"Sahrotaar, are you so easily swayed?"

Sahrotaar (Dragon Language: SAhROTAaR) 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'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.


The combat is the same as that of other dragons. He will use the Frost or Fire Breath shout, and can also bite enemies or hit them with its wings and tail. Upon meeting him you will have to shout Bend Will at him to tame, talk, and ride him. If one does not use the shout on him after he lands, he will either use Frost Breath or Fire Breath, which are extremely powerful attacks, and the Dragonborn can possibly die within seconds.


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.
  • His name means Phantom Word Slave in Dovahzul, the dragon language.[source?]


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  • Can't get Bend Will to work on Sahrotaar? (PS4)

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    • Same issue its pissing me off been trying for 2 days
    • wrote: Same issue its pissing me off been trying for 2 days Make sure you are using all three words of the shout, as any l...
  • Dragon Riding Bug - can't ride Sahrotaar

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    • Some shouts have multiple words !! Keep that in mind when you use them. Just pressing  "Shout" button will use the first word of sh...
    • wrote:I am playing through the final stages of the Dragonborn DLC and am stuck at Sahrotaar.  I have hit him with bend will and h...
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