The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim allows you to turn into a vampire, to reap the pros and cons of being a bloodsucker in the wilderness. If you contracted the disease by choice or fell unlucky, and you are ready to feel human again, this guide will show you how to cure Vampirism in Skyrim.
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How to cure Vampirism in Skyrim
If you catch the disease before you begin to show symptoms, then a Cure Disease is the best medicine.
This potion is made up of alchemical ingredients and is very effective in curing Vampirism.
Where to find Cure Disease
Silver Hand members (werewolf hunters) and the Vigilants of Stendarr usually carry a Potion of Cure Disease
Silver Hand locations
Driftshade Refuge – a fort located South-East of Dawnstar
Faldar’s Tooth – a fort in The Rift located West of Riften
Fort Fellhammer – a bandit fort located in Winterhold, Southeast of Dawnstar
Lost Knife Hideout – a sublocation of Lost Knife Cave, located near Fort Amol East of Throat of the World.
Gallows Rock – a fort situated Southwest of Windhelm
Orotheim – a three-room cave located Southwest of Morthal and north of Talking Stone Camp, close to Crabber’s Shanty.
Swindler’s Den – a cave East of Rorikstead and southwest of Morthal.
Vigilants of Stendarr locations
A few warrior priests or nomads can be found at The Rift watchtower Stendarr’s Beacon, located South-East of Riften and South of Giant’s Grove.
They can also be found in the small dwelling Hall of the Vigilant, located South of Red Road Pass, which is South of Dawnstar.
Early stages of Vampirism can also be cured by locating the following shrines and visiting their altars:
Shrine of Akatosh
Shrine of Arkay
Shrine of Auriel
Shrine of Dibella
Shrine of Julianos
Shrine of Kynareth
Shrine of Mara
Shrine of Stendarr
Shrine of Talos
Shrine of Zenithar
You can also opt to turn into a werewolf, which will revoke the effects of Vampirism. However, this option is permanent.
Any player can become a werewolf by following The Companions Quests or joining the Dawnguard faction.
Alternatively, you can complete the Rising at Dawn quest to cure Vampirism.
Rising at Dawn quest
To start the side quest, talk to the bartender of any bar and ask about rumors.
The bartender will tell you of Falion in Morthal, who you can find outside of the town in the North-West at night.
He will talk to you about a ritual that must take place to cure Vampirism, but a Black Soul Gem is needed. Speak to Falion again and he will sell one to you for 150 gold.
You will then need to use a Soul Trap spell on a human in order to trap their soul in the gem. Alternatively, you can kill someone with a weapon enchanted with binding.
Once the gem is filled with a soul, speak to Falion again and he will tell you to meet him at his mound at around 5:00 am. You cannot be blood-starved whilst speaking to Falion or he will ignore you.
Meet Falion at the mound and select “Let’s get this over with” and he will begin the ritual.