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Skeletal Dragon
Skeletal dragon
Basic Info
Level 20
Health-icon 721
MagickaIcon 50
Stamina 114
Spells/Abilities Fire Breath, Frost Breath, Unrelenting Force
Ref ID 00083588
Base ID 0009192C

Skeletal Dragons are necrotic dragons in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skeletal dragons are, as the name suggests, composed of skinless bones.


As Dragons are resurrected across Skyrim by Alduin, the Dragonborn can interrupt the resurrection by attacking the rising dragon. This causes the dragon to stop forming properly, resulting in a skeletal dragon. Being purely made up of bone, they cannot fly, and instead of the resistances of a living dragon, a skeletal dragon has the vulnerabilities of the undead; its total health is only half that of a regular level 20 dragon. It can be easily dispatched using fire-based attacks.


A rather resilient skeletal dragon appears in the College of Winterhold quest The Staff of Magnus, serving as the guardian of Labyrinthian. It appears in a very large room with four to eight skeletons and uses the Fire and Frost Breath shouts. The skeletal dragon does not have a dragon soul or dragon scales (including dragon heartscales), but will drop up to six dragon bones; aside from Paarthurnax, this is the only dragon that drops this many bones at one time.


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  • skeletal dragon

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    • Fixing a typo "You can't be alive and undead."
    • Try some anti-undead Restoration magic against it and see what happens.
  • Skeletal dragon bug

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    • I was fighting a blood dragon at autumnwatch tower, then I got a dragon soul before it died, then I saw that it turned into an invincible skele...
    • I think that this sometimes happens when a dragon dies, but the soul wasn't absorbed.  I had this happen at Autumnwatch too, and it happened w...

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