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Learning the 20 Dragon Shouts of Skyrim

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How and Where to Find the Dragon Shouts

Dragon shouts are learned through various methods in the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

A number of them are learned as you complete the Main Story, but some are also connected to other guild quests and side quests found in the game.

Dragon shouts must first be learned through dragon walls or through meditating with the Greybeards of High Hrothgar.

In order to unlock a dragon shout after it has been learned, you must kill a dragon and absorb its soul and then unlock it in the Shouts menu of your magic category.

The Greybeards

The Greybeards

Here are all twenty dragon shouts listed in alphabetical order with locations found, related quests, video walkthroughs and demonstrations of the shouts in action:

1. Animal Allegiance

Animal Allegiance Raan, Mir, Tah

Result

Charm animals not already under the control of others

Rank 1

Lasts 30 seconds

Location

Angarvunde in The Rift

Rank 2

Lasts 45 seconds

Location

Ancient’s Ascent in Falkreath Hold

Rank 3

Lasts 60 seconds

Location

Ysgramor’s Tomb in Winterhold

Quests

Angarvunde,Glory of the Dead

Animal Allegiance Walkthrough

Animal Allegiance demo

Animal Allegiance demo

2. Aura Whisper

Aura WhisperLaas, Yah, Nir

Result

Detect life of all creatures, living or undead

Rank 1

Lasts 10 seconds

Location

Northwind Summit in The Rift

Rank 2

Lasts 20 seconds

Location

Valthume in The Reach

Rank 3

Lasts 30 seconds

Location

Volunruud in The Pale

Quests

Evil in Waiting,Silenced Tongues

Aura Whisper Walkthrough

Aura Whisper demo

Aura Whisper demo

3. Become Ethereal

Become EtherealFeim, Zii, Gron

Result

Become ghost-like and immune to any damage, but unable to attack or cast spells

Rank 1

Lasts 8 seconds

Location

Ironbind Barrow in Winterhold

Rank 2

Lasts 13 seconds

Location

Lost Valley Redoubt in The Reach

Rank 3

Lasts 18 seconds

Location

Ustengrav in Hjaalmarch

Quests

Coming of Age,The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller

Become Ethereal Walkthrough

Become Ethereal demo

Become Ethereal demo

4. Call Dragon

Call DragonOd, Ah, Viing

Result

Summon Odahviing the dragon

Conditions

Use outdoors only

Quest

Learned during Main Quest – The Fallen

Call Dragon Walkthrough

Call Dragon demo

Call Dragon demo

5. Call of Valor

Call of ValorHun, Kaal, Zoor

Result

Summons a hero to fight with you. Each sequential word summons a different hero.

Rank 1

Summons Gormlaith Golden-Hilt (bow, sword and shield)

Rank 2

Summons Felldir the Old (greatsword and Dragon Shouts)

Rank 3

Summons Hakon One-Eye (battleaxe)

Location

Unlocked after completing Main Quest – Dragonslayer

Call of Valor Walkthrough

Call of Valor demo

Call of Valor demo

6. Clear Skies

Clear SkiesLok, Vah, Koor

Result

Clears weather, fog, and gas traps

Rank 1

25 seconds

Rank 2

40 seconds

Rank 3

60 seconds

Location

Learned during Main Quest – The Throat of the World

Clear Skies Walkthrough

Clear Skies demo

Clear Skies demo

7. Disarm

DisarmZun, Haal, Viik

Result

Disarms enemies

Rank 1

Enemies up to level 12

Location

Eldersblood Peak in Hjaalmarch

Rank 2

Enemies up to level 20

Location

Silverdrift Lair in The Pale

Rank 3

Enemies up to level 30

Location

Snow Veil Sanctum in Winterhold

Quests

Thieves Guild Quest – Speaking with Silence

Disarm Walkthrough

Disarm demo

Disarm demo

8. Dismay Shout

Dismay ShoutFaas, Ru, Maar

Result

Causes enemies to run

Rank 1

Enemies up to level 7

Location

Dead Crone Rock in The Reach

Rank 2

Enemies up to level 15

Location

Labyrinthian at Hjaalmarch, in Shalidor’s Maze

Rank 3

Enemies up to level 24

Location

Lost Tongue Overlook in The Rift

Quests

None

Dismay Walkthrough

Dismay demo

Dismay demo

9. Dragonrend

DragonrendJoor, Zah, Frul

Result

Forces dragon to land and makes Alduin vulnerable

Rank 1

Dragon lands for 15 seconds

Rank 2

Dragon lands for 18 seconds

Rank 3

Dragon lands for 22 seconds

Location

Unlocked during Main Quest – Alduin’s Bane

Dragonrend Walkthrough

Dragonrend demo

Dragonrend demo

10. Elemental Fury

Elemental FurySu, Grah, Dun

Result

Increases the speed of attacks, each rank lasting for 15 seconds

Rank 1

Increases speed by 1.3x

Location

Dragontooth Crater in The Reach

Rank 2

Increases speed by 1.5x

Location

Kilkreath Ruins in Haafinger Hold

Rank 3

Iincreases speed by 1.7x

Location

Shriekwind Bastion in Falkreath Hold

Quests

None

Elemental Fury Walkthrough

Elemental Fury demo

Elemental Fury demo

11. Fire Breath

Fire BreathYol, Toor, Shul

Result

Breath of fire

Rank 1

Deals 50 points of damage

Location

Dustman’s Cairn in Whiterun Hold

Rank 2

Deals 70 points of damage

Location

Sunderstone Gorge in Falkreath Hold

Rank 3

Deals 90 points of damage

Location

Throat of the World in Whiterun

Quests:

