Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Achievements


Defeat a Legendary Dragon  

It is currently speculated that some where around level 70 is the absolute minimum that a legendary dragon will show up although the higher the level you are the more likely you are to run into one. I had to be 81 in order for it to show up for me. Although nothing is 100% confirmed what the level requirement is.

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Comment #1 by Kobushimittsu
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 04:58:29 PM

I think we were all hoping for more dragons.

Comment #2 by Th3D00mV1ru5
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:00:31 PM

I bet $20 we fight moltress

Comment #3 by Jeroenman
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:13:47 PM

@th3d00mv1ru5 haha

Comment #4 by stianpuz
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:18:37 PM

finished the dlc but where is thsi dragon??! i know thers a dragon that you meet and get 3 words of power from, but i killed him to just to check, but nothing ;

Comment #5 by Nuke2099
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:31:03 PM

@#2 I'm not sure why you would think Moltress because that was a phoenix not a dragon. Unless it was the legendary bit :D

Comment #6 by frostfyr
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 05:53:28 PM

Quite a straight forward achievement. At higher level you randomly encounter this dragon variation, i got my first one at the college of winterhold.

Comment #7 by XS Scarab
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 06:42:13 PM

@#2 and #3 what is this moltress dragon?

Comment #8 by tscheetz1324
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 07:57:21 PM

I keep fighting revered dragons but sadly no legendary yet.

Comment #9 by Zertein
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 08:23:50 PM

@#7 Someone has forgotten about their childhood video games.. Such as pokemon.. xD

Comment #10 by Jaxson 66
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:01:46 PM

@9 Or is too old to have watched/played Pokemon

Comment #11 by JayShockblast
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 09:08:33 PM

I totally got my butt handed to me within five minutes of starting the game with the new DLC by a Legendary dragon. I hadn't played in about four months and thought I was healing myself when I was actually using the light magic spell to try and glow the dragon to death.

Comment #12 by GING3R NINJA
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 10:35:14 PM

anyone know what level you have to be for the legendary dragons to start showing up?

Comment #13 by mitcho2013
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 @ 11:23:59 PM


50 I believe.

Comment #14 by F1xurownem41l
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 12:05:33 AM

....didn't we already kill a legendary dragon at the end of the main quest line?

Comment #15 by gravelandx88
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 05:06:03 AM


Nope. I'm level 57 & all I encounter are ancient/elder dragons. I read on Bethesda Softworks Forum, you encounter them at level 70+.

Comment #16 by KingsOfArcadia
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 07:05:48 AM

@ 15

I hope you're wrong about that, I'm only level 51 and it'll take me ages to level up that high.

Comment #17 by Sm0keytrip0d
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:32:23 AM

@16 this is why you should have glitched a save up to lvl 81 ;)

Comment #18 by boldfoxrd
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:01:35 AM

@2 I'd go with a Dragonite or Rayquaza :p

Comment #19 by BlubberyMAU5
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:38:41 AM

im 54 and i havent encountered one yet i really hope u dont have to be lvl 70

Comment #20 by jandrobandro
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 10:00:53 AM

Based on bethedsa's table (new dragon every ten levels) it will probably unlock at 60, that's gonna take ages for me cause I'm 51 :(

Comment #21 by stianpuz
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:19:14 PM

GAYYYYYYYYYYYY if this is true

Comment #22 by I Am Jarvis
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 01:58:21 PM

Ive spent 5 hours trying to find one on my level 73. I went on my second gamertag which is level 81 and i got one within 10 minutes at Lost Tongue Overlook..... which is a bad sign because getting to 81 without the glitch is more effort than its worth :(

Comment #23 by XS Scarab
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 02:22:14 PM

@#9 and #10, i never played pokemon, i didn't think it was all that interesting or what it was put out to be.

Comment #24 by iperm
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:06:57 PM

This is going to take a while if I have to get to 81

Comment #25 by pillowp4nt5
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 03:07:59 PM

i'm not sure what the level cap is but i'm 81 and i just found one at arcwind point along with a new word of power hope i help someone with this info

Comment #26 by BlubberyMAU5
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 04:52:02 PM

if you have to be 81 that kinda explains why the achievement is worth 40g

Comment #27 by X Dark Jak X
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 08:20:04 PM

I just used the Oghma Infinium glitch (it still works) to get to level 81 and found a legendary dragon at one of the dragon shrines after 10 minutes of searching.

Comment #28 by Sk3pTiCz
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 09:18:40 PM

I keep finding regular dragon's at the shrines -_- (level 81 btw)

Comment #29 by F1xurownem41l
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:02:08 PM

What is the difference in the appearance of a legendary? I've only seen elders (or what I assume are elders since I'm lvl 50).

Comment #30 by BlubberyMAU5
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 @ 11:11:31 PM

whats the oghma infinium glitch

Comment #31 by Slaughter.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:46:29 AM

@30 u buy a house if u don't have one and activate ur bookshelf, then u select the Oghma infinium and read it (doesnt matter wut path u choose) then once it registers u read it back out and store it in ur bookshelf. Then select the Oghma infinium and select do not read then take the book back. Rinse and repeat and you'll get to lvl 81 in no time! Ur welcome in advance.

Comment #32 by UKillMeLongTime
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:55:22 AM

Hum i also could not find one at 75 then 76 close to 77. I just loaded my other char thats 81 went to lost tongue....there he blows and got it. I just assume the higher level the more likely its the new dragon

Comment #33 by III BIGERN III
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 02:17:11 AM

Wouldn't Alduin be a legendary dragon? Also, I think they fixed the Oghma Infinium glitch. sucks cuz I'm only level 51 and don't have the patience for 81.

Comment #34 by III BIGERN III
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 03:33:30 AM

Just killed Alduin...didn't work.

Comment #35 by sgtfuentes17
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 12:48:35 PM

OGHMA INFINIUM GLITCH STILL WORKS!! just did it in my solitude house bookshelf, in case you dont know how to do it, complete the the daedra quest "Discerning the Transmundane", once you get the book activate a bookshelf and read and activate one of the choices of the book and then close the book and place it on the bookshelf, then once it's on the bookshelf, open the book and select the option DO NOT READ and then take the book and repeat the steps. hope this helps

Comment #36 by III BIGERN III
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 01:11:21 PM

I thanks Im gonna try it now, I hope I still have the book...I only need this cheevo n the vampire perks which is easy and fun.

Comment #37 by AFX Acid
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 03:32:19 PM

I think I sold the Oghma Infinium a while ago. :(

Oh well, I'm one skill level-up away from lvl 70, not too bad. The only thing that sucks is that I've pretty much ran out of quests. I hope the next DLC has a crap load of quests.

Comment #38 by III BIGERN III
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 05:32:21 PM

It's not working for me, I cleared my cache too. I'm gonna remove dawnguard clear my cache n try again.

Comment #39 by III BIGERN III
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 05:51:09 PM

Shit didn't work...fuck this game!

