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Horker (Skyrim)

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Horkers are large, walrus-like creatures that are found around the island of Solstheim and in the northern regions of Skyrim. [1] The horkers of Skyrim are often hunted for their meat and tusks[2]

Horkers are slow and can easily be outrun. They don't do much damage and often live in cooler areas. Horkers will not necessarily attack on sight, though if entering close proximity, they will attack by slashing with their three large tusks. This can be a fatal problem at lower levels.


Usually, horkers are found near cold water. Many inhabit the ice floes of the southern Sea of Ghosts, in the northern Winterhold Region as well as The Pale, Hjaalmarch and the Haafingar regions.

Physiology and battle behaviorEdit

Horkers are walruses with three tusks. They are highly social, often found in groups of three to five. When approached, horkers will turn to face the Dragonborn and will roar at them until they return to a far enough distance not to alert them. If one is harassed or attacked, the entire group of Horkers becomes aggressive.

Although resilient and fast in deep water, they are slow and easy to avoid on land. This makes them easy targets, especially for ranged attacks. When badly injured, horkers often flee. Strangely, they are not resistant to frost.


When killed, they yield horker meat and tusks. Occasionally, they may also drop loot such as gold or gems. Horker meat can be eaten raw or cooked into horker loaves and horker stew. Horker loaves are praised by citizens of Skyrim who sometimes make remarks on how they enjoy horker meat. Horker tusks can be sold on the market. They are aggressive towards predators such as snow bears and sabre cats. Their primary diet is Fish and clams. With Hearthfire, they can be stuffed and made into a trophy in a Trophy Room using the following materials:

Mounted Horker HeadEdit

Horker (requires Large Base)Edit

With Dragonborn, an additional recipe is added: Horker and Ash Yam Stew.


See alsoEdit



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