Hardest Enemies In The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimgelatinbeastworm
The Top Ten
At higher levels, these are no more a challenge than any other on the list. But, if you're like me, and you did the main quest early, you'll probably remember the sheer fear you get while battling with one of these atop Skuldafn. And clearing out dungeons late at night, nothing worse than running into one of these guys at the very end!
It's funny how Alduin is #12... For the dragon priest in the staff of Magnus quest, I was only level 10 the first time, and it took me an hour to beat him just by now and arrow hiding in the shadows and running away. I lost Lydia on that quest every time I played it...
Yep they are toughest enemies in the game, I tried taking on one on the winterhold mission series at level 6, it was hell, had to employ a hit and hide strategy.
I was at level 74 and I got killed by the jailer it was so annoying because he killed me 26 timesV 23 Comments
Having done everything in the game (and I mean that literally), this guy was easily the hardest.
He kicked me so hard I saw the curvature of the earth... Three times.
Not only was this boss difficult, but he was also the coolest boss I have ever seen in Skyrim. He didn't just have basic attacks like any other enemy, his battle seemed more diverse and epic, if you will.
Karstaag was the hardest at the higher levels (252) with the best possible One-Handed Build /EQ, he was the only Enemy who could get my health to a half in less then 5 seconds, it might be because he has a snowstorm phase at the start of his fight. But neighter the less no other one of the bosses could do that to me. Not that it mattered because he was dead very close after that phaseV 41 Comments
I'm a little confused on why Ancient Dragons are number 2? I'm about level 53 and Ancient Dragons are not too difficult (still admittedly difficult). I would presume Legendary Dragons and Revered Dragons would be stronger and more difficult to kill.
I would also say legendary dragons and revered dragons are more difficult to kill but there is a tactic if you have the bend will shout you can get them to land then power attack them until they are dead
You don't stand a chance because the damage they do is very high If you are a high level like me its still pretty hard they can just destroy anything in skyrim id say I have a 15%chance of survival
Too opV 5 Comments
In groups, these guys will tear you apart. - gelatinbeastworm
Falmer will gang up on you and kill you fast. I sometimes have to run away from them. They look so gnarly though. I like to resurrect them to fight for me!
Falmer are hard in groups but just 1 lone Falmer is as easy to take out as a chicken. Minus the bounty
Died so many timesV 12 Comments
How is the enemy you have to be level 81 to fight is at number 7... ?
Ebony warrior should be first you have to be level 80 to be able to fight him so why is he at number 4
Had to bring a follower to beat this guy after he paralyzed me the first time and took me out. This time he paralyzed my follower and gave me enough time to get my vengence.
Defeated him just a recently and he was easily the most dangerous enemy I've faced.V 25 Comments
Without a doubt the hardest enemy you'll ever face in Skyrim.
With the combination of shouts and the intensely high health, this is a very difficult enemy. I fought one at level 123 and died. I later got my revenge though.
Not even close to as powerful if your a Vampire Lord Nord and it's a Legendary Frost Dragon.
Yeah the fact I'm level 49 and these guys can 2-3 shot me is scaryV 3 Comments
This guy is a beast at higher levels. His insane sword damage and his unparalleled variety of shouts (in NPCs that is) make him a force to be reckoned with. That's not even mentioning the dragons supporting him and his four time full heal.
Only annoying because he keeps healing himself. - LordDovahkiin
A very hard boss for those who want a good challenge. He heals three times through the fight and in the end gets impaled by a angry Hermaeus Mora.
I beat him on my first try ( but of course I did wait until I was over level 120 to do the dawnguard quest line), it seems strange he is even on the list.V 5 Comments
Damon these suck. They ain't hard to kill but if u try stealing their heart it's near impossible
I was playing my third new save, came across a Forsworn Briarheart while I was level 2 with a Steel Sword and Iron Mace. I didn't even lose enough health to drink a potion, and killed him easily. I don't see all the panic about these guys?
