Legendary Dragons are the most powerful breed of dragon found in Skyrim. They are introduced in Dawnguard and typically appear throughout Skyrim at level 78+.

Physical appearance[edit | edit source]

Unlike other breeds of dragon, legendary dragons have distinctive thick, curved horns. They have a black and purple scale color with white wings featuring mottled purple spots. They are also unique in having what appears to be compound eyes, formed of multiple "eyes" in a single socket.

Combat[edit | edit source]

Legendary Dragon circling Arcwind Point.

The legendary dragon behaves like any other dragon in combat. It attacks with Fire or Frost Breath, and may sometimes land either on its own accord or because of the Dragonrend shout. Along with the Revered Dragon, it uses the Drain Vitality Shout.

Notable items[edit | edit source]

Along with dragon bones, scales, gold, and gems, legendary dragons also have an additional chance to drop Daedric weapons and armor due to their high level. Very rarely, a Dragonbone Warhammer can be looted.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Legendary Dragon is stronger than Alduin in terms of shouts, health, and bite damage, although Alduin has a 50% resistance to all damage types.
  • While a rare natural spawn, one is often located at Arcwind Point, provided that the Dragonborn has reached level 78.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Legendary 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   As with all other dragons, when defeated, it might not be possible to absorb its soul.
    • Fix: spend a dragon soul, and the dragon's soul should be absorbed, but it might not necessarily work if you spend several dragon souls.
  •  PC   360   PS3   On the first encounter with a legendary dragon, it is somewhat common that its model and textures will be out of date and smooth; this is the same with most dragons, but even more with legendary dragons due to their rather rare nature, and in some cases, the legendary dragons will remain untextured, never fully rendering.
  •  PS3   Legendary dragons might fly backwards and kill the Dragonborn if it hits you while flying or landing.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Main article: Achievements (Dawnguard)
Achievement Dawnguard Legend.jpg
Legend
Defeat A Legendary Dragon
Points 40 Gamer points.svg
Trophy
Silver trophy


Note: If you are playing on the PC and are struggling to receive this achievement, type player.setlevel 78.

See also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]


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