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Krosis Mask
Level 50
Priest Type Frost
Health Health-icon 1490
Magic MagickaIcon 545
Stamina 0
Spells/Abilities Conjure Frost Atronach
Command Daedra
Ice Storm
Greater Ward
Icy Spear
Resistance Immune to poison
Loot Krosis Mask
Staff of Fireballs
Soul Grand
Ref ID 000F8A48
Base ID 00100767
Main article: Dragon Priest
For the dragon priest mask, see Krosis (Mask).
Krosis (Dovahzul: KROSIS Kro-sis, "Sorrow"-[?]") is one of the eight major Dragon priests, and is typically found at the dragon lair of Shearpoint. His full name translates to "Sorrow".


Krosis is typically encountered at Shearpoint in the company of a leveled dragon. He emerges from his sarcophagus, which is located directly in front of the word wall, once approached. Krosis is a frost-based dragon priest, though he is often mistaken for a fire-based type, due to his tendency for using his Staff of Fireballs.

Krosis is one of the three unique dragon priests not contained inside a building, one being Volsung (which can not be fought without going through Volskygge), and the other being Nahkriin. His use of a Staff of Fireballs makes him more challenging than the other unique dragon priests.

Notable itemsEdit

Upon his defeat, Krosis drops his mask - one of the eight mysterious dragon priest masks located throughout Skyrim. Collecting all eight masks is a requirement to restore the dragon priest shrine.

The word wall guarded by Krosis contains all three words of the shout Throw Voice.



  • Draugr will occasionally say "Unslaad Krosis," which means "Eternal Sorrow" in the dragons' tongue.
  • When PaarthurnaxOdahviing and tamed dragons engage in discussion with the Dragonborn, they tend to say "Krosis" to reflect a negative emotion that cannot be remedied, similar to the human phrases "too bad" or "what a shame." For example, when Paarthurnax is asked about Dragonrend he says, "But I do not know the Thu'um you seek, Krosis. It cannot be known to me."
  • Because dragon priests have a natural tendency to float backwards away from their attackers or otherwise strafe to maintain a healthy distance, Krosis is known to sometimes float off the northern cliff of Shearpoint if attacked from any direction other than north.
  • Page 195 of the Skyrim Official Game guide, it states that Krosis is at Kilkreath Ruins, while he is actually at Shearpoint.
  • Using the Sanguine Rose in the fight with Krosis will mostly likely end up in Krosis controlling the summoned Daedra. Summoning another Daedra makes the Daedra fight each other.
  • Approaching Shearpoint before the quest "Dragon Rising" is completed will result in no dragon being present, which may make the battle against Krosis easier.


This section contains bugs related to Krosis. 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  , 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.
  • Sometimes upon reaching Krosis too quickly when he gets out of its coffin, there's a chance that Krosis won't turn hostile and attack at all.
  • Killing the dragon before facing Krosis, and then hiding behind the dragon's skeleton may cause Krosis to float back and forth aimlessly, making it possible to shoot him with arrows without being attacked. Using a shout on him seems to "reactivate" him, though.
  • Sometimes, if the Unrelenting Force shout was used, or finishing Krosis off with an arrow, he may become trapped amongst the rocks on the cliff, making it impossible to loot his body and retrieve the mask.
  • Leaving the Dragonstone and coming back will make the ash pile of Krosis disappear, making the mask of Krosis unavailable. The skeleton however should still be present, and possible to loot.
  • After killing the Dragon sometimes Krosis doesn't come out of his tomb at all. There is currently no known way to fix this bug.
  • Sometimes after defeating Krosis, his body might disappear making it impossible to loot any of his items.
  •  360   Sometimes after defeating Krosis, it is possible to pick up his staff lying on the ground, and then acquire a second staff from his ashes. Both have the same stats, making it possible to sell one while keeping the other. There are no known circumstances that have to be met for this to happen; it has been completely coincidental.
  •  360   Krosis occasionally cannot be found at his allocated tomb.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Krosis

  • krosis fail.

    3 messages
    • His bugs list does mention his corpse will be cleaned up, maybe the area reset removed him (leaving most areas for over ten to thirty in-game d...
    • ok thanks. im on xbox.
  • Krosis can't fight horses

    2 messages
    • I found Krosis at a low level and I couldn't fight him at that point so I left him there. I came back at level 17 to try again but he star...
    • i had Shadowmere die in the Reach, not sure why or how 4 or 5+ Forsworn managed to kill a horse that can take on a Legendary Dragon without tak...

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