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Dire Wolf
(lore page)
Location Gold Coast, Jerall Mountains
Moon Hunter Keep, March of SacrificesWolfhunter
Northern ElsweyrElsweyr
Southern ElsweyrDragonhold
Western Skyrim, Frozen CoastGreymoor
Species Wolf
Health 31,364
Reaction Hostile
A striped orange dire wolf, found on Summerset

Dire Wolves are a larger variety of wolf found in Tamriel's wilderness. They can be found in the Gold Coast, Elsweyr and Summerset. They can also be summoned by spriggans and pet rangers.

Their coats appear in a variety of colors. Grey dire wolves often appear in packs in grasslands, orange dire wolves with red eyes may sometimes be found guarding their pups in tropical areas, brown dire wolves can be found in Elsweyr and black dire wolves are encountered in the Hunting Grounds. Werewolves who have the Pack Leader morph can summon two dire wolves to fight by their side.

Striped dire wolf pups can be found in the countryside near Alinor and in Archon's Grove. They don't have nameplates and cannot be harmed.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

A melee ability that deals minor physical damage.
A melee ability that deals moderate physical damage. In Moon Hunter Keep, this ability deals major physical damage.
The dire wolf howls loudly as its eyes start to glow red, increasing its damage output and alerting nearby dire wolves to come help.

Unique Dire WolvesEdit


A black Dire Wolf

Generic Dire WolvesEdit

Generic, unnamed dire wolves can be encountered in various places across Tamriel, including delves, dungeons, and DLC content. These dire wolves have varying stats, namely health. Below is a list of dire wolves, categorized by location, difficulty and health.

Zone / Dungeon Specific Location Reaction Health
Tamriel Summoned as Familiars by player werewolves Friendly
Hostile to factions that oppose the summoner in PvP
Tamriel Summoned by Spriggans and Pet Rangers Hostile 39959
Cyrodiil Summoned by Spriggans and Pet Rangers Hostile 40643
Scalecaller Peak  Frostspike Caverns Hostile  58940 191386
March of Sacrifices  Bloodscent Pass Hostile  49116 136704
Moon Hunter Keep  Moon Hunter Bailey Hostile  49116 136704
Summoned by Mylenne Moon-Caller  58940 191386
Vateshran Hollows: Hunter's Grotto ,
Shade of the Grove fight
Hunter's Grotto done first Hostile  13,436 37,993
Hunter's Grotto done second  16,123 (?)
Hunter's Grotto done third  22,841 (?)
Vateshran Hollows: Hunter's Grotto ,
Ogre Gatekeeper fight
Hunter's Grotto done first Hostile  39,188 83,110
Hunter's Grotto done second  47,026 (?)
Hunter's Grotto done third  66,620 (?)
Zenithar's Abbey  Grounds Hostile 28228
Infinite Archive  Archive Wings Hostile 65202


There is one achievement associated with this creature:

Achievement Points Description
   Veteran Dire Wolf Slayer 10 Defeat 200 Dire Wolves or Vicious Dire Wolves in Veteran Moon Hunter Keep.