I have been playing the same Skyrim game for literally years. And I was amazed that after all my work, all the armor, everything I had, I got killed in one hit by a Briarheart. Came back, took me 5 tries to finally destroy him.
These guys are easy. - LordDovahkiinV 2 Comments
I generally have fun fighting every enemy type in Skyrim, but I hate Chaurus. I would vote Falmer, but these aren't too difficult if you have a helper. And it is frustrating that even though I can take down Chaurus and Fledgling quite easily now at level 35 there are occasionally Reapers, and these are like taking down Chaurus for the first time.
Their poison can be deadly
What. I can't believe that the chaurus reapers and their mama in frostslow lighthouse are not higher...
If you avoid there bite attack, wing attack, and fire breath, they are quite easy. It isn't even all that hard to avoid his attacks, with the exception of his fire breath. - LordDovahkiin
Elder Dragons are super easy! But of course that's coming from a guy in Daedric Armor and Daedric weapons who's killed all the Dragon Priests
Sexy ass dragon
Everyone says your follower can use the giant club but when I click it it says search giant or nothing does anyone know what's going on?
First time I played Skyrim with iron armor he smashed his bone on the ground and I went flying in the air
I tried hiding behind a rock and shooting him with a bow the first time I met a giant he still got me though
I remember taking one of these on along with 2 mammoth. They’re relatively easy if you keep your distance, but I always run out of stamina and they catch up to me. I ended up killing the giant and one of the mammoth, but one mammoth escapedV 11 Comments
Hagravens are weak. I killed one at level 15. It was long range sniping so it took forever, but still, not a hard kill.
Beasts with their powerful destruction magic. And can fight melee with their bare hands.
They are easy. - LordDovahkiin
Vampire Lord RKOs the Hargravens unless they are using Fire Magic.
But as a Vampire Lord on a low level you kill everything I went to fight a Green Frost Dragon and it didn't damage me much compared to when I was a Med level High Elf but I guess that's weak, by the way I recommend Dark Elf and Vampire Lord to avoid more Fire Damage.
These are quite easy. - LordDovahkiin
Too easy! Even at level 2!
These are among the simplest dragons, and have a stupidly low health. I annialated one at level 8
My sneak is 100 so I just crouch kinda far away and sneak attack them. They are pretty easy to kill. - Katekat123
Can't believe I forgot to add this - gelatinbeastworm
Let's face it, fighting the AI isn't much of a challenge. I killed everything else on this list with a hunting bow and iron arrows. How? I'm sure you can guess...
It's easy to kill him just jump off a cliff and you should be good
Yeah the Dragon born is tough to fight if on high level (level 100)
Dragonborn opV 4 Comments
While being a level 128, these guys still tend to put up the best fights among all the humanoid enemies. I ended up waiting and doing the companions storyline until I was around level 120, and these guys f $#! @ me up.
Fighting these for me requires lots of health potions and spells, arrows (or bolts) and running away.
Capable of a 1 Shot with their bow on level 30 Dragon Born.
Oh God. So tough. - LordDovahkiinV 4 Comments
He barely does any damage. I beat him at roughly level 10-15 without needing more than a couple potions, but he does have health bonuses so he is a real damage soak
Easy. Doesn't deserve to be on the list. - Lasvegasxavier
Alduin is simple to kill unless you at a really low level
Eats world.V 12 Comments
I can't kill a troll no matter how hard I try
Level 6 Use Fire spells, by the way I upgraded Destruction Spells so it might just be me using upgrades,
I two shotted them with fireball just use that or the sanguine rose will help
These are easy. Blast em away with fire breath, and a broadsword. - LordDovahkiinV 4 Comments
Super easy when alone but can be a living hell if faced with a pack of 5 Dremora Malkynaz
They are awesome and have complete dadric they should be #2
Oh hell had 1 encounter with these. Killed me over 10 times.I ended up spamming my daedric sword
I Think it's the most badass enemy.
These guys are just op
These are hard and quite common at higher levels. Dangerous.
Very tough. - LordDovahkiinV 1 Comment
Hard if level 20 or lower without good tools and a follower.
