For other uses, see Embrace of Shadows.

Embrace of Shadows is an exclusive power in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for stage four Vampires. It grants invisibility and improved night vision for 180 seconds.


It is commonly used to work around some restrictions gained when the Dragonborn reaches stage 4 vampirism and becomes hated by everyone (with some exceptions, such as followers, the Thieves Guild, if the Dragonborn is a member, and other vampires) because it makes it exceptionally easy to break into someone's house to drink their blood and revert to stage 1.

Be wary because anything that requires the use of the action key, including looting bodies and lockpicking, and successfully attacking someone will remove the Dragonborn's invisibility.

With the Dawnguard add-on, stage four vampires are no longer attacked on sight.


This power can only be obtained by reaching stage 4 vampirism, unless added by using console commands.


  • When Embrace of Shadows expires, the night vision effect will remain, forcing you to use the power Vampire's Sight or Night Eye to disable it.
  • Spell ID: 00088821