Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Dragontooth Crater is a dragon's lair located in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. A Word Wall for Elemental Fury and a chest are here, guarded by a dragon.


If the quest "Dragon Rising" has not been completed, this area will be populated by a few Forsworn and a hagraven along with Forsworn tents and a bloody altar. If the quest has been completed, a dragon will be present with a dead hagraven nearby.

There may be as many as three dragons in and around this area.



  • Because the word wall is so close to the cliff face behind it, the dragon that appears here cannot sit on top of it. This makes the dragon lie down on the ground instead.
  • There is a spawn location at the bottom of the hill along the path to the location. If the Dragonborn fast travels to Dragontooth Crater, be aware that traveling down the hill will cause the spawn location to activate. The location can spawn anything from a harmless mad person babbling about the Wabbajack or peddler to a group of Forsworn or Blood Horkers. If groups of enemies spawn, this could be harmful if a high-level dragon is already being fought.
  • Sometimes, when fast traveling to this location, a dead hagraven will appear at the Dragonborn's feet.


This section contains bugs related to Dragontooth Crater. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  /  XB1  ,  PS3  /  PS4  ,  PC  /  MAC  ,  NX  /  PS5  ,  XS  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes the dragon cannot be killed and the dragon will not attack. Upon returning later, one will find the dragon dead and the soul/loot gained.
  •  PC   PS3   Occasionally, the dragon's head is stuck in the ground and will not attempt to attack.
  •  360   Occasionally, the dragon may flee to an unreachable part of the map, rendering the player unable to complete.