Take the 2-minute tour ×
Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I recently killed a dragon (near the loving stone) and I didn't absorb the soul. I have two theories on why this is: 1) I didn't deal the killing blow, so it's not mine to absorb or 2) there were other hostiles around so the absorb action didn't take place.

Any findings or other theories?

share|improve this question
    
related: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/35540/… –  user9983 Nov 13 '11 at 20:37

3 Answers 3

up vote 2 down vote accepted

This issue should have been fixed as of Patch 1.2:

Fixed rare issue with dragons not properly giving souls after death

Regardless of who kills a dragon (player character or otherwise), the dragon soul will always be absorbed by the player character (spoiler: except when you currently have a particular set of Dragonborn DLC quests active). There a bug, though, regarding respawned dragons not giving up souls after death. This has been fixed by the Unofficial Skyrim Patch:

Fixed some encounter dragons not burning up nor giving the player a soul when slain (respawned dragons were not being properly reset)

share|improve this answer

most likely that's a bug, I experienced that the skeleton of a dragon I slew followed me through a quick travel

share|improve this answer
    
I like bumping rubber-like skeletons :) –  Rafal Ziolkowski Feb 29 '12 at 21:50

after some random digging around in the console (assuming you're on pc) then to bypass this bug type in the command to set amount of dragon souls your player has "player.setav dragonsouls x"

share|improve this answer
    
yes, i am on a pc, but i was hoping someone else had a similar situation and could help me shed light on why this happened, or perhaps it's just a bug =) –  Pithlit Nov 15 '11 at 3:32

protected by badp Nov 14 '11 at 11:13

Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.

Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.