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I read that dungeons are locked at the level when you first enter them. So let's say I enter a dungeon at level 2 and then later on in the game I do a random quest (the ones you get from the inn keepers) and it sends me back to that dungeon when I am at level 45 (because I have already been to all the dungeons at this point). Will the dungeon level reset at this point with the automatically create quest system?

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possible duplicate of How do enemies and monsters level up? – Drake Nov 29 '11 at 11:40

A dungeon is set at the level when you first enter, some dungeons however may have a minimum level and if you enter at a level lower then that it is set at its minimum.

An example could be a level 5 character enters a dungeon and all the monsters inside are set at an equivalent level lets say 4-6. That same character could enter another dungeon still at level 5 but it has a minimum level of 10, therefore the monsters are set to what a level 10 would find in a dungeon.

Enemies are reset once a week even in dungeons you have cleared. I am not sure if that alters the dungeons that you have entered and then left.

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I just went through a dungeon I had cleared previously, and allowed it to reset. The monsters were still at the original (lower) level. – Pyrodante Feb 9 '12 at 17:03

I've been told (a.k.a. no reliable sources) that dungeons reset every 7 days. When you enter a dungeon that has been reset, it will spawn new level appropriate enemies. I'm not sure how this is impacted by a dungeon being 'cleared' though...


So I decided not to be completely lazy and did a quick Google search. This is a second-hand quote, referring to the game guide, which I do not own, so take it as you will.

my guide says that most dungeons will repopulate over time. It says maybe a little over a week for a location you left midway through or perhaps a month or more for a location you've cleared.

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Dungeons repopulate 10th days if not cleared. 30 if cleared. No source info confirms that the level is reset.

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Hi Lee, do you have a source you can site for this answer? – l I Dec 13 '11 at 1:35

No, when you enter a dungeon at level 2 then every monster in there is level 2-5. when you finish the dungeon, leave, then return at say level 45, when you enter all monster's level changes to 45-50

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Are you sure on that Dylan Campbell? The UESP Wiki lists locations as being level-locked at your first entry, and I tend to find it quite reliable regarding game mechanics. – Canageek Dec 12 '11 at 19:53
Incorrect, you ever went back to one of the first dungeons you have been in later in the game? You can easily notice the difference. – Menno Gouw Nov 18 '13 at 9:02

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