas||Drelas' Cottage||Does not have a specific quest attached to him.|
|Hajvarr Iron-Hand||White River Watch||Does not have a specific quest attached to him.|
|Vals Veran||Hillgrund's Tomb||Encountered during the quest "Ancestral Worship."|
|Mirmulnir||Western Watchtower||Encountered during the quest "Dragon Rising. First dragon to fight, unlocks fights with all other dragons"|
|Odahviing||Dragonsreach||Encountered during the quest "The Fallen.|
|Alduin||Throat of the World||Encountered during the quest "Alduin's Bane. First fight with him.|
|Paarthurnax||Throat of the World||Can be killed during the quest "Paarthurnax" unless the player chooses not to kill him.|
|Warlord Gathrik||Ironbind Barrow||Reportedly the strongest Draugr in Skyrim, rivaling Dragon Priests.
Does not have a specific quest attached to him.
|Jyrik Gauldurson||Saarthal||One of three bosses encountered during the quest "Forbidden Legend." Also part of the quest "Under Saarthal.|
|Kodlak's Wolf Spirit||Ysgramor's Tomb||Encountered during The Companions quest "Glory of the Dead."|
|Ancano||College of Winterhold||Encountered during The College of Winterhold questline "The Eye of Magnus."|
|Karstaag||Castle Karstaag||Fought in is throne room, requires "Karstaag's Skull" to be placed on his throne.|
|Vahlok the Jailor||Vahlok's Tomb||One of the dragon priests of Solstheim. Encountered in the quest "Lost Legacy."|