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The Falmer are creatures that appear in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They are a race of Mer formerly known as Snow Elves, who have devolved into primitive creatures inhabiting the dark underground and remote areas of Skyrim.

SensesEdit

The Falmer are blind but have a stronger sense of hearing and smell than many other creatures, which means Falmer can detect the Dragonborn even if they use Invisibility. Muffle and a high Sneak level work much better. For a low level Dragonborn, it is advised to use a bow and shoot them at a distance.

Types of FalmerEdit

There are several different types of Falmer, from the basic foot soldier to the considerably more powerful Warmonger. All types, however, possess extremely sensitive hearing and will investigate even the slightest noise without hesitation. Some Falmer are mages who mainly specialize in frost and shock spells and can also cast healing spells.

Feral FalmerEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Feral Falmer DG 9 180 177 163 5 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit

Frozen FalmerEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Frozen Falmer DG 1–40 100–490 150–280 150–215 Lightning Bolt, Steadfast Ward, Fast Healing, Frost Cloak, Ironflesh 5 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit

Falmer ArcherEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer 9 180 177 163 5 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Skulker 15 290 247 198 6 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Gloomlurker 22 410 220 210 7 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Nightprowler 30 550 197 300 9 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Shadowmaster 38 700 273 362 12 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Warmonger DG 48 920 307 378 12 Poison Dmg / 4s on Hit

Falmer ShamanEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer 5 133 120 157 Bound Sword, Fast Healing, Ice Spike, Oakflesh, Sparks, Lesser Ward
Falmer Skulker 8 183 185 187 Bound Sword, Frostbite, Lightning Bolt, Stoneflesh, Steadfast Ward
Falmer Gloomlurker 14 258 265 197 Bound Sword, Fast Healing, Frostbite, Ice Spike, Lightning Cloak, Steadfast Ward
Falmer Nightprowler 19 350 340 230 Bound Sword, Fast Healing, Ice Spike, Sparks, Stoneflesh, Steadfast Ward
Falmer Shadowmaster 25 400 420 240 Bound Sword, Fast Healing, Frost Cloak, Ironflesh, Lightning Bolt, Steadfast Ward
Falmer Warmonger DG 35 533 470 257 Bound Sword, Chain Lightning, Fast Healing, Frost Cloak, Ironflesh, Lightning Bolt, Steadfast Ward

Falmer SpellswordsEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer 9 180 177 163 Frostbite, Healing 5 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Skulker 15 290 247 198 Healing, Ice Spike, Sparks 6 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Gloomlurker 22 410 220 210 Frostbite, Frost Cloak, Healing, Lightning Bolt 7 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Nightprowler 30 550 197 300 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Sparks 9 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Shadowmaster 38 700 273 362 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Wall of Frost 12 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Warmonger DG 48 920 307 378 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Wall of Frost 12 Poison Dmg / 4s on Hit

Falmer WarriorsEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer 9 180 177 163 5 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Skulker 15 290 247 198 6 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Gloomlurker 22 410 220 210 7 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Nightprowler 30 550 197 300 9 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Shadowmaster 38 700 273 362 12 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Warmonger DG 48 920 307 378 12 Poison Dmg / 4s on Hit

Falmer Boss: SpellswordEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer Skulker 18 370 257 203 Healing, Ice Spike, Sparks 6 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Gloomlurker 26 500 283 242 Frostbite, Frost Cloak, Healing, Lightning Bolt 7 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Nightprowler 35 640 313 307 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Sparks 9 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Shadowmaster 44 830 403 272 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Wall of Frost 12 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Warmonger DG 54 930 437 288 Chain Lightning, Healing, Ice Spike, Wall of Frost 12 Poison Dmg / 4s on Hit

Falmer Boss: WarriorEdit

Name Level Health-icon Health MagickaIcon Magicka Stamina Spells Notes
Falmer Skulker 18 370 182 228 Healing 6 Poison Dmg / 3s on hit
Falmer Gloomlurker 26 500 233 242 Healing 7 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Nightprowler 35 640 213 357 Healing 9 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Shadowmaster 44 830 293 372 Healing 12 Poison Dmg / 3s on Hit
Falmer Warmonger DG 54 930 327 388 Healing 12 Poison Dmg / 4s on Hit

LootEdit

Falmer Hardened Armor

A set of Falmer Hardened Armor.

