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So long story short I got attacked by a dragon and it landed directly in front of me. I went to use "Unrelenting Force" to stun it, but forgot that I actually had "Whirlwind Sprint" (fully upgraded) equipped. So my character sprinted straight through the dragon, and when I turned around to go back to the fight I saw the dragon keeling over, dead. I did not land a single attack on the dragon.

I tried to repeat this intentionally with a second dragon, but it didn't seem to work (my character seemed to get forced off to the side instead of going straight through the dragon).

So I'm wondering, has anyone else killed a dragon using Whirlwind Sprint? Is this an intentional gameplay element, or a bug, or did some other random thing that has nothing to do with my shout kill the first dragon?

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Did you have a follower, were you using an axe, or did you set the dragon on fire? –  Raven Dreamer Mar 18 '12 at 2:24
    
I did have a follower (the dark-elf mage from the college), but they're definitely not strong enough to kill a dragon that quickly (or at all) without help. The dragon was not set on fire. The weapon I had at the time was a daedric greatsword, but I never hit the dragon with it. –  aroth Mar 18 '12 at 3:17
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Did you come across the dragon while it was fighting other npc's like town guards or giants? If you don't land any damage you don't get the soul. –  Dycker Mar 18 '12 at 5:24
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Sounds like a bug - unless you toppled the poor dragon over a cliff when smashing into him? –  Shadow Wizard Mar 18 '12 at 8:31
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Keep in mind that some dragons follow paths and encounter hostiles. Its possible for a dragon to be badly wounded by, say, a Giant before you come along. –  Voidswimmer Apr 25 '12 at 4:07

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You must have triggered a glitch or bug, which may have seen you moving through the dragon as an attack, and not a movement technique. If you can't preform it more than once, it was most likely just a hiccup in the game. A damn good one, if I may add. :3

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I did the same thing with a draugr death overlord! He stood on a trap which hit him and took about a 10th of his health, and as the trap was resetting I whirlwind sprinted him to death! I know by the timing of his death sound that it was the sprint that killed him. I figure the game considered him still in "trap collision damage on" mode and my sprint was considered a heavy collision, and thus, heavy damage. –  user47577 Apr 26 '13 at 5:26

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