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Silver hand base

The Silver Hand's final refuge.

For the quest, see The Silver Hand.

The Silver Hand is an organization devoted to hunting down and exterminating werewolves. They are also mortal enemies of the Circle, due to the fact that the Circle's members are werewolves. Silver Hand members are equipped almost exclusively with silver weapons, the only exception to this being their arrows, which are usually leveled. They are the main antagonists in the Companions quest line.


During the quest line for the Companions, the Dragonborn and Aela the Huntress start a war against them. The Dragonborn can choose to end the war by wiping out most of the grouped members of the Silver Hand, leaving only small scattered groups.

Proving HonorEdit

If the Dragonborn becomes a Companion, the Dragonborn and Farkas will travel to Dustman's Cairn in search of a Fragment of Wuuthrad said to be in the Cairn. The Dragonborn and Farkas find the Silver Hand waiting for them, who they must defeat to obtain the fragment.

The Silver HandEdit

After a meeting in the Underforge, the Dragonborn becomes a werewolf and goes on a rampage in Whiterun, only to reform and awake without clothing outside Gallows Rock. The Dragonborn must defeat Krev the Skinner, a leader of the Silver Hand. In the final room, Skjor is found dead, overwhelmed by the Silver Hand.

Stealing PlansEdit

This is one of the miscellaneous Silver Hand quests given by Aela the Huntress. Aela asks the Dragonborn to travel to a radiant Silver Hand Stronghold, and steal the Silver Hand Stratagem from a leader of the Silver Hand.


This is one of the miscellaneous Silver Hand Campaign quests given by Aela the Huntress. Aela asks the Dragonborn to travel to a radiant Silver Hand Stronghold and retrieve a Fragment of Wuuthrad.

Striking the HeartEdit

This is one of the miscellaneous Silver Hand Campaign quests given by Aela the Huntress. Aela asks the Dragonborn to travel to a radiant Silver Hand Stronghold and assassinate a leader of the Silver Hand.




  • Silver Hand lairs are often adorned with the severed heads of werewolves impaled on stakes and mounted on walls. Implements of torture can also be seen, as well as caged werewolves that will attack you if you try to free them, having been driven mad by the Silver Hand's cruel treatment.
  • They could be considered anti-heroes, seeing how their cause is noble, but have a tendency to come to blows with the Circle, who could also be seen as good. Furthermore, their anti-heroism can also be attributed to the fact that most members of the Silver Hand are usually hostile towards the Dragonborn or passer-by, even if they are not Werewolves. 
  • The Silver Hand is similar to the Vigilants of Stendarr, as they both hunt forms of Daedra.
  • Killing Silver Hand is a good way to get potions of Cure Disease or ingredients to create your own Cure Disease potions without having to buy them, as many possess them.
  • The first Silver Hand members the Dragonborn meets in the Companions questline (when Farkas first turns into a werewolf) are only fought in a cutscene and aren't flagged for actual battle. If they are revived with magic or by using Console Commands, they can be killed with a single hit.
  • All the Silver Hands' "floating" comments are the same used by bandits.


This section contains bugs related to Silver Hand. 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.
  •  360   If a Silver Hand Camp is cleared and becomes a Bandit Camp, the "bandits" in the camp will actually be Silver Hands, and have silver weapons either in their inventory or equipped.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Silver Hand

  • Silver Hand are too OP

    43 messages
    • wrote:I kill legendary dragons on legendary with fists, but lets not brag now, shall we... The silver hand are only hard if ...
    • Those guys really pissed me off today.I play on legedary and when i die,i simply delete my character.So to reach immortality i need to compl...
  • Silver Hand - not that bad?

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    • Just wanted to add something to what we don't know about them, something I think hasen't been discussed here:  They seem to look for, ...
    • I think the only reason they want them is because the Companions want them.

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