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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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Author(s): Greg Wright
First Published: 31-05-2012 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.2 (????) 03-07-2020 / 12:57 GMT

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

May 2012 · 3 weeks ago · 1.2
Dragon Wall Locations/Shouts

Dragon Wall Shouts/Locations

You can't deny that Dragon Shouts play a VERY important part in Skyrim. Here, I will list the SHOUTS you can acquire in the game as well as WHERE to find the various Draon Wall locations that TEACH you the words to the shouts.

Now, there's a few things I want to point out before getting into this. The first thing that you should know (that you probably already know by now) is that you MUST have a DRAGON SOUL to "unlock" a Dragon Wall Word of Power so that you can use it. Obviously, there are a TON of exceptions to this rule, as you learn a LOT of shouts simply by playing the MAIN storyline quest. Heck, for a lot of those shouts you don't even need souls or dragon walls! However most shouts are taught one word at a time and you need to learn them and unlock them one word at a time.

The next VERY IMPORTANT thing you should know is that there is actually a quest that the GREYBEARDS of High Hrothgar give you that POINTS OUT WHERE IN THE WORLD YOU CAN FIND DRAGON WALLS. As you can imagine, this quest is AWESOME if you want to get all the Dragon Wall locations. You can get this quest from Arngeir and it will pop up in your MISCELLANEOUS QUEST list (it will say something like "Find the Word of Power in " random location "). You will need to wait for a few days inbetween Arngeir telling you where the Dragon Walls are though. ALSO, you can use SHOUTS in towns/cities/dungeons and you will have a chance of a COURIER giving you a LETTER FROM A FRIEND that will point out where a DRAGON WALL IS as well.

Lastly, I have discovered that DRAGON WALLS don't necessarily give you a SPECIFIC WORD, as different words have been acquired at the same Dragon Wall in the same place. The SHOUT of the word will be the same though, so don't be surprised if you go to a wall and get a different word than I do for the same shout. Here's what you've been waiting for:

Animal Allegiance

o Words of Power: Animal, Allegiance, Pack!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found by traversing Ysgramor's Tomb, during The Companions quest "Glory of the Dead".

  • Location 2: Found out in the open world at a place called Ancient's Ascent (in the mountains east of Falkreath). You have to go through a short cave called Bonechill Passage first.

  • Location 3: Inside Aangarvunde (which is located SE of Ivarstead, S of the Atronach Stone).

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

o Recharge: 50, 60, 70

o Thoughts: I really haven't used this one a lot... mainly because I'm a Wood Elf in the game and already have this power, but I can't imagine it being a staple in your favorites. It may be nice to get an unwanted bear off your back once in a while...

Aura Whisper

o Words of Power: Life, Seek, Hunt!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Volunruud Elder's Cairn (during the random quest "Silenced Tongues").

  • Location 2: Inside the Valthume Catacombs (during the "Evil in Waiting" Random quest).

  • Location 3: Northwind Summit (which is just NW of the small town of Shor's Stone, north of Riften). You can either go through the Northwind Mine to get there (approach from the north) or you can scale the hill itself (approach from the south).

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

o Recharge: 30, 40, 50

o My thoughts: At first I didn't think much of this shout, but it is EXTREMELY useful! It lets you see things through walls even! Heck, I can ENTER a dungeon, use this, and quickly count how many enemies are in the place. Now THAT has its uses...

Become Ethereal

o Words of Power: Fade, Spirit, Bind!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found in Ustengrav, during the MAIN quest "The Horn of Jorgen Windcaller".

  • Location 2: Inside of Ironbind Barrow, which is north of Nightgate Inn (which is west of Windhelm).

  • Location 3: Lost Valley Redoubt, which is directly south of Rorikstead (Rorikstead is a small village west of Whiterun). Lost Valley Redoubt is against the edge of a mountain.

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

o Recharge: 20, 30, 40

o Thoughts: The power to become ethereal and not be hurt is unbelievably useful for those times when you are close to becoming part of the void yourself! You can use this to take a breather, regroup, and save yourself from certain death.

Note: Location #3 will be guarded by a clan of Forsworn.

