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I have never killed Alduin in Skyrim because (a) who cares and (b) I am worried after Alduin dies there will no longer be random world-spawning dragon fights. And I love fighting dragons!

Based on the story in the game, the world should no longer be under siege by dragons after Alduin dies. So, do the dragon attacks stop after you finish the main story line, or do they continue?

  • They continue don't worry – n_plum Feb 15 '17 at 23:54
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Based on experience1, killing Alduin doesn't kill all of the dragons, so you will still find dragons roaming the province of Skyrim on your next adventure.

The goal of the game wasn't to just get rid of ALL2 of the dragons. It was to only kill Alduin.

Killing Alduin only ends the Main Questline.


1The results might not work with everyone else.

2There are some other certain dragons besides Alduin that you have to kill in order to advance in the Main Questline.

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    I couldn't remember if this was accurate. Couldn't confirm it on the wikis. This answer to another question seems to corroborate: gaming.stackexchange.com/a/96120/108003 – DCShannon Feb 16 '17 at 0:32
  • Very sure you still get dragons after killing Alduin. I'm not sure if the frequency changes though. – Fluidized Pigeon Reactor Feb 16 '17 at 0:58
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    This answer is correct, just based on 1000+ hours of gameplay.. Kiling Anduin just ends that quest line, nothing else really changes in the game. – James Feb 16 '17 at 1:24
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    The idea is that when Alduin arrived, he brought all the dragons back with him, through revival etc. That's a lot of dragons. Additionally, some dragons can revive others as well. – Ben Feb 16 '17 at 4:19
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No, killing Alduin does not wipe out all dragons. Dragons with names and dragons at word walls can only be killed once.

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    The second part is not quite right, Dragons at word walls respawn after several days. – rathaya Feb 16 '17 at 9:26
  • They respawn however they do not provide a new soul as you've already consumed their soul. I like to think of the dragons as a bit like eternal zombies. Even after they've been killed, they're not really dead and keep coming back, but they are missing something now that they just won't ever get back. – ZealousHypocrites Feb 17 '17 at 0:04

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