Elder Scrolls-Creatures (Skyrim)

Creatures (Skyrim)


Domesticated animals

Domesticated animals are animals usually found living in camps, villages, cities or ocassionaly wandering about alone. As such, if these animals are physically harmed, or stolen (in a horse’s case), the person harming them will earn a bounty in that hold or city.

Wild predators

Wild predators can be found wandering Skyrim.

Wild prey

Wild Prey are the opposite of predators, as they are being killed more often than killing. Deer, Elk, Wild Goats, Foxes, Mammoths and Hawks are often hunted for food or clothing.


Main article: Insects

There are many insects in the game. Some can be eaten; others are useful alchemy ingredients.


Main article: Fish

The only harmful fish is the Slaughterfish, like its real-life counterpart, the gar. Salmon and spadetails are mindless-seeming fish that can be captured for food and potion ingredients. Certain fish thrive where others do not. Docks are excellent places to find fish for alchemy.


Main article: Chaurus


Main article: Daedra

The Daedra are creatures that roam the planes of Oblivion, and are usually summoned by powerful mages, usually of the Conjuration school. A Dremora is a devilish humanoid being wearing Daedric armor and wielding burning Daedric weaponry, but can also be extremely adept at using magic and casting spells. Atronachs are humanoid beings (except the Storm Atronach) that are formed out of their own element of power: Flame, Frost, or Storm.


Main article: Dragons (Skyrim)

Dragons are giant, legendary, reptilian creatures with the abilities to fly, Shout and breath Fire or Frost.

Named dragons


Main article: Draugr (Skyrim)

Draugr are the reanimated bodies of deceased Nords, that are usually found in old dungeons and ancient Nordic ruins.

Named Draugr

These bosses are legendary figures of Tamrielic history that have been reanimated and are a few out of many enemies that the Dragonborn will encounter in Skyrim.

Dwarven Automatons

Main article: Animunculi

Dwarven Automatons range in size from smaller than a human to larger than a giant. They are golden coloured, strong robotic creations made by the Dwemer. They are also extremely resistant to Frost damage.


Main article: Falmer

The Falmer are a race of Mer who have devolved into primitive creatures inhabiting the dark underground and remote areas of Skyrim. They were once the Snow Elves until they lost a war with the Nords, forcing them to live underground with the Dwemer, who blinded and enslaved them.

Frostbite Spiders

Frostbite Spiders are giant spiders found in caves and ruins all over Skyrim. They shoot balls of poisonous web, and can range in size from smaller than the Dragonborn to bigger.


Giants are, as their name states, giant humanoid beings who cannot speak, instead yelling at the Dragonborn to move away if they get too close or threaten their mammoths.

Named Giants


Hagravens are a mix of an old crone and a crow, and are exclusively female. They are often called witches, and many serve the Forsworn as Matriarchs.


There are three named horses in Skyrim, Shadowmere, a black horse with red, glowing eyes, Frost, a pale-gray horse that must be stolen to own. Finally, Arvak, an undead horse added in Dawnguard.



Skeletons are skeletal, humanoid beings who usually use bows as their offense. Skeletons are extremely easy to defeat.


Spriggan are tree-like humanoid creatures, always female. Matrons tend to be harder to defeat than the usual Spriggan, with their heavier armor and more powerful magics. They are guardians of nature, and specific groups follow either Kynareth or Meridia.


Trolls are big, ape-like creatures with three eyes, and their usual loot is only a Troll Fat inside a bowl. Trolls inhabit most of Skyrim, but they are uncommon. Two types of trolls can be found, regular and Frost trolls. Frost trolls, as their name suggests, live in colder regions with snow.


Wisps are glowing, spherical creatures flying around that will attack the Dragonborn. They are usually near their mother, the Wispmother, who is a female, glowing humanoid being that are hard to defeat. Wispmothers are also resistant to Frost.

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