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Draugr
Draugr
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Level Various
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)
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Draugr are undead Nordic warriors of Skyrim. It is believed that draugr once served the Dragon Priests; some even know several words of power.

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 DraugrEdit

Amongst the Draugr, by Bernadette Bandian, a mage from the College of Winterhold, reports her studies on the subject.

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!"[1]

VariantsEdit

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 ArchersEdit

Type Lvl Health-icon MagickaIcon STA Weapons Spells
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-HandedEdit

Type Lvl Health-icon MagickaIcon STA Weapons Armor Spells
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 Warhammer, Ebony Battleaxe

Ebony Shield Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force

Draugr Warriors - One-HandedEdit

Type Lvl Health-icon MagickaIcon STA Weapons Armor Spells
Draugr 1 50 0 80 One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon Iron Shield N/A
Restless Draugr 6 150 0 204 One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon Iron Shield N/A
Draugr Wight 13 320 0 340 One-Handed Ancient Nord Weapon Iron Shield N/A
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, or random Ebony Weapon (both if Ebony Bow) Ebony Shield Frost Cloak, Disarm, Unrelenting Force

Draugr WarlocksEdit

Type Lvl Health-icon MagickaIcon STA Weapons Spells
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

Draugr OverlordsEdit

Type Lvl Health-icon MagickaIcon STA Weapons Armor Spells
Draugr Overlord 7 210 0 180

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

Hulking DraugrEdit

Main article: Hulking Draugr

CombatEdit

In battle, higher level draugr make extensive use of the Unrelenting Force shout. Although the ability can throw off a sword swing or an aimed arrow, it typically doesn't knock the Dragonborn off 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. If the Dragonborn has a high enough Sneak skill, it is possible to crouch towards a sleeping Draugr and successfully kill them with one hit.

Draugr are some of the very few humanoid enemies who are unaffected by decapitation. Finisher cinematic is used.

Soul trappingEdit

DialogueEdit

The following are phrases that are uttered by the Draugr:

  • Qiilaan Us Dilon! (Bow before (the) Dead!)
  • Bolog Aaz, Mal Lir! (Beg (for) Mercy, Little Worm!)
  • Kren Sos Aal! ("Break blood may." Perhaps meaning "May (his) Blood Break.", although that would be Aal Sosi Kren.)
  • Dir Volaan! ("Die, intruder!")
  • Aar Vin Ok! (Aar means "Slave/Servant". Vin is unknown 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".)
  • Faaz! Paak! Dinok! ("Fear! Shame! Death!")
  • Fus Ro Dah! ("Force Balance Push", Unrelenting Force shout.)
  • Aav Dilon! ("Join (the) Dead!")
  • Sovngarde Saraan! ("Sovngarde Awaits!")

GalleryEdit

Mythological connectionsEdit

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. Most 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 drinking their blood. In Norse mythology Odin was the ruler of draugr and could raise them using a secret, magic song.

TriviaEdit

  • Draugr is the Icelandic 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.

AppearancesEdit

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