Find the Word of Power is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


After completing "The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller," this repeatable miscellaneous quest becomes available. It is obtained by asking Arngeir, the Greybeard, in High Hrothgar, if he has located any Words of Power.


  • Find the Word of Power in ... (Word Wall location)


Note: This quest cannot be acquired if the Dragonborn has killed Paarthurnax.

After speaking to Arngeir and asking if he has located any Words of Power, Arngeir will direct the Dragonborn to one of the locations that contains an active Word of Power. Traveling to the location, finding and learning the word will complete the quest.

The Dragonborn may, then, return to Arngeir and again ask if he has located another Word of Power. This will restart this quest for a new word in a different location.

Words of Power locationsEdit

Note: The order in which they are provided is random.

Arngeir will direct the Dragonborn to one of the following locations.

Locations Word of Power
Ancient's Ascent Animal Allegiance
Angarvunde Animal Allegiance
Arcwind Point Drain Vitality DG
Autumnwatch Tower Marked for Death
Bonestrewn Crest Frost Breath
Dead Men's Respite Whirlwind Sprint
Dragontooth Crater Elemental Fury
Eldersblood Peak Disarm
Folgunthur Frost Breath
Forelhost Storm Call
Lost Tongue Overlook Dismay
Forsaken Cave Marked for Death
Hag's End Slow Time
High Gate Ruins Storm Call
Ironbind Barrow Become Ethereal
Kilkreath Ruins Elemental Fury
Lost Valley Redoubt Become Ethereal
Mount Anthor Ice Form
Northwind Summit Aura Whisper
Ragnvald Kyne's Peace
Rannveig's Fast Kyne's Peace
Shearpoint Throw Voice
Shriekwind Bastion Elemental Fury
Shroud Hearth Barrow Kyne's Peace
Silverdrift Lair Disarm
Skyborn Altar Frost Breath
Sunderstone Gorge Fire Breath
Valthume Aura Whisper
Volskygge Whirlwind Sprint
Volunruud Aura Whisper

After the Dragonborn has learned the words contained in all of these locations, Arngeir will not provide the quest anymore, leaving the Dragonborn to find the remaining ones on their own.

Remaining Words of PowerEdit

The following locations contain Words of Power that Arngeir does not provide with this quest:

Locations Word of Power Quests to unlock location
Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary Marked for Death "With Friends Like These..."

or "Destroy the Dark Brotherhood!"

Dead Crone Rock Dismay Exploration

or "Pieces of the Past"

Dimhollow Crypt DG Drain Vitality "Awakening"
Dustman's Cairn Fire Breath "Proving Honor"
Forgotten Vale DG Drain Vitality "Touching the Sky"
Frostmere Crypt Ice Form "The Pale Lady"
Korvanjund Slow Time "The Jagged Crown"
Labyrinthian Slow Time "The Staff of Magnus"
Saarthal Ice Form "Under Saarthal"
Shalidor's Maze Dismay Exploration
Skuldafn Storm Call "The World-Eater's Eyrie"
Snow Veil Sanctum Disarm "Speaking With Silence"
Ustengrav Become Ethereal "The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller"
Ysgramor's Tomb Animal Allegiance Exploration

or "Glory of the Dead"


The Words of Power – FreeformHighHrothgarA
IDJournal Entry
  • Objective 10: Find the Word of Power in <Alias=Dungeon>


  • There are more than forty Word Walls in total.
  • The reason why Arngeir will not point to some Word Walls may be because many of these locations are visited as part of other major questlines. In some cases, these locations remain inaccessible to the Dragonborn until they proceed far enough in those questlines.
  • The three individual words of a single shout appear in the correct order, they do not depend on the order in which they are visited.
  • This quest may be active at the same time as the other similar repeatable quest to find Words of Power: "Find the Source of Power."
  • If the quest "Lifting the Shroud" is active in the quest log, or unfinished, Arngeir will not provide Shroud Hearth Barrow's word wall as a target.


This section contains bugs related to Find the Word of Power. 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  , 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   (Note: This bug does not occur if Dawnguard is not installed) It is possible to receive this quest for the Arcwind Point word, although, acquiring the word does not complete the quest. The quest will then remain incomplete and will prevent Arngeir from providing more word wall's locations.
    •  PC   Fix: The console command SetStage FreeFormHighHrothgarA 20 can be used to complete the quest, however Arngeir may give the quest again.
    • Fix: By going to Northwind Summit to enable it's Word of Power (If it wasn't already done).
    • Fix: Loading a save from before asking Arngeir for a word location and getting another location.

See alsoEdit

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  • Word at Arcwind point

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    • wrote:I encountered same bug on ps3 and pc when I completed using console commands and returned for new word I received same locat...
    • I had this bug. I completed the quest, the word worked but it wouldn't clear and allow for the next word or Arngier would give me anot...
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    • it is setstage FreeformHighhrothgarA 20, it ends the quest but it doesn't solve the issue, because you get the same quest from Arnegir ...
    • After i completed the Arcwind word, it wouldn't clear the quest. Then, later i was exploring and found another word of power at anot...