Upon reaching level 81, the Ebony Warrior will wait for the Dragonborn in one of the main cities in Skyrim. When spoken to, he explains he has beaten all previous foes and enemies, and his last challenge is to face the Dragonborn. Ultimately, his wish is for his soul to be sent to Sovngarde.
Resistances and immunities
The Ebony Warrior boasts a large number of perks in several skills which makes him a formidable opponent.
|Bladesman||Conditioning||Bullseye||Block Runner||Atromancy||Extra Damage 3|
|Bone Breaker||Fists of Steel||Critical Shot||Deadly Bash||Augmented Frost||Light Foot|
|Critical Charge||Matching Set||Ranger||Disarming Bash||Elemental Potency||Muffled Movement|
|Fighting Stance||Reflect Blows||Power Shot||Elemental Protection||Magic Resistance|
|Hack and Slash||Tower of Strength||Quick Shot||Power Bash||Recovery|
|Paralyzing Strike||Well Fitted||Deflect Arrows||Regeneration|
The Ebony Warrior is capable of using the Thu'um and knows at least two Dragon Shouts:
|Ebony Armor of Regeneration||43||38||2657||Health regenerates 40% faster.|
|Ebony Boots of Frost Suppression||16||7||977||Increases Frost Resistance by 50%.|
|Ebony Gauntlets of Extreme Wielding||16||7||1347||One-handed attacks do 35% more damage.|
|Ebony Helmet of Waterbreathing||21||10||850||Can swim underwater without drowning.|
|Ebony Shield of Fire Suppression||32||14||1415||Increases Fire Resistance by 50%.|
|Ebony Bow of Winter||17||16||1234||Target takes 30 points of frost damage to Health and Stamina.|
|Ebony Sword of the Vampire||13||15||1956||Absorb 25 points of health.|
|Ring of Peerless Wielding||0.3||1373||One-handed attacks do 40% more damage.|
|Necklace of Shock Suppression||0.5||989||Increases Shock Resistance by 50%.|
- Black Soul Gem (Grand)
- Daedra Heart
- Human Heart
- One flawless gem of each type.
- Five potions of vigorous healing.
- This section should mention his style of combat during battle. Anything else will be removed.
The Ebony Warrior prefers melee combat in battle, using frost cloak and mage armor spells in conjunction with his sword and shield. He also uses a level three Unrelenting Force when in close proximity.
He will give chase or switch to his bow if any player attempts to flee. Occasionally, his paralysis perks with his sword or bow renders the Dragonborn immobile for several seconds.
He uses healing spells and will heal himself for a large amount if his health drops too low. He also possesses healing potions which he will use if he has taken enough damage.
- Strategies should be posted on the quest talk page.
- "Show me that you are the hero they say you are!"
- "I am the Ebony Warrior."
- "Hit me harder."
- "That's the spirit."
- "That's the best you can do?"
- "That's it? That's all you've got?"
- "That's your best huh?"
- "This is what you want huh?"
- "Argh! Enough! This ends now!"
- "Time to finish this"
- "Do your worst!"
- "You can't win this!"
- "I'm going to... put you down!"
- "Going to cry now, huh?"
- "Son of a..."
- "Weren't expecting that were you?"
- "Gods, no!"
- "Lucky hit!"
- "Enough of this!"
- "I'll have your head!"
- "Not impressed"
- "Just stand still"
- "It's... nothing!"
- "At last... Sovngarde" (upon death)
- The Ebony Warrior is much taller than any normal NPCs, including Altmer. The only NPC that can match his height is Tsun of Sovngarde. The Ebony Warrior stands at a scale of 1.21 and Tsun at a scale of 1.34 in comparison to the Dragonborn, who stands at a scale of 0.95-1.08, depending on race and gender. His skin color is also noticeably darker than any of the other NPCs.
- With a character level of 80, The Ebony Warrior is one of the highest leveled NPCs in the game. Ranking below both Arngeir and Miraak, who are both tied at level 150.