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Snapleg Cave

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Cave  Snapleg Cave
Snapleg Cave
Snapleg Cave Map
Hold The Rift
Type Cave
Sublocations None
Quests None
Characters None
Enemies Hagraven, Spriggan
Location ID SnaplegCaveExterior
"If you journey north, stay well away from Snapleg Cave. Damn Hagravens have infested the place."
Rift Guard[src]

Snapleg Cave is a cave located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The cave is located between Ivarstead and Riften


It is a small cave, housing several witches and hags. It features a cooking pot, an Alchemy Lab and an Arcane Enchanter. Several spiders and a giant one also dwell inside the cave, protecting the witches. Towards the "end" of the cave, there is a Hagraven and several random loot chests.

There is also a Spriggan locked in a cage, which if freed, will not turn hostile and will attempt to leave the dungeon to return to a clearing outside Eldergleam Sanctuary.

  • Those with a high sneak skill can free the Spriggan without alerting the Hagraven. In this case the Spriggan will assist with killing the Hagraven before exiting.


The cave is entered via a large Chasm, leading straight down to three skeevers surrounding a dead deer at the bottom. A long hallway leads to a large cavern with a Frostbite Spider and two Hags. In the centre of the room there is a cooking pot and two tents, within the foremost there is a chest and some Alchemy ingredients. To the left there is a small mound with a Staff of Paralysis lying over top of a crate with a potion and four Soul Gem Fragments.

To the right is the entrance to the next room. After going through a corridor and a small area with a Troll, there will be a larger room with lots of spider sacks and a giant rock pillar in the center. Here are 3 Frostbite Spiders. Straight ahead leads to a cave with a Giant Frostbite Spider, a dead bandit and a chest (this is a dead end).

To the left, before the cave area, a corridor leads to two more Frostbite Spiders and a pull chain, (To the left of the chain is a chest behind some cobwebs) that opens a rock wall into a cavern with a Hag. There are two large tents, within one is some alchemical ingredients and a Breathing Water spell book. In the other is a dead Elk.

The next room is a large open room with water (the body of a Novice Conjurer can be found floating here, containing loot) down the sides, with a Hag, a Hagraven and the Spriggan. The tent at the end of the room has two leveled Soul Gems and an Arcane Enchanter. To the right leads to a small empty room with a chest and a Alchemy Lab. Another Pull Chain opens a door to above the second room to make exiting easier.

It is possible to explore this location in reverse - when entering the cave, simply turn left, and jump up.

Notable lootEdit



This section contains bugs related to Snapleg Cave. 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.
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  •  360   The Spriggan may be unable to pass through the cave's corridors when released, and will run in place before vanishing.


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