Elder Scrolls
Elder Scrolls

Sahrotaar (Dragon Language: S.svgAh.svgR.svgO.svgT.svgAa.svgR.svg) is a Serpentine Dragon encountered during the quest "At the Summit of Apocrypha" in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. He could be considered Miraak's dragon, as he is always seen carrying the First Dragonborn, or fighting with him.

Despite this status, he will transfer his loyalty to the Last Dragonborn once the shout "Bend Will" is obtained, and will vow to fight with them. However, he is killed by Miraak during the battle in order to absorb his soul.


"Sahrotaar, are you so easily swayed?"

Sahrotaar's background is largely unknown, but at some point his will was bent by Miraak and he appears to have served him ever since.


Sahrotaar yields the same loot as other Serpentine Dragons.


Sahrotaar's combat abilities include Frost and Fire Breath shouts, biting enemies or hitting them with his wings and tail. Upon meeting him, use the Bend Will shout in order to tame and ride him. If the Bend Will shout is not used on him after he lands, Sahrotaar will attack the Dragonborn with his extremely powerful Frost or Fire Breath.


After Bend Will is used:

  • "Hail, thuri (overlord). Your thu'um has the mastery. Climb aboard and I will carry you to Miraak."
  • "Your thu'um is stronger than Miraak's. Vobalaan in (Unworthy master). I serve you now."
  • "Beware. Miraak is strong. He knew you would come here."
  • "Miraak has forced me to serve him for too long. Nahkriin saraan lingrah (Vengeance has waited long). Let us destroy him together."


  • Sahrotaar is a unique dragon in that he has a role in the story as Miraak's dragon.
  • Sahrotaar's name may translate as "Mighty Slave"[1][2] from the Dragon Language.