An Ash Guardian is a summoned Daedra found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.



  • Ash Guardians shoot a blast of ash at enemies as a medium-ranged attack, similar to the Steam Attack of a Dwarven Centurion. If the Dragonborn gets too close, they will cast a flame explosion. Its movement, mannerisms, and melee attacks are similar to a Storm Atronach. Ash Guardians will not flee from combat, regardless of their health status.


  • When properly conjuring an Ash Guardian using a Heart Stone, the Ash Guardian won't follow the Dragonborn like other Atronachs. Instead it will be bound to the rune that is placed when the Guardian is conjured.
  • Ash Guardians are similar to Thralls, in that they do not have a summoning duration. They will only disappear when defeated in combat.
  • Summoning an Ash Guardian without a Heart Stone in the inventory will cause it to be "unbound" and thus hostile to everyone around it.
    • If an "unbound" Ash Guardian is summoned it will not be considered as the Dragonborn's conjured creature, thus summoning another creature will not cause it to disappear.
  • Unbound Ash Guardians will yield a greater soul when successfully soul trapped.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Ash Guardian

  • Is it even worth it ?

    5 messages
    • Also, unlike elementals, the Ash Guardian will simply patrol the area that he was spawned, never despawning, so you can set him as a trap....
    • You don't NEED a heart stone either,  cast it then use shadow warrior or invisiblity and it will target enemies
  • Could the Ash Guardian be a House Guard?

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    • You can summon other things with the ash guardian out, however, you can only summon 1 at a time, even with the Twin Souls perk. I tr...
    • Try this console command variant: 0303D473, it'll ALWAYS summon friendly Ash Guardians.
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