Call Dragon

o Words of Power: Snow, Hunter, Wing!

o Locations:

  • Location 1-3: THIS shout is learned while playing through the MAIN quest line. You will learn it during the quest "The Fallen". No souls or word walls needed.

o Description: Odahviing! Hear my Voice and come forth. I summon you in my time of need. o Recharge: 5, 5, 300 (You MUST use this shout all the way!)

o My thoughts: You're able to call on Odahviing, how cool is that! This shout obviously only work in open areas, but is pretty cool. I don't use it that much, as I rarely find myself in need of a dragon ally.

Call of Valor

o Words of Power: Hero, Champion, Legend!

o Locations: - Location 1-3: THIS shout is learned while playing through the MAIN quest line. You will learn it during the quest "Dragonslayer". No souls or word walls required.

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

o Recharge: 180, 180, 180 o My thoughts: If you ever find yourself overwhelmed and could use an extra set of hands, THIS is the shout for you. Any of the three warriors will provide a nice distraction. I have this on my favorite bar.

Note: One press will call forth Gormlaith Golden-Hilt, holding it a bit longer will call forth Felldir the Old, and holding it down all the way for a bit will call forth Hakon One-Eye.

Clear Skies

o Words of Power: Sky, Spring, Summer!

o Locations:

  • Location 1-3: Taught to you by Arngeir during the MAIN quest "The Throat of the World". No souls or word walls needed!

o Description: Skyrim itself yields before the Thu'um, as you clear away fog and inclement weather.

o Recharge: 5, 10, 15

o My thoughts: This shout clears the skies... not too much to say. It's a necessary shout to progress the story, but beyond that I've never used it.


o Words of Power: Weapon, Hand, Defeat!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found inside Snow Veil Sanctum during the Thieves Guild quest "Speaking with Silence".

  • Location 2: Eldersblood Peak (Located just south of Morthal, up in the mountains).

  • Location 3: Silverdrift Lair (west of Nightgate Inn, which is west of Windhelm), at the end of the dungeon.

o Description: Shout defies steel, as you rip the weapon from an opponent's grasp.

o Recharge: 30, 35, 40

o My thoughts: Want to instantly take a foe out of the fight!? Here's a good shout for you! Useful for crowd control or to just downright guarantee that you'll win a one on one fight.

Note: Location #2 will likely be guarded by a dragon.


o Words of Power: Fear, Run, Terror!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Dead Crone Rock, found during the Daedric quest "Pieces of the Past".

  • Location 2: Located out in the wide open world, at a place called Lost Tongue Overlook, which is just south of the SHADOW STONE (South of Riften).

  • Location 3: Shalidor's Maze (Head to Labyrinthian and use the local map to find Shalidor's Maze. The word wall is in the back.

o Description: And the weak shall fear the Thu'um, and flee in terror.

o Recharge: 40, 45, 50 o My thoughts: I don't really use this. There's also the fear spells that do the same thing. I dunno, I want to kill my targets, not chase them down. Situationally useful...

Note: A Dragon may be guarding location 2's Dragon Wall.


o Words of Power: Mortal, Finite, Temporary!

o Locations:

  • Location 1-3: THIS shout is learned while playing through the MAIN quest line. You will learn it during the quest "Alduin's Bane". o Description: Your Voice lashes out at a dragon's very soul, forcing the beast to land.

o Recharge: 10, 12, 15

o My thoughts: Mortal, Finite, Temporary... the words that the immortal cannot understand. Dragonrend is pretty much a MUST if you want to face a dragon in melee combat, or if you just want it to stick around the ground for any amount of time. This is one shout you'll have on your favorites list.

Elemental Fury

o Words of Power: Air, Battle, Grace!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Just north of the "Statue to Meridia", which itself is just north of the small town of Dragon Bridge.

  • Location 2: Dragontooth Crater, just north of the Shrine to Peryite and the town of Karthwasten (all of which are southwest of Solitude).

  • Location 3: Shriekwind Bastion

o Description: The Thu'um imbues your arms with the speed of wind, allowing for faster weapon strikes.

o Recharge: 30, 40, 50

o My thoughts: I fail to see how faster weapon strikes could possibly be a bad thing... unless you focus on archery or magic.

