Learning the 20 Dragon Shouts of Skyrim

Updated on March 17, 2018
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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 | Source

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

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 | Source
Aura Whisper
Laas, 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 | Source
Become Ethereal
Feim, 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 | Source
Call Dragon
Od, 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 | Source
Call of Valor
Hun, 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 | Source
Clear Skies
Lok, 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 | Source
Disarm
Zun, 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 | Source
Dismay Shout
Faas, 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 | Source
Dragonrend
Joor, 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 | Source
Elemental Fury
Su, 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 | Source
Fire Breath
Yol, 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 | Source
Frost Breath
Fo, 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 | Source
Ice Form
Iiz, 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 | Source
Kyne’s Peace
Kaan, 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 | Source
Marked For Death
Krii, 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 | Source
Slow Time
Tiid, 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 | Source
Storm Call
Strun, 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 | Source
Throw Voice
Zul, 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 | Source
Unrelenting Force
Fus, 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 | Source
Whirlwind Sprint
Wuld, 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 | Source

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