Elder Scrolls

Dragon Lairs

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Dragon Lairs are locations found throughout Skyrim. They typically are home to a leveled dragon, but also include an unlocked chest with leveled loot, and a Word Wall.

Dragon lairs typically reset after 10 days, or 30 if the location has been cleared.

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An Elder Dragon at Ancient's Ascent.

Certain radiant quests involve traveling to a random dragon lair and slaying the dragon:


  • Prior to receiving the quest "Dragon Rising", it's possible to learn words of power at each lair without fighting a dragon. Instead, each lair is defended by another leveled enemy, such as a Wispmother.
  • In addition to a dragon, Shearpoint is also guarded by the Dragon Priest, Krosis.


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

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If a dragon is killed and later respawns, it may not be possible to absorb the soul of the respawned dragon.

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