Location #2 will be guarded by a Dragon.

For Location #3, you want to enter NORTH Shriekwind Bastion.

Fire Breath

o Words of Power: Fire, Inferno, Sun!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: High Hrothgar, learned during the MAIN questline during the quest "The Throat of the World".

  • Location 2: Dustman's Cairn (in Dustman's Crypt) during The Companions quest "Proving Honor".

  • Location 3: Inside of Sunderstone Gorge (a mage infested dungeon, located east of Whiterun, just SE of Fort Sungard).

o Description: Inhale air, exhale flame, and behold the Thu'um as inferno.

o Recharge: 30, 50, 100

o My thoughts: A pretty cool ability! You're already dragon-born, you may as well burn people to a crisp. Definitely try this out and see how you like it!

Frost Breath

o Words of Power: Frost, Cold, Freeze!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Located in Folgunthur Crypt (inside Folgunthur). Can be found while doing the random quest "Forbidden Legend".

  • Location 2: Located at the Skyborn Altar, just SE of Morthal and up in the mountains. Approach from the south.

  • Location 3: Bonestrewn Crest, south of Windhelm up on a small hill.

o Description: Your breath is winter, your Thu'um a blizzard.

o Recharge: 30, 50, 100

o My thoughts: Pretty much like Fire Breath, just with Frost. Pretty cool, you're going to want to try this one to see if you like it or not.

Note: Location #3 will be guarded by a Dragon.

Ice Form

o Words of Power: Ice, Flesh, Statue!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Inside of Saarthal (southwest of Winterhold) found during the Mage's College quest "Under Saarthal".

  • Location 2: By Mount Anthor (which is south of Saarthal).

  • Location 3: Frostmere Depthes (found while doing "The Pale Lady" random quest).

o Description: Your Thu'um freezes an opponent solid.

o Recharge: 60, 90, 120

o My thoughts: You get to take a foe out of the fight as you freeze him solid. I don't use this a lot, but I can see how useful it would be, especially to thin numbers or win a one on one matchup.

Note: A Dragon will likely be guarding Location #2.

Kyne's Peace

o Words of Power: Kyne, Peace, Trust!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found inside Ragnvald (Ragnvald is slightly NE of Markarth).

  • Location 2: Inside Rannveig's Fast (which is south of Morthal, on the southern side of the mountain).

  • Location 3: Inside of Shroud Hearth Barrow (By Ivarstead). Read the 2nd note below.

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

o Recharge: 40, 50, 60

o My thoughts: This shout is for those times when you just don't feel like fighting with Skyrim's wildlife.

Note: Location 1 is guarded by a DRAGON PRIEST named Otar the Mad. I also did a Miscellaneous quest called "Unlock the Sarcophagus in Ragnvald" when I found that word wall.

Note: To get past a Dragonclaw wall, do the miscellaneous quest "Investigate Shroud Hearth Barrow". To start it, talk to the Ivarstead Innkeeper and do the quest, then go back with the prize that he will give you.

Marked for Death

o Words of Power: Kill, Leech, Suffer!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Inside the Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary, during the Dark Brotherhood quest "Sanctuary".

  • Location 2: Forsaken Crypt (INSIDE the Forsaken Cave, which is west of Windhelm and east of Nightgate Inn).

  • Location 3: Autumnwatch Tower (south of Ivarstead). Approach from the North/Northeast.

o Description: Speak, and let your Voice herald doom, as an opponent's armor and lifeforce are weakened.

o Recharge: 20, 30, 40

o My thoughts: This shout is pretty damn useful! It basically softens any target up, making them easier to kill, and is a godsend for dealing with bosses or tough one on one fights. I have this one favorited as well.

Note: Location #2 is guarded by a wizard named Curalmil, who is a Dragon Priest. And no, he has no mask to give you.

Location #3 will be guarded by a dragon.

Slow Time

o Words of Power: Time, Sand, Eternity!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Inside Labyrinthian, near the very end, during The Mage's College quest "The Staff of Magnus".

  • Location 2: Inside Deepwood Redoubt, found during the Dark Brotherhood Miscellaneous Quest "Locate the Assassin of Old".

