JLFK56 [NITRO] Feb 27, 2014 @ 7:07pm
How often do Dragons spawn?
Does anyone know?
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rresuggan Feb 27, 2014 @ 8:40pm 
pretty frequently for me nearly every time i fast travel for a quest one appears, i have 12 unused souls. go to darkwater they spawn every time you go there
Coppermantis(。◕‿◕。) Feb 27, 2014 @ 8:45pm 
The spawn rate increases as you progress in the main quest. At the beginning, they're fairly rare, but after you get to the end, you're practically tripping over them.
JLFK56 [NITRO] Feb 28, 2014 @ 6:00am 
Great thanks to know.
Originally posted by Coppermantis:
The spawn rate increases as you progress in the main quest. At the beginning, they're fairly rare, but after you get to the end, you're practically tripping over them.
Ygolnac Feb 28, 2014 @ 7:18am 
1: In certain areas they spawn more frequently
Frequent: East Skyrim (Windhelm, Winterhold, Riften)
Not frequent: West Skyrim (Solitude, Markhart, Morthal)
Average: Central Skyrim (Witerun, Falkreath, Dawnstar)

2: Time between spawns: if you fastravel ingame time passes. If you fastravel a lot you "shrink" ingame time making it run faster, and you get more dragon spawns. If you start not fastravelling you will percieve a drastic decrease in dragon spawns as you are "living" more ingame time. In fact fast-traveling is NOT teleporting, you are not witnessing the time your char uses to reach destination, but that time will pass in game the same.

3: Main quest progression:

a: Before first dragon fight in whiterun you have 0 spawns (if you never activate that quest you'll meet only "static" dragons on dragon peaks).

b: After the first dragon fight the spawn rate will be slow, as you progress the mainquest it will increase. In a certain point of the mainquest you will even be warned by the greybeards you will have to fight many dragons.

c: After main quest completion dragon spawn will decrease again, flattening to an "average" ratio.

These are the conditions, and it is known that people that abuse fastraveling have to fight several dragons every game session.

Of course there are plenty of mods that can modify dragon spawn ratio to your liking.
Last edited by Ygolnac; Feb 28, 2014 @ 7:25am
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