I say Alduin would be on top of the list
Sometimes I wonder if they're going to form an immortal army and take over Skyrim...
Annoying you just wanna use unrelenting force to send them flying from the back patio in dragonsreach I've jumped off cliffs do to the bastards
Damnit Bethesda. If the children of Sky rim weren't so annoying, I wouldn't be mad that they can't be killed.
I wish you could kill the children in Skyrim. I just wanna kill Braith. She's so annoying - SirSkeletorThe3rd
The hardest no jokes
This terrifies me
He just pissed me off because he kept healing and running and turning invisible like a coward. - LordDovahkiin
A lot of defense and he sucks your life but with a little stratagie u can make this fight really easy
He's literally weaker than arch curate verthyr from earlier in the quest. but he heals like three times just like miraak so he's a pain to fight especially if you sold auriels bow like me
Easy use ice form or frost breath
In packs are very deadly.
In packs deadly.that's a joke. Their hard by them self.
You can fight talos?
I didn't know you could fight Talos
Vampires are so annoying this they have slot of spells and are NEVER alone.
The very first time I played Skyrim, the Seven Thousand Steps Frost Troll was pretty much impossible.
Use fire rune or fire blot they will be dead just stay a fair distance from them they have strong attacks
I was hiding on the top of the hill :3 The Troll is DUMB AS HELL
Not that tough. - LordDovahkiinV 2 Comments
Laugh out loud I died too many times!
She is simply unbeatable!
She is simply impossibble to kill
Use iron arrows or just flame them out with spells
THESE ARE IMPOSSIBLE
Meh, easy peasy
Hate him. I always knew there was something off about him... - LordDovahkiin
At low levels he will kick your but!
I fought him at damn near the beginning of the game. When I defeated him, I got a Honed Ancient Nord Greatsword that I improved by adding flames on it. It was my main weapon for a long time. - LordDovahkiin
Just circle around the coffin and spam him with firebolts
Hate these guys. - LordDovahkiin
Not hard. Just annoying. - LordDovahkiin
Actually I kill it every time with Dawnbreaker and Spellbreaker
I beat him with a follower but, He is hard to beat at like level 20
Killed one easily as a Vampire Lord.
They freak me out a little when your running around in skyrim forests or plains, like when you hear them howl I'm like oh shi*. But easy to kill as well. I also have a follower with me as well
These guys jusr run up and nibble at your buns. Whats worse, if you stroke out while one is attacking you and you have no armor or followers, they can actually kill you in just a few short hours. Far to fast for you to return home from the hospital. Simply OP.
Hard if there is like 1000000 of them they are weak! But may give you rock joint
No problem at a akk
Really easy to kill and all, but in groups they are a pain in groups and have you tried to hit the buggers? I killed a slaughterfish underwater...said no one ever
I've done it before all you need to do is use aura whisper
Three words. FUS, RO DAH!
What it's a frost troll
Easy if high up
Bandits are easy. - LordDovahkiin
These guys are simply OP. Bethesda forgot to balance out the levels for bandits and made me fight 2 bandits at once! Ebony warrior I killed 3 hits, Bandit should only take 7 max but I keep missing. Bandits are too L33T for you.
I don't know what to say
Pretty powerful but at a higher level he's easy
I beat this guy at level. 24 (or at least, somewhere between 20 and 25), aaand he should not be underestimated. That staff of his killed me in 3 hits, and I was wearing quite heavy armor (not Daedric, though). I did manage to beat him by using a staff of firebolts, but I used the typical "hide and strike" method. I know, cheap, but then again, am I aiming to become the best player out there? - Livirus
Oh my god, I tried to fight her twice, and when I tried to run away she killed Faendal!
Isn't this enemy in morrowind?
He's only mentioned in Skyrim, you fight him in Morrowind!
They're hard because their magic drains stamina and slows you down. Plus, their ward spells sometimes block shouts. It just gets difficult to get close enough to them to hit them.
The only think in this game that has one shot me so far to the point that when it first happened I thought I had been knocked down and was waiting to get up.
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