Black Werewolf as seen in Bloodmoon
Werewolves are creatures that appear in Bloodmoon.
They are found on the island of Solstheim. While first appearing in The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall, werewolves are featured more prominently in The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon. The Daedric Prince Hircine keeps werewolves as his wards and servants. In Bloodmoon, when infected with Lycanthropy, the Nerevarine may get strange dreams and be tasked with quests by Hircine. One can also try and find a cure for the condition. Should the Nerevarine complete the tasks for Hircine, the Daedric prince will enhance the player's powers, such as by giving them sharper and stronger claws.
- Enhanced Sneak: Sneak is increased to 95 as a werewolf.
- Enhanced Acrobatics: Acrobatics is increased dramatically and enables jumps further and higher than normal.
- Claws: The claws of a werewolf can tear through anything but Daedric Armor. Hircine may enhance this ability if his requests are completed.
- Durability: Werewolves are very tough, and have a resistance to normal human weapons. However, they are highly vulnerable to Silver and Daedric weapons.
- Super-Speed: A Werewolf is incredibly fast and agile, especially when running on all fours.
- Super-Strength: A lycanthrope has strength beyond that of a regular human.
- Bite: A bite from a werewolf is infectious and will turn any creature into a were-creature (wolf, boar etc.). Undead are immune to it, but will spread it.
- Eye of the Wolf: Like Vampires, Werewolves can see in the dark. They use this ability to hunt at night and observe their surroundings better. Eye of the Wolf also gives Detect Human within 200ft.
- Spirit of the Wolf: Health replenishes slowly over time.
- Health is regained by feeding rather than by regeneration, unless not in a fight, in which case the werewolf's health will regenerate significantly faster than of most living beings in the world.
- Bloodlust: Werewolves have an insatiable blood-lust that drives them to kill.
- No bonus is gained from sleeping (Skyrim).
- Transformed werewolves cannot equip apparel, including armor.
- When in werewolf form, the player cannot pick locks or collect items/loot from corpses.
- When transformed, they may be unable to fit through narrow dungeon doorways. Walking through such doorways backwards may fix this.
- More vulnerable to Silver weapons.
- People other than followers will attack a werewolf on sight.
- If someone sees the player transforming, they will recognize them as a werewolf even in human form, and may treat them like an outsider or attack on sight.
- If the player is seen transforming, they will get a 1000 gold bounty and most NPCs will attack them.
Becoming a WerewolfEdit
There are two ways of acquiring Lycanthropy:
- Play the main quest for Bloodmoon up to Siege of Skaal Village.
- Find one of the nine "wanderers". these werewolves are very powerful and have reached their ultimate strength. The Nerevarine may identify a wanderer by finding wandering naked man or woman around Solstheim, who will tell him to go away.