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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Shouts & Locations

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Scott Peers

This page details where you can find all of the dragon walls which provide words of power for the dragon shouts in Skyrim. There are a total of 27 dragon shouts to be found throughout Skyrim. You’ll find 20 of these in the base game, which unlocks the Thu'um Master achievement upon finding all 20. There are also 3 that can be found from the Dawnguard DLC, and 4 from the Dragonborn DLC.

To unlock a word of power from a dragon wall, you’ll need to acquire a dragon soul by defeating a dragon in combat. The only exceptions to this are the dragon shouts that you learn throughout the main story. The majority of dragon shouts are learnt one word at a time, and you’ll need all three words to unlock the full potential of a dragon shout. Most of these walls can be found from a specific dragon wall.

You may come across dragon walls naturally as you explore Skyrim, but if you want to locate them as a priority, you can use the list of locations below. The location of most dragon shouts in the base game will also be indicated by specific quests which are given periodically after speaking with the Greybeards at High Hrothgar. Another indication for the location of dragon walls is occasionally given when using shouts in towns, cities, and dungeons. This comes in the form of a courier providing you with a “letter from a friend” which indicates the location of a dragon wall.

Dragon Wall & Dragon Shouts Locations

Animal Allegiance

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Raan Animal Call nearby animals to aid you for 30 seconds 50 Angarvunde
Mir Allegiance Call nearby animals to aid you for 45 seconds 60 Ancient’s Ascent
Tah Pack Call nearby animals to aid you for 60 seconds 70 Ysgramor’s Tomb

Aura Whisper

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Laas Life Detect all life (and undead) in wide area around you for 10 seconds 30 Northwind Summit
Yah Seek Detect all life (and undead) in wide area around you for 20 seconds 40 Valthume
Nir Hunt Detect all life (and undead) in wide area around you for 30 seconds 50 Volunruud

Become Ethereal

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Feim Fade Become invulnerable to damage and stamina drain for 8 seconds 30 Ironbind Barrow
Zii Spirit Become invulnerable to damage and stamina drain for 13 seconds 40 Lost Valley Redoubt
Gron Bind Become invulnerable to damage and stamina drain 18 seconds 50 Ustengrav

Call Dragon

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Od Snow Summons the dragon Odahviing to fight beside you 5 Sky Haven Temple / High Hrothgar
Ah Hunter Summons the dragon Odahviing to fight beside you 5 Sky Haven Temple / High Hrothgar
Viing Wing Summons the dragon Odahviing to fight beside you 300 Sky Haven Temple / High Hrothgar

Call of Valor

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Hun Hero Summons Gormlaith Golden-Hilt to fight beside you 180 Sovngarde
Kaal Champion Summons Felldir the Old to fight beside you 180 Sovngarde
Zoor Legend Summons Hakon One-Eye to fight beside you 180 Sovngarde

Clear Skies

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Lok Sky Clears weather effects for 20 seconds 5 High Hrothgar
Vah Spring Clears weather effects for 40 seconds 10 High Hrothgar
Koor Summer Clears weather effects for 60 seconds 15 High Hrothgar

Disarm

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Zun Weapon Disarms enemies within shout range and causes them to stagger 30 Eldersblood Peak
Haal Hand Disarms enemies within shout range and causes them to stagger 35 Silverdrift Lair
Viik Defeat Disarms enemies within shout range and causes them to stagger 40 Snow Veil Sanctum

Dismay

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Faas Fear Causes enemies to flee 40 Dead Crone Rock
Ru Run Causes enemies to flee 45 Lost Tongue Overlook
Maar Terror Causes enemies to flee 50 Shalidor’s Maze in Labyrinthian Ruins

Dragonrend

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Joor Mortal Forces dragons to land 10 Throat of the World (during Alduin’s Bane)
Zah Finite Forces dragons to land for a longer period 12 Throat of the World (during Alduin’s Bane)
Frul Temporary Forces dragons to land for an extended period 15 Throat of the World (during Alduin’s Bane)

Elemental Fury

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Su Air Increases melee attack speed by 50% for 15 seconds 30 Dragontooth Crater
Grah Battle Increases melee attack speed by 75% for 15 seconds 40 Shriekwind Bastion
Dun Grace Increases melee attack speed by 100% for 15 seconds 50 Statue to Meridia

Fire Breath

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Yol Fire Staggers enemies and inflicts 50 fire damage 30 Dustman’s Cairn
Toor Inferno Staggers enemies and inflicts 70 fire damage 50 Sunderstone Gorge
Shul Sun Staggers enemies and inflicts 90 fire damage 100 Throat of the World

Frost Breath

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Fo Frost Slows enemies and inflicts 50 frost damage 30 Bonestrewn Crest
Krah Cold Slows enemies and inflicts 70 frost damage 50 Folgunthur
Diin Freeze Slows enemies and inflicts 90 frost damage 100 Skyborn Altar

Ice Form

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Liz Ice Freezes enemies for 20 - 30 seconds & inflicts moderate frost damage 60 Frostmere Crypt
Slen Flesh Freezes enemies for 20 - 30 seconds & inflicts good frost damage 90 Mount Anthor
Nus Statue Freezes enemies for 20 - 30 seconds & inflicts excellent frost damage 120 Saarthal

