Skyrim Dragon Hunter Guide – Dragon Locations and Dragon Souls

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Dragons are completely random in Skyrim but it doesn’t mean there aren’t any who are fixated to their lairs. Dragons who are protecting Dragon Shouts Word Walls are fixated to one location and are indicated by a small dragon head on your mini-map and radar.

You can easily find these dragons and kill them to absorb their souls. You need to absorb 20 souls to earn ‘Dragon Hunter’ achievement. For more help on Skyrim, read our Walkthrough, Crafting Guide, and Leveling Guide.

Dragon Locations

Dragons are more likely to appear at these locations.

Kynesgrove
Location. You will find a dragon during main quest ‘A Blade in the Dark’ at the burial ground in the hills.

Narzulbur
Location. Look for a dragon flying around the corner of the mountains, east of Kynesgrove, by the orc camp.

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Rannveig’s Fast
Location. Look for a dragon protecting a Dragon Shout, south of Morthal, outside the entrance.

Helgen
Location. There are two dragons in southwest of Helgen, near Bonechill Passage. One is Ice dragon and second is a Fire dragon. They are difficult to fight due to the tricky terrain so save the game when you reach the fort area.

Ancient’s Ascent
Location. You will find a dragon protecting a Dragon Shout just after going through Bonechill Passage. It should come up on your radar.

Lost Tongue Overlook
Location. There is dragon in area south of Riften. You will encounter it during bounty mission that you can take from Wilhelm in Ivarstead’s Inn.

South Skybound Watch
Location. You will find a dragon in the middle of Helgen and Riverwood in the mountainous area. Powerful Wispmothers crawl the area, so you can use them when you fight against this dragon. If you aren’t careful, both may party up and take you down instead.

Autumnwatch Tower
Location. You will encounter a dragon in South of Ivarstead and further south of Rift Imperial Camp, by the towers in the mountain. There is plenty of cover for the range attackers in the area, so better use it to your advantage.

Arcwind Point
Location. You will encounter a dragon in the west of the Autumnwatch Tower. There is a Draugr Overlord in the area – again, you should let the two beasts fight and damage the dragon during their fight.

Be careful near the stairs though, you may encounter a Draugr Death Overlord by the stairs, who is a difficult enemy to fight with.

Brownstrewn Crest
Location. You will encounter a dragon directly south of Windhelm, in the middle of the swampland, up on the top of large hill, guarding a Dragon Shout.

Shor’s Stone
Location. You may encounter a dragon in the small mining village that is in the mountain range between Windhelm and Riften, on the right – It is non-snowy area.

Northwind Summit
Location. When you receive a letter from friend about a source of power in the mountains between Windhelm and Riften, round the corner from Shor’s Stone, and you should encounter a dragon.

Wreck of the Winter War
Location. There is wreckage in northeast of Windhelm. To the west of this wreck on the share, you may encounter a dragon. There are bears swarming this area.

Mount Anthor
Location. Elder dragon, which you may encounter in the middle mountain in the range to the northwest of Windhelm.

Darkwater Crossing
Location. Another location you are more likely to encounter a dragon.

Dragontooth Crater
Location. You may encounter a dragon in the large mountain area, between Solitude and Markarth, in the northwest of Skyrim.

Shearpoint
Location. On top of the large mountain, west of Windhelm.

Eldersblood Peak
Location. On top of the mountain, south of Morthal – a dragon lives to protect a Dragon Shout.

Twilight Sepulcher
Location. In the small cave, west of Falreath. You will have to lure him out in the open.

Karthspire
Location. You may encounter a dragon during main quest – Alduin’s Wall. It is east of Markarth, on your way to Rorikstead. It’s a small village, not marked on the map.

How To Kill a Dragon and Absorb Dragon Soul

When you kill a dragon and you can stand next to its remains and absorb its soul. It’s automatic, you just need to close enough, and it will happen. Now to the more important aspect of dragon hunting – how to kill a dragon.

How you fight a dragon is subjective and depends on your fighting style, but behavior of all these dragons in combat is somewhat similar. They circle around the target, hover, attack you with their magicka (Dragon Shout) – rinse and repeat. They may land and through whatever magic they have your way and use their tail against you when you get behind them.

You don’t want to get too close to dragons because they can eat you. Since you can’t get too close to a dragon, Mage Character Build will definitely help in slaying a dragon. Being a Mage, you can hide, get behind a cover, and then pop-out at the right time to do your damage.

Cover will keep your protected from the Spells and at the same time, allow you to pop-out and attack from distance. Trick is to use the counter magic against a dragon – like if the dragon attacks with Fire spells, use Ice spells. If you are Warrior, you can use Dragon Shouts to serve this purpose – like you can use Frost Breath and Fire Ball.

When playing as a Warrior, use the Slow Down Time Shout, and get close to the dragon and inflict damage as much as you can. When fighting a dragon, you should always have some distractions, to keep dragon busy. Dragons will attack everyone around you so having other NPCs fighting the dragon will only help you in this case.

Let dragon fight the creature/NPCs and then, when they have dealt enough damage – either kill the dragon and absorb the soul or kill the NPC/Creature first, loot them, and move on to finish off the dragon.

Engaging the dragon with other creatures around you will also help you deal some risk free damage. Which helps you finish off the dragon quicker and hassle free.

It really boils down to experimenting what works for you and refining it during your encounters with different dragons throughout Skyrim. Now, below you will find possible locations of dragons that you can kill and absorb their souls for the achievement.

Don’t forget to share your encounters with Dragons by commenting below – Dragons may be random in Skyrim but they do have tendency to pop-up at specific locations.

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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