Dragonborn Flame is an ability found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


It is one of three possible abilities gained from the quest "The Gardener of Men."


Dragonborn Flame will create a Fire Wyrm from the corpse of a foe killed by the Fire Breath shout. The Fire Wyrm itself acts in similarity to an Ice Wraith in combat.


  • During the Civil War questline, the Fire Wyrm will not distinguish between Imperial or Stormcloak and attack both sides, regardless of the Dragonborn's allegiance.
  • It does not require all three words of Fire Breath to have the summoning effect.
  • Some enemies, such as Skeletons and Dwemer constructs, will not spawn Fire Wyrms.


This section contains bugs related to Dragonborn Flame. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  •  360   If Fire Breath does not kill an enemy, but it is quickly killed by another source, it will spawn a Fire Wyrm.
  •  360   Killing an enemy using only the first word of the shout will not summon a Fire Wyrm.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Dragonborn Flame

  • Fire wyrm glitch

    5 messages
    • Oh, I see. Well, I can't help you there. Perhaps it's because you only have one word.
    • From what I can tell, the effect will only work if the target is killed outright by the shout.  If something is set on fire and then dies...
  • Change Shout Perk

    3 messages
    • You just need to read the Epistolary Acumen Black Book again, and it will take you back to the area where you can choose the Dragonborn Flame effect.
    • A side note to that, just in case. You have to be in solstheim to read the black books and go into the realm