Comment #40 by KronosMaximus
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 06:48:42 PM

Has anyone got this achieve who hasnt been lvl 81?

Comment #41 by russell689
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 08:57:28 PM

Went to Autumnwatch Tower at Lvl81 and found one

Comment #42 by Slaughter.
Thursday, June 28, 2012 @ 11:45:26 PM

Don't clear ur cache just disconnect ur Ethernet cable.

Comment #43 by RocketMan35
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 12:05:47 AM

Found one outside of the Solitude Mill - I was level 61.

Comment #44 by Stingrea
Friday, June 29, 2012 @ 06:15:16 PM

You have to be Level 60 for the Legendary Dragons to appear (level 50 for the Elder Dragons) - 81 is max level but this is not required for the achievement, legendary dragons are RARE very scarce.. your best bet is to visit all the dragon monuments around the map as they keep coming back and if not well just keep scaling the map one will eventually appear! Hope this has helped anyone having any trouble!


Comment #45 by Neptune Tide
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 01:10:43 AM

are revered rare too?

Comment #46 by Omega Fire 84
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 08:41:55 AM

@45 They are rare too, however, not as rare as a Legendary Dragon, and as such do not unlock the achievement when killed.

Comment #47 by Hades no1Minion
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 03:08:27 PM

I keep fast traveling to Lost Tongue Overlook as at the moment dragons keep respawning there every time I go there. I have encountered every single kind of dragon there except the legendary one. -_- FML!

Comment #48 by Hades no1Minion
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 07:37:00 PM

I got mine not to long ago. lvl 81 however at Mount Anthor. I also used Ogma Infinium glitch to reach that lvl today, so that hasn't been patched. Hope that helps.

Comment #49 by M0N0P0LY92
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 10:02:04 PM

Level 76 and I have been trying to get a legendary dragon for many days now and still only get revered or lower. I read stuff on here and TA and it seems most people closer to level 80 get the dragon encounters, 78 being the lowest recorded that I heard of.

Comment #50 by Pedlar
Saturday, June 30, 2012 @ 11:11:57 PM

Encountered mine at lvl79. Northwind Summit. Have only encountered 2 all together though.

Comment #51 by uncledanky
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 09:52:33 AM

I've killed mine in dawnstar lvl 78 after reading post I'm happy to say you don't have to be 81 .

Comment #52 by Scaha
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:22:34 AM

Do you only have to be 70+? I'm level 72 and I've been having a lot of difficulty finding anything other then Revered.

Comment #53 by M0N0P0LY92
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 02:38:48 PM

I believe the minimum level you have to be is 78. I was around level 70 when I started the DLC, and every level I would check for the legendary dragon with no luck. I get to level 78 and it's like the 2nd dragon I find. so pretty sure you need to be at least 78.

Comment #54 by Slade6alpha
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 05:48:56 PM

I can confirm that the lowest level is 78!!! Seriously don't believe anyone else you hear. 78 is the minimal level!!!!!!!!!! At 75, I checked around and nothing. Today grinded for 6 hours to get to level 78. As soon as I reached level 78, I went to Autumn watch tower, and two appeared. Killed it and bam, cheevo unlocked! So to summarize, LEVEL 78 is when they first appear. If anyone gets one on a lower level they are probably lying. Also a tip, if you are like below 65 and don't have the book glitch, you are better off starting a new game and using the exploit glitch.

Comment #55 by ToastyBiscuts257
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 06:18:30 PM

Any tips on how to level up besides the book glitch?

Comment #56 by Thee Elf
Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 10:50:22 PM

Confirmed that Level 78 is the magic number. I started the DLC at Level 73. Spent about 20-25 hours playing and killed about 20 Revered dragons and never once saw a Legendary. Finally decided to start grinding my pickpocket and light armor and finally hit 78. Went to my first dragon wall afterward and hit a Legendary dragon first dragon appearance.

Comment #57 by Slade6alpha
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 01:21:12 AM

@Toasty Be prepared for a long grind. Seriously if you are around 60 and are prepared to grind, it will take hours. One I hit 75 I got desperate for levels. Restoration and Destruction are spells I never use, so it look a while. I'm talking 6 hours for 3 levels and it gets mad boring real fast. So I just suggest to make a new save file and speed run to the quest with the book gitch, because there is nothing else to do expect change your play style drastically. Hope I helped a little and gave some insight. Remember 78 is the lucky number like many posters have said!!!

Comment #58 by Mr Chr15topher
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 10:47:56 AM

Really hate Bethesda right now. Just reached lvl 52. I wish they would appear at 50+, but just be very rare, as I really cba to get to 78 (If that's is the actual starting point for them).

Comment #59 by birdshake
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 12:45:08 PM

I started a new game and it took me only 5 hours to reach 81 using the book glitch. I then travelled to lost tongue overlook and BOOM legendary dragon immediately. The first non-story related dragon was legendary.

Comment #60 by malrats
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 04:43:26 PM

Loaded a level 36 save, got to 81 in like 30 minutes with the book glitch, ported to one dragon location and fought a frost dragon, and then my second location (Shearpoint) was a Legendary! So glad this was easy. :D

Comment #61 by Nicolai42O
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:09:50 PM

yep just killed a legendary dragon lvl 80...shearpoint...i tried at numerous locations before i found the right dragon......i was level 52 after beating the dlc just used the book glitch to lvl up fuck it

Comment #62 by Nicolai42O
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 05:11:07 PM

wonder when the next dlc is coming ?

Comment #63 by Ninjablade
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 07:09:47 PM

Quick video of getting the Achievement

Comment #64 by BookWormGamer
Monday, July 02, 2012 @ 10:37:48 PM

My character was level 54 and I didn't want to grind so I loaded up an earlier save in which I had the oghma infinium still I got to level 81 usin the glitch. Went to mount anthor and found. Legendary dragon on my first try. Boom achievement unlocked!

Comment #65 by Omega Fire 84
Tuesday, July 03, 2012 @ 09:47:32 AM

I can confirm lvl 78 is the magic lvl. Just hit lvl 78 today and the first dragon i encountered was a Legendary.

Comment #66 by Stingrea
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 07:03:48 AM

Right wtf! I reached lvl 70 due to people saying you had to be and now its 78+ screw that i done that quest where u get the book so i cant go back and glitch it and im really not considering starting a new character as im sure it'l take ages to activiate that quest

Comment #67 by red rivalry18
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 08:40:52 AM

Just random here but kill a dragon and fast travel away then find another dragon. That dragon turns to bone and fights you. It's pretty interesting

Comment #68 by thisispreston
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 08:49:23 AM

i don't understand this book glitch, when you read the Oghma Infinium doesn't it destroy it in the process??

