Skyrim Very Special Edition/Enemies

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This page lists all enemies you encounter while fighting through the dungeons in Skyrim Very Special Edition. The table below includes the enemy's name, their damage, and messages used for when they are introduced, die, attack successfully, miss an attack, and kill you.

Enemies[edit]

Name Damage Resistance Intro Death Attack Miss Kill
Adoring Fan 5 "An Adoring Fan has been stalking you for weeks. He's harmless but so annoying. He really needs to die." "The Adoring Fan dies slowly and painfully. His last words are you're the best. Good luck on your journey." "tries to give you a hug" "goes in for a hug, but you dodge aside"
Apprentice Conjurer 8 Magic "An Apprentice Mage appears in front of you. he begins casting a conjuration spell, but does not seem very confident." "The Apprentice Conjurer dies. He probably should have studied in Winterhold a little harder." "summons a Flame Atronach, which scorches you with flames" "grows frustrated as his Atronach fails to damage you"
Apprentice Fire Mage 10 Magic "You feel an otherworldly heat. An Apprentice Fire Mage stands before you. he seems unsure of his skills." "The Apprentice Fire Mage dies. He probably should have studied in Winterhold a little harder." "releases jets of flame from his hands" "attacks, but misses"
Apprentice Ice Mage 10 Magic "An unnatural coldness creeps over you. An Apprentice Ice Mage stands before you. he seems unsure of his skills." "The Apprentice Ice Mage dies. He probably should have studied in Winterhold a little harder." "releases streams of frost from his hands" "attacks, but misses"
Apprentice Necromancer 8 Magic "A young mage appears in front of you. He smells of death. It's a Necromancer!" "You expand the Necromancer's knowledge of death by providing them with invaluable first hand experience on the topic." "commands his reanimated skeever to attack you" "commands his zombie skeever to attack, but it misses"
Apprentice Storm Mage 10 Magic "Your hair stands on end. An Apprentice Storm Mage stands before you. he seems unsure of his skills." "The Apprentice Storm Mage dies. He probably should have studied in Winterhold a little harder." "unleashes a torrent of lightning from his palm" "attacks, but misses"
Ascendant Necromancer 10 Magic "An eerie blue light fills the area; an Ascendant Necromancer is raising the dead to attack you." "You expand {enemy_name}'s [sic] knowledge of death by providing them with invaluable first hand experience on the topic." "commands a reanimated zombie to attack you"
Bandit 7 Arms "A Bandit leaps out in front of you. He won't let you leave without a fight." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses"
Bandit Highwayman 11 Arms "Suddenly, a Bandit Highwayman jumps out at you. He's demanding coin for you to pass." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses"
Bandit Marauder 14 Arms "A Bandit Marauder charges at you, weapon drawn. He doesn't seem like a chatty fellow." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses"
Bandit Outlaw 8 Arms "A Bandit Outlaw is sipping mead at a table. He attacks in a drunken rage." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "jabs his dagger into your armor" "swings at you, but misses"
Bandit Plunderer 12 Arms "A Bandit Plunderer is raiding corpses ahead of you. He can't wait to count out your coin." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses"
Bandit Thug 10 Arms "A Bandit Thug is talking to himself up ahead. He smashes his mead bottle and charges you wildly." "he cries out and expires. He died as he lived. Or something like that." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses" "Before your dying body begins to cool, the Bandit Thug starts going through your belongings."
Bear 8 Shout "You hear a scary growl. It's a bear! Apparently you smell like a giant piece of salmon coated in honey." "The Bear roars defiantly before collapsing, dead." "slashes you with its claws" "swings its paw, but misses"
Blood Dragon 20 Magic "A blast of fire scorches the ground in front of you. You look up and see a Blood Dragon ready for battle." "The Blood Dragon crashes to the ground, plowing a path with its dead body." "takes a swing at you with its massive claws" "attacks, but you leap out of the way" "The Blood Dragon has defeated you. It roars in triumph. So much for being the "one they fear"."
Cave Bear 6 Shout "A Cave Bear is sniffing around up ahead. It doesn't look like an herbivore." "The Cave Bear roars defiantly before collapsing, dead." "slashes you with its claws" "swings its paw, but misses" "Brutally mauled, you die at the paws of the Cave Bear."
