Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements

Werewolf Mastered

Acquire 11 werewolf perks  

To become a werewolf you need to playthrough the companions guild from the main game for a little way. If you are already a werewolf when the DLC is installed then you can grind out this achievement before starting either questline if you wish.

If you lose lycanthropsy by becoming a vampire lord you can go back to Aela the Huntress once to get it back. If you lose it again you will need to revert back to a save in which you are a werewolf.

When picking you perks for the werewolf tree do the right branch first as it has has Savage feeding which feed off more then dead humans. Allows for feeding off dead animals like bears, horses and wolfs. This decreases the amount of time between feeding and gives you more things to gain experience off of.

The Ring of Hircine (a daedric artifact) also gives you an extra Werewolf transformation which comes in handy when grinding this achievement as you have less hassle with waiting so you can re-transform.

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User Comments
Comment #1 by kriscakegravy
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:34:01 PM

You don't need to progress levels to get this. I panicked and started on a save file 40 hours less than where I am, only to see I dont need to level up. You get perks by killing people as a werewolf or vampire

Comment #2 by OMGmyFACE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 07:21:47 PM

I am seriously so glad you said this, Kris.

Comment #3 by ACDC LIVE
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:30:42 PM

Now I just feel silly for curing myself of being a werewolf.

Comment #4 by Soto928
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:34:00 PM

Casting Soul Trap on bodies you killed as a Werewolf also count as a feeding, allowing you to get the perks twice as fast.

Comment #5 by Darth Obnox
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:22:16 PM

@ post 1 : Oh thank gawd. When I saw both of those I was like whaaaaaaat.

Comment #6 by DJent777
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:56:21 PM

Theres a perk on the far right called savage feeding that lets you feed on anything, not just people. Did this in a about an hour after adding that perk. Also do this before going to far into the DLC quests if you want the vampire lord perks achievement as well. You cant be both vampire and werewolf.

Comment #7 by KronosMaximus
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:00:35 PM

May be a stupid question but how do you switch which werewolf ability you use?

Comment #8 by HitokiriSEVEN
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:13:21 PM

Just so you know, even if you cured your werewolf ability you CAN get it back. I was worried before because I cured it, but I talked to my wife (Aela the Huntress) and she gave me my ability back. I think they did this because the developers knew some people got rid of it. I am happy I dont have to start a new file just to get the ability back

Comment #9 by SilentVendetta7
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:26:29 AM

Good, im still a werewolf so when i get the dlc, ill get the 11 perks, then ill go play as a vampire. 2 cheevos, i save. :)

Comment #10 by Samigi
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:59:09 AM

@7 use the D-pad up and down and it will show your werewolf skills on the bottom left hand side of the screen.

Comment #11 by Afflicted Ace
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:27:23 AM

I made this to show a fairly easy way to get the achievement, it's simple (no soul trap glitch/exploit) but it shows what to do. Hope it helps.

Comment #12 by Haxen2000
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:56:05 AM

Thanks HitokiriSEVEN. I was worrying because I immediately started the quests and turned into a vampire/lost being a werewolf, and was scared I'd miss this one!

Comment #13 by jandrobandro
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:57:03 AM

@8 she's my wife too... :p

Comment #14 by whichens
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 06:55:06 PM

can you be both vamp and wearwolf togather on one save file?

Comment #15 by toddfn007
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:36:21 PM

I am no longer a werewolf. Anyone know how to get changed back into one?

Comment #16 by SPMcKinney
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:18:00 PM

Read #8 toddfn007

Comment #17 by RaNd0m RoAdKiLl
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:25:56 PM

Hey we have the same wife!!

Comment #18 by BlubberyMAU5
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:13:33 PM

its easiest if your doing the companions quest line

Comment #19 by jandrobandro
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 04:13:25 PM

@15 just talk to Adela the huntress

Comment #20 by El Grunto 14
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 05:24:48 PM

#14 there is a glitch that may or may not have been patched yet, but you can/could use the ring of Hircine to transform into a werewolf while your character is a werewolf.

