Main article: Dragon Shouts
For other uses, see Call Dragon.

Call Dragon is a dragon shout in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This shout is given to the Dragonborn near the end of the main story quest "The Fallen" in order to call the dragon Odahviing to capture him inside Dragonsreach. It can also be obtained from Esbern during "Season Unending."confirmation needed

At the end of the main quest, Odahviing will land on the Throat of the World and engage in a dialogue, stating his loyalty to the Dragonborn. After this, by using the shout, the Dragonborn can call Odahviing to aid in battle while outdoors anywhere in Skyrim, effectively granting the ability to summon a dragon.


Odahviing will stay with the Dragonborn until all threats to them are eliminated. Odahviing is invincible, though when he has taken enough damage, he will drop to the ground, unable to fight until the battle is over, and will leave after all threats are eliminated. If desired, a restorative spell can be used to bring Odahviing's health to above half to allow him to take back to the skies.

If he is called while on Solstheim, Odahviing will not appear, likely because of the distance between Skyrim and Solstheim.


  • This Shout has no effect unless all three words are used.
  • This Shout makes the Stormcloak/Imperial gauntlet style quests, where a Fort must be cleared of hostiles until their numbers dwindle to nothing, fairly easy.
  • Odahviing may attack the Dragonborn's horse if it is present.
  • Odahviing's fire breath can kill a companion if they are directly in his way.
  • If Dawnguard is installed, Summon Durnehviir can be used when fighting a fire-oriented dragon or being, as Odahviing is fire and does not have any advantage over them, while Durnehviir is a frost dragon and possesses a significant advantage over any kind of fire type being.
  • If Dragonborn is installed, Odahviing can be ridden into battle.


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  • Call dragon

    2 messages
    • When I was supposed to get the call dragon shout it didn't give it to me
    • Either Esbern or Parthurnaxx will give it to you before you're ready to trap Odahviing. It's the only way to continue the main sto...
  • Call Dragon problems?

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    • i am calling him but his shout recharge time is slow so i cant dragonrend him.
    • I need halp pls :/
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