Chaurus 8 Shout "A horrible chittering sound fills the air. A Chaurus attacks!" "Your weapon cracks the Chaurus's chitin and venomous blood seeps from its dead body." "jabs you with a stinger" "jabs at you, but you parry the blow"
Chaurus Reaper 10 Shout "You hear a familiar chittering. You see a Chaurus Reaper approaching, stinger covered in poison." "Your weapon cracks the Chaurus Reaper's chitin and venomous blood seeps from its dead body." "jabs you with a stinger" "jabs at you, but you parry the blow"
Conjurer 9 Magic "A Conjurer is summoning a creature in front of you. Best not let him finish." "The arcane Conjurer falls to your weapon. As they say, live by the magicka, die by the <Weapon>, right?" "summons a Frost Atronach to attack you" "commands his Frost Atronach to attack, but it misses"
Dark Brotherhood Assassin 14 Arms "A Dark Brotherhood Assassin appears from the shadows, ready to claim a contract on your life. he whispers, "We know."" "he falls dead, his soul free to join Sithis in the Void." "stabs with his poisoned dagger" "swings at you, but misses"
Death Hound 8 "A skulking Death Hound growls at you. His master may be close by." "The Death Hound whimpers and dies." "lunges at you and bites" "lunges at you, but misses"
Deranged Khajiit 8 "A deranged Khajiit looks at you with wild eyes, like a kitten staring at a ball of yarn. Which makes sense, you suppose." "he dies with a sad meow." "scratches at your face" "claws at you, but misses"
Disgraced City Guard 10 Arms "A Disgraced City Guard stumbles toward you, drunk on mead and looking for a fight. No wonder he got fired." "he screams and dies, as pathetically as he lived." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses"
Dragon 16 Magic "You hear a loud roar, then flapping wings. It's a Dragon! Now this is an epic battle. Dovah versus Dovahkiin." "The Dragon crashes to the ground, plowing a path with its dead body." "blasts you with its flaming breath" "attempts to roast you but you leap out of the way" "The Dragon has defeated you. It roars in triumph. So much for being the "one they fear"."
Draugr Overlord 6 Arms "A Draugr Overlord, clad in Ebony armor, awakens from its slumber. It looks strong." "The Draugr Overlord collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "strikes you with its ancient sword" "attacks, but you parry the blow"
Draugr Scourge 8 Arms "The way is blocked by a Draugr Scourge. His soulless eyes look hungry." "The Draugr Scourge collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "sends a spike of ice at you" "attacks, but narrowly misses you" "The undead eyes of the Draugr Scourge glow with undead power as you die at its hands."
Draugr Scourge Lord 8 Arms "A Draugr Scourge Lord stands in your path. You're really starting to wish the Nordhs [sic] cremated their dead." "blasts you with a frost breath shout" "The undead eyes of the Draugr Scourge Lord glow with undead power as you die at its hands."
Draugr Thrall 6 Arms "A Draugr Thrall blocks the way. Something hidden is controlling it. And that something wants you dead." "The Draugr Thrall collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "strikes you with its ancient sword" "attacks, but you parry the blow"
Draugr Warrior 6 Arms "The corpse of an ancient Nordh [sic] rises up before you; it's a Draugr Warrior." "The Draugr Warrior collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "strikes you with its ancient sword"
Draugr Wight 7 Arms "A Draugr Wight lurches out of his grave. It stinks of rotting flesh." "The Draugr Wight collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "strikes you with its ancient sword" "attacks, but you parry the blow"
Dremora Caitiff 10 Magic "A Dremora Caitiff has been summoned ahead. He smells weakness in you." "The Dremora Caitiff dies with a curse on its lips, unable to escape through Daedric portal it summoned." "charges towards you" "attacks, but you evade his maneuver" ""There could be no other end," the Dremora Caitiff intones as darkness consumes you."
