Skyrim Dragon Shouts and Word Wall Location Guide


In Elder Scrolls V Skyrim, you are dragonborn. That means you can learn the language of the dragons to perform dragon shouts which would are spells of sort and deal a great deal of damage to your enemies. You don’t need to be a mage, to use these shouts.

To learn these Dragon Shouts, you need to absorb ancient words which can be found through Skyrim. Each Dragon Shout has three Words and with every word, your shout becomes more powerful.

There are two achievements associated with learning Dragon Shouts. First ‘Words of Power’ require you learn all three words of any Dragon Shout. Second ‘Thu’um Master’ requires you to learn all 20 Dragon Shouts.

You can learn these Dragon Shouts by standing near these ancient inscriptions (Dragon Wall), but for that, you will have to find the locations of these specific inscriptions.

The task isn’t easy, especially because most of the times, these shouts will be guarded by the dragons themselves. So go prepared because if you won’t encounter a dragon protecting the shout, you will encounter a tough Daedric being or atleast you will find it difficult to find the inscription required to learn the Dragon Shout.

We have explained the locations of these Dragon Shouts as precisely as we can, but to be honest, you only need to get close enough and Dragon Shout will be marked on your map. If there is a dragon icon on the map, it means it’s either a shout or a dragon.

For more help on Skyrim, read our Crashes, Freezes, Errors, Tweak Guide, and Characters Builds guide.

Elder Scrolls V Skyrim Dragon Shouts

Learn all the Dragon Shouts by reading the ancient inscriptions from the specified locations described below!

Unrelenting Force

Your Voice is raw power, pushing aside anything – or anyone – who stands in your path.

1# Force
Location. Bleak Falls Barrow, west of Riverwood in the mountains. You will go there for a main story mission that you get from Whiterun, north of Riverdale. Or for ‘The Golden Claw’ mission that you get from Lucan in Riverwood.

2# Balance
Location. It will given to you by Arngeir when you complete the main quest ‘The Way of the Voice’ in High Hrothgar.

3# Down
Location. It will be given to by Arngeir when you take the horn back to him in the main story quest ‘Horn of Jurgen Windcaller’.

Whirlwind Sprint

The Thu’um rushes forward, carrying you in its wake with the speed of a tempest.

1# Whirlwind
Location. It will be given to you by Borri in the quest ‘The Way of the Voice’ when you get to High Hrothgar. This will be after you get ‘Balance’ Word of Unrelenting Force dragon shout.

2# Fury
Location. Volskygge, high mountains in the corner of the Skyrim map, west of Solitude, is an ancient temple with a dragon shout guarded by a powerful demon. You need to go northwest from Volskygge on the map, up closest to the mountains to get this dragon shout word.

3# Tempest
Location. You will get it in Dead Men’s Respite when you complete Bards’ College Quest – Tending The Flames.

Become Ethereal

The Thu’um reaches out to the Void, changing your form to one that cannot harm, or be harmed.

1# Fade
Location. Complete ‘The Way of the Voice’ quest and Arngeir will send you to Ustengrav Depths to retrieve the Horn of Jurgen Windcaller. In the main cavern room, instead of heading to the objective, go outside and to the bottom where waterfall is with the green trees. Here, look at the base of the platform with word of power on it.

2# Spirit
Location. Find the settlement with waterfalls and large stone structures between Markarth and Falkreath. Reach the top and fight the Hagravens. Look for this dragon shout word in their little den, at the end of the Bard’s Leap Summit Point – This is the place you are standing over the waterfall.

3# Bind
Location. In Ironbind Barrow.

Ice Form

Your Thu’um freezes an opponent solid.

1# Ice
Location. You can find it in the Mount Anthor. It’s on the middle mountain in the range to the northwest of Windhelm, home to a dragon. You will also get this location from Arngeir at High Hrothgar when you talk about dragon shout locations.

2# Flesh
Location. You will get this during ‘Under Saarthal’ mission for the circle of Mages. It is at the end after you have discovered the artifact you are look for, in the Saarthal dungeon. When you are heading out of the dungeon, look for it in the southwest of Winterhold.

3# Statue
Location. You will find it Frostmere Crypt during Dungeon Quest – The Pale Lady.

Kyne’s Peace

The Voice soothes wild beasts, who lose their desire to fight or flee.

1# Kyne
Location. Rannveig’s Fast – defeat the ice dragon protecting the entrance and head in to learn the dragon shout word.

2# Peace
Location. Shroud Hearth Barrow Depths. In Ivarstead, there is a quest from the Inn Keeper, Wilheim. Head into the Barrow and take care of the annoying spirit and you will get Sapphire Dragon Claw as a reward from Wilheim.

After that, you will gain access to the previously locked door inside the Barrow. Head inside and follow the path to the end to learn second Kyne’s Peace Dragon Shout word.

