In Skyrim, werewolves are far from a mere gimmick. As you embrace your inner beast, you’ll unlock a range of fully-fledged perks and powers. With your newfound strength, you’ll revel in the sheer thrill of playing the game’s most notorious creature.
The quest you use to become a werewolf in Skyrim is actually pretty simple. In fact, you can get it very early into your playthrough, even though the means are not as obvious as you would think. You would expect a more dark and obscure quest to give you access to such powers, but they are available basically since the beginning.
If your goal is to play as a mighty werewolf beast, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll quickly cover everything you need to know about becoming a werewolf in Skyrim. Let’s get started!
How Do I Become a Werewolf?
Becoming a werewolf is as simple as following the Companion’s quest line, more specifically during the quest The Silver Hand. There is a way to temporarily become a werewolf, and that is to wear the Cursed Ring of Hircine during the quest Met by Moonlight.
Unlock Your Werewolf Powers Using a Blood Ritual
The way you become a werewolf permanently in Skyrim and gain the perk tree with all the advantages is by taking part in the blood ritual where you drink Aela’s blood. And as we mentioned earlier, this quest is available at the very beginning of the game if you focus on the Companions quest line.
By doing this, you can level up your werewolf to be quite strong, and it can save you in tense situations. The form is most useful in scenarios where you lose your gear, and have to get it back, but these situations occur very rarely.
You Don’t Progress in Skill Levels While in Werewolf Form
A downside to becoming a werewolf in Skyrim is it will slow your leveling by a bit because you are not actually progressing any of the skills while in werewolf form. Therefore, you are not leveling. There are mods that fix this, such as Growl and Moonlight Tales, and we recommend you at least check them out.
You can become a werewolf even if you are currently a vampire. Doing so will cure your vampirism in Skyrim automatically when you do the quest. While you are here, check out our article on how to feed as a Vampire.
Keep in mind that when becoming a werewolf, your first transformation will be different than the rest, and you will get a lot more control in your later transformations.
Final Thoughts on Becoming a Werewolf in Skyrim
Werewolves are a great addition to Skyrim, and the way they were implemented was great, with Lycanthropy not being only an upside in stats. Instead, you can feel that it is a curse at the end of the day, and you cannot just become a werewolf to bail yourself out of every situation.
It is advisable to transform into a werewolf early in the game. Regrettably, werewolves lack scalability in the mid to late game, which makes their use less essential as your character grows immensely powerful. More complexity in their design would be a welcome addition. Nevertheless, it is fortunate that some exceptional mods exist which greatly improve the werewolf experience.
Regardless, becoming a werewolf in Skyrim is fun and a great way to roleplay in a game where you can experience so much.
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