Skyrim is an interesting role-playing game that happens in a fantasy world of beasts, vampires, and hunters. The game allows you to travel in different directions and deviate from the main storyline. During the quest, you can convert your character into more powerful entities. And being a werewolf is one such opportunity that can reward you with lots of powers.

  1. Follow the Companions Quest

Joining the companions is the first step towards your goal of turning into a werewolf. To achieve this you need to reach White run where you can meet other companions. You will be assigned with a quest by Angela (the Huntress).

  • Your goal would be to find the piece of the renowned battle axe.  The task is challenging as you would need to enter a dungeon full of dragons.
  • During the quest, you will be getting instructions from one of the companions named Vilkas. Once you successfully find the fragment of the axe, you should proceed to Jorrvaskr and join Vilkas.
  1. Set on a Radiant Quest

After the first task, you will be having a conversation with Vilkas. Follow his instructions to start a radiant quest. By the end of the quest, you will be quite close to your goal of becoming a werewolf

  • The quest may provide you with a chance to select a leader. You will be given 3 choices and your next task would depend on the person you select. In order to be a werewolf, you should select Farkas.
  • Farkas is a warrior and a Heavy Armour trainer. Besides being the brother of Vilkas he is a werewolf himself.
  1. Meet Skjor

Once the radiant quest ends, you need to talk with Skjor who is a member of “The Circle” and also a werewolf. He would welcome you to the group and information about a meeting to be conducted during the night.

  • You should accept the invitation to the meeting at night and turn up at the spot mentioned by Skjor. There you will find the huntress Aela.
  • At this moment, you would discover that Angela is a werewolf and as she turns into one, you should seize the opportunity and drink her blood.
  1. Activate the Fountain

Although drinking Aela’s blood should have made you a werewolf, you can complete the transformation only after activating the underforge fountain. This is a small fountain filled with blood.

  • Activate the fountain by participating in the blood ritual. Note that once you drink from the fountain, you will be cured of any previous diseases you had. For instance, if you were a vampire you would cease to be one.
  • Now you can transform into a werewolf and use the powers added to your menu. Note that, you can become a werewolf only once in a day.
  1. Check out the Magic Menu

After becoming a werewolf you will experience lots of changes. Open the magic menu to find the new powers you have received. If you use them wisely you can make significant progress.

  • Whenever you become a werewolf, the transformation would last only for 150 seconds. However, you get an extension of 30 seconds if you feed on a corpse.
  • When the beast form is activated, you can use claws to attack your enemies. You can also enjoy higher stamina and health. Also, your carrying capacity would be much higher. As a werewolf, you also get the option of driving away from the attackers with the help of Howls.


  • While you transform into a werewolf, stay away from silver as it can drastically reduce the strength.

If you want to discontinue as a werewolf you can choose to cure this disease of lycanthropy. But once you opt out of this mode, you cannot become a werewolf again. However, if you have installed “the Dawnguard Expansion pack” you get an extra chance to be a werewolf.

Is it worth being a werewolf in Skyrim?

Being a werewolf has no cons other than no sleep bonus, which is crap anyway, sleep is for the weak. Pros: immune to disease and you get the ability to turn into a werewolf anytime you want once a day, or never at all because you don’t have to use it. It is the skyrims version of curing corpus.

Can you be both a vampire and a werewolf in Skyrim?

Werewolves exist in Skyrim. You cannot become a Vampire and a Werewolf at the same time. Becoming a Vampire Lord removes lycanthropy automatically, but the option to return remains. Lycanthropy can be cured by other means as well.

Do you have to become a werewolf Skyrim?

Yes. In order to finish the Companion questline, you must become a werewolf. It’s pretty crucial to their plot. Yes, and it’s crucial that you keep the ability until you are done with all the quests.

Can you become a werewolf in Skyrim without the companions?

There is really no negative effect on just becoming a werewolf through the companions. IF you just get the disease from an actual werewolf, you can not control the transformation.

Is it better to be werewolf or vampire in Skyrim?

At lower levels, Werewolf is maybe a better choice, because it’s easier to level up, and Vampire Lord won’t have as many advantages. However overall, Vampire Lord is a complete power trip. At level 46+ you get an extra 250 health, 200 magicka and 100 stamina.

Are the Dawnguard werewolves?

Yes, you can still join them as a werewolf. The Dawnguard, as an organization, are completely dedicated to hunting down vampires. Being a werewolf doesn’t matter to them in the slightest. As long as you’re not a vampire, they’re okay with you joining up.

Will the Dawnguard attack me if I become a vampire?

No, they will no not attack you. I sided with the Dawnguard and became a vampire lord after finishing their main quest. Every NPC at the fort tells me to get cured, but none attacks me. Get cured if you need to buy crossbow bolts, get more radiant quests or use other services that the npc’s provide.

Does isran care if you’re a werewolf?

Isran is pretty pragmatic. If he found out about the LDB/Harbinger/Companions being werewolves and realized they could control it, he‘d probably be fine with it. But once the vampires have been taken care of, he probably wouldn’t want to pal around with a werewolf.

Can you become a Werebear in Skyrim?

Werebears are a type of creature found on Solstheim. They are a variant of lycanthrope, and are similar in most respects to werewolves, with the obvious exception of their appearance. It is not possible for the player to become a werebear, however.

Can you ever drop the black books?

According to the wiki, and multiple discussions, Dragonborn Black Books (of Hermaneous-Mora) remain as quest items and cannot be dropped or sold even after the relevant quests are complete.

Are Werebears stronger than werewolves?

Lore wise, a werebear would demolish a werewolf. They’re bigger, stronger, and more resilient. Gameplay wise, they’re about even. Even the size difference isn’t particularly noticeable within the games.

Can you become a werewolf twice in Skyrim?

TLDR: Without the Dawnguard DLC, you can only become a werewolf once. With the Dawnguard DLC, you can become a werewolf twice, if you‘ve cured yourself of lycanthropy the first time around.

Can you marry AELA the Huntress without being a werewolf?

Before you can marry Aela the Huntress, you need to join The Companions guild and become a werewolf yourself. Learn how to join The Companions here with our quick and easy guide. When you‘re officially a Companion and a lycanthrope, move on to the Blood’s Honor quest.

Can’t cure myself of Werewolf Skyrim?

From UESP; “Occasionally, you are unable to cure yourself using the blue flame immediately after curing Kodlak. It can sometimes be fixed by doing radiant quests for the Companions until a Purity mission comes up, after which you can use the flame again.

Can I become a vampire if I’m a werewolf?

yeah, you cannot become a vampire after becoming a werewolf and still be a werewolf, you have to be cure of being a werewolf first. To become a vampire you have to contract a disease, and being a werewolf gives you immunity to disease.

How do I become a werewolf in Skyrim the third time?

you can’t get it a third time. at first, it was just once, then when the Dawnguard DLC was released, it added the ability to become one a second time, but you still don’t get a third chance, as “Hircine doesn’t usually bestow his favor on the fickle.”

How do I get rid of vampirism on Skyrim?

How many dawnguard missions are there?