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Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon

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Daedricshrineicon Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon
TESV Shrine
Hold The Pale
Quests Pieces of the Past
Characters Mehrunes Dagon
Enemies 4 Dremora
Location ID MehrunesDagonShrine

The Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon is a Daedric shrine in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The shrine is dedicated to Mehrunes Dagon, the Daedric Prince of Destruction, Change, Revolution and Ambition. The door to the interior of the shrine is sealed, and the site devoid of any worshippers, until Silus Vesuius' tasks are completed. In order to gain access to the interior of the shrine, the quest Pieces of the Past can be completed by killing Silus Vesuius.

Regardless of whether the Dragonborn kills Silus Vesuius, Mehrunes Dagon will summon leveled Dremora to attack them. If they are killed their bodies contain a Key to Mehrunes' Shrine and the Dragonborn can gain entrance.


Nearby localesEdit

The Shrine is situated midway between The Lord Stone and Skyborn Altar, a Dragon Lair. There is a path leading up into the mountains, just west of Hall of the Vigilant, which has a stone marker and leads steeply in a south westerly direction towards a set of steps leading to the Shrine.

Alternate paths and cliffsEdit

There is also another path directly south of Fort Dunstad leading in a westerly direction. This path has no markers. It winds up into the mountains, and near the peak it does a hairpin turn around a giant rock plinth.


*At the end of Pieces of the Past, confirmed only at high levels, Daedric items are rare drops from the Dremora.



  • The existence of old Mythic Dawn tapistries hanging within the inner sanctum suggests it may have been a Mythic Dawn sanctuary or safehouse around the time of the Oblivion Crisis.
  • Behind the Shrine is a firebowl in which you can find some valuable loot, including potions, enchanted weapons, and Soul Gems.
  • The Dremora can be used to obtain sizeable quantities of Daedra Hearts, because they respawn after an in-game week.
  • The loot found within the shrine also respawns, allowing the Dragonborn to make a quick profit by selling some of the loot.
  • The two Dremora that patrol the exterior of the shrine will only spawn after Pieces of the Past has been completed but may also spawn in similar time to the shrine's loot. This is yet to be confirmed as a bug.
  • A good way to tell if the loot and Dremora have respawned is to not fast travel to the shrine itself, but to fast travel to the nearby Lord Stone. The reason is because the bandits respawn at the same time the Dremora do. If the bandits are not there, it is not likely that either the Dremora or the loot inside have respawned either. The good thing about doing this is that experience is gained and the timer is not reset for the respawn on the Dremora and loot within the shrine.
  • All items dropped in the shrine will remain there.
  • This shrine is a good way to get gold and ebony ingots, as there are a number of them in the shrine and they respawn after some time.
  • At higher levels, Dremora may wield Glass weapons or better with powerful enchantments that can deal an extra 30 or more points in fire damage.


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Start a Discussion Discussions about Shrine of Mehrunes Dagon

  • respawns shrine mehrunes dagon

    5 messages
    • The Dremora outside the shrine never respawn, they are a one time challenge after aquiring Mehrune's Razor
    • wrote:The Dremora outside the shrine never respawn, they are a one time challenge after aquiring Mehrune's Razor Not true, unless ...
  • 3 strongboxes in the shrine of mehrunes dagon

    12 messages
    • I've been going there ever since I was a high enough level and nothing showed up in the boxes this was on Xbox
    • Its funny how strongboxes almost never have anything worth looting in most of Skyrim but in Solstheim you never pass one up.

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