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Basic Info
Level 50
Health-icon 3071
MagickaIcon 150
Stamina 264
Spells/Abilities Fire Breath
Frost Breath
ArmorIcon 7
Loot Dragon Bones
Dragon Scales
Soul Size Dragon Soul
Ref ID 0007EAC5
Base ID 0007EAC7

Vulthuryol (VULTHUrYOL in Dragon Language) is a hidden Ancient Dragon, summoned in the underground Dwemer capital city of Blackreach. His name translates to "Dark Tyranny Fire" or "Dark Overlord Fire".

Summoning Vulthuryol Edit

To find Vulthuryol, access the center building area in Blackreach where there is a large yellow orb above the Blackreach Debate Hall and the Hall of Rumination. The closest entrance/exit in Blackreach to this orb is the Great Lift at Mzinchaleft.

The orb is visible upon entry. Make your way through the Falmer and Falmer Servants, and use Unrelenting Force on the orb. Doing so will make the orb ring and echo throughout the caverns. This will summon Vulthuryol.

If the Dragonborn summons Vulthuryol but does not engage him before leaving Blackreach, he may eventually take up a stationary position on the ground to await developments. Vulthuryol can only be summoned once.



  • Unlike other dragons, Vulthuryol will not fly while fighting the Dragonborn, but will crawl on the ground, using Fire Breath.
  • Although being an Ancient Dragon in its essence, Vulthuryol has a very low damage output for both shouts and bites and drops standard loot for a dragon, but it is still difficult to defeat if fought by a player lower than level 20.
  • He is metallic bronze color with a black and beige pattern on his wings and tail.
  • Vulthuryol cannot be tamed using the Bend Will shout.
  • Harkon's Sword is quite useful against him and makes him easy for a level ten plus character.
  • Vulthuryol may be partially inspired by the dragon Smaug from J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," due to its location in a Dwarven fortress deep underground.


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  • Summoning Vulthuryol

    • I've recently started playing back through Backreach and found that I was able to summon Vulthuryol by fus roh dahing two falmer servants ...
  • Vulthuryol is proof of only one thing...

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    • The dragons are NOT stupid they just have terrible AI's when it comes to battle. Vulthuryol was easy to defeat, wasn't too long before I stab...
    • Caractacus IV wrote:Mystik Tamer wrote: Collider1 wrote: What if he was hatched from an egg by the dwarves? It would explain how he got i...

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