Highpoint Tower is a fort in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. It is a typical Imperial stone ruin, comprising a single tower with a spiral staircase winding its way downwards into the ground, followed by a complex of rooms underground.


There are three levels on the spiral staircase, each with evidence of habitation (furniture, plates, goblets, an extinguished fire). At the bottom, a corridor leads to a spider lair, containing flame spiders, flame cloaked spiders, jumping frost spiders, and their albino equivalents. North of the lair, a corridor leads to other areas of the fort, guarded by ash spawn, electrical magic casters (powered by soul gems that can be shot off with an arrow), and magic runes on the floors.

There is also an extensive system of caves, which can be reached through a break in one of the eastern walls of the fort.


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  • The entrance will be blocked with ash until the quest "Old Friends" has begun.
  • It is one of the few locations in the game where firewood can been found and picked up as normal loot.
  • If planning on keeping Niyya alive, it is highly advisable to clear away the rocks from the rockfall in the previous room, as she has very low health, and they can kill her fairly easily. Alternatively, waiting until she starts to head for the exit and using the "wait" command for a few hours will teleport her outside the fort.


  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   XB1   NX   Followers may become stuck on the platform the ash guardian spawns on.
    •  PC(Fix)   360(Fix)   PS3(Fix)   PS4(Fix)   XB1(Fix)   NX(Fix)   This can be fixed by knocking the follower off the platform with Unrelenting Force or by sprinting into them, forcing them out of the way.


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    • UNTIL you discover the source of the attacks and report to Neloth, only then he will tell you to go the Highpoint Tower and the door will...
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    • I did the old friends quest, and after that I went back to get the Skaal coat that was there. I used whirlwind sprint in Highpoint tower to get...
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