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Dremora Lord Skyrim
A Dremora Lord in Skyrim, one of the many races of Dremora.
Race Dremora
Class Dremora Class
Essential No
For other uses, see Dremora.

Dremora are a race of Daedra that can be summoned using Conjuration magic or the Sanguine Rose. They are found mostly during Daedric quests, and the Conjuration Ritual Spell. Their hearts, along with being an ingredient in Alchemy, are a key ingredient in crafting all Daedric Armor and weapon sets.

Dremora encountered in Skyrim are usually hostile.


Dremora are a humanoid, sentient race of Daedra who mainly serve the Daedric Prince Mehrunes Dagon and Hermaeus Mora. They appear as tall human-like creatures with black-and-red skin, black hair, and short, curved horns on their heads. Though they give each other various ranks depending on how strong and powerful they are, Dremora have no concept of names or innate individuality (see Oblivion's Dremora page for more information on Dremora society). Dremora speak their own language as well as Nibenese, although the latter is mainly used as battle cries to taunt mortal opponents. All Dremora in Skyrim are dressed in either Daedric armor or Black Robes, depending on whether they wield conventional weapons or magic, respectively.


The spell Summon Unbound Dremora spawns a Dremora where the caster is pointing; however, the Dremora is really unbound and will immediately become hostile and attack, regardless of any attempted interactions.

A random unbound Dremora can also be summoned by using the Atronach Forge and providing it with the proper ingredients.

When summoned with the Sanguine Rose, the Dremora will be considered "bound" and will fight for the Dragonborn, just like any other conjured Familiar or Atronach. Dremora summoned in this way will not drop anything when killed.

It is possible that the use of the Wabbajack will turn the target into a hostile Dremora.

With Dragonborn installed, you can use powers received from the Black Book: Untold Legends quest to summon either a Dremora Butler or a Dremora Merchant.

Dremora typesEdit

Type Level Health-icon Two-Handed Block Heavy Armor
Dremora Caitiff 5 70 29 0 23
Dremora Kynval 20 270 36 60 35
Dremora Kynreeve 36 470 89 70 70
Dremora Markynaz 46 560 100 100 89
Dremora Valynaz 70 1756 100 100 100

In addition to the warrior based Dremora and their ranks listed above, there are also Dremora mages, though they can't be summoned. They wear black robes and are skilled in Destruction magic, especially with fire.


Upon detecting an enemy or when an enemy is sighted:

  • "I smell weakness..."
  • "A challenger is near!"
  • "Another who seeks Death!"

During combat:

  • "You are weak, mortal."
  • "You'll meet your end, mortal."
  • "Are you prepared for your death?"
  • "I honor my lord, by destroying you!"
  • "I will feast on your heart!"
  • "You will bleed!"
  • "Oblivion take you!"
  • "Oblivion awaits!"
  • "Now you suffer!"
  • "Fall before me!"
  • "No one escapes!"


  • "You cannot escape me!"(when enemy flees)
  • "Hiding will not save you now!"(upon losing sight of an enemy)
  • "Quiet again..."(upon losing sight of an enemy, when they are no longer detected)
  • "Nothing after all."(When enemy hides or is no longer detected.)
  • "There you are, weakling!" (upon seeing an enemy who was hidden)
  • "You returned? Foolish mortal!" (upon an enemy returning from being hidden)

When all enemies are dead or defeated:

  • "There could be no other end."
  • "No match at all."

When killed:

  • "No! Not by a mortal!"
  • "It cannot end like this!"


  • The Dremora's Daedric Armor and Daedric Greatsword cannot be looted from their bodies, as it is linked to a plane of Oblivion. However, any other "regular" weapons they are carrying (iron mace, steel war axe, etc.), these weapons will be replaced with much more powerful weapons as the player levels, may be looted.
  • If the Dragonborn assaults a friendly Dremora, (summoned by the Sanguine Rose), and the Dremora turns hostile and begins to attack the Dragonborn, Guards do not rush to the Dragonborn's aid. Instead, they cower and run away from the fight much like a civilian.
  • Hitting a friendly Dremora in the presence of guards may be counted as an assault.
  • Dremora, when summoned with the Sanguine Rose or Conjure Dremora Lord usually have a Daedric Greatsword of the Inferno.
  • Sanguine, in his true form, uses the Dremora character model.
  • They cannot be feasted on when in werewolf form.
  • Only the Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon has respawning Dremora. They only appear, however, after the completion of Pieces of the Past.
  • Summoned Dremora Lords will occasionally pick up staves and use them in combat.
  • Most Daedra are often considered to be demonic in nature.
  •  PC   According to Creation Kit, Dremora Race chracters are modeled directly on Dunmer character model with jet black colour, with the exception of extra horns and face paint as default complication.
    • Therefore, despite there being only male Dremora by default, it is possible to create a female Dremora with the help of Creation Kit.


This section contains bugs related to Dremora (Skyrim). 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.
  •  PS3  If dremora has been killed with a staff there is a chance that the body might float in the air.
  •  360  If dremora has been killed with Mehrunes' Razor, it may come back to life.
  •  PC   360   PS3 After completing the quest to learn to conjure an unbound Dremora Lord at the College of Winterhold may result in a free-roaming Dremora Lord who will wander the college grounds, sit, eat/drink, and even defend the college against random encounters, such as an attacking Dragon. He will not be hostile to anyone and other NPCs will not be hostile towards him, with the possible exception of Ancano after fighting off another hostile.
    • The Dremora will also be invincible and never despawn, making the 'Summon Unbound Dremora' spell ultimately useless unless you have the 'Twin Souls' perk.


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