Comment #69 by pyromentalist
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 09:23:59 AM

@68 Normally it does, but not if you've activated a bookcase and are looking at your inventory at the books to place in said inventory. I know it's been detailed in before comments, but to make it as clear as possible:
1) Have Oghma Infinium in inventory and activate a bookcase (you'll have one if you bought Breezehome in Whiterun and renovated the place).
2) Activate bookcase, scroll down to books, scroll to Oghma Infinium.
3) Press RT to read, choose path you want to read. Press B once to go back to inventory, then press X to store the book in the bookcase. Close the menu.
4) Activate the Oghma Infinium on the bookcase. Choose and take the book.
5) Repeat steps 2) to 4) until desired level. Save every few minutes so you don't have to start all over again if you accidentally click t

Comment #70 by pyromentalist
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 09:26:58 AM

he wrong option and mess up the glitch.

Comment #71 by Vay
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 03:40:28 PM

Everyone is so helpful here :) thanks for the book glitch info. I love this game, but from someone that has encountered every quest ending bug known in the game.....i've put in 250 plus hours already.

Comment #72 by twiiglet87
Wednesday, July 04, 2012 @ 04:54:29 PM

I cant get the glitch to work i go to my bookcase activate it read the book once put it down then when i try to read it again in the bookcase the options dont come up again???

Comment #73 by Stingrea
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 03:48:13 AM

Hey everyone, for you to be able to come across a legendary dragon you HAVE to build up your character as high as possible... Level 70 is when they appear, HOWEVER its still very rare to find.. once you near level 80 (lvl 78/lvl 79) you should encounter one two or more as its much easier to find one.. lvl 81 is max level and can be tough to get this high, unless you use the Book Glitch, which in my opinion is pathetic, im a lvl 75 its been all my own hard work.. try not to glitch it as it takes the fun away from the game! Tho if u are despearate then glitch it, i still havent got it but i can guarentee you have to be atleast lvl 78 for you to see a few of them.....

hope this helps, my friend just got to lvl 78 and traveled to dawnstar and BAM one right away!

Comment #74 by $weeetFA
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:21:48 AM

@63 Ta for that link bud just did the book glitch, went straight to Autumn Tower, and boom there's a Dragon!!

Comment #75 by Daveastation
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 11:36:19 AM

I've killed two legendary dragons at level 50, anyone that is reporting that that only start spawning at 70 is misinformed. Proof:

Comment #76 by dylanc420
Friday, July 06, 2012 @ 09:08:34 PM

I am level 64 and i still haven't found a legendary dragon this is the last achievement i need too.

Comment #77 by shakeNbake0810
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 11:33:23 AM

I just killed a legendary dragon but its soul would not absorb and the achievement did not pop. I tried reloading and killing it about 5 times but still nothing.

I used the Oghma Infinium book glitch to get to lvl 81 and did not complete much of the main questline. Could this have anything to do with it? any help is appreciated

Comment #78 by shakeNbake0810
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 04:21:05 PM

i found another one and killed it for the achievement after i progressed a little further into the story. idk if they relate though.

Comment #79 by geneon101
Saturday, July 07, 2012 @ 06:00:02 PM

just got mine today. lvl 81.

Comment #80 by TJRH
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 01:26:24 AM

confirmed that the book glitch still works!!!

Comment #81 by DoggedFrog
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:12:07 AM

Got this yesterday with a level 81 character. After I killed my first legendary dragon that's all I get now.

Comment #82 by zOmBi3cLoWn
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 12:05:20 PM

#77, same thing happened to me; no dragon soul and no achievement. I think it might have to do with a legendary dragon spawning instead of an already-defeated word wall dragon. The one I found was right near a word wall that I already cleared.

Comment #83 by XxXGhostofOnyx
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:38:28 PM

Bethesda or someone really needs to make a legit post on what level you need to be. I was level 50 or something when the DLC came out, and I have grinded to get to level 70. This is the last cheevo I need for this game and I can't find the dragon. My friend said he found one at level 63, but everyone else says level 78. I really don't believe that Bethesda would make it so you would have to get to level 78 because that just encourages cheating.

Comment #84 by XxXGhostofOnyx
Sunday, July 08, 2012 @ 09:45:04 PM

If I don't encounter this dragon by level 72, I guess I'm just going to have to use the Ohgma Infinitum glitch. I guess even good games have their faulty cheevos.

Comment #85 by PhaseChan
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 02:43:06 AM

Indeed - the book glitch does still work - I have the dlc and am online. Hasn't been patched as far as I can see. Used it yesterday. Haven't leveled up to 81 yet though....I don't really like cheating. I may save a seperate 81 file just to kill a Legendary, then delete it and pretend it never happened...

Comment #86 by ePiL3PTiC PoNy
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 07:55:22 PM

ARGH! I really didn't want to cheat on a game as epic as Skyrim, but seriously... I've been grinding for days, and am apparently still no closer to finding a legendary dragon then I was when I started. I've gone from lvl 61 to lvl 69 doing nothing but fighting dragons and the odd giant to lvl up my 2 handed attack. Very, very frustrating.

Comment #87 by JKSullivan
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 07:58:17 PM

Add me to the list - spent a lot of time trying to find one at level 72, killed 15-20 dragons in the process, and the best I could get was 'revered' level. I took time out to level up to 78, and the very next dragon was Legendary . . . coincidence?

Comment #88 by Buckydabadger
Monday, July 09, 2012 @ 08:59:22 PM

Just got this :) leveled up to 78 went to every single dragon site killed every single dragon they weren't respawning. Then pissed fast traveled to solitude to go to my house and a legendary dragon fought me in solitude! Didn't know this was possible!

Comment #89 by Brassmoustach
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 04:33:44 AM

Tip for lvling.

This works better to magic based spells, go find a low lvl cave from the begining of your game with low lvl guys in, preferable a bandit, and get in combat, now just cast combat based spells, alteration: oakskin/stone skin conjuration: duel bound sword or with illusion just cast muffle out of combat. For restoration get in combat with some something hard hitting, not a giant,dragon or spell casters, duel wielding forlon worked for me, and just cast best heal spell, these give more in combat than out. make sure you have lover stone + one of the three stones your working on with the crown from lost to ages. hope this helps, the spells lvl quite quick, make sure you have magicka + heal pots also.

Comment #90 by the Wulf
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 12:43:42 PM

For those of you who can't get the Oghma Infinium glitch to work per #69 comment, after you read the book and place it on the shelf, you have to read it again on the shelf and select the option"do not read" then place it into your inventory and repeat the process.

Comment #91 by jorby4
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 03:45:58 PM

a legendary dragon popped up for me and i'm only lvl 51 thought i would have to do the glitch but guess my lucky day!

Comment #92 by XxNegaDragoonxX
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 @ 11:44:42 PM

Found a legendary dragon by random chance at college of winterhold during a dawnguard quest.

Comment #93 by EliteGamer666
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 @ 05:34:19 PM

Don't know if this will make a difference or not to everyone going for this but I couldn't find a Legendary Dragon at all. Started at level 72 going to all dragon walls and nothing. Levelled to 78, went to Shearpoint (i think it's called) and there it was, waiting for the sweet release of death. Good luck guys! ^_^

Comment #94 by Tritium
Friday, July 13, 2012 @ 01:09:10 PM

Got it at level 62.
You need to understand that Legendary Dragons are just incredibly rare.
Although, from what I can gather, it seems that they become more common the high level you are.

