Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

For the creature in Legends, see Shadowmaster.

The Falmer Shadowmaster is a type of Falmer found in Skyrim.


They are the strongest type of Falmer in the base game, second only to the Falmer Warmonger added in through Dawnguard. They are typically found near or at the very end of dungeons, clad in tough armor and wielding powerful honed weapons. Shadowmasters also use an array of powerful spells, such as Frost Cloak, Wall of Frost, wards and armor spells to protect themselves during battle.

There are multiple types of Falmer Shadowmaster encountered at different levels, but each one uses different weapons and strategies:

  • Falmer Spellsword Shadowmaster – Uses Bound Sword to attack.
  • Falmer Warrior Shadowmaster – Uses a Falmer Sword to attack.
  • Falmer Boss Spellsword Shadowmaster – Uses a high Conjuration level bound sword to attack.
  • Falmer Boss Warrior Shadowmaster – Uses a high level Falmer sword to attack.