|Inhale air, exhale flame, and behold the Thu'um as inferno.|
|Recharge||30, 50, 100|
|Locations||Dustman's Cairn (during Proving Honor)|
Throat of the World (during The Throat of the World)
- Main article: Dragon Shouts
The Fire Breath shout allows the Dragonborn to shout a forceful blast of fire, spreading at a high speed. This force inflicts 50, 70 or 90 fire damage and sets enemies in its path on fire as well as staggers them.
- Very effective against foes already susceptible to fire damage such as vampires, Frost Atronachs, Frost Dragons, draugr, Ice Wraiths, and trolls.
- As with any fire-based attack, this can be used to ignite pools of oil found in dungeons.
- With "The Fire Within", the shout can be used as a primary offensive shout if the shouter is facing such enemies as draugr, bears, bandits, etc.
- With "Dragonborn Flame", one is able to sow chaos among enemy forces, destroying weak enemies and summoning Fire Wyrms to destroy the more powerful ones.DB
- In Helgen, while running from Alduin's assault at the beginning of the game, Alduin uses this shout often. Setting "General Subtitles" to active, and then staying near him will allow the Dragonborn to read the words of the shout.
- It is used commonly by dragons.
- The Dragonborn's Fire Breath and Dragon's Fire Breath are different. The Dragonborn's Fire Breath is actually more similar to the Dragon's 'Fireball Shout,' rather than a dragon's traditional Fire Shouts.
- If a dragon soul is spent to unlock the Fire Breath on the Throat of the World before Paarthurnax teaches the dragon shout without the use of a dragon soul, the next word of power for Fire Breath will be taught. (Confirmed on all platforms)
- Once the Dragonborn completes the quest The Throat of the World, they will be allowed to Meditate on the Words of Power. If the Dragonborn chooses "Yol", a magic effect called "The Fire Within" will be added. It increases the strength of the Fire Breath Shout by 25%.
- When Paarthurnax teaches the player a Word of the shout, he says "Yol" in his dialogue even if the player knew Yol before meeting him and thus the Word learned was the second or third.
This section contains bugs related to Fire Breath. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Throat of the World during the main quest, once the Dragonborn learns the word from Paarthurnax. Before he channels the energy, go to the magic menu and in shouts purchase the second level. Then when he channels the energy it will automatically give the third level of the shout; however, doing this and then getting a miscellaneous quest to find another fire breath word wall from Arngeir will render that miscellaneous quest unfinishable, as the word cannot be learned from the wall due to it already being known. A glitch to max the shout is while on the
- If an enemy is killed by this shout, it will be launched an impressive distance even at first level. The same launch also applies if the player shouts at a corpse; in this scenario, the first level shout can surpass the propulsion abilities of even the 3rd level Unrelenting Force. The effect, however, is completely aesthetic, as the enemy is already dead.
- When the Dragonborn uses the third shout, the voice is heard to be Clear Skies (Lok Vah Koor).
- It is possible that if the Dragonborn learns the first word from Paarthurnax, the two other walls will only give the second word from both, making impossible to get the third.
- Very rarely, when the player unlocks the first word and then finish the Companions questline then goes to the Throat of the World Quest, the word wall will sometimes give the second and third words.
- Sometimes, with used in full power at close range, it might crash the game.
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