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Skyrim:Nix-Hound (creature)

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Nix-Hounds are insectoid creatures added by the Nix-Hound Creation. Originally native to Morrowind, they have been introduced to the island of Solstheim in recent years. For more information, see the lore article.

Nix-Hounds drop a sample of Nix-Hound Meat when killed.

Wild Nix-Hounds[edit]

Nix-Hounds on Solstheim

Wild Nix-Hound enemies can be found throughout the wilderness of Solstheim with this Creation installed. They can be found alone or in small groups, and will attack on sight.

Creature (ID) Lvl Health Magicka Sta. Attacks Drops Soul
16 187 0 275
  • 8 Unarmed
Nix-Hound Meat (1 × 100%)
Minor loot: gold, leveled ring, gem (1 × 10%)

Pet Nix-Hound[edit]

Nix-Hound (RefID: FExxx806)
(lore page)
Added by Nix-Hound
Location Revus Sarvani's camp or The Retching Netch
Species Nix-Hound Soul
Level 2 Type Animals
RefID FExxx806 BaseID FExxxD64
Other Information
Health 20 Magicka 25
Essential Yes
Follower Yes
Faction(s) BanditFriendFaction; Blood-Kin of the Orcs; Faction that is friends with all Creatures; Friends with PredatorFaction; PetFramework_PetFaction; PetFramework_PetFollowingFaction
Pet Nix-Hound

A pet Nix-Hound can be purchased from Revus Sarvani (or Geldis Sadri if Revus is already dead) as part of the related quest.

The nix-hound is essential, and will not engage in combat. Its main function is to carry items, and it has a carry weight of 75 and it will follow you even if you already have another pet following you. You can instruct it to wait at a city, wait at its current location, wait at your house, or to carry items. It can also be summoned using a teleportation spell. The nix-hound cannot be detected by Detect Dead or Detect Life.


The pet nix-hound has an ability that will occasionally give you a random ingredient. When this happens, you will receive a message saying, "Nix-Hound found something..." and the ingredient will be added to your inventory.

This ability will start working as soon as the creation has been activated - you can receive items from the hound even before you have purchased it[verification needed — See bugs]. Four to eight hours of game time after becoming active, you will get your first ingredient. Thereafter, every 16 to 25 hours of game time you have an 80% chance of again getting an ingredient.

The ingredients will be randomly chosen from two leveled lists appropriate to the area you are currently in - the hound distinguishes between being either in Solstheim, or not. For example, you can get Ash Hopper Jelly while in Solstheim, but not while in mainland Skyrim. Other than that, any base game ingredient or Dragonborn ingredient can be gifted to you - but not ingredients added either through Dawnguard or Hearthfire.

Related Quests[edit]


  • Do not bring the pet nix-hound to Druadach Redoubt after siding with Madanach during the quest No One Escapes Cidhna Mine, as it will be hostile towards the friendly Forsworn there.
  • The nix-hound will start giving you items as soon as the Creation has been activated, even before you have finished the introduction quest and purchased it (although it seems to happen only when Nix Hound pet creature is loaded in, that is, when Player is near it.)
  • There is an invulnerable hostile nix-hound near Raven Rock. ?
  • The pet nix-hound is not revealed by Detect Life.