For the dragon priest, see Volsung.

Volsung (Dragon Language: VOLSUNG, "Horror") is a dragon priest mask found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This mask can be acquired by defeating Volsung, one of the eight dragon priests in Skyrim. Volsung can be found in the Nordic Ruin of Volskygge.


Wearing this mask grants the following skill bonuses:


It can act as a substitute for the Argonian's racial ability, but is also generally useful for trading items, and can provide an extra benefit for players who wish to hunt for loot. It should be noted that while Volsung is more versatile, the Masque of Clavicus Vile provides a greater benefit specifically for trading, as it raises the Speech skill in addition to providing better prices.


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


  • It is extremely useful during "The Path of Knowledge" allowing one to dive underwater to search for hidden items and submerge indefinitely.


This section contains bugs related to Volsung (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  , 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 your 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 <itemID> 1, and it will add the mask to the inventory again.

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Start a Discussion Discussions about Volsung (Mask)

  • volsung bug

    3 messages
    • AI just went WTF its a random bug that can happen to any AI it effects unique AI (ei named enemys) more often then basic AI it is avoidable...
    • also that was a blessing Volsung's mask is usuful but to weak for the strength of the Priest hes more similar to Nahrakiin power wise
  • Volsung bug

    2 messages
    • I think Volsung is too lazy to get out of his sarcophagus... e3e I've been running all around it, jumping on it, teabagging it,...
    • Reload a previous save outside of the dungeon and try again? Or if you haven't already, absorb the shout from the dungeon's word w...
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