Main Quest – The Throat of the World

Fire Breath Walkthrough

Fire Breath demo

Fire Breath demo

12. Frost Breath

Frost BreathFo, Krah, Diin

Result

Frost breath that slows your enemies

Rank 1

Deals 10 points of damage over five seconds

Location

Bonestrewn Crest in Eastmarch

Rank 2

Deals 14 points of damage over five seconds

Location

Folgunthur in Hjaalmarch

Rank 3

Deals 18 points of damage over five seconds

Location

Skyborn Altar in Hjaalmarch

Quest

Forbidden Legend

Frost Breath Walkthrough

Frost Breath demo

Frost Breath demo

13. Ice Form

Ice FormIiz, Slen, Nus

Result

Creates an ice blast, freezing enemies and dealing two points of frost damage per second

Rank 1

Freezes enemies for 15 seconds

Location

Frostmere Crypt in The Pale

Rank 2

Freezes enemies for 30 seconds

Location

Mount Anthor in Winterhold

Rank 3

Freezes enemies for 60 seconds

Location

Saarthal in Winterhold

Quests

College of Winterhold Quest – Under Saarthal or Side Quest – Forbidden Legend

Ice Form Walkthrough

Ice Form demo

Ice Form demo

14. Kyne's Peace

Kyne’s PeaceKaan, Drem, Ov

Result

Calms animal enemies

Rank 1

Small area for 60 seconds

Location

Ragnvald in The Reach

Rank 2

Medium area for 120 seconds

Location

Rannveig’s Fast in Whiterun Hold

Rank 3

Large area for 180 seconds

Location

Shroud Hearth Barrow in The Rift

Quests

Lifting the Shroud, Ragnvald

Kyne’s Peace Walkthrough

Kyne’s Peace  demo

Kyne’s Peace demo

15. Marked for Death

Marked For DeathKrii, Lun, Aus

Result

Weakens enemies and deals damage over time; each rank lasts for 60 seconds

Rank 1

Deals 1 point of damage per second and reduces armor by 25

Location

Autumn Watch Tower in The Reach

Rank 2

Deals 2 points of damage per second and reduces armor by 50

Location

Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary in Falkreath Hold

Rank 3

Deals 3 points of damage per second and reduces armor by 75

Location

Forsaken Cave in The Pale

Quests

Destroy the Dark Brotherhood, With Friends Like These...:

Marked For Death Walkthrough

Marked For Death demo

Marked For Death demo

16. Slow Time

Slow TimeTiid, Klo, Ul

Result

Slows time

Rank 1

Slows time by 70% for 8 seconds

Location

Hog’s End in The Reach

Rank 2

Slows time by 80% for 12 seconds

Location

Korvanjund in The Pale

Rank 3

Slows time by 90% for 16 seconds

Location

Labyrinthian at Hjaalmarch

Quests:

The Jagged Crown (Imperial), The Jagged Crown (Stormcloaks), The Staff of Magnus

Slow Time Walkthrough

Slow Time demo

Slow Time demo

17. Storm Call

Storm CallStrun, Bah, Qo

Result

Creates a thunderstorm with lightning that strikes enemies in the area

Rank 1

Storm for 60 seconds

Location

Forelhost in The Rift

Rank 2

Storm for 120 seconds

Location

High Gate Ruins in The Pale

Rank 3

Storm for 180 seconds

Location

Skulddfn

Quests

Main Quest – The World-Eater’s Eyrie

Storm Call Walkthrough

Storm Call demo

Storm Call demo

18. Throw Voice

Throw VoiceZul, Mey, Gut

Result

Throws voice to draw enemies to location

Rank 1

Recast time of 30 seconds

Rank 2

Recast time of 15 seconds

Rank 3

Recast time of 5 seconds

Location

All three are found at Shearpoint in The Pale

Quests

None

Throw Voice Walkthrough

Throw Voice demo

Throw Voice demo

19. Unrelenting Force

Unrelenting ForceFus, Ro, Dah

Result

Staggers or knocks down enemies with your voice

Rank 1

Weak force and deals 2 points of damage

Location

Bleak Falls Barrow in Falkreath Hold

Rank 2

Medium force and deals 5 points of damage

Location

High Hrothgar in Whiterun Hold

Rank 3

Strong force and deals 10 points of damage

Location

High Hrothgar in Whiterun Hold

Quests

Bleak Falls Barrow, The Way of the Voice, The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller

Unrelenting Force Walkthrough

Unrelenting Force demo

Unrelenting Force demo

20. Whirlwind Sprint

Whirlwind SprintWuld, Nah, Kest

Result

Use to dash forward quickly and clear holes

Level 1

Range: 50 feet

Location

High Hrothgar in Whiterun Hold

Level 2

Range: 75 feet

Location

Volskygge in Haafingar

Level 3

Range: 100 feet

Location

Dead Men’s Respite in Hjaalmarch

Quests

Main Quest -The Way of the Voice

Whirlwind Sprint Walkthrough

Whirlwind Sprint demo

Whirlwind Sprint demo

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