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Skyrim: Creatures: Monsters
(lore page)
Location Hagraven Nests, Forsworn Camps, and Random Encounters
Species Hagraven Soul Common
Level 20 Type Monsters
BaseID 00023AB0
Other Information
Health 471 Magicka 314
Stamina 50
Faction(s) Creature Faction; Hagraven Faction
A Hagraven

Hagravens are a horrific cross between an old crone and a bird. They are extremely dangerous and equally hostile up close or when casting various Destruction spells from afar, usually preferring area-of-effect spells such as Fireball. They can often be found in the company of the Forsworn, or dwelling in secret groves and lairs in the wilderness with other witches and hags. The Forsworn revere hagravens as their matriarchs and leaders, and it is hagravens who create Forsworn Briarhearts, as seen at Lost Valley Redoubt.

Hagravens were once witches that have undergone a ritual, as seen in the quest Repentance. According to Herbalist's Guide to Skyrim, these creatures have traded in their humanity for access to powerful magics, and the transformations they undergo infuse their entire beings with some element of that power.

Hagravens will tend to appear either individually or in groups of three.

You'll find yourself engaged to one after drinking too much in the wrong company.

A unique hagraven encounter is located at Hag's End.


Heavily armored warriors may find it easier to charge in fight toe-to-toe, because your armor will better protect you against their claws than their Destruction spells. Characters with more elemental resistance might wish to hang back and fight from a distance for similar reasons.

It's also worth noting that a hagraven's claw attack is rather slow and easy to dodge. It is entirely possible, and somewhat easy, for even a low level character to defeat one just by moving back slightly after every time you take a swing at them.

Named HagravensEdit


With the installation of the Hearthfire add-on, you have the ability to create a hagraven statue on a small base in the trophy room addition of any homestead, should you choose to build it. The materials needed are:


Occupied AreasEdit

Place Type Description
Altar of Thrond Landmark The Altar of Thrond is a landmark due west of the Temple of Miraak adjacent to a cave inhabited by hagravens.
Bleakwind Bluff Nordic Tower An isolated tower that is home to a matriarch and a small band of Forsworn.
Blind Cliff Cave Cave A large cave and fort system that is home to the feuding matriarchs Melka and Petra.
Cradle Stone Tower Nordic Tower The nest of the matriarchs for the Lost Valley forces.
Dead Crone Rock Nordic Tower The nest of matriarch Drascua.
Glenmoril Coven Cave Small cave far to the northwest of Falkreath inhabited by a group of unique hagravens, the Glenmoril Witches. There is only one zone.
Hag's End Nordic Ruin The nest of the matriarch for the Deepwood Vale forces.
Karthspire Camp Campsite A fortress that sits across the Karth River.
Lost Valley Redoubt Nordic Ruin A massive fort system that is home to several matriarchs.
Ravenscar Hollow Cave Small cave inhabited by hagravens west of the Thalmor Embassy and due east of the Steed Stone
Rebel's Cairn Nordic Ruin The ancient burial tomb of the Forsworn folk hero Red Eagle.
Serpent's Bluff Redoubt Campsite A small camp west of Rorikstead.
Snapleg Cave Cave Medium-sized cave carved into the side of a mountain.
Sundered Towers Nordic Tower Ruined towers that protect Red Eagle Redoubt from the north.
Orphan Rock Landmark Wooded valley with a prominent rock plateau at its center, home to a group of witches or hags, led by a hagraven.
Witchmist Grove Grove Small shack north of Bonestrewn Crest and south of Kynesgrove.