Wolves are medium-sized, agile, canine predators commonly found throughout Tamriel. They appear almost anywhere outdoors (excluding wet environments, such as swamps). They can also be found in caves, mines, or forts, be it alone, as a pack, with different animals, or accompanied by a vampire, bandit master, or werewolf, who keep them as guards or companions. Wolves also inhabit Solstheim in great numbers and are revered by the indigenous Skaal.
Although the wolves of Skyrim can be vicious, they are not always aggressive, and have territorial habits. In most cases, they will not attack the Dragonborn unless they draw near. Wolves howling or assuming an aggressive stance are giving a warning that they are getting too close to them. Continuing to approach them will instigate an attack.
By contrast, ice wolves are more powerful, aggressive and deadly, possessing more health and capable of dealing more damage than the standard wolf. They can be found in higher elevations in the mountains or in the northeastern, frozen areas of Skyrim. Ice wolves attack prey on sight, the natural camouflage of their coats make them difficult to see in the snow.
Wolf encounters range in size from one to three and, if in groups, wolves will use flanking and diversionary tactics to bring down prey. Very rarely will a wolf move straight towards a target, opting instead to circle the target to avoid arrows and to force the target to fend off the pack from all directions. Though weak, these creatures may be dangerous for an unsuspecting low-level character.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (First appearance)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse |
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton |
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|