Bears are large, hostile enemies that will attack the player if found infringing on their territory. They live either in the wilderness or in their cave lairs. Bears can transmit Bone Break Fever, which deducts 25 points from the player's stamina. Fortunately, bears will always roar or growl in an effort to intimidate potential threats before attacking, and thus are fairly easy to avoid if the player wishes so. Standard bears and the larger cave bears are encountered throughout Skyrim, while the mighty snow bears are largely confined to high altitudes and snowy regions.
Bear carcasses can be harvested for their pelts (for tanning) and their claws (for alchemy).
- Variations: Snow Bear, Cave Bear