Falmer are known to carry weapons and armor they craft. Falmer craft a full range of Falmer Weapons such as Swords, War Axes, Bows, and Arrows. Higher-level individuals may carry the honed version of the edged weapons. They also carry Falmer shields and helmets, which seem to be made from Chaurus chitin. Full Falmer Armor exists, however there is only one known set, which is located within the depths of Mzinchaleft Ruins. In addition, Falmer carry Poison, GoldIcon, Lockpicks, soul gems, random ingots, and Falmer Ears. The Dawnguard add-on introduced Hardened, Heavy, and Ancient Falmer armor sets.

Falmer helmets are especially valuable as they may be worn along with a circlet. Any enchantments on both will have full effect, allowing the production of stronger potions, for instance.

Chaurus Chitin can be harvested from Chaurus and Chaurus Reapers, as well as Chaurus Hunters, which is used to upgrade Falmer weapons as well as Falmer Armor along with Falmer Heavy armors.

WeaknessesEdit

Despite their Snow Elf ancestry, the Falmer are especially vulnerable to frost attacks, taking more damage from them than fire or shock. Sneaking is also very effective against Falmer, as they are completely blind and light will not be a factor. Carrying a torch too close to them, however, may catch their attention due to the sound and heat. If the Dragonborn can move silently while sneaking, they are effectively rendered invisible to the Falmer. This means that Muffle will be more useful than the spell Invisibility against the Falmer. An accomplished archer can be a Falmer's worst nightmare, as Falmer cannot possibly detect them from a distance. However, repeated misses with projectiles can reveal the archer's location remarkably quickly.

HabitatsEdit

Falmer Urn

"Strange urn" Found in and around Falmer Huts

FalmerNightProwlerCC

A Falmer Nightprowler crouching over a warm fire.

Female falmer

Female Falmer

Falmer live strictly underground in caves and Dwarven ruins. They do, however, make forays to the surface.

AudioEdit

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npc falmer attackpower 01
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npc falmer death 01
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Npc falmer foot walk 01 (left)
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Npc falmer foot walk 02 (left)
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Npc falmer foot walk 03 (right)
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Npc falmer foot walk 04 (right)
npc falmer idle detection 01
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GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Despite being Mer, Falmer have "white" souls, which can be trapped using normal soul gems.
  • The Falmer bear a strong resemblance to the creatures featured in the 2005 horror film, The Descent. Both reside in caves, are pale-skinned, bald, blind, and hunt via sound.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Falmer (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes when encountering Falmer, they will appear tiny. They are of the same strength and the items will be of normal size in the inventory after the Dragonborn loots them. This can be observed in Nchuand-Zel by killing the Dwarven Centurion that is spawned when the defenses are activated before it kills the Falmer. It is possible the tiny Falmer were added to make the Centurion appear larger by comparison.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Also in Nchuand-Zel, when killing a Falmer, it may simply stand still performing the walk animation. Hitting them will result in blood splatter, but they will not fall and cannot be looted. The Shout Unrelenting Force may be able to fix this.

AppearancesEdit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Falmer (Skyrim)

  • Small falmer

    7 messages
    • Kaztaani wrote:What happened here? This falmer is really small... Is this a bug? I found it in Nchuand-Zel. Edit: Image removed as uploading...
    • Not a bug. That was done intentionally by the devs to make the Falmer seem tiny in comparison to the Dwemer automatons.
  • where can i find falmer blood

    8 messages
    • At halted str3am it wouldn't let me take the high elf blood...
    • You'll just have to find another source, then. Kill a few Thalmor agents; they're always altmer.