Kyne’s Peace

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Kaan Kyne Calms and detects nearby animals 40 Ragnvald
Drem Peace Calms and detects nearby animals 50 Rannveig’s Fast
Ov Trust Calms and detects nearby animals 60 Shroud Hearth Barrow

Marked for Death

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Krii Kill Causes enemy to lose -25 armor and -1 health each second for 60 seconds 20 Autumnwatch Tower
Lun Leech Causes enemy to lose -50 armor and -2 health each second for 60 seconds 30 Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Aus Suffer Causes enemy to lose -75 armor and -3 health each second for 60 seconds 40 Forsaken Cave

Slow Time

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Tiid Time Slows time by 70% for 8 seconds 30 Hag’s End
Klo Sand Slows time by 80% for 12 seconds 45 Korvanjund
Ul Eternity Slows time by 90% for 16 seconds 60 Labyrinthian

Storm Call

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Strun Storm Summons storm for 60 seconds, inflicting 40 damage every 3-6 seconds 300 Forelhost
Bah Wrath Summons storm for 120 seconds, inflicting 60 damage every 3-6 seconds 480 High Gate Ruins
Qo Lightning Summons storm for 180 seconds, inflicting 80 damage every 3-6 seconds 600 Skuldafn

Throw Voice

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Zul Voice Throws voice into direction of shout, causing enemies to gather and investigate 30 Shearpoint
Mey Fool Throws voice into direction of shout, causing enemies to gather and investigate 15 Shearpoint
Gut Far Throws voice into direction of shout, causing enemies to gather and investigate 5 Shearpoint

Unrelenting Force

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Fus Force Pushes enemies back and staggars them for a brief period 15 Bleak Falls Barrow
Ro Balance Pushes enemies back and staggars them for a moderate period 20 High Hrothgar
Dah Push Throws enemies back and inflcits damage upon impact with environment 45 High Hrothgar

Whirlwind Sprint

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Wuld Whirlwind Allows player to dash forward to a moderate distance 20 Dead Men’s Respite
Nah Fury Allows player to dash forward to a good distance 25 High Hrothgar
Kest Tempest Allows player to dash forward to a great distance 35 Volskygge

Once you’ve found all the Words of Power for Dragon Shouts in the base game, you’ll unlock the Thu'um Master achievement.

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Thu'um Master

Learn 20 shouts

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Overview of Dawnguard Dragon Shouts

Drain Vitality

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Gaan Stamina Drain 5 health per second from opponent and convert to stamina for 30 seconds 30 Arcwind Point
Lah Magicka Drain 5 health per second from opponent and convert to stamina and magicka for 30 seconds 60 Dimhollow Crypt
Haas Health Drain 5 health per second from opponent and convert to stamina, magicka, and health for 30 seconds 90 Forgotten Vale

Soul Tear

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Rii Essence Inflict massive damage and tear the soul from an opponent, reanimating them as an ally for 60 seconds 5 Soul Cairn
Vaaz Tear Inflict massive damage and tear the soul from an opponent, reanimating them as an ally for 60 seconds 5 Soul Cairn
Zol Zombie Inflict massive damage and tear the soul from an opponent, reanimating them as an ally for 60 seconds 90 Soul Cairn

Summon Durnehviir

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Dur Curse Summons the undead dragon Durnehviir from Soul Cairn 5 Soul Cairn
Neh Never Summons the undead dragon Durnehviir from Soul Cairn 5 Soul Cairn
Viir Dying Summons the undead dragon Durnehviir from Soul Cairn 300 Soul Cairn

Overview of Dragonborn Dragon Shouts

Battle Fury

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Mid Loyal Enchants nearby ally weapons for 60 seconds 20 Vahlok’s Tomb
Vur Valor Enchants nearby ally weapons for 120 seconds 30 Vahlok’s Tomb
Shaan Inspire Enchants nearby ally weapons for 180 seconds 40 Vahlok’s Tomb

Bend Will

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Gol Earth Used specifically to purge All-Maker Stones during Cleansing the Stones 10 Saering’s Watch
Hah Mind Allows control of targeted humanoid and animal enemies, making them temporary allies 90 Apocrypha
Dov Dragon Allows control of targeted dragon enemies, grants ability to ride them 120 Skaal Village

Cyclone

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Ven Wind Creates a small cyclone which swirls enemies upwards, inflicting damage during and after the fall 30 Benkongerike
Gaar Unleash Creates a small cyclone which swirls enemies upwards, inflicting damage during and after the fall 45 Kolbjorn Barrow
Nos Strike Creates a small cyclone which swirls enemies upwards, inflicting damage during and after the fall 60 White Ridge Sanctum

Dragon Aspect

Word of Power Translation Effect Cooldown Location
Mul Strength Grants massive damage, armor, and resistance bonuses while also boosting other shout power effectiveness 5 Apocrypha
Qah Armor As above, but also summons an Ancient Dragonborn to aid you in battle when health falls below 50% 5 Bloodskal Barrow
Diiv Wyrm As above, but further increases damage, armor, resistance and shout effectiveness 5 Temple of Miraak

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  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    17 October 2021
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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.

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  • Introduction to the Races.
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  • Location of every powerful Dragonwall.
  • Search out and defeat every Dragon.
  • How to find hidden, powerful weapons.
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  • Dragonborn DLC covered in full.
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