Comment #95 by BlackSun
Monday, July 16, 2012 @ 07:55:27 PM

Yaaa, the only cheevo I still need.

Comment #96 by krclark
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 07:34:45 PM

Finally got this one, after trying to locate the elusive beasts for many hours (about 12 real-time)!

During this time I would spend an hour or so going to each site. When I couldn't find one I would work on leveling up and repeat the process. I went from level 71 up through level 78, but couldn't find my target anywhere.

Since this is my first play thru I had left the difficulty setting alone when I started they game. Since I know sometimes the difficulty can make a difference on what you fight in some games I decided to try bumping it up a notch (Adept to Expert).

I went to every site, but still no luck so, burned out, I exited the game and shut the console down for a day or so, taking a break.

Tonight I came back into the game, changed the difficulty back to Adept, and was go

Comment #97 by krclark
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 @ 07:37:22 PM


Tonight I came back into the game, changed the difficulty back to Adept and was going to grind up to level 81. Instead I decided to make a quick tour of the dragon walls "just in case".

The first spot I went to had a Legendary dragon!

In fact, the first three spots all had one!

Not sure if it was the long break, the difficulty setting changes, or an amazing coincidence...

Comment #98 by Denkir the Wolfgod
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 03:32:49 AM

People have found Legendary dragons as low as level 50, proof.

Comment #99 by demonjjf
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 06:05:46 PM

i cant even get dragons to spawn! i wait like 4 days, and out of 7 dragon spawns, theres only 1 dragon!

Comment #100 by Distractor08
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 @ 09:27:16 PM

Well finally found one at level 78. I went to the area Comment #98 posted up and at first it was just a ancient dragon. I decided rather than saving and waiting forever for it to respawn, I reloaded my last save, went back to the area and there he was.

Comment #101 by AstrosJo 13
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 03:40:21 AM

Got to level 78 and couldn't find a single Legendary dragon. Went and found Mount Anthor, legendary was there waiting for me. Went back a couple more times, every time there was a legendary. It's located west of Winterold, heading up that mountain path to the West.

Comment #102 by Roose91
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 04:56:19 PM

Right well after level grinding from 63 to 78 and 1/5, 928 saves and a total of 318 hours and 21 minutes across both my playthroughs; I finally have this game maxed out again. Did it all legit except from boosting my Speech from 83 to 100 via the Ungrien Persuasion glitch in Riften Black-Briar Meadery. 78 really is the magic number folks.

Comment #103 by AFX Acid
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 09:03:50 PM

After getting Dawnguard at lvl 70, I finally encountered my first Legendary Dragon at lvl 78. So yeah, 78 seems to be the ticket. It was at Shearpoint if anyone was curious.

The Legendary I fought didn't seem that tough. In fact, I don't even think I took any damage (he didn't shout (breathe) at me once! Just used my trusty old Soulthief Daedric Bow and arrows of the same, and sent him to visit Alduin.

Comment #104 by Renedald
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:34:46 AM

This guy was tough to hunt down, but finally got him (the fight was actually very easy). 100% Skyrim!

Comment #105 by Renedald
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:37:03 AM

Dang hit enter too quickly... I meant to also say after fast traveling to various locations and getting many ancient and blood dragons, I got the legendary at Mount Anthor (as others have suggested).

Good luck if you are trying to hunt one down.

Comment #106 by mimirou7
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:27:28 PM

@16 use magelight alot its a quick leveling spell and will boost you pretty quick

Comment #107 by raopferk
Friday, July 20, 2012 @ 02:56:01 PM

I got this achievement by accident. I was exploring the woods near Dawnguard castle when the dragon attacked a group of cave bears. I thought about ignoring the dragon but I went after it anyway and killed it as a werewolf. Achievement popped. I honestly thought the achievement was storyline related. I was level 81. Honestly, go to youtube and check out the Ohgma Infinitum glitch. I grinded until level 56 before I found it. It's worth it.

Comment #108 by The Subsistance
Sunday, July 22, 2012 @ 02:35:52 PM

@50 confirmead. I've been using fast travel to dragon's burial sites until encountered one at Northwind Summit

Comment #109 by CyphT3hThrilla
Tuesday, July 24, 2012 @ 10:57:56 AM

I finally got this damn achievement. When I started Dawnguard I was level 66. I must have killed 150 dragons or so and never saw a Legendary. I leveled up during this time thinking (hoping) that the higher my level the higher my chances.

After I hit 79 I did a dragon run hitting all shrines and Arcwind Point (12 dragons iirc) and all but 2 were Legendary. I was amused and aggravated. But at least I got my last cheevo.

Comment #110 by justG0Twicked
Monday, July 30, 2012 @ 11:46:38 PM

Hate to sound like a broken record, but the facts are the facts - get to level 78 through grinding or glitching and this is yours - I went to Lost Tongue Overlook at level 77 and there was a revered dragon waiing for me - I reloaded and went back to leveling and got to 78 fairly qickly - went back to Lost Tongue Overlook and a legendary dragon was waiting for me, guarding the word wall - I took no damage, as he turned his attenton on my vampiric counterpart, and I basically shot him in the ass with my bow - the point is, up until level 77 he was not there, and at 78 he appeared so I could claim my final 40g - happy to be done with a great piece of DLC.

Comment #111 by demonjjf
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 @ 10:54:36 AM

78 is indeed the level you need to be. I was trying constantly from 51 through 77 (got very fast through grinding/exploiting. They always were Revered. the moment i hit 78, went to Lost Tongue Overbook. And not 1, BUT 2 Legendary Dragons were there. killed them both, and got my final achievement in Skyrim :)

Comment #112 by GirGASM
Wednesday, August 01, 2012 @ 11:38:52 PM

Level 78... lame as hell. First dragon after I hit it, and it went down like nothing.

Comment #113 by toofunktoodruck
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 11:11:57 AM

Finally! finally got this whilst finishing some daedric quests. havent got the oblivion walker yet, but this one is finally done.

Comment #114 by XeonZ
Thursday, August 02, 2012 @ 04:57:53 PM

Where is this dragon? lol he hasent appeared for me.

Comment #115 by HoveringTerror
Thursday, August 09, 2012 @ 03:58:49 AM

You need to be a level 78 to have a Legendary dragon to appear barring a very rare encounter to do so... I started to hunt down a legendary dragon since level 68 and I never seen one until as soon as I hit 78 around Arcwind Point... Prior to level 78, all I encountered was Revered Dragons... Hope this helps because more than likely you'll need to be 78 or higher based on my experience and this also happened to all people and friends that also play Skyrim...

