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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. 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  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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