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
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    19 October 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 used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

Version 1.2

  • Introduction to the Races.
  • How to complete every storyline quest.
  • Where to find and conquer every side-mission.
  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
  • Over 200 captioned screenshots provide even more help.
  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
  • Dawnguard DLC covered in full.
  • Screenshots for the major side-missions.
  • Achievements/Trophy descriptions (includes all 3 DLC packs).
  • Character Creation guide.

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