For other uses, see Reaver.

Reavers are Dunmer bandits found on Solstheim. In addition to armor typical of bandits, they occasionally wear bonemold, chitin, and Nordic carved armor.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Combat[edit | edit source]

In combat, Reavers typically behave much like the bandits encountered in Skyrim. However, they tend to use higher level armor and weapons than bandits. There are Reavers that rely solely on Magicka, Reaver Archers, and Reavers that will attempt to attack with melee weapons. Their leaders both use magicka and wear heavy armor. Reavers will attempt to flee from combat if their health drops too low, and no potions can be found on their inventory.

Subtypes[edit | edit source]

Name Level Health-icon.png MagickaIcon.png Stamina Drop ID
Reaver 1 35 25 70 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Outlaw 5–6 101–155 25 85 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Thug 9–10 222–238 25 105 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Highwayman 14–19 292–315 24 120 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Plunderer 19–21 362–398 25 170 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Marauder 25–29 441–497 25 245 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks
Reaver Lord 31 500 25 260 Melee weapons, bow and arrows, light and heavy armor, gold, lockpicks

Random encounter[edit | edit source]

A non-hostile Reaver can be encountered in the wilds muttering to himself about treasure. When spoken to he says: "They attacked us. Those bastards at Frossel. Stole our treasure - wait! Forget I said that. That's my treasure. You can't have it! He then becomes hostile and the map is updated with the location of Frossel.

Mind controlled reavers[edit | edit source]

At the Sun Stone and Temple of Miraak there will be some reavers and reaver outlaws under the control of Miraak. They will not be hostile, unless they catch the Dragonborn pickpocketing or attacking them. Once they are free from the mind control, they will continue to not be hostile.

Conversations[edit | edit source]

Hrodulf's House[edit | edit source]

Reaver: "Listen to this one! "My nights have been impossible to bear without you.""
Reaver 2: ""I beg of you: Please depart that blasted isle and return to Solitude at once!""
Reaver: "Ha ha ha! No more! What a fool."
Reaver 2: "Do you think he's the one we left in the tunnel?"
Reaver: "Who cares? Nords all look the same to me."
Reaver 2: "Ha! Wait... Did you hear that? Sounds like those Ash Spawn are back."
Reaver: "Well, at least if the other Nord returns, they'll take care of him."

Damphall Mine[edit | edit source]

Reaver: "How many is that today?"
Reaver 2: "I saw the Fadrin brothers bobbing around in here this morning, so that makes three."
Reaver: "And now we're stuck out here listening to it all day and night."
Reaver 2: "I'd rather be stuck out here than floating in there."

Kagrumez[edit | edit source]

Reaver: "Maybe we should come back with more men. We don't know how many of those things will come out."
Reaver 2: "Nonsense. A few Dwemer Spiders will pop out, we kil them, and the Treasure of Kagrumez will be ours!"
Reaver: "If you say so. That old crackpot made the trials sound a lot harder than that."
Reaver 2: "Now I just have to figure out how to get this things started..."

Quotes[edit | edit source]

  • "...once was a woman, as fair as an evenin', of springtime in old Stros M'Kai..."  (singing)
  • "...knew a girl with hair of gold, I called her fair, she called me bold..." (singing)
  • "...lyin' little harlot... that brat ain't mine... could be anyone's... won't get a rusty septim from me..."
  • "..."he's got your eyes," she says... lyin' tramp..."
  • "...gonna start keepin' a knife in my boot... tired of gettin' disarmed..."
  • "...he he he... two threes? What was he thinking? Fool never saw me pull that ace out of my boot..."
  • "...need me some skooma... the imported stuff... just one last time..."
  • "...damn wizards... not good enough for your precious college, eh?..."
  • "...ale and mead, ale and mead... 'tis the only advice a sailor heeds..." (singing)
  • "...should have known she wouldn't wait for me... I'll gut that filthy farmer when I see him..."
  • "...captain promised me a life of adventure on the high seas, instead I'm stuck on this cesspool of an island..."
  • "...Sheogorath take you!..." (combat)
  • "Molag Bal curse you!" (combat)
  • "Time to die, outlander!" (combat)
  • "You're going to pay, outlander!" (combat)
  • "Your armor will look good on me." (combat)
  • "Those boots'll look mighty fine on me." (combat)
  • "...I should go back to pickin' pockets in Windhelm... easy money, less chance of an axe in your skull..."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Armor, combat, and even quotes are similar to the bandits of Skyrim.
  • Stormfang can be found on the Reaver Lord of Brodir Grove.
  • Reavers can be found wearing full sets of bonemold armor as early as level 1, despite their bandit counterparts not wearing full steel armor until much later, despite both being craftable under the same smithing perk.

Bugs[edit | edit source]

This section contains bugs related to Reaver (Dragonborn). 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.
  • Male Reavers may occasionally use female idle and movement animations, and vice versa with female Reavers, albeit far less likely.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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