Comment #116 by cooltoast
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 @ 11:28:51 AM

The only character I have that is a high enough level is very buggy and

Comment #117 by TheMacias
Friday, August 17, 2012 @ 03:30:14 PM

I read somewhere that you can have character at lvl 50+ and can meat Legendary dragon! I think it's very random, but possible. And many people found it in College of Winterhold. Or you you could find it elsewhere

Comment #118 by needtoboost
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 01:32:49 PM

Hey everyone! I just got his achievement about 10 minutes ago, here's how: If you missed doing the glitch where you use the Oghma Infinium to level up AND updated the game, you'll have to restart the game from the beginning. If you missed it but did NOT do the update when you first created your character (or after), you can reload a previous save were you have not used the book and use it to reach level 81.

I had to restart the game in my case. Anyway, run through the campaign and make sure that you have not done the update. Also make sure that you create your new character without the update, as this will also patch the glitch. You have to be level 15 to complete the quest 'Discerning the Transmudane' and get the book so I recommend doing the whole campaign and levelling up. Once you'

Comment #119 by needtoboost
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 01:33:57 PM

re a high enough level, get the book and do the glitch like I did. I would recommend you go and buy new weapons as the weapons you have are probably rubbish compared to the level 81 weapons.

Then travel to any 'Dragon Lair's' as they always have dragons. If you go to towns and cities it is unlikely a Legendary Dragon will even spawn. Once you're there, there is a 50/50 chance of there being a Legendary Dragon. If there is, kill it and get the achievement. It can drop some great items, so keep travelling around all the lair's if you want to, to keep getting great items.

Note that you have to have the 'Dawnguard DLC' to have this achievement avaliable, what I mean is a Legendary Dragon will not spawn unless you have the dlc. Good luck if you're going to get this achievement!

vG dA

Comment #120 by needtoboost
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 @ 01:35:44 PM

rK Night96.

Comment #121 by Snake Sock
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 @ 11:59:07 AM

First one showed up for me at level 57

Comment #122 by Darkforce412
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 08:46:19 AM

im level 75 and i still havent found one, dam ppl that r finding it below 60 r so dam lucky.

Comment #123 by xBfmVxSteveNxx
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 01:26:51 PM

Or is too young to have played Pokemon :)

Comment #124 by Floorkiller
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 03:41:05 PM

I found my 1st Legendary dragon in Riverwood.

Comment #125 by Dibil
Sunday, September 02, 2012 @ 10:55:41 PM

I'm only level 48 and will NEVER get to 78. And I was hoping to get all the gamerscore for Skyrim. Thanks, Bethesda for screwing my chances.

Comment #126 by CraySongz
Monday, September 03, 2012 @ 01:52:31 PM

What level before there very common

Comment #127 by Kagean30
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 04:22:52 PM

Achievements based on random occurrences like this suck.

Comment #128 by Veegore
Wednesday, September 05, 2012 @ 08:32:58 PM

Found one at 55 while running through the pale working on werewolf perks

Comment #129 by madman1983
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 08:51:59 AM

lvl 68, and still not found one, hate this achievment, it's the last one i need -.-

Comment #130 by Sophia Hyakato
Thursday, September 06, 2012 @ 10:43:53 PM

@#129 Ditto that. This is also the last achievement I need.

Comment #131 by Alex1906
Friday, September 07, 2012 @ 02:42:49 AM

Got myself up to LVL 79 and now every dragon i fight seems to be a legendary be it a random encounter or i go to one of the dragon spires. Makes the game more interesting, but damn i just want to kill weak dragons in 2 hits again.

Comment #132 by SPARTAN 465
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 09:11:40 AM

@#129 and #130, Same here

Comment #133 by Austinfilm
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 07:54:59 PM

I'm level 78 and found one at Mount Anthor. He literally turned up the minute I fast traveled there. He was surprisingly easy to kill, too. He tends to stay mostly airborne, circle you, then perch on a distant crag and hit you with shouts and fire breath, which are easy to shield and dodge. I took him out by just repeatedly peppering him with my dwarven crossbow. I've had a much harder time killing ancients.

So if you're at least level 78 (which several players have said is the lowest level they first appear), try Mount Anthor if you haven't yet.

Comment #134 by Austinfilm
Saturday, September 15, 2012 @ 08:01:18 PM

BTW, anyone still at a fairly low level: if you haven't made use of the Oghma Infinium glitch, that will shoot you up to 78 in no time. You have to do it just right, though, or the book may just disappear. Here's how.

1) Go to bookcase and press A for Read Oghma Infinium. 2) Press A for "Do Not Read". 3) Press A to "Take". 4) Press A to Activate Bookshelf. 5) Go into your own inventory under Books and hit RT to Read Oghma Infinium. 6) Choose whichever path you like. 7) B to close book. 8) X to store. 9) B to close menu. 10) Save your game. 11) Repeat....

Deviating from that order could lose you the book.

Comment #135 by Chaz Of Sparta
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 04:46:34 AM

Well, I'm probably never going to get this, Bethesda have made the requirement level way too high IMO. It took ages to get to Level 50, I don't know how I'm supposed to get to 78, plus I already used the Oghma Infinium.

Comment #136 by Austinfilm
Sunday, September 16, 2012 @ 04:40:53 PM

But did you get rid of the book, or keep it? Because if you kept it, the glitch will let you use it multiple times.

Comment #137 by Chaz Of Sparta
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 01:55:31 AM

I got rid of it, I didn't know about the glitch at the time. But it doesn't matter, I happened to have an old save before I used the book and used the glitch to level up and get the achievement! :D

Comment #138 by Ronin1977
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 @ 01:25:59 PM

i am level 78 after searching for hours i found a legendary dragon at arcwind
point its west from autumn watchtower hope this helps.

Comment #139 by Flauschetier
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 @ 12:56:27 AM

Is the Oghma Infinium Glitch patched?

Comment #140 by Foxtrack
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 01:31:14 AM

@139 No, the glitch is not patched.

Comment #141 by xDSimpson15
Wednesday, October 03, 2012 @ 05:13:40 PM

You can find Legendary Dragons at level 78. Revered dragons at level 64.

Comment #142 by MorbidEclipse24
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 10:51:20 AM

yes, i guess ill do the oghma infinium "glitch".. only a couple levels under 78 tho

Comment #143 by Huntatsukage
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 12:57:52 PM

Done the Oghma Infinium glitch to hit 81, first Dragon I came across at Shearpoint was legendary and got achievement also :)

Comment #144 by Huntatsukage
Friday, October 26, 2012 @ 01:01:45 PM

Soz for double post (don't think I can edit on mobile) I still have a lvl37 (still a long ways yet) but will post about legends showing up before or at 78 when I eventually get there xD

Comment #145 by TheyCallMeNis
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 11:57:31 AM

This was my last achievement to get in this game. Took forever to find one but I can confirm it takes 78+ to appear. 1300/1300 baby!

Comment #146 by MegsonGrove
Monday, October 29, 2012 @ 07:06:59 PM

Just used this video and can confirm the dragon was here! I was lvl 78 after a lot of grinding but it is there :)

Comment #147 by nwstickboy
Friday, November 02, 2012 @ 03:27:56 PM

so if i disconnect the internet cable, will the oghma infinium glitch work??

