"These are the Guardian Stones, three of the thirteen ancient standing stones that dot Skyrim's landscape."

The Guardian Stones are a group of three Standing Stones which can be found along the road southwest of Riverwood.


After completing "Unbound," continue to follow either Ralof or Hadvar and they will lead the Dragonborn to Riverwood. The Stones are located southwest of Riverwood, and north-northwest of Helgen close to the river. They consist of the Warrior Stone, the Mage Stone and the Thief Stone.



This section contains bugs related to Guardian Stones. 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.
  •  PS4   Fast traveling to the Guardian Stones after they have been discovered can cause the game to raise the number of discovered Standing Stones by three in the "General" section of the "Stats" menu.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Guardian Stones

  • Are these like blessings?

    3 messages
    • they are kind of ''like'' blessings, but standing stones and blessings operate independently of each other
    • The Stone effect remains until you change it at a different stone.
  • minor bug i found

    2 messages
    • so apparently i cant edit the page to add this in, but no matter who you choose, sometimes they'll run past the guardian stones towa...
    • That happened to me on Oldrim PC too. I'm currently on the special edition and the few times I've done Unbound, Hadvar and Ralof...
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