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Werebear (Dragonborn)

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Level 17
Health-icon 635
MagickaIcon 25
Stamina 134
DamageIcon 80
ArmorIcon 438
Soul Size Common
Ref ID xx0251F0
Base ID xx01E17C
For other uses, see Werebear.
"Werebears? Where? Bears? Men that are bears?"
M'aiq the Liar[src]

Werebears are a type of creature found on Solstheim. They are a variant of lycanthrope, and are similar in most respects to werewolves, with the obvious exception of their appearance. It is not possible for the player to become a werebear, however.


According to On Lycanthropy, Skyrim is said to be teeming with Werebears, and they are the reason some people use Canis Root.[1] Interestingly, werebears are only found on the island of Solstheim, an outlying island formerly the property of the province of Skyrim. In the past, the Daedric Prince Hircine used the island for hunts using lycanthropes.


They perform in the same manner as werewolves as their attacks are identical. They attack with their claws and teeth, but also possess a lunge attack which knocks the target off their feet. Unlike werewolves, some werebears revert to their natural form upon death.


Filial BondsEdit

Search for Wulf Wild-Blood's brother, Torkild, who has become a werebear.

Cleansing the StonesEdit

The Conjure Werebear power can be gained during the Cleansing the Stones quest, after cleansing the Beast Stone.

Snowclad RuinsEdit

A pack of three werebears can be found at Snowclad Ruins, at which they can be seen in human form wearing ragged trousers before transforming and attacking.

Random encountersEdit

Packs of three werebears can be randomly encountered in the wilds of Solstheim. Transformed werebears may return to their human form after some time.



  • They are functionally identical to werewolves, sharing the same animations and audio.
  • The werebear first appeared at the Bethesda Game Jam, along with the Vampire Lord.



This section contains bugs related to Werebear (Dragonborn). 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.
  4. Always add  360  ,  PS3  , or  PC   to clarify which system the bug appears on.
  •  PC   360   PS3  They will become trapped in place, but still attempt to run and attack.
  •  360   If the Dragonborn waits near a werebear corpse, it may come back to life, albeit resuming its human form.
  • There is a small chance that werebears have a model bug, they fight using punches like their human form, but their paws stay to their chest bent inward.



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