Comment #148 by HoodedJustice86
Monday, November 05, 2012 @ 04:57:45 PM

I read that you could find a legendary dragon at Arcwind Point before you hit 78. Any confirmations of this? Lvl 67 now and grinding takes ages!

Comment #149 by mr x 3477
Friday, November 09, 2012 @ 09:52:14 AM

i know thay come out at level 70+ so u dont have far to go. hooded justice86

Comment #150 by Zkillz Ninja
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 @ 12:58:53 PM

you need to be level 81 to find the legendary dragon there guarrented to be one in arcwind point.

Comment #151 by zack7270
Sunday, November 25, 2012 @ 05:02:38 PM

No, you don't need to be 81 to get this achievement. I am now 78, and I got this achievement first time I went to a dragon area after reaching that. You have to be high leveled, and it's a pain, but you don't have to be maxed.

Comment #152 by NoDiceChicago
Monday, December 03, 2012 @ 08:26:41 PM

Do you have to have finished any parts of the DLC quests to get them to spawn? I'm 75 now, still can't find one.

Comment #153 by NoDiceChicago
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 @ 12:23:10 AM

Hit 78 just now, first dragon I run into is legendary. Seems like 78 is the magic number.

Comment #154 by gshea95
Thursday, December 06, 2012 @ 12:32:29 PM

i got this at level 65

Comment #155 by Kuudos
Sunday, December 09, 2012 @ 12:19:21 PM

is there any chance of finding them before LV 70 or is that totally impossible?.

Comment #156 by grumpyyogi1968
Monday, December 10, 2012 @ 04:52:53 AM

am lvl 67 now, still no legendary here, revered dragons started showing at lvl 60. alright, time to go back to casting my dremora soldier to get conjuration magic up.... so freakin long.... maybe leveling up pickpocketing will be less boring :(

Comment #157 by cooltoast
Thursday, December 13, 2012 @ 06:57:17 PM

I did the glitch to lvl up faster since my lvl 50 character is too laggy. Now I wish I didn't lol. Kindof took the fun out of it and when I kill the dragon it won't feel so rewarding lol. DOh!

Comment #158 by cooltoast
Saturday, December 15, 2012 @ 03:59:47 PM

GO TO AUTUMNWATCH TOWER at lvl 78 or above. Someone said on another forum that it is garunteed legendary dragon and bam there one was. Confirm if you see one there so I know it wasn't a coincidence.

Comment #159 by weebel89
Sunday, December 16, 2012 @ 08:53:56 AM

Wish I known about the glitch before I did all that grinding haha

Comment #160 by RenegadeAngel21
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 04:39:00 PM

Who wants to level up quickly without fighting anything? If you do contact me, my gamertag is the same as my username.

Comment #161 by Oi x MurninBird
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 @ 08:03:08 PM

do you have to complete the dawnguard questline to get the achievement? or can you load a previous save and get it there?

Comment #162 by ibanezjester
Thursday, December 27, 2012 @ 01:49:30 PM

everyone that says that level 78 is the magic level are full of shit. As soon as i hit level 78 i went around to all kinds of dragon towers and killed at least 10..... no legendary. Guess ill keep going to 81.

Comment #163 by Fligger
Friday, January 04, 2013 @ 12:37:12 AM

@158 I can confirm that after hitting level 78, I immediately traveled to Autumnwatch Tower and killed a legendary dragon. Didn't glitch to level up. Last achievement. Thank fucking God.

Comment #164 by PrayToSeeDeath
Monday, January 07, 2013 @ 09:46:53 AM


Comment #165 by IronAvengerr
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 @ 11:01:06 AM

I finished the main story line, the guild quests, the daedric quests, the civil war story line, all 3 of the DLC's, and a bunch of other quests and I'm at level 55 -.- Hopefully I'll get the rest of the levels whenever the new Redguard DLC comes out

Comment #166 by XBlyndSDragonX
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 @ 08:25:46 PM

Nailed him at lvl 79... I just happened to walk down this area by riften and he popped up out of no where... Instantly saved as soon as I saw it was purple because for some reason it is like dragons sometimes run away from you.
4 hits and it was dead with my nasty dragon bone dagger...

Comment #167 by Dragon bob
Friday, January 18, 2013 @ 09:22:00 AM

Level 78 was my magic number :) back to 100%

Comment #168 by XcS Dead Deer
Sunday, January 27, 2013 @ 10:36:40 AM

I'm at lvl 78 and they wont STOP appearing for me...every blasted dragon i find is a legendary

Though it was cool when I went to winterhold and 2 legendary dragons attacked...I used my Call Dragon shout and watched a 3-dragon fight for about Half an hour. It was pretty cool watching them fly and land on all the buildings fighting each other

Comment #169 by Smithy2407
Sunday, February 03, 2013 @ 03:37:55 PM

I think you need to get to level 70

Comment #170 by El1t3M4st3r GR
Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 12:04:45 PM

So Alduin does not count as a Legendary dragon? Makes sense..

Comment #171 by adamskd86
Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 04:09:14 PM

It would seem 78 really is the 'magic number'

My advice would be head to 'Arcwind Point' - a place I hadn't visited and where the 'Legendary Dragon' appeared within a minute or two

This achievement has taken me to 100% and sadly Skyrim has been put back in the box - can't imagine I will play it for a long time! Great game though!!

Comment #172 by Juun
Friday, March 01, 2013 @ 12:03:38 PM

Im lvl 78 and for me they arent appearing at all.

Comment #173 by krphilabaum
Monday, March 04, 2013 @ 04:33:22 AM

I have a save at the point I found a Legendary Dragon. Download, rehash and sign in Horizon and load. Had a right job with this so might help a couple of people out.

Comment #174 by SithLordRevan
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 01:53:33 AM

I am sorry, but this achievement is stupid on Bethesdas part. First off an achievement like this should be worth more then 40G. The time it takes to reach a level high enough(speculated to be around 70 or above) is way to long for only 40G. And yes I know of the Infinium book glitch. As it so happens I already had a save where I glitched to 81. Went to that save and sat there for forever going between dragon peaks/lairs to no avail. Even tried going between most of the cities to no avail. Honestly the only way to of made this achievement worth it would be to make it at least where there is a place that is scripted to have a legendary dragon. Also achievements should never be based on any amount of luck or chance to get, they should be based on skill even if the amount of skill to get them

Comment #175 by SithLordRevan
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 @ 01:57:20 AM

is very low. I got so mad at this game that I gave up on the cheevo and went on a rampage through every major city/town leaving no one alive. I love skyrim with all it's content, but with all the glitches and bugs in it this 40G cheevo isn't worth the hassle needed to get it. This may go down as one of the worst achievements that I have ever had the misfortune of attempting.

