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How to Summon Durnehviir In Skyrim?

If you’re wondering how to summon Durnehviir In Skyrim, we’ve got you covered! Here is everything you need to do to summon this dragon in Skyrim.

How to Summon Durnehviir In Skyrim?

Skyrim features tons of mechanics that assist the player in making the combat easier. Since you are playing as the Dragonborn, it is your destiny to save the world of Skyrim and learn the ancient language of the dragons that roam the map. Among the many shouts, one such shout that you can learn is to summon the undead dragon Durnehviir. Many players are confused about how to summon this mighty beast since it isn’t as simple as you would hope. That is why this guide will show you how to summon Durnehviir so that he can fight for you. 

To summon Durnehviir, you need to learn the full shout and aim your character to the ground in front of you. Make sure that you have ample space in front of you so that you can summon this undead dragon. Press and hold the cast button until the summoning is complete. 

If you are still confused or cannot summon the dragon, worry not because we will show you everything you need to know about how to summon Durnehviir in the next section below. With that said, let’s jump straight in and get started.

How to Acquire the Shout

How to Summon Durnehviir In Skyrim?

First thing’s first, you need to learn the shout of Durnehviir so that you can summon him. For this, you need to progress through the game until you reach the quest “Beyond Death”. Once you reach this quest, continue through it, and Durnehviir will teach you all the three words for the shout. 

However, you need to unlock each word of this shout with the dragon souls. If you only unlock the first word, your character will scream that, but nothing will happen. Unless you unlock all three words, you cannot summon Durnehviir; making this a unique shout.

The best part is that, unlike other shouts, you can use this inside various buildings if you have enough space. Since this is technically a summoning, you can use it in areas where your normal shouts don’t work. 

Also, keep in mind that the side quest “Learn the first word of Durnehviir’s shout” is a separate quest. The first three times that you summon Durnehviir, he will not do anything except teach you the words. Another thing you need to keep in mind is that if you are in combat for the first three times, he will not appear even if you summon him. So, make sure that you summon him three times to learn the words so that he is available for combat. 

How to Summon Durnehviir

How to Summon Durnehviir In Skyrim?

Now that you know how to acquire the shout and what to do before getting Durnehviir ready for combat, let’s take a look at how you can summon him. If you aim towards the ground and shout, you will notice that he doesn’t get summoned. To solve this issue, you need to aim a good distance ahead of your character and then use the shout. Doing so will result in summoning Durnehviir. 

Also, as aforementioned, you can summon him inside various buildings and dungeons to make the fights easier. Plus, he will stay with your character unless he is killed or called back. This makes him quite unique since the other dragons are not like this. He also cannot be ridden, so, use him only for combat. 

Before you summon him, keep in mind that his shout cooldown is 5 minutes. As long as you keep this timing in mind, you should not have any issues during combat. If you are curious, Durnehviir’s shout is “Dur Neh Viir”. This translates to “Curse Never Dying” Hold down the cast button until your character shouts all three words and you see a portal on the ground. If that doesn’t happen, try again. Also, ensure you are not in an enemy’s vision because you will be vulnerable during the shout. 

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The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is available to play on Steam.