Sanctuary Guardians are the ghosts of former Dark Brotherhood members destined in afterlife to guard the halls of Dawnstar Sanctuary.


They are encountered during "The Cure for Madness" quest for the Dark Brotherhood, when the player is tracking down Cicero to either kill or spare him, and then return to the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.

Battle behavior and equipmentEdit

They have a strong melee attacks and seem to detect players who are sneaking a little better than most other creatures. They wear the armor of the Dark Brotherhood and wield daggers, usually iron or steel, but are sometimes seen using orcish daggers, as daggers are the standard weapon for the Dark Brotherhood. Glass weapons later replace said equipment after reaching a high enough level. Shrouded Armor can be pickpocketed from them.


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  • gardian

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    • Use Dawnbreaker, if you dont have it then go to the shrine to meridia or find her beacon in a dungeon chest. The weapon will deal a lot more damage.
  • Dawnstar Sanctuary Guardian help -The Cure for Madness-

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    • a little extra on that: when sneaking up on them, you have to be completely hidden, and they can't appear as an enemy, if they see you sim...
    • I followed A FANDOM user's suggestion and tried the regular fire spell. Worked perfectly and took about 5 seconds to kill the guardians ri...