Comment #21 by Moondo75
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 10:43:06 PM

^ dont think thats a glitch, i think that is what the ring is made to do.

Comment #22 by Death Echo
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 11:52:29 PM

How do I feed as a werewolf?

Comment #23 by bbohinski
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 11:38:19 PM

I cured myself of this too. But I just went to Aela the huntress in the companions house and got it back. I am not married to her so you don't need to start over or go back to an old file regardless of your relationship with her. Just let I'd let you know.

Comment #24 by bbohinski
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 12:09:41 AM

@22 after you kill someone, target them and it will prompt you to feed.

Comment #25 by BlubberyMAU5
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 08:41:48 PM

same as what i said to vampire, go to the main hold cities kill everyone and then feed. repeat until you have all perks

Comment #26 by Pedlar
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 11:40:46 PM

If your struggling to mass murder as a werewolf. Kill as a human then change to feed.

Comment #27 by twiiglet87
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 01:48:35 PM

So im a vampire lord
can i still get this?
Used to be a werewolf but it got cured when i became a vampire lord

Comment #28 by stefannxD
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 03:46:02 PM

I just ran around that huge flat land area from Whiterun to around Rorikstead, killing everything in sight and feeding on all of the corpses. It's also a good idea to get the Savage Feeding perk (allows you to feed on more creatures including undead.) This took me about 30 minutes to get that way. Otherwise you can just use the werewolf form casually as you go through quests. This also goes for the Vampire Mastered achievement.

Comment #29 by squidblatt
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 07:56:38 AM

Can anyone else besides Aela turn you back into werewolf? She stomped out of the temple right after I married her and disappeared from the game. Before that she was wandering around the wilderness with Skjor (after he died) who was sunk up to his waste in the ground so that he looked like a double amputee.

Comment #30 by DoggedFrog
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:19:04 AM

Wow you guys are good for getting this achievement in 30 minutes. It took me hours lol. I started around Whiterun and ended all the way at the top of the map.

Comment #31 by Lord Drauglin
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 04:59:35 PM

how many you have to feed to get a perk?

Comment #32 by Lostnubstar
Sunday, July 15, 2012 @ 05:56:29 AM

I'm just going to get the werewolf perks then ask Serana to turn me into a vampire lord and then get the cure and get the werewolf back so I cant get sick.

Comment #33 by megraul
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 08:40:54 PM

I unlocked all 11 werewolf perks but didn't get the achievement?

Comment #34 by Angels N Skins
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 10:26:04 AM

@33. The 1st perk has 4 levels. Make sure you get all of those. Also this is possible to get in 1 transformation if you keep the bloodlust going. Make sure you get the perks on the right side so you can feed on animals. I also finished the vampire DLC and reverted back to an old save to get the werewolf perks. Beside vampire is much better than the werewolf.

Comment #35 by NutmegGinger60
Monday, July 23, 2012 @ 12:40:36 PM

for some reason being a werewolf has never worked for me as soon as i transform i change back like 10 seconds later.

Comment #36 by MrAndy
Friday, August 03, 2012 @ 10:02:12 PM

lol i guess i messed up on this one. cured myself of vampirism. was married to aela and not 2 days ago she was glitching hardcore so i killed her. guess ill have to start a new file to get this

Comment #37 by MrAndy
Saturday, August 04, 2012 @ 12:48:43 AM

cured myself of lycanthropy i mean

Comment #38 by obese
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 02:04:04 AM

first thing i tryed for werewolf nd worked amazin got the achievement in one tranformation started in riften killed everyone wen there was only a few ppl left i already had savage feeding went out side nd made my way to windhelm after windhelm i had it

Comment #39 by Delta07
Sunday, August 26, 2012 @ 10:41:58 PM

The best place I found to get this before getting the Savage Feeding perk was Karthspire and the surrounding area. Lots of Forsworn. Good for if you want to avoid killing guards and civilians. I fed on so many people that when I wanted to change back I had to wait for over 24 hours. The Ring of Hircine is great for this.

