You already know by now that you can contract diseases in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. One of these diseases is Lycanthropy, which makes you a werewolf. You can contract this disease by following a certain quest line.
There are several benefits for contracting Lycanthropy, but at the end of the day, it comes down to your playstyle. In human form, you have increases health. While in transmuted form (Werewolf), your speed and physical strength increases.
You are able to travel faster, have claws to tear enemies apart and even can use your howl to scare enemies to run away from battle. When you get injured, you can feed on ravaged corpses as a Werewolf, to heal your wounds.
Werewolf effect is only temporary, you ultimately revert back to human form, but you can prolong this effect. Being a Werewolf, you can also avoid the Rested buff from sleeping.
How To Contract Lycanthropy – Become A Werewolf
Most devoted members among the Companions of Whiterun are Werewolves. Follow their questline to become a Companion yourself until you reach The Silver Hand Quest.
During this quest, you will take part in a secret ritual, where you will drink another Werewolf’s blood and turn into a Werewolf yourself. You will be given a choice to commit yourself and quest will not advance if you don’t commit.
Don’t worry, you can become Werewolf here and cure the disease later by following another questline.
How To Cure Lycanthropy – Cure Werewolf
Take the quest from Aela to white-out the Silverhand, complete it and after that, speak to Kodlak Whitemane. He will tell you how The Companions were cursed by witches and give you Blood’s Honor quest, which will lead you to cure Lycanthropy.