For other uses, see Ebony Warrior.

The Ebony Warrior is a quest available after reaching level 80 with The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn installed.


The Ebony Warrior is an experienced Redguard warrior who approaches the Dragonborn when they reach level 80 and explains how he has defeated all types of foes and enemies, and his last objective is to be sent to Sovngarde by a worthy adversary.


Upon reaching level 80, the Ebony Warrior will usually seek out the Dragonborn at the first Hold entered. However, if that does not occur, possible locations for the Ebony Warrior on the holds are:

He will then approach the Dragonborn and issue a challenge. He requests them to meet him at the Last Vigil, a campsite located high in the Velothi Mountains.

If the Dragonborn travels to Last Vigil and meets the Ebony Warrior, he will be standing there waiting to fight. Combat is initiated after making the first strike. The quest completes when the Ebony Warrior is killed.


The Ebony Warrior – DLC2EbonyWarriorQuest
IDJournal Entry
10A warrior in Ebony tried to talk to me on the streets of <Alias=StartCity>.
  • Objective 10: Talk to the Ebony Warrior
100A warrior in Ebony approached me in <Alias=StartCity>. He has challenged me to fight him at his last vigil, wherever that is.
  • Objective 100: Meet the Ebony Warrior at the Last Vigil
200I have defeated the Ebony Warrior. May his soul find rest in Sovngarde.
  • Quest complete


This section contains bugs related to The Ebony Warrior. 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  ,  NX  , 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.
  • If using Dragon Aspect, when the Ancient Dragonborn is summoned (the Dragonborn reaches half health), the Ebony Warrior may regain all health and ignore the Dragonborn until attacked again.
  •  360   The Ebony Warrior may not always appear in the first nor the first few Holds entered at level 80. Simply traveling to all the Hold capitals will usually fix this bug.
  • If the Dragonborn has a level higher than 80 and has not yet encountered the Ebony Warrior before the final battle of the Skyrim Civil War, it is possible that the Ebony Warrior will be waiting for them in the city the final battle will take place.

Start a Discussion Discussions about The Ebony Warrior

  • Is the ebony warrior a dragonborn?

    32 messages
    • acctually, it was parrthurnaux who taught the nordic people the thu'um
    • But Kyne is the one who gave them the ability to use the thu’um And she’s also the one who called upon Paarthurnax to betray Alduin and te...
  • I cant find the ebony warrior

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    • I can’t find him either and I glitched my level from 18 to 80
    • As Purrington hinted, the Ebony Warrior appears in a city to challenge you to a duel after reaching level 81. If you're past that mark, t...