Comment #40 by CraySongz
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 02:08:53 PM

How do you get cured and turned into a vampire and where's that cure to, because I'm gona get the werewolf one then cure myself then get the vampire one the cure and go back to werewolf

Comment #41 by ecu1982
Tuesday, September 04, 2012 @ 07:46:50 PM

If you cured yourself from being a werewolf and alea is dead is there anyway to turn back into a werewolf?

Comment #42 by gadzookie
Sunday, September 09, 2012 @ 04:33:36 PM

is this worth getting?

Comment #43 by Hundoom
Thursday, September 20, 2012 @ 03:22:58 PM

Best way to get this one :

Where can you kill infinite amount of people without any crime comitted, without cheat / hack / mod / glitch that does not corrupt your game ?

During the Civil War ofc! If you are in the Stormcloak rebels simply kill every Stormcloak (So that Legion count of 100% don't get down), and Legion if you are with Cyrodiil Army. Once you have killed everybody, run few miles and wait to untransform and get to the next fort and repeat.

Comment #44 by zenestoc
Sunday, October 14, 2012 @ 07:33:13 PM

So glad that you're actually able to turn back into a werewolf if you get rid of it, that makes this a lot less of a hassle.

Comment #45 by TheSletchman
Saturday, November 10, 2012 @ 09:12:58 PM

I got all 11 but no achievement. I think it might be because I didn't unlock the last one when the last perk was awarded, but did it when I next transformed. So I gotta start over to get this achievement.

Comment #46 by TheSletchman
Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 12:01:24 AM

Ok. So I reloaded an old save (from about 10 hours earlier, only had 4 or 5 werewolf perks) and just rampaged the town guards for a while until I got the last 6/7 filled in. The Achievement popped no problems.

I couldn't be bothered playing around and testing, but you may need to unlock the perk as soon as it's awarded to get this. That or I had an unrelated glitch (also very possible).

Comment #47 by Huntatsukage
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 07:14:03 AM

Got this achievement last night alongside the Master Criminal achievement, great fun just fast travelled to each hold, waited to an appropriate time where the holds are busy...cast the 3 words of Storm Call (to kill pretty much anybody who wasn't essential) turned to a Werewolf (I had the Ring of Hiricine for extra transformations) and fed on everybody who died during the storm...and killed any guard who spawned (or generally got in the way of my prey :D) or anybody who was hiding inside while the storm was active...most fun I've had on an unmodded (vanilla) Skyrim hehe next to the amount of fun I had calling Odahviing while taking over the forts and best of all Solitude (I sided with the Stormcloaks)where there was pretty much an infinite spawn rate...running around 1 hit killing imperial

Comment #48 by Huntatsukage
Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 07:16:02 AM

Running around 1 hit killing imperials with an occasional Yol Toor Shul from Odahviing or imperial getting thrown by him past my screen...I had great amusement from it xD

Comment #49 by PleXiuz
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 05:21:32 PM

I got this in little more than an hour. And I only turned into a werewolf ONCE! Just put the difficulty on easy (saves effort and precious time) and started out in Markath. Killed everyone on sight and kept feeding. When everyone was dead, I went on my way to whiterun. On the road I encountered enough people and other creatures to keep my stuff going on. Repeated in whiterun and then set way to windhelm but I got the 11th perk halfway there.

Just wreak havoc in cities (don't forget to check the keep, barracks and inns), kill and feed on all you can see, MAX OUT THE RIGHTMOST TREE FIRST (more health, stamina, you can feed off of all creatures, ..) and it shouldn't take you more than 80 minutes. Took me about 65.

