I'm not sure whether I want to become a vampire or a werewolf, or just remain a normal human being. I'd like a chance to explore all my options.

I know there are ways to cure vampirism and lycanthropy. And I'm pretty sure there's ways, at least with vampirism, to re-acquire the conditions.

What I want to know is if there is ever a point of no return? Is there a point past which you become immune to either or both of these, or a point past which one or both can no longer be cured? How many times can I change my mind before reaching one of these points?

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DLC Dawnguard Information

If you have the DLC Dawnguard you can flip back and forth between the too. From the Skyrim Wiki:

"In Dawnguard, if you are cured of Lycanthropy or if you become a vampire lord you can talk to Aela and she can make you a Werewolf again and it cancels out your vampirism vice versa. If you would like to be a Vampire Lord again, speak to Serana."

Skyrim without Dawnguard

Without the DLC once you are cured of Lycanthropy. You can not get it again, with the exception Hircine's Ring. As long as you don't have Lycanthropy, you can contract Sanguinare Vampiris (which turns you into a vampire) from a vampire. There is a 10% chance to contract it when they cast Vampric Drain on you. If you cure it you can contract it again with the same method.

The important thing to note is Lycanthropy cures Sanguinare Vampiris. So if you have Sanguinare Vampiris and then get Lycanthropy you will cease being a vampire.

  • I understand Vampirism can be contracted repeatedly, as long as there are still vampires to give it to you. So, you're saying that there is an infinite supply of both cures as well, and the Companions will never refuse to make you a werewolf again no matter how many times you're cured?
    – Iszi
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 6:51
  • @iszi Do you have Dawnguard DLC? If you do the the Companions will never refuse to make you a werewolf again. If you DO NOT have the Dawnguard DLC, it is a one time deal with the Companions about them giving you Lycanthropy.
    – Halfwarr
    Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 6:55
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    +1. Also don't forget about the Glenmoril Witch Head which is needed to cure Lycanthropy after you do the Companions main quest. You can get only max 5(-1 for Kodlak's cure) of it and can also use it to cure your fellow companions (Falkas ans Vilkas). BTW, IMO you'll have only one choice, either be a werewolf forever or not without Dawnguard DLC. Commented Feb 1, 2013 at 7:33
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    @Iszi there are two ways to get cured of lycanthropy. To return to "normal" you need a witch head, of which there are only 5, even with Dawnguard. (Up to 3 of those will be used if you cure all the Companions that want it.) However, you can be "cured" of lycanthropy by becoming a vampire, then go through "Rising at Dawn" to get cured of that as many times as needed.
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 4:41
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    -1, This answer appears to be wrong, given the information in galacticninja's answer.
    – DCShannon
    Commented Feb 29, 2016 at 17:54

Lycanthropy limitation

With or without the Dawnguard DLC, you can't (without the use of PC-only console commands) switch back and forth as many times as you would like between being a werewolf and being a vampire.

According to the UESP wiki's "Aela the Huntress" article (emphasis mine):

If you have cured yourself of lycanthropy, there is no way to regain it in the base game. However, the Dawnguard add-on provides a one-time opportunity to restore your lycanthropy by speaking to Aela.

After being cured of lycanthropy, simply find Aela and speak with her. You will have the option to tell her you wish to regain the gift of beast blood. She will respond, "Do you, now? Hircine doesn't usually bestow his favor on the fickle. But you've proven your worth. I'm willing to try. Are you ready now?" If you tell her you need more time to prepare yourself, she will end the conversation by answering, "Go. Reconsider your plight." If you then return to her you can go through the conversation again, and it will continue as before. When you choose to tell her you are ready, she simply says "Hold still, then." Your screen will turn black for a second, then a magical aura will circle around you and a message will appear on the top left of your screen stating "Beast Blood Added". The conversation is now over, and if you choose to cure your lycanthropy again, there will not be another chance for Aela to restore it.

TLDR: Without the Dawnguard DLC, you can only become a werewolf once. With the Dawnguard DLC, you can become a werewolf twice, if you've cured yourself of lycanthropy the first time around.

Console commands

If you are playing on the PC and have the Dawnguard DLC installed, you can use console commands that will allow Aela to turn you into a werewolf after your second time to be turned (allowing you to easily switch to being a vampire and werewolf back and forth as many times as you would like). You can do this by entering the console commands then conversing with Aela to turn you into a werewolf, and conversing with Serana to turn you into a Vampire Lord (or just be a vanilla vampire).

You can enable the conversation option "I wish to regain the gift of beast blood" to Aela with the console command: resetquest 0200f899

If you encounter issues with the above console command, enter player.setstage F6090 100 to force a cure before using the console command to enable the conversation option.

Console commands info from: The Nexus forums post, "Dawnguard Regifting Lycanthropy "


Serana won't be able to turn you into a Vampire Lord if she has cured herself of vampirism.


According to the wiki, Aela will only give you Lycanthrope once more if you cure it (with Dawnguard DLC), so there is a point of no return. You can only become a lycanthrope twice with the DLC, or once without it.


You can actually become a hybrid even without mods, having the werewolf power aswell as vampire lord option. You will no longer have the weakness to fire or sunlight. But only if you never feed again.

  • Once you have gotten vampire lord from harkon and serana as a follower. (after bloodstone chalice quest).
  • Do the companions quests till the point where you have to drink from the underforge.
  • Press the vampire lord button and the underforge at the same time.
  • After the cutscene and becomming a werewolf then vampire lord, use revert form.
  • talk to serana for the gift of vampire lord blood.
  • How does this interact with the perk trees?
    – DCShannon
    Commented Mar 1, 2016 at 20:11

If you have the Dawnguard DLC you can use Vampire Lord to cure Lycanthrophy and then just use a Cure Disease potion to get rid of the Vampire Lord. Then just choose which one you want to be again. Wash, rinse, repeat. This can be done unlimited times.

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    Cure Disease removes Vampire Lord? Sounds iffy. By that reasoning, getting a Blessing from an Altar should do the same - and I know it doesn't.
    – Iszi
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 4:51

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