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Dwarven Sphere (Skyrim)

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Dwarven Spheres are partially-humanoid machines that serve as sentries or guards in Dwarven Ruins and other select areas.


Dwarven spheres can be found in all Dwemer ruins. When not engaged in combat, they are found folded up into a large metal ball shape roughly a meter in diameter, rolling around via a pair of diagonal wheels on either side. When they sense an intruder nearby, Dwarven Spheres will open up and unfold their body to full height, attacking with whatever weapons are mounted on their forearms. They can also appear out of massive pipes in the walls, popping out when a nearby trap is triggered, or simply if an intruder gets too close.


Though they appear lanky, Dwarven Spheres are fast and tough, and can easily defeat those who are low-leveled. They are often armed with a sword blade mounted on one forearm and a crossbow on the other, allowing them to attack both up-close and from afar.

Dwarven Spheres are stalwart opponents, resistant to all magic, and immune to poison, frost, and Illusion magic (unless the Dragonborn obtains the Master of the Mind perk). When using Dragon Shouts, they cannot be frozen with Ice Form, and a fully charged Unrelenting Force will only stagger them, not send them flying. They can also be staggered with the Impact perk, albeit very briefly.


When defeated, Dwarven Spheres will drop a random number of Dwarven metal parts, as well as varying levels of filled soul gems, making them useful for those who wield magic staves or enchanted weapons. They will also drop dwarven bolts if Dawnguard has been installed. Rarely, they will also drop Centurion dynamo cores.


Type Level Health Magicka Stamina Damage Resistance
Dwarven Sphere 16 315 0 170 55 Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Warped Dwarven Sphere DG 7 141 0 134 23 Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Broken Dwarven Sphere DG 16 315 0 170 [?] Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Malfunctioning Dwarven Sphere DG 16 365 0 160 [?] Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Dwarven Sphere Guardian 24 453 0 262 55 Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Dwarven Sphere Master 30 619 0 301 82 Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%
Tempered Sphere DR Varies  315 to 619       0 170 - 301 [?] Immune to Poison and Frost. Resist Magic 25%


AI AnalysisEdit

  •  PC   The transformation is triggered by Ready/Sheath Weapon action, animation is preset for Dwarven Sphere race.
  •  PC   The Crossbow on the left hand is triggered by an unobtainable weapon "Dwarven Sphere Crossbow" (0007f6df)




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