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A Clannfear (Morrowind)

Clannfear are ferocious reptilian Daedra that resembles a lizard with a large, bony crest on their head, as well as a sharp beak and talons. Their mouths are lined with razor-sharp teeth for tearing flesh. They are generally thought to be of animal intelligence, though it is possible that they are intelligent enough to speak.[1] Though they are generally associated with Mehrunes Dagon,[2][3] they are known to serve many Daedric Princes and can be found throughout the various planes of Oblivion.[4] They can occasionally be found lingering near Daedric Ruins on Nirn.[5]

Clannfear walk on two legs and use their clawed arms and sharp beaks as weapons.[6] They are capable of ripping mortals to shreds.[7] Clannfear claws are made for hooking their prey and pinning them while they are consumed alive.[8] The clannfear can make use of its crest to headbutt or charge at its prey.[9] Clannfear pounce on their prey to knock it down. They can also slam their spiked tail into their prey to disorient it.[10][10] Clannfear are inclined to flock together to hunt and may answer to a powerful matriarch, but are still dangerous as individuals.[11] Clannfear vocalize by baying and screeching.[12][13]

Clannfear can be trained by more intelligent Daedra such as Dremora.[14] Trained clannfear can assist Dremora in hunting mortals for sport,[15] and have a keen sense of smell that assists them in such tasks.[16] Young clannfear purportedly need food to grow, which they often receive in the form of mortal flesh.[17] Their claws and hearts can be used in alchemy.[18][19][13]


  • Early Clannfear concept art called them "Rock Chisels". They were created by artist Mark Jones.[20]

See Also[edit]



  1. ^ Clannfear dialogue in Battlespire
  2. ^ Darkest Darkness
  3. ^ Appearance of Clannfear throughout Coldharbour in ESO
  4. ^ Varieties of DaedraAranea Drethan
  5. ^ Abundance of Clannfear at the Daedric Ruins on Ash Mountain in ESO
  6. ^ Clannfear abilities in Morrowind
  7. ^ Outsider Observation Report - Log 2Rosalind Frenrick, Stranded Mage
  8. ^ Daedric Dewclaw item description in ESO
  9. ^ Fun with Daedra: Games for Adventurers
  10. ^ a b Clannfear abilities in ESO
  11. ^ The Screeching Matron and The Devourer's ability to summon lesser clannfear in ESO
  12. ^ Clannfear sounds in ESO
  13. ^ a b Kyne's Challenge: A Hunter's Companion: Hammerfell, Clannfear
  14. ^ Hzu-Hakan and Angata the Clannfear Handler's abilities, dialogue and story purposes in ESO
  15. ^ Guild Mage's Journal
  16. ^ Meet the Character - Captain CaudexLieutenant Gavo Haderus
  17. ^ Overheard Xivkyn and Dremora dialogue in Imperial City in ESO
  18. ^ Alchemical properties of Clannfear Claws in Oblivion
  19. ^ Clannfear being a source of Daedra Hearts in Morrowind
  20. ^ Mark Jones Portfolio