Dremora Churl 9 Magic "A brutish Dremora Churl awaits you. He laughs maniacally." "The Dremora Churl dies with a curse on its lips, unable to escape through Daedric portal it summoned." "blasts a stream of fire towards you" "attacks, but misses"
Dremora Kynreeve 12 Magic "A Dremora Kynreeve blocks the way. He asks if you seek death, mortal." "The Dremora Kynreeve dies with a curse on its lips, unable to escape through Daedric portal it summoned." "fires a torrent of frost" "attacks, but misses" ""There could be no other end," the Dremora Kynreeve intones as darkness consumes you."
Dremora Kynval 11 Magic "A challenger is near - it appears to be a Dremora Kynval." "The Dremora Kynval dies with a curse on its lips, unable to escape through Daedric portal it summoned." "swings his greatsword" "attacks, but misses" ""There could be no other end," the Dremora Kynval intones as darkness consumes you."
Falmer 7 Magic "A pale form emerges slowly from the darkness. It's a Falmer. It may be blind, but it heard you." "This blind Falmer has lived darkness and died as it lived." "swings its axe blindly" "attacks, but misses"
Falmer Gloomlurker 9 Magic "A Falmer Gloomlurker blocks your path. He looks like he doesn't get much sun." "This blind Falmer Gloomlurker has lived darkness and died as it lived." "swings its axe blindly" "The Falmer Gloomlurker's attack drops you to the ground. It starts dragging you by the ankle into the darkness."
Falmer Nightprowler 10 Magic "A Falmer Nightprowler has been following you. He leaps out to attack." "This blind Falmer Nightprowler has lived darkness and died as it lived." "swings its axe blindly" "attacks, but misses"
Falmer Skulker 8 Magic "You hear dragging feet ahead. A Falmer Skulker with a nasty looking weapon blocks your path." "This blind Falmer Skulker has lived darkness and died as it lived." "fires an arrow" "shoots, but you block it with your shield"
Fire Mage 11 Magic "A blast of heat blows by your face. A Fire Mage stands before you." "The arcane Fire Mage falls to your weapon. As they say, live by the magicka, die by the <Weapon>, right?" "launches a fireball at you" "attacks, but misses"
Flame Atronach 16 Magic "The room brightens up with an otherworldly light; a Flame Atronach twists in the air blocking your path." "The Flame Atronach is cast back into Oblivion." "hurls a ball of fire at you" "misses you with a ball of fire"
Forsworn 7 Shout "A wild eyed Forsworn blocks your path. He looks tough, and totally psychotic." "The Forsworn looks up at you and promises that three more will rise in his place, right before you decapitate him." "wildly swings his dual swords" "attacks, but misses"
Forsworn Forager 8 Shout "Someone is rummaging through a container. It's a Forsworn Forager! She wants a fight." "The Forsworn Forager looks up at you and promises that three more will rise in his [sic] place, right before you decapitate her." "draws her bow and fires" "shoots and misses"
Forsworn Looter 11 Shout "A Forsworn Looter is searching through some corpses ahead. He looks like he'd like to search yours next." "The Forsworn Looter looks up at you and promises that three more will rise in his place, right before you decapitate him." "wildly swings his dual swords" "attacks but misses"
Forsworn Pillager 16 Shout "A wild eyed Forsworn pillager leaps out at you, snarling. His blades are as ugly and angry as he is." "The Forsworn Pillager looks up at you and promises that three more will rise in his place, right before you decapitate him." "wildly swings his dual swords" "attacks, but misses" "You fall to your knees, defeated. The Forsworn Pillager looms over you, ready to sacrifice you to the Old Gods."
Frost Atronach 12 Magic "A mountain of ice stands between you and the way forward. It's a Frost Atronach. Lovely." "The Frost Atronach is cast back into Oblivion." "launches deadly ice in your direction" "misses you with an ice spike" "The Frost Atronach slams its icy body into you, freezing you on contact."
Frost Troll 16 Shout "You see a Frost Troll charging through the storm, and he looks angry." "swings at you viciously" "The Frost Troll's last attack proves fatal. It howls in victory."
Gargoyle 9 Arms "A suspicious stone statue lies in front of you. Suddenly, the Gargoyle awakens! Time to rock. Literally." "The Gargoyle dies." "throws a massive punch" "claws at you, but misses"
Giant Frostbite Spider 10 Shout "Webs cover the walls. A Giant Frostbite Spider descends from them. It wants your guts for lunch, apparently." "The Giant Frostbite Spider's carapace thumps to the ground and bits of leg fill the air." "s fangs inject you with poison" "attacks, but misses" "The Giant Frostbite Spider's poison overtakes you and the world goes black."