3# Trust
Location. Ragnavald Temple, north of Markarth, in the mountains are the ruins called Ragnavald with temple inside. Head to the left and right into the canal and the crypts to get the keys to get access to the dragon shout area. Defeat the Daedric, otar the Mod to learn the third dragon shout word.

Aura Whisper

Your Voice is not a Shout, but a whisper, revealing the life forces of any and all.

1# Life
Location. Northwind Summit. After you receive a letter from a ‘friend’ regarding a source of power in the mountains between Windhelm and Riften. It is round the corner from Shor’s Stone – fight the dragon to learn the Dragon Shout word.

2# Seek
Location. You will find it Valthume when you complete Dungeon Quest – Evil In Waiting.

3# Hunt
Location. You will find it in Volunruud and will require you to complete either Dark Brotherhood Quest – The Silence Has Been Broken or Dungeon Quest – Silenced Tongues.

Animal Allegiance

A Shout for help from the beasts of the wild, who come to fight in your defense.

1# Animal
Location. Head into the Helgen and take the southwest Bonechill Passage. The dragon shout word is on the other end, protected by a dragon. Watch out for the Snowy Saber Cat inside Bonchill – she is fast and very strong.

2# Allegiance
Location. You will find it in Angarvunde in the Rift When you complete Main Quest – Medresi Dran And The Wandering Dead.

3# Pack
Location. You will find it in Ysgramor’s Tomb in Winterhold when you complete The Companions Quest – Glory Of The Dead.

Fire Breath

Inhale air, exhale flame, and behold the Thu’um as inferno.

1# Fire
Location. You will learn it in Dustman’s Cairn quest but after you have done ‘Proving Honor’ quest from The Companions because it opens a new area of this dungeon with this dragon shout word.

2# Inferno
Location. You will learn it during the main story quest – ‘Throat of the World’.

3# Sun
Location. In Sunderstone Gorge.

Marked For Death

Speak, and let your Voice herald doom, as an opponent’s armor and life force are weakened.

1# Kill
Location. Automnwatch Tower, south of Ivarstad, further south of Rift Imperial Camp, you will find couple towers in the mountains. There is a dragon here, at the top of the farthest tower to the south, protecting this dragon shout word.

2# Leech
Location. Inside ‘Forsaken Cave’, southwest of Winterhold, at the base and south of mountains that surround it. It is north of that small lake on the map. It won’t be easy to learn this dragon shout word though, because it is guarded by Draugr, which is really pain-in-the-ass to fight against.

3# Suffer
Location. Inside Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary.

Frost Breath

Your breath is winter, you Thu’um a blizzard.

1# Frost
Location. Brownstrewn Crest, south of Windhelm in the middle of the swampland on top of the large hill. It is guarded by the dragon. Defeat the dragon and learn the dragon shout word.

2# Cold
Location. Kill the dragon in the Dragon’s Lair in Skyborn Altar and learn this shout from the Word Wall.

3# Freeze
Location. Folgunthur, southeast of Solitude, on the way to Morthal. It is guarded by a power Draugr.

Dismay

And the weak shall fear the Thu’um, and flee in terror.

1# Fear
Location. Lost Tongue Overlook, after killing the dragon you get from a bounty letter from Windhelm in Ivarstead’s Inn.

2# Run
Location. Top of the Dead Crone Rock, west of Markarth. You go here on the main story mission ‘Mehrunes Dagon’.

3# Terror
Location. In Shalidor’s Maze in Labyrinthian.

Elemental Fury

The Thu’um imbues your arms with the speed of wind, allowing for faster weapon strikes.

1# Air
Location. Dragontooth Crater, between Solitude and Markarth in the northwest of Skyrim. It’s a large mountain range.

2# Battle
Location. In Shriekwind Bastion.

3# Grace
Location. In Kilkreath Ruins when you complete Daedric Quest – The Break of Down.

Throw Voice

The Thu’um is heard, but its source unknown, fooling those into seeking it out.

Voice, Fool, Far
Location. West of Windhelm, at the top of the big mountain near it. It is guarded by a power Daedre called Krosis, defeat him to get all three Dragon Shout words.

Disarm

Shout defies steel, as you rip the weapon from an opponent’s grasp.

1# Weapon
Location. Top of the mountains, south of Morthal. Look for the Eldersblood Peak where a dragon and dragon shout can be found.

2# Hand
Location. When on ‘Speaking With Silence’ thief quest, head to Snow Veil Sanctum. In the second area, Mercer will mention something about being a perfect ambush area. It’s in that room.

3# Defeat
Location. In the Silverdrift Lair.

Slow Time

Shout at time, and command it to obey, as the world around you stands still.

1# Time
Location. During ‘The Staff of Magnus’ guild quest, When fighting Draugr Deathlord in the last level of Labyrithian. You can either take on Draugr or get an artifact that gives you access to this area.

2# Sand
Location. Northeast of Whiterun, snowy area of the map, look for Korvanjund. The dragon shout word is in the crypt, in the area at the bottom. You will come here on the second Imperial/Stormclock quest.

