Skeevers are small, aggressive, rat-like animals that attack on sight. They may be encountered in dark areas, such as caves or dungeons, as well as in the wilderness of Skyrim. They are generally considered to be the weakest enemy in the game, although they often carry the disease Ataxia, which lowers your Lockpicking and Pickpocket skills. Skeever corpses may be looted for Skeever Tails to be used as ingredients in alchemy. Dead skeevers found roasting over fires yield Charred Skeever Hide.
- The Venomfang Skeever is encountered during the Dampened Spirits quest in Honningbrew Basement.
- Skeevers may be present in the cellar addition to the Hearthfire house. If you have any NPCs that reside in your house, they may mention that they heard odd noises coming from the basement. One of these skeevers is sometimes non-aggresive and may be spared to become a pet of sorts. It will walk around the basement in a harmless attitude. HF