|Resistance||Immune to Poison, Resist Frost 50%|
|Base ID||000387C0 to C9 (Draugr), 0001FE86 to 89 (Restless), 00023BC4 (Wight), 00023BF7 (Scourge), 00042473 (Overlord), 00038A0E (Deathlord)|
Draugr are among the most common foes in Skyrim's many crypts and catacombs. They retain the ability to wield weapons such as swords, axes, and bows.
Draugr use Ancient Nordic Weapons. Some draugr only appear as corpses, usually containing a few pieces of gold. Draugr are weak to fire as well as silver weapons. Draugr loot includes a chance of jewelry, gems, soul gems, ingots or potions; however, their armor cannot be looted and must be crafted at the Skyforge in Whiterun after completing The Companions quest, Glory of the Dead.
Amongst the draugr
It has taken her seven months to learn how to be able to approach the draugr without being regarded as a threat, although she could not learn to understand their language. In her words, she stated that she had "...always wondered why the ancient priests of the dragon cult insisted that their followers be buried with them", until noticing everyday a different set of draugr would awaken and prostrate themselves before the priest's sarcophagus, after which they would meticulously clean the area. Their dedication after death also seemed to explain why they so ferociously defend their chambers.
After further observation, she reports that when the group of draugr came to pay homage to their fallen leaders, a distinct flow of life-force could be noted between the priest and the followers. The second eternal life of the dragon cult was only promised to those who ascended to priesthood, while the lesser functionaries contributed their life force to sustaining them for eternity.
Directly quoting the book:
I don't know what sort of eternal wellspring they draw from, but it's clear that the draugr carry only the barest whisper of life in them, and it rekindles nightly while resting in its niche. I now believe that the grotesque forms that we see in the barrow were, in fact, buried fully as men and women, and only over the thousands of years that have passed withered into the wretched things we know. If we had visited a barrow directly after it's construction, we might not have even known any of its inhabitants were dead!"
Draugr come in a number of variants. The specific type that is encountered is typically level-dependent, however lower leveled Draugr can still be encountered at higher levels. All Draugr are immune to poison and have a 50% resistance to Frost.
|Draugr||1||50||0||80||Ancient Nord Bow, Ancient Nord Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||N/A|
|Restless Draugr||6||175||0||205||Ancient Nord Bow, Ancient Nord Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||Frostbite|
|Draugr Wight||13||400||0||340||Ancient Nord Bow, Ancient Nord Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||Frostbite, Ice Spike|
|Draugr Scourge||21||900||0||480||Ancient Nord Bow, Ancient Nord Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||Unrelenting Force, Conjure Frost Atronach|
|Draugr Overlord||30||1000||10||575||Ancient Nord Bow, Orcish Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
|Draugr Deathlord||40||1300||10||625||Ebony Bow, Glass Bow, Ebony Arrows, Ancient Nord War Axe||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
Draugr Warriors - Two-Handed
|Draugr||1||50||0||80||Ancient Nord Battle Axe, Ancient Nord Greatsword||Iron Shield||N/A|
|Restless Draugr||6||150||0||204||Ancient Nord Battle Axe, Ancient Nord Greatsword||Iron Shield||N/A|
|Draugr Wight||13||320||0||340||Ancient Nord Battle Axe, Ancient Nord Greatsword||Iron Shield||N/A|
|Draugr Scourge||21||700||0||480||Ancient Nord Battle Axe, Ancient Nord Greatsword||Iron Shield||Unrelenting Force, Summon Frost Atronach|
|Draugr Overlord||30||1000||10||575||Ancient Nord Battle Axe, Ancient Nord Greatsword||Iron Shield||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
|Draugr Deathlord||40||1000||10||575||Ebony Shield||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
Draugr Warriors - One-Handed
|Draugr||1||50||0||80||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield|
|Restless Draugr||6||150||0||204||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield|
|Draugr Wight||13||320||0||340||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield|
|Draugr Scourge||21||700||0||480||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield||Unrelenting Force,Summon Frost Atronach|
|Draugr Overlord||30||1000||10||575||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
|Draugr Deathlord||40||1000||10||575||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Ebony Shield||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