3# Eternity
Location. In Hog’s End when you complete Dark Brotherhood Radiant Quest – The Feeble Fortune.

Clear Skies

Skyrim itself yields before the Thu’um, as you clear away fog and inclement weather.

Sky, Spring, Summer
Location. You will get all three words for this shout from Arngeir in the mission ‘Throat of the World’, when you get to High Hrothgar.

Dragonrend

Your Voice lashes out at a dragon’s very soul, forcing the beast to land.

Mortal, Finite, and Temporary
Location. You will learn all three dragon shout words in ‘Alduin’s Bane’.

Storm Call

A Shout to the skies, a cry to the clouds, that awakens the destructive force of Skyrim’s lightning.

1# Storm
Location. High Gate Ruins, east of Solitude. Look for a huge structure and set of ruins. Head inside and down to the last chamber which is Vokun’s Throne Room. Defeat Volkun and find the word in the room behind the one, you are in.

2# Wrath
Location. You will learn it in the main story quest ‘The World-Eater’s Eyrie’, at the Skuldafn Temple level.

3# Lightening
Location. In Forelhost in Dragon Priest’s Lair.

Call Dragon

Odahviing! Hear my Voice and come forth. I summon you in my time of need.

Snow, Hunter, and Wing
Location. You will learn all three dragon shout words during ‘The Fallen’ quest.

Call of Valor

The valiant of Sovngarde hear your Voice, and journey beyond space and time to lend aid.

Hero, Champion, and Legend
Location. You will receive these dragon shout words during the main story quest ‘Dragonslayer’.

If you find anything confusing, ask in the comments and we will try to help you out. Don’t forget to contribute and help us with the missing locations of the Dragon Shouts Words.

By Zawad Iftikhar

Zawad is the lead editor of SegmentNext. He primarily manages what gets published on the site. He is a finance student and PC games enthusiast.

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    • Parker Morris

      uhh…anybody know about about the bug that doesnt allow you to get the word for the animal allegiance shout at ancients accent? i went to kill the dragon and get the shout, but i just hear the sound it makes when u absorb the shout. i dont hear the chanting or anything else. i stood there for an hour, and still didnt get the message that i got the word. anybody knw what the problem is, or how to fix it?

    • Assassin38

      I just got ice form shout,freeze the enemy solid, woo mucho Like!!

    • Kyre

      What is the first shout you learn when following the main quest?

      • HeyThereMr.Brooks

        Its unrelenting force

    • Ethereal King

      Ight, I have a PS3 so just as far as i know its not X but instead its Square to buy the shout. You can also change the Layout of the buttons in the Start menu.

    • Grubb

      The second word in Dragonrend is “Finite” not “Infinite”

      • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

        Thanks for the heads up corrected.

    • Wyldcard

      Krosis isn’t a daedra. He’s a draugr. Big difference.

    • Sean

      Found last two walls for slow time. The second one gave me the last word and didn’t let me upgrade. Then the last wall won’t give me anything at all. Help?

    • gordo

      where the word closest to serpents bluff? killed a dragon there but didnt git a word

      • gordo

        wow that didnt come out right

    • Cliff

      Is there any other shout that is missable lite storm call in skuldafn?

    • zephyr

      @RyanTL have you spoken to the Jarl of Whiterun? confirmed he’d help you and set up the trap? have you completed the peace council between ulfric and (cant remeber his name, other king)?

    • RyanTL

      NEED HELP!!! During \The Fallen\ quest, at the part where I have to go out on the big porch and use \Call Dragon\ for some reason this is not working for me. I contuously use the shout over and over again when im standing on the Dragonsreach porch but the dragon never comes. Can anyone tell me what I’m doing wrong?

      • Austin

        You will need to use all three words, not just the first one or two, in case you didnt notice, thats why the first two words take 5 seconds to recharge and all three takes 300 :3 It also might take a long time for the dragon to come, maybe even more than a few minutes, it all depends were the dragon is in the world.

    • Kreatorn

      You are awsome <3

    • Adel A

      North of Falkreath on the Mountian range is Stormshriek Bastion where another Elemental Fury shout is.

    • Cookie3

      Sir, Its Windhelm not Windheld 3:

      • http://segmentnext.com Zawad Iftikhar

        Typo my man :)

    • Matt P

      Hi, I found the breathe fire dragon shout, and have killed 2 dragons since, but it will not let me buy the word. It says dragon souls are needed to buy this shout. But I have 2 dragon souls :S
      if anyone knows how to fix this or solve it or buy it whatever, it would be appreciated thanks

      • Cookie3

        when ur on the dragon soul Click “X” to purchase it with the soul :3

      • Jeremy H

        Press X to spend the dragons soul when you’re trying to unlock it. This confused me at first as well. It actually tells you what button to press on the bottom left aide of your screen.

      • mike

        to buy the shout is by pressing X

        • Jesse

          You buy dragon shouts with dragon souls by pressing square.