Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

For the dragon priest, see Nahkriin.

Nahkriin (Dragon Language: N.svgAh.svgK.svgR.svgIi.svgN.svg, "Vengeance") is a dragon priest mask found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This mask can be acquired from the dragon priest Nahkriin in Skuldafn during the quest "The World-Eater's Eyrie," just before entering Sovngarde. This is the only opportunity to obtain this mask as it is impossible to return to Skuldafn.


Wearing this mask grants the following bonuses:


It is rather useful for magicians, whether early or late game, especially those who delve into offensive and defensive spells. The Altmer can use this to increase their magicka pool even more. Player characters of this race can use the Archmage's robes and the atronach stone to fortify magicka by 150 points.


It can be upgraded with an ebony ingot at a workbench, and also benefits from the Daedric Smithing perk, which doubles the improvement.



This section contains bugs related to Nahkriin (Mask). 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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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   When equipping a mask and the Archmage's robes together; both the mask and the Dragonborn's entire head may disappear, showing only an empty hood.
    • A short term fix is to drop the Archmage's robes then pick them up again.
    • Another fix is to store the mask in a container and then equip it directly from the container.
    •  PC (fix)   This can be temporarily fixed by pressing F5, quicksave, and then F9, quick load.
    •  360 (fix)   Clearing the Xbox 360 cache will also correct this issue.
    •  PS3 (fix)   PS3 users can also temporarily fix this by saving and loading
  •  PC   360   PS3   It is possible to equip this item while wearing a falmer helmet, Ancient Shrouded Cowl, the Jagged Crown and circlets.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If any mask is given to any follower, over time it may disappear from their inventory.
    •  PC (fix)   To resolve this, use the console command player.additem 00061CA5 1, and it will add the mask to the inventory again.

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