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Keeper (Dawnguard)

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Keeper with Axe
Basic Info
Level PC×1.2 (10-80)
Health-icon 250+(PC-1.2)×12
Stamina 180+(PC-1.2)×6
Loot Dragonbone weapons (if player's level is high enough)
Soul Size Grand
Base ID xx007B0F
For other uses, see Keeper.

Boneyard Keepers are creatures that appear in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. They can only be encountered in the Soul Cairn during Beyond Death.


They are much taller than the Dragonborn and wear sets of dragonplate armor, minus the helm. They have no heads, save for a pair of glowing blue eyes set within a cloud of black smoke. They typically wield different types of dragonbone weapons, such as maces, battleaxes or bows.


Beyond DeathEdit

Upon meeting Valerica, she asks the Dragonborn to kill three Keepers dotted around the Soul Cairn. Once they are killed, it will release the magical barrier that is keeping her imprisoned.

The first can be found atop a large floating tower located to the right of the prison. The second is found south of the last keeper in an open ruin and the last is found within the courtyard of a medium sized fort south of the prison. Once all three are killed, they do not respawn.

Notable itemsEdit

They usually carry a filled black soul gem that the Dragonborn can take from their ashes upon death; However, if the Dragonborn is at a high enough level (46+), their dragonbone weapons may be lootable.


  •  PC  It is possible that the Keepers' armor is the root of a bug which causes crashing within a small distance of the Keeper spires. The Unofficial Dawnguard Patch ( will fix this issue.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Keeper (Dawnguard)

  • Do keepers respawn???

    2 messages
    • ive already killed all the keepers but i did not loot them. is there any way i can find another one? or do their bodies despawn???
    • Those are the only keepers to spawn, I doubt that they do respawn but you should just check anyway
  • Dragonbone weapons and Keepers of the Soul Cairn

    19 messages
    • For me the weapons weren't lootable but if you're quick enough(you have like 1second) you'll notice before ash the keepers body is on the fl...
    • MeGa-WeReWoLf wrote:For me the weapons weren't lootable but if you're quick enough(you have like 1second) you'll notice before ash the keep...
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