Skyrim Shouts: How to Unlock All Dragon Shouts

Read on to find out how to unlock all dragon shouts, including the locations of Word Walls in Skyrim.

Dragon shouts are the defining abilities of the Dragonborn in Skyrim.  There are 27 dragon shouts in Skyrim that grant Dragonborn with unusual powers that can change the course of the game. Our guide will provide you with tips on how to unlock all dragon shouts in Skyrim.

These magical abilities need to be learnt after discovering Word Walls, special places of power that are protected by dragons. There you can learn words of power that unleash the power of dragon shouts within Dragonborn.

How to Unlock All Dragon Shouts in Skyrim

Before you can start unlocking dragon shouts in Skyrim, you need to complete "The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller" quest, given by Arngeir at High Hrothgar, Whiterun. Once this quest is done, you need to return to Arngier and ask him the following question during your dialogue:

"Have you located any Words of Power?"

He will then give you the locations to the Word Walls (indicated on the map above) that contain all the words of power for unlocking dragon shouts. But remember that the dragon Paarthurnax must not be killed before this conversation, or Arngier will not give you the locations.

Each dragon shout requires three words of power to be fully unlocked, and each word can be found at different Word Walls. Each word will require one dragon soul to be unlocked. You can acquire dragon souls by defeating dragons.

Here are the locations of all dragon shouts in Skyrim:

Dragon Shout
Word Wall Locations Effect
Animal Allegiance Angarvunde
Ancient's Ascent
Ysgramor's Tomb
Calls nearby animals to aid the Dragonborn
Aura Whisper Northwind Summit
Detects the presence of Animunculi, Undead, and Daedra
Battle Fury Vahlok's Tomb Enchants nearby allies' weapons
Become Ethereal Ironbind Barrow
Lost Valley Redoubt
Dragonborn becomes immune to all damage
Bend Will Saering's Watch
Skaal Village
Controls the will of animals, people, and dragons
Call Dragon Sky Haven Temple, or
High Hrothgar
Summons Odahviing dragon
Call of Valor Sovngarde Summons one of the Hall of Valor heroes
Clear Skies High Hrothgar Clears up all weather effects
Cyclone Benkongerike
Kolbjorn Barrow
White Ridge Sanctum
Summons cyclone weather effect
Disarm Eldersblood Peak
Silverdrift Lair
Snow Veil Sanctum
Disarms all enemies up to Level 30
Dismay Dead Crone Rock
Lost Tongue Overlook
Shalidor's Maze
Makes enemies flee
Dragon Aspect Apocrypha
Bloodskal Barrow
Temple of Miraak
Dragonborn obtains the power of a dragon
Dragonrend Throat of the World Forces a dragon to land
Drain Vitality Arcwind Point
Dimhollow Crypt
Forgotten Vale
Deals five points of damage a second to stamina, magicka, and health
Elemental Fury Dragontooth Crater
Shriekwind Bastion
Statue to Meridia
Adds wind speed to a melee weapon
Fire Breath Dustman's Cairn
Sunderstone Gorge
Throat of the World
Unleashes a fire bolt
Frost Breath Bonestrewn Crest
Skyborn Altar
Unleashes a force of frost
Ice Form Frostmere Crypt
Mount Anthor
Unleashes a freezing force
Kyne's Peace Ragnvald
Rannveig's Fast
Shroud Hearth Barrow
Calms wild animals
Marked for Death Autumnwatch Tower
Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Forsaken Cave
Makes enemies lose armor and health
Soul Tear Durnehviir Rips enemy's soul out, dealing lots of damage
Slow Time Hag's End
Slows time down
Storm Call Forelhost
High Gate Ruins
Summons heavy rainfall and thunderstorm
Summon Durnehviir Durnehviir Summons Durnehviir undead dragon
Throw Voice Shearpoint Distracts enemies
Unrelenting Force Bleak Falls Barrow
High Hrothgar
Staggers enemies
Whirlwind Sprint Dead Men's Respite
High Hrothgar
Dragonborn dashes forward


Once a dragon shout has been discovered, follow these steps to activate it:

  1. Open the game's main menu
  2. Go to "Magic" menu
  3. Select "Dragon Shouts" sub-menu
  4. Select the unlocked dragon shout
  5. Press "R" on PC, "Square" on PS3/4/5, "X" on Xbox 360/One/X/S, or "Y" on Switch

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Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Dec. 3rd 2021

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