Giant Mudcrab 10 Shout "You hear heavy clacking noises. A Giant Mudcrab snaps its claws menacingly." "The Giant Mudcrab's dead shell clatters. If only you had time to make some steamed mudcrab legs." "snaps its huge pincers" "attacks, but misses"
Hulking Draugr 10 Arms "A Hulking Draugr charges you. You wonder when he had time to work out over the past century." "The Hulking Draugr collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "slashes you with its ancient axe" "attacks, but you parry the blow" "The undead eyes of the Hulking Draugr glow with undead power as you die at its hands."
Ice Mage 11 Magic "An ice spike narrowly misses your face. It was hurled by an Ice Mage. Now that's just cold." "The arcane Ice Mage falls to your weapon. As they say, live by the magicka, die by the <Weapon>, right?" "conjures a deadly ice storm"
Ice Wolf 6 Shout "You hear a blood-curdling howl. Suddenly, a fully grown Ice Wolf leaps out at you." "The Ice Wolf whimpers and dies." "lunges at you and bites" "lunges, but you evade the attack"
Ice Wraith 16 Arms "A spectral form appears before you. The serpentine Ice Wraith bares its cold fangs." "The savage Ice Wraith dies. You wonder if anyone would want those teeth." "snaps at you with icy fangs"
Imperial Gladiator 14 Arms "An Imperial Gladiator looks at you and chuckles. he's won dozens of fights and you look like a pushover." "The Imperial Gladiator falls dead. He'll never be Grand Champion now. How sad." "swings his weapon at you" "swings at you, but misses" "Even without a crowd, the Imperial Gladiator makes a show of delivering the killing blow."
Large Frostbite Spider 8 Shout "You hear the terrifying sound of gnashing mandibles. A Large Frostbite Spider leers at you, all eight eyes squinting in unison." "The Large Frostbite Spider's carapace thumps to the ground and bits of leg fill the air." "bites you" "attacks, but misses"
Large Mudcrab 6 Shout "You hear clicking. A Large Mudcrab scuttles out from a puddle." "The Large Mudcrab's dead shell clatters. If only you had time to make some steamed mudcrab legs." "snaps its pincers" "attacks, but misses"
Mudcrab 5 "You hear clicking. That rock is actually a Mudcrab!" "The Mudcrab's dead shell clatters. If only you had time to make some steamed mudcrab legs." "snaps its pincers"
Necro Mage 9 Magic "A Necro Mage is raising the dead ahead of you. He notices you and raises an eyebrow as well." "You expand {enemy_name}'s [sic] knowledge of death by providing them with invaluable first hand experience on the topic." "commands a reanimated zombie to attack you" "commands its thrall to attack you, but it misses" "The Necro Mage has defeated you. he cackles maniacally."
Renegade Imperial Soldier 12 Arms "A Renegade Imperial Soldier appears before you. he abandoned his post, and is clearly desperate." "he dies like the coward he is." "slashes with his longsword" "swings at you, but misses" "Desperation drives the Renegade Imperial Soldier to murder as {$enemy_pronoun_he} [sic] swings a fatal blow."
Renegade Storm Cloak 12 Shout "You encounter a Renegade Storm Cloak who abandoned her duties and fled to the wild. she eyes you with hatred and fear." "She falls in battle, ensuring her soul will live on in Sovngarde." "slashes with her axe" "swings at you, but misses" "Desperation drives the Renegade Storm Cloak to murder as {$enemy_pronoun_he} [sic] swings a fatal blow."
Restless Draugr 6 Arms "You see an empty Nordh [sic] coffin. Suddenly, a Restless Draugr leaps out, swinging its sword." "The Restless Draugr collapses to the ground, at long last given true eternal rest." "strikes you with its ancient sword" "attacks, but you parry the blow"
Sabre Cat 11 Shout "A vicious Sabre Cat has been stalking you. It leaps out to attack." "The Sabre Cat roars defiantly before collapsing, dead." "leaps at you" "leaps at you, but it overshoots" "Brutally mauled, you die at the paws of the Sabre Cat."
