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Mirmulnir (RefID: 0005A6CA)
(lore page)
Location Western Watchtower
Species Dragon Soul Dragon
Level Radiant (10-50) Type Monsters
RefID 0005A6CA BaseID 0001CA05
Other Information
Health 905-3071 Magicka 150
Stamina 130-264
Primary Skills Archery, Block, One-handed, Sneak
Perks Dragonskin
Faction(s) Creature Faction; Dragon Faction; FavorExcludedFaction; MQ104DragonFaction

Mirmulnir is likely the second dragon you will encounter in Skyrim, after Alduin. The dragon appears during the quest Dragon Rising at the Western Watchtower. He can be a challenging enemy if your level is low and you have only melee weapons. If you are heavily injured you can go inside the watchtower to heal yourself while resting, or stay there and do nothing while the guards attack him. Using lightning or ice magic on him would be wise since he is resistant only to fire. As with other dragons, after Mirmulnir is killed you can take from his corpse dragon scales and dragon bones, as well as random treasure and several unique pieces of Whiterun guard armor.

Mirmulnir's name can be broken down into Mir Mul Nir, literally 'Allegiance Strong Hunt'.

The type of dragon that Mirmulnir is depends on your level.

Related Quests[edit]


  • The Atlas of Dragons lists Mirmulnir as being "Known to Live", meaning not likely revived by Alduin. Instead, he may have come out of hiding to again serve Alduin.
  • Mirmulnir carries a random number of Whiterun guard outfit parts, which have a special property: if sold to a merchant, they will persist in the merchant's inventory even after it resets.
  • In general, it appears that unless you are under level 10 when you meet him, Mirmulnir will spawn at one level *higher* than the normal highest type of dragon for the player's level. In other words, though no dragons will spawn before him, once you've met him, it will be several levels before you actually get to meet another dragon as strong as him.
- At levels 1-9, he is basically identical to a standard "Dragon".
- At levels 10-17, he has the stats of a "Blood Dragon", although Blood Dragons normally cannot start appearing until player level 18.
- At levels 18-26, he has the stats of a "Frost Dragon", which normally can't appear till player level 27. (According to the chart below, this even changes his breath and spell type from fire to frost?)
- At levels 27-35, he has the stats of an "Elder Dragon", which normally can't appear till player level 36.
- At level 36+, he has the stats of an "Ancient Dragon", which normally can't appear until player level 45.

Leveled List[edit]

Player Level Level Health Magicka Sta. Damage Shouts
1-9 10 905 150 130 0
  • Fire Breath
  • Fire Ball
10-17 20 1421 150 164 25
  • Fire Breath
  • Fire Ball
  • Unrelenting Force
18-26 30 1860 150 197 75
  • Frost Breath
  • Ice Storm
  • Unrelenting Force
27-35 40 2255 150 230 125
  • Fire Breath
  • Fire Ball
  • Unrelenting Force
36+ 50 3071 150 264 175
  • Fire Breath
  • Fire Ball
  • Unrelenting Force


  • With subtitles enabled, it is possible to see Mirmulnir say "Dovahkiin! No!!" while he dies. As the dialogue has no audio files in the English version of the game, you would only be aware of this via subtitles. Mirmulnir may also say other things during the fight such as "You are brave. Balaan hokoron. Your defeat brings me honor.", "Brit grah. I had forgotten what fine sport you mortals can provide!" and "Thurri [sic] du hin sille ko Sovngarde!"