Main article: Dragon Shouts

Throw Voice is a dragon shout in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


When used, this Shout projects or "throws" the voice of the Dragonborn in the direction the cursor is aimed. It is very useful in distracting or moving enemies to a point designated by the Dragonborn. Hostiles will investigate the area targeted by the Shout, as long as they can hear it, and have not detected the Dragonborn (the Perk Quiet Casting can reduce detection greatly). They will move towards the targeted area and search in expanding circles around the spot until they calm down and become passive again. The Shout will also affect creatures that are already alerted, but won't fool enemies that have fully detected the Dragonborn already.

The Shout is useful when entering an area undetected. It allows the user to see how many enemies are present, by gathering them all in one place. Also, it makes sneaking into an area easier, as all enemies are gathered together, and easier to avoid than if they are spread out. The shout can also be used to lead enemies towards traps or into an ambush.

Specific infoEdit

  • The dragon atop Shearpoint is a target of a Bounty quest which rewards the player with 500 GoldIcon (Bounty by Jorleif), but beware of the Dragon Priest buried near the area.
  • Krosis can be a challenge for lower level players and should be approached with great caution and certainly not while the Dragon is around the area.
  • It is possible to quickly sprint up to the wall and obtain the Word of Power without fighting the Dragon Priest.
  • This shout works well for creating a distraction when sneaking around hostile NPCs as the Thu'um itself is a mere whisper. Unfortunately, non-hostile NPCs do not respond to this Thu'um making it ineffective for distracting passive targets. Instead, try to distract them by shooting an arrow into a wall within earshot of them, and out of the player's way.
  • If the player has a follower with them, the player can concentrate on the Dragon while Krosis focuses on the follower. Once the follower dies or regains strength, however, the player should have either killed the Dragon or (if unlocked) the Call of Valor shout can be used to make Krosis focus on the summoned hero as the player finishes killing the dragon.
  • The player can use this shout on hostile NPCs and, combining it with Nightingale Subterfuge, will make clearing large rooms with multiple hostiles easy.
  • If the Dragonborn is a Khajiit, the accent of the voice will sound like that of a Khajiit, and a human-like voice for Nords, Bretons, Imperials, etc.
  • This Shout is very useful after the main quest. Use any of the three glitches to get back into the Thalmor Embassy and use Throw Voice. After a while, Elenwen will appear.
  • This Shout and the Storm Call shout are the only shouts to have every word wall location inhabited with a dragon priest.
  • The shout can actually be used to set off pressure plates and drop coal pots onto oil slicks.
  • This Shout and the Battle Fury Shout are the only two Shouts where all three words are in the same location.
  • Adding more words to this shout decreases recharge time, rather than increasing it like all other shouts.
  • This shout produces a series of goofy insults:
    • "Hey, troll bait!"
    • "Hey, cheese brain!"
    • "Hey, skeever butt!"
    • "Hey, slug-breath!"
    • "Hey, ugly!"
    • "Hey, melon nose!"

Word WallEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Throw Voice
Locations: Shearpoint
Zul, Mey, Gut Zul-wordwall
Modir the Far raised (this) stone
(in his) brother's memory, Oskar
the Fool, whose voice was weak and
not (the) mighty shout of his clan.


This section contains bugs related to Throw Voice. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If the Dragonborn is an Argonian or an Elf, the voice that the shout makes may not be heard (it will still show up if subtitles are turned on, however).


Start a Discussion Discussions about Throw Voice

  • only getting one word from throw voice :(

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    • Getting new words for Throw Voice decreases the recharge time rather than increasing potency, so there may be a chance that it did this rat...
    • Bah!  I just ran into this myself.  No amout of reloading/turning off mods helps. :( . This is the only thread I've seen.  I'll k...
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    • When you use the throw voice shout with a female khajiit, it doesn't say, hey, ugly, or anything like that. Either I cant hear it, or th...