Pit Wolves are tamed wolves encountered in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


They can be a challenging enemy as they are usually found near other enemies. When exploring several caves, these creatures may be encountered by themselves, or in packs of two to four, often found in cages, pens or just roaming around with other characters. Characters tend to set the wolves free so they could attack the Dragonborn.

The pit wolves' appearance varies, as they can bear a resemblance to both ice wolves and normal wolves, with the former being the strongest of the two.




  • As with all wolves it is possible to contract a disease from them.


This section contains bugs related to Pit Wolf. 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.
  • While in Werewolf form, or if under the effects of the "Voice of the Sky," Pit wolves, unlike their cousins, will attack the Dragonborn or flee from them. This may be due to them being a member of the Bandit faction rather than the Wildlife faction.


*Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, Fandom will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Stream the best stories.

Fandom may earn an affiliate commission on sales made from links on this page.

Get Disney+