I can ride dragons. However, the dragon doesn't do anything. It just circle winterhold. I want to tell the dragon to go to some places on the map.

None of my keys work. ASDW. None works.

Some websites say I can pick a location on the map and the dragon will move there. How exactly I tell dragons to move to where I want.

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Now, I want to go here

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Is it possible at all? How can I do so?

Once in the sky, the Dragon will begin a circular flight pattern, not unlike the Dragons you might see in the wild. You will not be able to directly control how the Dragon flies. It will stay in the area that you mounted it, unless directed to fly somewhere else via the world map. Note that you cannot fast travel on a Dragon to a major hold like Solitude or Whiterun, nor can you fly from the island of Solstheim to Skyrim or vice versa.


This one says "unless directed to fly somewhere else via the world map"

How do I use the world map to direct the dragon to fly somewhere else.

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    I'm assuming you didn't read the answer to your previous question. Sep 23, 2020 at 9:52
  • I did. It says that riding dragon is different than riding a horse. How exactly it's different and how do I go to a place I want. Hang on, I am adding more pics.
    – user4951
    Sep 23, 2020 at 9:59
  • Does this answer your question? How do I find dragons to ride?
    – Old Gamer
    Sep 23, 2020 at 11:46
  • It doesn't really. For example, it says that I can't use dragons to get to high places, however, no reference, and stuff. Also, the question is basically different.
    – user4951
    Sep 23, 2020 at 13:55
  • You're quoting IGN, who's spouting nonsense. "As per the wiki: Once airborne, it is not actually possible to fully control the direction of flight." - If you want real dragons you need Fully Flying Dragons
    – Mazura
    Apr 19, 2022 at 7:40

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According to this


I can fast travel using dragon and that is the only way I can "direct" the dragon somewhere else on the map.

In other word, I cannot use the dragon to travel to hard to reach places. As normally in fast travel I can only travel to places I have visited.

There is no other way to control the dragon.

Someone write this in another question, This answer How do I find dragons to ride? also confirms my finding.

My main goal of using a dragon is to fly to hard to reach places and it seems that I can't do that.

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