After that I reloaded and got rid of the curse known as lycanthropy :) To

Comment #50 by PleXiuz
Saturday, December 01, 2012 @ 05:22:51 PM

After that I reloaded and got rid of the curse known as lycanthropy :) Tossed the glenmoril witch's head and that was that. Wouldn't want any cities with only 5 citizens left now, would we :)

Comment #51 by pyro7ice
Tuesday, January 01, 2013 @ 04:55:56 AM

Should I start a new game? Just for this DLC?

Comment #52 by kirst fenix
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 @ 07:42:20 AM

@1 I'm so glad you've put that! I was debating starting a new game just to rank up easier if that was the case!

Comment #53 by JesseP1234
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 @ 10:26:08 AM

first one answer is the best, #1

Comment #54 by x0BlackRose0x
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 @ 03:42:42 PM

Got all 11 perks but no achievement. Reloaded several times, it just won't work.
These glitches really annoy me sometimes...

Comment #55 by x0BlackRose0x
Sunday, March 03, 2013 @ 05:34:50 PM

Alright, after reloading an old save, where I had no perks achieved, for 8 times it finally worked. Strange Thing, really ^^"

Comment #56 by JACK LAYT0N
Sunday, March 10, 2013 @ 03:28:17 PM

*IMPORTANT* I also experienced issues with this achievement. I unlocked all the perks but I never got the achievement. I tried to reload an older save, did it all again and no achievement again... I don't what's wrong but for now there are no way to fix I think. I would suggest everyone who want to do this achievement and the one for the vampire, should start with the werewolf one as soon as you get the DLC because this way there haven't been any bug reported. Hope they fix this in the next patch.

Comment #57 by Buruma
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 07:14:50 AM

If the achievement doesn't pop right away, just sit there for a minute and wait. I started to panic after I selected the final perk and nothing happened right away. It eventually did pop, just not as quickly as it should have...

Comment #58 by snipeurfacedown
Friday, May 31, 2013 @ 02:50:21 PM

Of both the master trees in this DLC this is the easier. Also don't panic because the achievement does take a minute to register.

Comment #59 by DrowAssassin88
Sunday, June 02, 2013 @ 06:51:20 PM

This one was fun. I just went to solitude after i was at my 10th perk and saved the game. Obviously i just slaughtered everyone there.

Comment #60 by Palladium
Friday, August 09, 2013 @ 01:51:46 AM

Rampage time.

Comment #61 by pyoobez
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 08:56:58 AM

Yeah, really easy compared to the Vampire since you can kill everything in man/mer form and then transform and feed. Karthspire Camp, Valtheim Towers, Thalmor Embassy are all great spots to boost up.

Also once you transform back, you can apparently cast a Reanimate Corpse spell on everything you've fed on and get a second heart.

Comment #62 by charlesnorwood24
Monday, January 06, 2014 @ 11:20:49 PM

I dont know if I've had a game freeze as many times as this one has when I'm in werewolf form. It's getting a bit tiresome trying to get this easy achievement.

Comment #63 by aBeardedWolfman
Thursday, March 06, 2014 @ 02:59:51 PM

It is extremely fun to go through murderous rampages throughout town

Comment #64 by Friday Mortimer
Monday, May 05, 2014 @ 11:17:17 AM

@10 - so, so very wrong.

Comment #65 by Gamerkid24315
Sunday, July 17, 2016 @ 10:12:53 PM

Join the Companions and reach the point in the questline where you become a Lycanthrope. Then just attack humans or animals so much by consuming hearts, and press B to buy perks when you have consumed enough hearts. This will take a good 12 hours.

Comment #66 by GREY058
Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 02:46:53 PM

It took me only 1 transformation to werewolf. I was killing and eating everything in cities, camps, random dungeons, forts, etc. Each feeding gives you extra time, so I never ran out. After I got achievement, I needed to wait like 8-12 in-game hours straight before it ran out...
You need 164 feedings total (creatures counts as half)

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