|Restless Draugr||6||150||50||180||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Frostbite|
|Draugr Wight||13||490||100||280||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Frostbite, Ice Spike|
|Draugr Scourge||21||700||160||380||One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon||Conjure Frost Atronach, Frostbite, Ice Spike|
Enchanted Ancient Nord Weapon
|Iron Shield||Unrelenting Force|
|Draugr Wight Lord||15||490||0||450||Enchanted Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield||Disarm, Unrelenting Force|
|Draugr Scourge Lord||24||880||0||595||Enchanted Ancient Nord Weapon||Iron Shield||Disarm, Unrelenting Force, Frost Breath|
|Draugr Deathlord||34||1290||10||645||Enchanted Ancient Nord or Ebony Weapon||Iron Shield||Frost Cloak; Disarm, Unrelenting Force, Frost Breath|
|Draugr Death Overlord||45||1400||10||700||Ebony Weapon||Iron Shield||Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force, Frost Breath|
|Dragon Priest (Fire)||50||1490||545||0||Immune to Poison|
|Dragon Priest (Frost)|
|Dragon Priest (Shock)|
The Draugr appear in the quests:
- Bleak Falls Barrow
- The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller
- Wilhelm's Spectre
- Speaking With Silence
- The Golden Claw
- The World-Eater's Eyrie
- The White Phial
- Under Saarthal
- A Scroll For Anska
- Ancestral Worship
- Siege On The Dragon Cult
- Proving Honor
- The Man Who Cried Wolf
- The Wolf Queen Awakened
- The World-Eater's Eyrie
- Silenced Tongues
- The Jagged Crown
- Speaking With Silence
- The Staff of Magnus
- Forbidden Legend
In battle, draugr make extensive use of the Unrelenting Force shout. Scourges also have the ability to do this. Although the ability can throw off a sword wing or an aimed arrow, it cannot knock the Dragonborn of balance. Draugrs can be found using the Detect Dead spell or Aura Whisper, while using a power attack on, or casting a Frenzy spell at a closed coffin containing a draugr can cause it to emerge without harming the Dragonborn.
- Although the in-game help for Soul Gems states that 'undead' enemies do not have souls to capture, this is referring to resurrected enemies only. Draugr do indeed yield souls that can be captured:
- Draugr yield petty souls.
- Restless Draugr and Draugr Wights yield lesser souls.
- Draugr Scourges yield common souls.
- Draugr Deathlords yield greater souls.
- Draugr Death Overlords and Dragon Priests yield grand souls.
The following are phrases that are uttered by the Draugr:
- Qiilaan Us Dilon! (Qiilaan means "Bow" and Dilon means "Dead". "Bow to Dead" would be Qiilan Wah Dilonne, so it's unlikely this is what the sentence means.)
- Bolog Aaz, Mal Lir! (Beg (for) Mercy, Little [Lir]. "Lir" is pending translation. The former translation was "king", but Jun is the word for "king".)
- Kren Sos Aal! ("Break blood may." Perhaps meaning "May (his) Blood Break.", although that would be Aal Sosi Kren.)
- Dir Volaan! ("Die Quickly")
- Aar Vin Ok! (Aar means "Slave/Servant". Vin is unkown but could be Viik meaning "Defeat". Ok means "His", making it "Servant Defeat His". Could mean either "Defeat His Servant" directed at the player's follower or "Servant, Defeat Him"; Aar, Viik Rok.)
- Unslaad Krosis! ("Eternal Sorrow".)
- Faas! Pook! Dinok! ("Fear! Stink! Death!")
- Fus Ro Dah! ("Force Balance Push", Unrelenting Force shout.)
- Aav Dilon! ("Join (the) Dead!")
- Sovngarde Saraan! ("Sovngarde Awaits!")
- Draugr is the Old Norse word for "ghost".
- Draugr appearance is randomized and not gender specific. This means that a Draugr can spawn with a female body and a beard.
- They have previously appeared in the Morrowind expansion pack Bloodmoon, notably in the barrows of Solstheim.
- In the quest The Staff of Magnus, unique spectral Draugr are encountered.
Draugr take their mythological inspiration and several traits from the draugr, undead creatures from Norse mythology. It should be noted that one differentiates between sea-draugar and land-draugar (draugar being plural of draugr): while land-draugar were simply undead with numerous magical abilities, sea-draugar were fishermen who had drowned at sea, thus being denied the privilege of being buried. The mythological draugr can also arguably be considered much more terrifying than the game version, as the land-draugar could change their size at will and grow enormous, were somewhat intelligent, possessed superhuman strength, could only be killed if burned completely to ash and took great pleasure in killing their victims. Mostly the draugr would crush their victims to death by increasing their size, but other methods included hacking them to bits with their weapons or even eating them alive and drink their blood.