  • Location 3: Inside Korvanjund, found during the Civil War quest "The Jagged Crown".

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

o Recharge: 30, 45, 60.

o My thoughts: EXTREMELY effective and useful in large groups. Slow everyone and everything down while you rip them apart! The graphics kind-of fade out a bit when you do this, but you should definitely give this shout a try sometime!

Storm Call

o Words of Power: Storm, Wrath, Lightning!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found in Skuldafn, while doing the MAIN quest "The World-Eater's Eyrie".

  • Location 2: Vokun's Throne Room (Inside of High Gate Ruins during the random quest "A Scroll For Anska").

  • Location 3: Forelhost Ruins (Located SE of Riften, it's best to go ahead and do the random quest "Siege on the Dragon Cult" while you go for this word wall).

o Description: A Shout to the skies, a cry to the clouds, that awakens the destructive force of Skyrim's lightning.

o Recharge: 300, 480, 600

o My thoughts: This shout is SPENDY and therefore I hardly ever use it. Also, it makes NO distinction between friend and foe, as I saw it zap my horse over and over when I did use it. It is one COOL looking shout though, and talk about POWER.

Throw Voice

o Words of Power: Voice, Fool, Far!

o Locations: - Location 1-3: You can find this word wall near Shearpoint, which is west of the big city of Windhelm, up in the mountains.

o Description: The Thu'um is heard, but its source unknown, fooling those into seeking it out.

o Recharge: 30, 15, 5

o My thoughts: This shout is VERY useful for when you want to be sneaky. In fact, it's a grand idea to grab this shout before taking on the Thieves Guild and The Dark Brotherhood questlines.

Note: There's a chance this Dragon Wall will be guarded by a dragon.

Note: This Dragon Wall is unique as it teaches you THREE words at once, letting you learn the entire shout in one go... provided you have the souls to use it.

Note: Guarded by a DRAGON PRIEST named Krosis who can devastate you with fireballs. Be careful and keep your head up. You'll get a sweet mask called "Krosis" when you defeat the dragon priest though.

Unrelenting Force

o Words of Power: Force, Balance, Push!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Found in Bleak Falls Barrow during the MAIN quest "Bleak Falls Barrow".

  • Location 2: Taught to you by a Greybeard at High Hrothgar during the MAIN quest "The Way of the Voice".

  • Location 3: Taught to you by a Greybeard at High Hrothgar at the very end of the MAIN quest "The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller".

o Description: Your Voice is raw power, pushing aside anything - or anyone - who stands in your path.

o Recharge: 15, 20, 45

o My thoughts: Your first shout, Unrelenting Force is just plain cool. Who doesn't like throwing around enemies like rag dolls? It is especially useful in narrow spaces and can buy you a lot of time in big fights. You'll end up using it a lot.

Whirlwind Sprint

o Words of Power: Whirlwind, Fury, Tempest!

o Locations:

  • Location 1: Taught to you by a Greybeard at High Hrothgar during the MAIN quest "The Way of the Voice".

  • Location 2: Located out on the world map at Volskyge Peak. Unless you can climb/glitch up the mountain, you'll have to battle through Volskyge Ruins, which are NW of Dragon Bridge and west of the Statue to Meridia. See the note below for more info.

  • Location 3: Dead Men's Respite (which is SW of Morthal). See the note below for more info.

o Description: The Thu'um rushes forward, carrying you in its wake with the speed of a tempest.

o Recharge: 20, 25, 35

o My thoughts: This shout is ALL about mobility and is just plain cool to use. It doesn't have a LOT of practical use though, aside from the times where you'll NEED to use it to beat some quests.

Note: Regarding Location 2: This place will be guarded by a DRAGON PRIEST named VOLSUNG, who attacks as soon as you learn the word from the DRAGON WALL. Also, if you end up going through the ruins, the puzzle solution is: Snake, Bear, Fox, Wolf. Trust me, you'll know when to use that.

Note: Regarding Location 3: You'll have to follow around a ghost while exploring Dead Men's Respite. That and kill a lot of Draugr. There will be a DRAGON CLAW door puzzle here, and the answer is Wolf, Eagle, Wolf.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, Switch, PS3, PS4, 360, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    12 June 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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