The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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Dragons, Giants, Mammoths and Trolls Drop Skulls
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Feb 21, 2014 @ 12:24pm
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Dragons, Giants, Mammoths and Trolls Drop Skulls

When I was playing Skyrim for the first time, I kept track of how many trolls my character slayed. After seeing troll skulls scattered throughout the game world, I thought, "Wouldn't it be great if every troll dropped a skull?" The idea for Drop Skulls was born, but I didn't want to stop at just troll skulls. So I added skulls to the death loot for giants, mammoths and dragons, too. It's a simple mod, but I enjoyed it. Hope you do, too!

Update information: An optional add-on mod is available, here: Named Dragon Skulls. For a list of features of the latest release, see Version History, below. Thanks to everyone who offered great suggestions on making Drop Skulls even better. Good skull hunting!


1. Description
2. Skulls Added to the Game
3. Frequently Asked Questions
4. Requirements
5. Installing or Updating
6. Uninstalling
7. Known Bugs
8. Incompatibilities with Other Mods
9. Version History

1. Description

Dragons, Giants, Mammoths and Trolls Drop Skulls adds skulls your character may loot from slayed dragons, giants, mammoths, trolls and frost trolls. The skulls are in addition to existing death loot for each creature. They may be sold to shopkeepers, or kept as trophies. They can be dropped, moved and displayed on tables, in fire pits or elsewhere. Dragon skulls may be smelted into two dragon bones, and mammoth skulls may be smelted into three tusks. No DLC required. An add-on mod is optional and may be subscribed to here: Named Dragon Skulls

2. Skulls Added to the Game

Item Name | Weight | Value
* Dragon Skull | 30.0 | 1500
* Frost Troll Skull | 4.0 | 150
* Giant Skull | 6.0 | 250
* Mammoth Skull | 45.0 | 300
* Troll Skull | 3.5 | 100

3. Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What will Drop Skulls do?
A. You will be able to loot skulls from slayed dragons, giants, mammoths, trolls and frost trolls. They may be kept as trophies, dropped, smelted, or sold for gold.

Q. Is any DLC required?
A. No, but Drop Skulls is compatible.

Q. What is Named Dragon Skulls?
A. It's an optional add-on mod, which gives named dragons unique skulls. More about it is here: Named Dragon Skulls

Q. Who will buy the skulls?
A. Shopkeepers who sell general goods and alchemy ingredients.

Q. What can I do with skulls I don't sell?
A. Suggestions: Use dragon skulls as lawn ornaments outside your home. Give a jarl giant skulls to put around his throne. Fill a housecarl's bedroom with troll skulls to the ceiling. Smelt dragon skulls into bones and mammoth skulls into tusks.

Q. Can I pick up mammoth and dragon skulls I find lying around?
A. You cannot pick up skulls of these types, which are already in the game world. However, there is one of each new skull you may find and pick up:
- frost troll skull on the porch of Fendal's house, in Riverwood
- giant skull in the brazier outside Jorrvaskr, in Whiterun
- mammoth skull at Whitewatch Tower, north of Whiterun
- dragon skull outside High Hrothgar, where the Greybeards reside (exit to the courtyard, turn left, walk through the gate)

Q. Does Drop Skulls change existing items?
A. It increases the base value of troll skulls from 5 to 100 gold coins.

Q. Does Drop Skulls add new meshes and textures?
A. Yes, it adds dragon skulls, mammoth skulls, frost troll skulls and giant skulls, which can be picked up, dropped and moved. Frost troll skulls have a different texture from troll skulls.

Q. Can I get skulls from other creatures, like Dremora, Vampires, Werewolves and Hagravens?
A. Yes, these skulls are available in the mod All Races Drop Skulls.

Q. Why are the skulls so big?
A. Troll, dragon and mammoth skulls are the same size as skulls already in the game. Giant skulls were made larger than troll skulls.

Q. Why are dragon skulls worth so much?
A. Dragons haven't been around Skyrim for centuries, so their skulls are rare. But the skulls really aren't overpriced when compared to other dragon death loot. They are worth the same as three dragon bones.

Q. Why are dragon and mammoth skulls so heavy?
A. Dragon skulls are the same weight as two dragon bones. Mammoth skulls are the weight of three dragon bones, as they are larger.

Q. Why are the frost troll skulls more valuable than other troll skulls?
A. A load screen for the game claims, "The Frost Troll is the most fearsome of its kind found in Skyrim..." Since it is more fearsome than other trolls, its skull is more valuable.

Q. What will happen if I uninstall?
A. Dragon, mammoth, giant and frost troll skulls collected will be removed from the game. Static skulls in the game before installing will remain. Troll skulls will remain but will be worth 5 gold coins.

4. Requirements

* Skyrim and the Skyrim updates - required
* Hearthfire - not required, but compatible
* Dawnguard - not required, but compatible
* Dragonborn - not required, but compatible
* Unofficial Skyrim Patch - not required and untested

5. Installing or Updating

Log into Steam and launch Skyrim. If you subscribed to the original release of Drop Skulls, the update should download and install automatically. If you are not subscribed, select the Subscribe button on this webpage. Wait for the Skyrim splash screen to finish updating mods before starting the game.

6. Uninstalling

Log into Steam and select the Unsubscribe button on this webpage. Launch Skyrim. Wait for the splash screen to finish updating before starting the game.

7. Known Bugs

No known bugs.

8. Incompatibilities With Other Mods

No known incompatibilities. If Drop Skulls does not seem to work, move it to the bottom of the load order (on the Skyrim splash screen, select Data, select drop_skulls_sp0ckrates.esp, use the down-arrow to move it to the bottom, select OK).

9. Version History

* Version 3.3
- tested compatibility with the Dragon Soul Forge
- corrected value of Alduin's skull
- removed the run-once message

To review the enhancements added in earlier versions, please see the Change Notes.
Popular Discussions View All (9)
Mar 24, 2014 @ 6:20pm
PINNED: What Do You Like? What Would You Like Changed?
Mar 12, 2014 @ 7:32am
Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:20am
Report Bugs (If Any) Please
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Slippery Jack Jun 9 @ 8:51pm 
Nevermind, I'm an idiot and didn't run the launcher beforehand.
Slippery Jack Jun 9 @ 8:49pm 
drop_skulls_sp0ckrates.esp didn't seem to download with this mod, strange.
Timesplitter May 14 @ 7:28pm 
This mod has been included in collection "The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018". Thank you for your perfected addition to this astonishing mod collection. Please check it out at or go to Skyrim Community Workshop Collections, and search for The Elders Scroll V: Skyrim: God Amongst All Edition 05/14/2018 :steamhappy:
Greendragon245 Jan 15 @ 10:57pm 
Not working for me killed a dragon no skull course I have another mod where dragons drop more loot might be affecting it
723ctttt (or Ethan) Aug 27, 2017 @ 9:49pm 
Quick question what are the dragon horns for? (i'm guessing decoration)
CalvinPowerful Apr 30, 2017 @ 9:49am 
Now I can finally make that Dragonbone scythe that required a dragon skull.... *insert ecstatic cheering*
Quantum Psychosis Apr 22, 2017 @ 1:04pm 
I feel like the dragon skull should be worth more

other than that great mod! Keep it up
sp0ckrates  [author] Dec 21, 2016 @ 2:10pm 
@vale: Yeah, I'd like to make an armor mod
zekrom_vale Dec 1, 2016 @ 12:24pm 
I think we should be able to wear them!:steamhappy:
sp0ckrates  [author] Aug 23, 2016 @ 3:30am 
Face: Good idea!