Comment #176 by Elder Martin
Friday, March 15, 2013 @ 12:39:27 AM

Huh, someone's bitter. Anyway, Update 1.9 should allow for a quicker level up system...kind of. Once you get skills to 100 you can reset them to become "Legendary" skills and then continue leveling them up. This will essentially allow you to level up other skill sets that you use more often or that are easier to level up. I guess we'll see how it goes when it comes out for consoles later this month.

Comment #177 by Z-Logo
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 @ 05:25:14 PM

my solution and it works!
18.03.13 all patches and updates.
For this you need a partner.
1. Begin to trade with him and give him Oghma Infinium book by pressing A.
2. Choose what you want in a book by pressing A.
3. Pass the book companion pressing X, this is important because if you do not, then the book will be lost.
4. Come out of the exchange and again we go, pick up a book by pressing A.
5. Put the book on the bookshelf pressing X.
6. Picking up a book from the bookshelf, but do not read it.

Comment #178 by KingsOfArcadia
Saturday, March 23, 2013 @ 03:04:11 PM

This will be the last achievement I'll get. I'm only level 57 right now (even though I've sunk 250+ hours in) and level 75 seems so far off I could cry.

Comment #179 by Cybelord8
Monday, March 25, 2013 @ 04:41:41 AM

I'm level 79, and I still can't seem to find any Legendary Dragons. Damn things know I want my 40g, and don't feel like letting me kill them for it. I'll keep looking, but just wanted to let everyone know that some times level 78 is not the "magic number." At least, not in my case.

Maybe I'm just a really unlucky bastard?

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 @ 11:57:14 PM

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Comment #181 by themkl
Thursday, March 28, 2013 @ 12:13:32 PM

Can't seem to level above 78. Bar is full but no level advancement option given.

Comment #182 by LeakyTinCowJudo
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 09:41:59 AM

Just got this achievement so leaving some info for what it's worth. I levelled up to 78 and didn't encounter anything above a Revered Dragon in quite a few hours of normal gameplay plus visiting a few dragon shrines. So I played through Dragonborn for some fun and levelled up to 81 before coming back to this. I tried Arcwind Point first on Master difficulty (as I've read a lot of speculation that playing on a higher difficulty helps) and got a Legendary Dragon straight away. I didn't go to Arcwind at level 78 because I wasn't aware then that it had a good reputation for spawning Legendary Dragons, but did go to Lost Tongue Overlook and only got a crappy basic Dragon.

I then just needed to ride another 4 dragons for Dragonrider so turned the difficulty down to novice and started going to

Comment #183 by LeakyTinCowJudo
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 09:43:04 AM

Got cut off..

I then just needed to ride 4 dragons for Dragonrider so turned the difficulty down to novice and started going to any old dragon shrine. On novice difficulty I got Legendary Dragons at Shearpoint and Eldersblood Peak. I honestly don't know if there's any truth to Legendary Dragons spawning more at certain locations, but for me the key seems to have been just levelling up.

Comment #184 by SgT h0sTiLe
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 05:20:36 PM

Only lvl 57, gonna take forever!

Comment #185 by AUtigerGUY
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 @ 08:37:30 PM

This just got way easier thanks to the legendary skill option. Just level enchanting up to 100 and get the first 5 perks for it. Next enchant 4 items with fortify alteration and each will make alteration spells cost 27% less (meaning no magika will be used when casting). The only 4 items you can enchant this way are

any necklace
any helmet or circlet
any ring
any armor or robes

Get the spell detect life and dual cast it in a major city. Alteration will be 100 in about 30 minutes and you can just keep making it legendary when it gets to 100. You will level up to 78 in no time.

Comment #186 by buttkrak007
Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 06:55:05 PM

This is one of two chevo`s left for me,4 months at around 300 plus hours playing on Adept level and still only only level 66,the chevo collect 15 daedric itesm glitched out for it mentions I have 15 in my quests,so really not sure if I ever want to play this agin just to get that chevo,but I will keep plodding along till this bloody legend dragon pops up.

Comment #187 by strawberry
Monday, April 15, 2013 @ 01:01:43 AM

Wow... So much butthurt in this discussion. Suck it up bitches. If you don't like it, don't go for it... Jeez, so many whiners these days.

Comment #188 by DAVEI87
Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 07:55:21 PM

Got it at level 78 at Arcwind point.

Comment #189 by buttkrak007
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 @ 06:57:02 PM

finally popped at level 78,just appeared in front of me at Solitude,have to go back and try that stupid 15 dadric quests

Comment #190 by Killerchronic
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 06:09:42 PM

For a bunch of RPG players you sure don't know shit about RNG...

"Magic" number hit, fast travelling around might get you one, about the same as player the lottery each week might get you a winning ticket. Its chance, you can' force trigger it, you can help by fast travelling to dragon places and known spawn points but otherwise its not, land here, run here, ride here, fast travel here and it will spawn. Also, and i could be wrong as im still 54 but only 1 legendary skill, talk of starting over seems ridiculous. You had bad lucky, you continue to have bad luck, but it will show. Be thankful its not seriously 4.0 and the only kill count is from dragons. ;)

Comment #191 by Killerchronic
Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 06:13:01 PM

@51 5 hours doing the book glitch? just for this? just play through the game again and have some fun by doing top level smithing/alchemy at the beginning and being invincible fpr the rest of the game pretty much..

Sorry double post i know, but cant change old or add.

Comment #192 by MRCTECH4
Friday, May 03, 2013 @ 04:47:26 PM

well i got this bloody achievement today. at first i was a lvl 78 visiting every dragon spawn location in legendary difficulty and nothing. so i made my skills legendary and lvled myself up to 81 and kept the difficulty at legendary, i went to arc point. nothing, then dawnstar. boom found the legendary dragon.

so to summurise lvl 81+ on legendary difficulty is best way to find legendary bastards.... dragons :p

Comment #193 by SgT h0sTiLe
Sunday, May 05, 2013 @ 05:36:41 AM

Got this yesterday, used this guys method, got from 61 to 83+ in 15 minutes, please if you're stuck, se this method. This isn't hacking, as if you make your skills legendary, you CAN go above lvl 81.
best solution ever!

Comment #194 by SgT h0sTiLe
Sunday, May 05, 2013 @ 05:39:11 AM

the guys name is Modhiri BTW,second comment on my link.

Comment #195 by Xenolith666
Thursday, May 09, 2013 @ 12:20:58 PM

This worked like a charm..

Comment #196 by Lord Sh4d0w Z
Sunday, May 12, 2013 @ 02:05:35 AM

I went to Arcwind at level 78 and the Legendary Dragon was there waiting for me. But the funny thing is I only took out about a third of its health, the draugr finished it off for me, and I still got the achievement. :)

Comment #197 by DrowAssassin88
Sunday, June 02, 2013 @ 06:58:55 PM

You get to fight legendary boys at around lvl 72ish. These guys are pretty wimp like. Nothing compared to the ebony warrior. That guy will one hit kill you. In fact i doubt anyone has ever beaten him on the first try. He engages you at lvl 81 and tells you to meet him on a mountain so he can fight to his death. Pretty badass.

