Skyrim:Alduin

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Alduin
Location Throughout Skyrim, Sovngarde
Species Dragon Soul Dragon
Level PC×1.2 (range=10-100) Type Monsters
BaseID 0008E4F1
Other Information
Health 2250+(PC-0.8)×14 Magicka 50
Stamina 50+(PC-0.8)×4
Primary Skills Archery, Block, One-handed, Sneak
Perks Reduced Damage 0.5
Essential Yes
Faction(s) MQ101AlduinFaction; Used by dragonrend shout
Alduin
The dragon Viinturuth with Alduin, right after being resurrected

Alduin, or the World-Eater, as he is known to the residents of Skyrim, is an immensely powerful dragon. He is depicted as a malevolent force who destroys the world periodically, and the Nords believe that his reappearance heralds the end of time. He is the self-proclaimed First-Born of Akatosh and aspect of Akatosh. His name can be separated into "Al Du In", which means "Destroyer Devour Master".

He has a 50% resistance to fire and a 25% weakness to frost, and knows the Fire Breath, Frost Breath and Unrelenting Force shouts, as well as the Dragon Storm Call shout unique to him.

[edit] Resurrection of Dragons

During the quest A Blade in the Dark, Alduin resurrects the dead dragon Sahloknir from his burial place, revealing how the rest of the dragons returned after being slain centuries ago. After this quest, the player may get to see the rare occasion where Alduin resurrects another, leveled dragon.

When resurrecting other dragons, Alduin can be spotted from a distance, and more easily heard thanks to his roars. It's easy to distinguish Alduin from other dragons, as he will stay far in the distance, flying around, unlike normal wild dragons (who will fly right to you).

Alduin won't go away from the location unless the player moves close [verification needed — see talk page]. As soon as the player gets close enough, Alduin starts to speak in the dragon language. A new dragon will appear (having been resurrected), which will speak back to Alduin. After this, Alduin flies away and the resurrected dragon attacks the player.

[edit] Related Quests

[edit] Notes

  • If you encounter Alduin during the resurrection of a dragon, he can be hit with any long-ranged attack. However, it appears that he is not actually hit, as no health bar appears. He does appear as hostile at that moment, showing as a red dot on your compass. The red dot will disappear after Alduin flies away again.
  • During the resurrection of a dragon, Alduin will occasionally shout, and the sky will darken.
  • Alduin has a unique shout called Dragon Storm Call, which is very similar to Storm Call, and causes fiery meteors to rain from the sky.
  • When Alduin resurrects a dragon he says "(dragon name) zil gro dovah ulse" then uses a shout "slen tiid vo!"
  • If you deal enough damage to him when he is resurrecting a dragon, he will crash land on the ground, then take flight again and fly off.
  • Alduin may remark "You may have picked up the weapons of my ancient foes, but you are not their equal!" when you use Dragonrend.
  • Alduin is voiced by Daniel Riordan.

[edit] Bugs

  • When encountering Alduin raising a dragon as a random encounter, chasing him off before he completes the resurrection causes the dragon burial mound to become stuck in the 'bonfire of energy' state.
  • After learning Dragonrend during Alduin's Bane, Alduin will sometimes be invincible.
    • Escaping the battle by running down the Throat of the World and fast-traveling back appears to make him vulnerable to damage again.

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