Skeever "You smell vermin. A disease-ridden Skeever appears!"
Skeleton Warlock 10 "A pile of bones on the ground suddenly leaps up, its hands charged with magicka. It's a skeleton warlock!" "The Skeleton Warlock shatters into bits of bone." "blasts you with ice"
Skeleton Warlord 7 Magic "The sound of creaking bones alerts you to an armored Skeleton Warlord blocking your way." "The Skeleton Warlord shatters into bits of bone." "swings his ancient weapon" "attacks, but misses"
Skeleton Warrior 7 "You hear the rattling of bones. A Skeleton Warrior lurches towards you." "The Skeleton Warrior shatters into bits of bone." "swings his ancient sword"
Small Frostbite Spider 7 Shout "You step into a pile of webs. Uh oh! You're stuck. And a Small Frostbite Spider starts crawling towards you." "The Small Frostbite Spider's carapace thumps to the ground and bits of leg fill the air." "bites you"
Snow Bear 8 Shout "A massive, scarred Snow Bear lies ahead. It looks hungry. And you look tasty." "The Snow Bear roars defiantly before collapsing, dead." "slashes you with its mighty claws" "swings its paw, but misses" "Brutally mauled, you die at the paws of the Snow Bear."
Snowy Sabre Cat 11 Shout "A grizzled Snowy Sabre Cat is perched up ahead. It looks ready to pounce." "The Snowy Sabrecat roars defiantly before collapsing, dead." "leaps at you" "leaps at you, but it overshoots" "Brutally mauled, you die at the paws of the Snowy Sabre Cat."
Spriggan 10 Arms "You accidentally step on a flower. A furious Spriggan roars and charges madly towards you." "The Spriggan collapses into inert taproot." "attacks you wildly" "attacks, but misses"
Spriggan Matron 11 Magic "A Spriggan Matron steps out from her grove. She doesn't look like she wants you here." "The Spriggan Matron collapses into inert taproot." "swipes at you" "The heavy thud of living wood against your skull is the last thing you hear as the Spriggan Matron delivers the fatal blow."
Storm Mage 11 Magic "A bolt of lightning strikes at your feet. A Storm Mage stands before you." "The arcane Storm Mage falls to your weapon. As they say, live by the magicka, die by the <Weapon>, right?" "zaps you with bursts of lightning"
Thief 11 Arms "You feel a hand in your pocket. It's a filthy Thief! You going to let her get away with that?" "UNDEFINED [sic] falls down dead, proving that crime doesn't pay." "slashes with her dagger" "swings at you, but misses" "The Thief leaves you bleeding as she flees the scene of the crime."
Troll 12 Shout "You see a crushed skull on the ground. You look up and lock eyes with an enraged Troll. Here goes nothing." "The Troll howls a final time. No amount of regeneration can help it back from that. At least, you hope not." "swings at you" "attacks, but misses" "The Troll's last attack proves fatal. It howls in victory."
Vampire 7 Arms "Red eyes peer out from the darkness. Oh no! It's a bloodthirsty vampire!" "The Vampire leaves only a pile of glowing dust behind." "drains your life essence" "attempts to drain your life, but you bash him interrupting the attack"
Vampire Mistwalker 8 Arms "A Vampire Mistwalker reveals itself. This blood sucking fiend was stalking you!" "The Vampire Mistwalker leaves only a pile of glowing dust behind." "drains your life essence"
Vampire Nightstalker 10 Arms "The stench of stale blood fills the air. A Vampire Nightstalker rises from its fresh kill. You'll make a much better meal." The Vampire Nightstalker leaves only a pile of glowing dust behind. "drains your life essence" "attempts to drain your life, but you bash him interrupting the attack"
Werewolf 9 Shout "A creature rises before you, howling, both beast and man. It's a werewolf! And it looks hungry." "The Werewolf bleeds out clutching its throat in a last howl of pain." "leaps towards you" "attacks, but misses"
Wolf 7 Shout "A howl catches your ear; a black Wolf is charging you, teeth bared." "The Wolf whimpers and dies." "bites you" "attacks, but misses"