For the dragon priest mask, see Nahkriin (Mask).
For the Legends card, see Nahkriin, Dragon Priest.
"Zu'u uth nall thuri dein daar miiraak."

Nahkriin (Dragon Language: NAhKRIiN Nah-Kriin) is one of the eight named dragon priests. His full name translates to "vengeance."[1]


Nahkriin can be encountered within the Nordic ruin of Skuldafn during the main quest "The World-Eater's Eyrie." He must be defeated in order to obtain the Dragon Priest Staff which is used to open a portal to Sovngarde.

Nahkriin knows spells from every school of Destruction, can summon a Storm Atronach, and wields a Dragon Priest Staff. However, he favors Icy Spear and Incinerate.

Notable itemsEdit

Upon his defeat, Nahkriin drops his mask—one of the eight mysterious Dragon Priest Masks located throughout Skyrim. This is the only opportunity to obtain this mask as it is impossible to return to Skuldafn unless the player uses console commands.

Collecting all eight masks is a requirement for the unmarked quest to restore the Dragon Priest Shrine. Once restored, the ninth mask will be accessible by the player.


  • "Hin laas los dii." ("Your life is mine.")
  • "Zu'u uth naal thuri dein daar miiraak." ("I (was) command(ed) by my overlord (to) keep this portal.")
  • "Fent ni fiilok." ("(You) shall not escape.")
  • "Sosaal fah hin vothaarn." ("Bleed for your disobedience.")


  • He is one of two dragon priests that does not exit from a sarcophagus, the other being Morokei.
  • While in combat, Nahkriin will speak in the Dragon Tongue. Aside from Morokei, he is the only dragon priest that ever speaks to the Dragonborn.
  • Unlike Morokei, Nahkriin speaks only in dragon language.
  • If Nahkriin is not killed during the quest "The World-Eater's Eyrie" and his mask not taken, collecting all the Dragon Priest masks becomes impossible, as Skuldafn can no longer be accessed (without the use of console commands).
  • Nahkriin's name can be found on the "Strun" word wall that he guards.
  • If one sprints past him using the Whirlwind Sprint shout or with light armor equipped, the Dragonborn can completely bypass Nahkriin and enter the portal to Sovngarde. However, this means that his mask will never be obtainable, and the player will require console commands to collect it.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Nahkriin

  • Translation of his quotes

    2 messages
    • '''''Hin laas los dii.: Your life is my. ''''' '''''Zu'u ...
    • Don't mind the Fent Ni Fiilok, it was hard to translate and i do not even know if that is even a word.
  • Nahkriin Highest Ranking Priest?

    13 messages
    • all the other dragon priests besides azhidal got their masks from the dragons, yet azhidal made his himself
    • I think the 8 high priests were equal, and Konarik is the title. This is confirmed by the fact that all masks are required for opening. Miraak ...
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