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Dark Brotherhood Assassin
Dark Brotherhood Assassin
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For other uses, see Dark Brotherhood Assassin (Morrowind).

Dark Brotherhood Assassins can be found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The assassins may appear as random encounters when traveling in the wilds, and could be of any race. They will attack without any warning. Killing them allows the Dark Brotherhood Assassin's Note to be looted.



  • Their armor cannot be looted.
  • They can be triggered even if the Dragonborn has begun the Dark Brotherhood questline.
  • They prefer to dual wield.
  • They wear light armor, and move quickly.
  • They are muffled because of their boots, and tend to backstab.
  • They can be noticed attempting to hide many yards away, and approached to initiate combat, similar to a Sabre Cat.
  • Many of these assassins are Argonians or Khajiit.


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  • Encounters

    24 messages
    • I just ran into 1 outside Riften like an hour ago. It was a girl Khajit. I didn't kill anyone, so i don't know what the ****ing deal was. I ...
    • The Dark Brotherhood Assassin is a random encounter and can sometimes just appear without anyone sending them.
  • why cant I join

    2 messages
    • I got attacked by the assasin and now the courier who gives you the note won't appear why
    • To join the Dark Brotherhood, you'll need to speak to Aventus Aretino in Windhelm. Getting attacked by an assassin isn't enough to join the DB.

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