Frost Dragons are a type of dragon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. They are larger in appearance than blood or brown dragons and their powerful frost attacks may kill the Dragonborn before they even see what they are fighting. However, even though they are much stronger than their weaker cousins, they will still fight in the same manner.
Physical appearance[edit | edit source]
Frost dragons are predominantly white, with black and purple sections on their head, neck, wings, tail, and legs. Their eyes are icy blue and seem to glow in their sunken-in black sockets. Their heads are covered with jagged black frills, and their backs feature rows of long, sharp black spines. Their wings are tattered, and their tail is tipped with a larger spade shape.
Gameplay[edit | edit source]
Aerial[edit | edit source]
Frost dragons begin by remaining airborne, blasting the ground with their frost breath. This frost breath is significantly stronger than that used by other dragons, and can drain one's stamina instantly. Frost dragons can also use the Frost Breath shout, which fires a blast of intense cold much further than their standard breath.
If the Dragonborn is a fighter, invest in cold-resistant potions and armor, stamina potions, and stamina regeneration jewelry/armor. Being a Nord or a vampire provides a 25% resistance to frost damage. When safe, pelt the dragon with arrows from a bow, preferably enchanted with fire damage, and seek cover when it attacks.
If the Dragonborn is a mage, invest in cold-resistant armor and cast fire spells. Frost dragons take 50% more damage from fire, so plenty of Magicka and high-level Destruction will make short work of them. A staff of Firebolt or Fireball accompanied by a Steadfast Ward allows one to continually blast the dragon, even when in the direct line of fire.
Grounded[edit | edit source]
Once the dragon lands, strafe around it to avoid its breath and bite, and attack it. If ones weapon is enchanted with fire damage, it should quickly bring the dragon down. Power attacks will stagger it and interrupt its attacks, but be mindful not to get caught in its breath, as it will reduce stamina.
If the Dragonborn is a mage, they can attack the dragon with Firebolt or Fireball spells. The Impact perk in the school of Destruction can make the fight easier, as each dual-casted spell can stagger the dragon, in addition to dealing significant damage.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Frost dragons may appear in weaker form before the Dragonborn reaches level 30. An example of this is at Sky Haven Temple. Those who reach this location before the quest "Alduin's Wall" have been known to encounter weak versions of frost dragons, named simply dragon.confirmation needed In some instances, the dragon encountered at Sky Haven Temple is named frost dragon explicitly. There is evidence of there being frost dragons in the fact that they primarily use Frost Breath, and the spikes on their backs.confirmation needed
- There are also female frost dragons, but are rare. The only other dragons that can be females are: Blood Dragon, simply Dragon and Revered Dragon.confirmation needed
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Bugs[edit | edit source]
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Appearances[edit | edit source]
|Creatures and Enemies (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim)|
|Animals||Ants • Bear • Cave Bear • Chicken • Cow • Deer • Dog • Elk • Fox • Goat • Hawk • Horker • Horse|
Ice Wolf • Mammoth • Mudcrab • Rabbit • Sabre Cat • Salmon • Skeever • Slaughterfish • Snow Bear • Snow Fox • Wolf
|Creatures||Chaurus • Frostbite Spider • Frost Troll • Giant • Hagraven • Ice Wraith • Spriggan • Troll|
|Daedra||Dremora • Flame Atronach • Frost Atronach • Storm Atronach|
|Undead||Corrupted Shade • Dragon Priest • Draugr • Ghost • Magic Anomaly • Skeleton|
Subjugated Ghost • Wisp • Wispmother • Vampire
|Animunculi||Dwarven Centurion • Dwarven Sphere • Dwarven Spider|
|Dragons||Dragon • Blood Dragon • Frost Dragon • Elder Dragon • Ancient Dragon • Skeletal Dragon|