A Dragon Priest Mask is obtained after defeating each of the eight unique dragon priests that appear in fixed locations throughout Skyrim. Each mask is unique in color and varies in material. Masks are named after their respective masters and have unique effects; they are defined as either Light or Heavy Armor.
This mask can be acquired from within the central barrow in Labyrinthian. It is unlike the previous masks; rather its purpose is to gain access to the dragon priest shrine when worn within the barrow it was found.
Enchantment:The wooden mask hums with an unfamiliar energy. Class: Light Armor
This dragon mask can be acquired after collecting all the previous masks. To collect this mask, entry into Bromjunaar Sanctuary is required.
The sanctuary can be found within the central barrow in Labyrinthian. Here lies a Wooden Mask that sends its wearer back to a time before the destruction of Bromjunaar Sanctuary. The central focus of the sanctuary is the dragon priest shrine.
Once the eight masks are placed in each respective slot on the shrine, the final mask, Konahrik, is revealed. The other masks may be taken from the shrine once Konahrik is obtained.
Enchantment:When health is low, has a chance to heal wearer and damage nearby enemies. Class:Heavy Armor
Each mask seems to be made of a different metallic or stone material. This is supported by the fact that the mesh and texture files are referred to by material rather than by which Dragon Priest it belongs to.
Hevnoraak is Iron
Krosis is Bronze
Morokei is Moonstone
Nahkriin is Ebony
Otar is Marble
Rahgot is Greenstone
Vokun is Steel
Volsung is Corundum (referred to as "corondrum")
In addition to Dragon Priest masks having powerful enchantments, it should also be noted that certain masks have the highest armor rating of any headgear available.
For Light Armor, Krosis and Volsung have the highest base armor.
For Heavy Armor, Konahrik has the highest base armor.
Upon retrieving a mask placed on the shrine, all smithing enhancements will be removed from the mask. This is likely because a new copy of the mask is added to the inventory upon retrieval.
This section contains bugs related to Dragon Priest Mask. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
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PC 360 PS3 When equipping a mask and the Archmage's Robes together; both the mask and your entire head may disappear, showing only an empty hood.
A short term fix is to drop the Archmage's Robes then pick them up again.
Another fix is to store the mask in a container and then equip it directly from the container.
PC(fix) This can be temporarily fixed by pressing F5, quicksave, and then F9, quick load.
360(fix) Clearing the cache will also correct this issue.
PS3(fix) Can also be temporarily fixed by saving and loading.