For other types of dragons, see Dragons (Skyrim).

Frost Dragon is a type of dragon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Frost dragons possess a rather similar appearance to the brown dragon. They are, however, larger, even more so than the blood dragon, with an even larger, more noticeable row of spines on their backbone.

They have a white colored body, with mixes of black and grey all over the body. Lastly, their tails go back to the more primitive design of the brown dragon, with a spaded tip, albeit larger.


As their name suggests, they use Frost Breath (as opposed to Fire Breath which other dragons often use), which drains the stamina of their enemies and may slow them down.  Also, they may appear in groups of two. Frost dragons have a 25% weakness to fire. It is not recommended to engage in melee combat since it only needs 2–4 bites to easily kill the Dragonborn if they have weak armor on and/or have put minimal perks into health. The best weapons to use against a frost dragon include: a bow that is enchanted with fire damage, Firebolt, Fireball, a Staff of Firebolt/Fireball, or Fire Breath.

Nords and vampires have a great advantage against frost dragons due to their natural frost resistance.




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  • Frost dragons may appear in weaker form before a player reaches level 30. An example of this is at Sky Haven Temple. Players who reach this location before the quest "Alduin's Wall" have been known to encounter weak versions of frost dragons, named simply dragon. 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.



This section contains bugs related to Frost Dragon. 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.
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  •  PC   360   PS3   Some frost dragons fly off into the distance, or air, when the Dragonrend shout is applied to them.
  •  PC   360   PS3   Sometimes, frost dragons do not supply dragon souls.
  •  360   PS3   Sometimes, the Frost Dragon appears as a basic greyish-green dragon model, lacking facial features, spines, or scales. It reverts to its normal texture after it has been defeated.
  •  PS3   Sometimes, when Dragonrend is used and it lands on a word wall, it might glitch and become invincible; if the area is returned to later, it will not be glitched, but the soul will be absorbed while it is still alive.
    •  PC(Fix)  : Go into the console and click the body. Type in markfordelete and it will be erased for good.
  •  PC   Sometimes, with the use of shock spells and the Disintegration perk, the dragon may turn into an ice pile upon death, like an ice wraith instead of disintegrating. If this occurs, no soul is given.
  • Sometimes, when fighting frost dragons not in a specific area, such as a word wall, firing a bow with a frost enchantment may make the frost dragon glow bright blue, even after death.
  • The frost breath used by this dragon currently only uses half of the sound effect.
  • A frost dragon encountered at Boethiah's shrine appeared to be essential; when it lost all of its health it merely flew off and returned later with restored health.
  • Like other dragons, it sometimes may randomly spawn on, or near, the player.


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