Begin by fast-travelling back to Isran at Fort Dawnguard so he can formulate a plan of attack on the vampires. Once they leave the fort, fast-travel to the head vampire’s castle and – if it’s daytime – you can fire off a Sunhallowed Arrow from your new shiny bow will help (as it’ll provide additional damage from your now enraged Sun).

So be careful as you walk over the bridge to the castle as the Gargoyles will come to life along with a number of the Vampires that you saw sitting around the dinner table when you took Serena back to her father earlier on in the DLC.

Once inside you’ll have to fight off another small army of Vampires, so be careful and make sure your health and stamina are always topped up. Clear each room until there’s no more enemies left and then follow the marker to the closed gate. Pull the chain and then head through the double doors to the Cathedral.

Final Boss Battle

Make sure you can quickly get to your new bow and special arrows quickly; otherwise you can lay into Harkon and hit him hard with close-range weapons/spells until he retreats to his red bubble. Now’s the time to bust out the bow and hit him with one of its special arrows; so don’t let up and keep healing and laying into him until he explodes into a shower of bats.

Approach his ashes and go loot crazy as he’s got a bunch of cool items (including a unique sword that benefits those who are now a Vampire).

Congratulations on completing the final main quest of the Dawnguard DLC! Serena will now follow you as a companion and you can also sell both of the Elder Scrolls to the blind Moth Priest Dexion for a nice 6000 gold! Nice!

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DLC: Dawnguard - Kindred Judgement

Complete "Kindred Judgment"

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DLC: Dawnguard - Auriel's Bow

Use the special power of Auriel's Bow

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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