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Legendary Dragon
Legendary Dragon
Basic Info
Level 75
Health-icon 4163
MagickaIcon 150
Stamina 347
Spells/Abilities Fire Breath, Frost Breath, Drain Vitality
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Legendary Dragons are the most powerful breed of dragon found in Skyrim.

They are introduced in Dawnguard and typically appear throughout Skyrim at level 78+.


Unlike other breeds of dragon, legendary dragons have distinctive thick, curved horns. They have a black and purple scale color. They are also unique in having what appears to be compound eyes, formed of multiple "eyes" in a single socket.


Legendary Dragon Arcwind 2

Legendary Dragon circling Arcwind Point.

The legendary dragon behaves like any other dragon in combat. It attacks with Fire or Frost Breath, and may sometimes land either on its own accord or because of the Dragonrend shout. Along with the Revered Dragon, it uses the Drain Vitality Shout.

Notable itemsEdit

Along with dragon bones, scales, gold, and gems, legendary dragons also have an additional chance to drop Daedric weapons and armor due to their high level. Very rarely, a Dragonbone warhammer can be looted.


  • The Legendary Dragon is stronger than Alduin in terms of shouts, health, and bite damage, although Alduin has a 50% resistance to all damage types.
  • Using the console to spawn a Legendary Dragon and then killing it does not count towards its achievement.


Main article: Achievements (Dawnguard)
Achievement Dawnguard Legend
Defeat A Legendary Dragon
Points 40 Game points
Silver trophy



This section contains bugs related to Legendary Dragon. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Confirm all bugs with other editors on the talk page before adding them below.
  2. Always try reloading an old save first, before asking for assistance.
  3. Do not discuss possible bug fixes or origins. Leave those and all other first-person-anecdotes on the talk page, not the article.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  As with all other dragons, when defeated, it might not be possible to absorb its soul.
    • Fix: spend a dragon soul, and the dragon's soul should be absorbed.
  •  PC   360   PS3  On the first encounter with a legendary dragon, it is somewhat common that its model and textures will be out of date and smooth; this is the same with most dragons, but even more with legendary dragon due to their rather rare nature,and in some cases, the legendary dragons will remain untextured, never fully rendering.
  •  PS3   legendary dragons might fly backwards and kill the Dragonborn if it hits you while flying or landing

See alsoEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Legendary Dragon

  • What was your first Legendary Dragon kill like?

    31 messages
    • I was playing on one of my saves (character whom has mastered all five schools of magic), I was going to collect a couple of dragon souls...
    • walked out ofTel Mithryn, twirling my newly-created Staff of Incineration to a semi-predictable Dragon attack. I sighed, quickly changed out...
  • The Legendary Dragons are quite cool IMO

    6 messages
    • yeah they are cool, unfortunately dragon weapons aren't. I mean seriously, 100 smithing for attaching a bone on a handle? They really could h...
    • wrote:  They have more powerful shouts, moreful bites and tail slaps, use a shout that drains its enemy's vitals, and alot toug...

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