Comment #198 by OnePunchEckert
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 09:59:45 PM

Was trying to find one at level 51. Read all these posts and learned gotta be at least 75-81. I buffed up on magicka as much as i could. I used Muffle over and over again. Using that I mastered the Illusion Spells up to 100 and met Drevis at the College of Winterhold. He gave me the quest Illusion Ritual Spell and then purchased the Harmony Spell from Drevis. Used that over and over and Legendary'd the Illusion Spells about 7 times but I went from level 58 to 81 in about an hour

Comment #199 by OnePunchEckert
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 11:46:46 PM

Found the Legendary Dragon at Arcwind Point

Comment #200 by aaron83
Tuesday, July 02, 2013 @ 11:57:00 AM

Found a Legendary at Arcwind Point on the first try lvl 81.

Comment #201 by KingsOfArcadia
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 07:14:01 AM

If anyone still needs a way to level fast, here's one that doesn't seem to have been mentioned: the Fortify Restoration glitch. Super simple - collect enough ingredients to make about a dozen Fortify Restoration potions & another dozen Fortify Enchantment potions. Craft a set of strong Alchemy-strenghening gear, put it on. Make a Fortify Restoration potion. Quit Alchemy. Go into your inventory, take off the Alchemy gear, then put it back on. Drink the Fortify Restoration potion you just made. Repeat about a dozen times, and notice the strength of your Alchemy gear. Now, make Fortify Enchantment potions and notice the strength of those. Now all you need to do is decide which skill you want to power level (Smithing is easy), drink a Fortify Enchantment potion and craft some gear for that ski

Comment #202 by KingsOfArcadia
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 @ 07:17:27 AM

ll. Put on the gear and go use that skill, and see how fast you level up. I used Smithing and went from 61-81 (and got about 8 Legendary levels) in about 5 minutes. Now I just need to go traipsing around to the dragon mounds! Cheers!

Comment #203 by bastsxbox360
Thursday, August 15, 2013 @ 04:07:30 PM

I tried several places but I also met mine at arcwind point.

Comment #204 by ArmageddonWasteland
Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 03:00:15 PM

Made my block skill prestige 7 after I was level 51 combat level. Didn't have the perks or ingredients to level with restoration potion glitch. Leveled block to 100 every 13-14 minutes and combat level up 3 times each time. Used Decent armor and used the perks earned from leveling to max out the blocking effective perk every time I was able. Took me 3 hours to do this. Also, I had a bandit marauder mace me the whole time from 40 block to 100 block 7th prestige. Met my legendary dragon at Bonestrewn Crest.

Comment #205 by gsanch
Thursday, September 05, 2013 @ 09:54:55 PM

been trying to level up for a while just so i can encounter this legendary dragon, thanks for all the advice.

Comment #206 by ShawnSig
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 08:55:43 AM

Was boosting my sneak on the greybeards, legendary'd my sneak 8 times and fought the legendary beast at that orc camp/mine south of Windhelm, the mine with all the ebony ore veins. At first there were bodies everywhere, then the dragon showed up.

Comment #207 by MajorSnowball
Sunday, September 29, 2013 @ 11:34:33 AM

I wore Archmage's Robes, Morokei (Dragon Priest's mask, which is light armor), and Stalhrim boots and gauntlets. The robes and mask made my Magicka regenerate 200% faster. Morokei is light armor, while the Stalhrim equipment was heavy armor. Went and fought a cave bear. Getting hit, I rose my Light and Heavy armor. I kept casting Oakflesh which rose Alteration. Then when my health got low, I used Health to raise Restoration. Time consuming, but an easy way to level up 4 skills at once.

Comment #208 by HavoK Eclipse
Thursday, October 03, 2013 @ 05:57:43 PM

You have to be level 78 and above for the Legendary Dragon to spawn. there annoying because I now encounter them more then ancient Dragons now. there not exactly easy to instantly kill. I play on medium difficulty but there not push overs. lol.

Comment #209 by Tecstar
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 01:50:09 PM

@208 it seems you don't HAVE to be lvl 78, it's just that seems to be the point where sightings become more possible.

Comment #210 by CDestr0yer
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 @ 03:45:19 PM

This will be my last achievement for this game, and ill be finished. Thank God

Comment #211 by RT Lance
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 @ 04:53:38 PM

For the dragon to spawn I believe you need to be at least level 78. A good and easy way to do get to level 78 is to get far enough along in the Dark Brotherhood so that you get Shadowmere. Just stand by Shadowmere and use Soul Trap and Courage on it to boost your Conjuration and Illusion skills. Now that the Legendary System or whatever it's called is implemented (the system which enables you to set for example Illusion back to 20), you can boost these two skills over and over until you're high enough level so that a legendary dragon will spawn. Then just travel here and there and it shuold pop up eventually. Killing it should not be a problem, but bring some potions just in case!

Comment #212 by Tecstar
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 @ 09:49:21 AM

Level 79 @ autumnwatch tower

Comment #213 by Androdameia
Sunday, February 23, 2014 @ 09:53:10 AM

Another Somewhat easy, but time consuming way of leveling up, is through smithing. First, wear armor and accessories that will increase your carrying capacity. Then go to any hold, preferably Whiterun because you'll have access to two blacksmiths. Obviously for this to work, money need no longer be an issue. Then proceed to buy all ingots from Adrianne Avenicci then Eorlund Gray-Mane, and start making armor. Evony, Glass, Orcish, and Dwarven are some of the best, a few of each is equivalent to a smithing level. Then fast forward two days, and both blacksmiths will have restocked on everything. Rinse and repeat, until satisfied...or bored out of your mind. :]

P.S: from everything I've read, legendary dragons should befall your path when you're level 70+, rarely before that.

Comment #214 by MissJaded
Friday, April 18, 2014 @ 04:09:34 AM credit: cargorunner

Went into Gameplay settings switched it to "Legendary" traveled to Autumnwatch Tower. Killed the regular Dragon at the Autumnwatch Tower then I traveled South from there saw an opening between trees for a path took it all the way to Discover Arcwind Point and bam there the Legendary Dragon was.

I'm Level 86 going on 87 btw.

If anyone needs a map on the location:

Type in Autumnwatch Tower and Arcwind Point after in the search bar.

I turned the difficulty down to Novice he had alot of health even for Novice play.

Comment #215 by Knavespromise
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 @ 04:28:39 AM

Just got this. 100% in Skyrim. Woo

Comment #216 by PhilMac9592
Sunday, June 01, 2014 @ 08:20:12 PM

Level 78 and above. And from what I've read, the Oghma Infinium glitch seems to cancel it out. Play the game legit and you'll get this in no time.

Comment #217 by nekokari
Monday, July 14, 2014 @ 09:44:28 AM

huh... I don't know if it was a glitch or what, but I'm lvl 57 and got attacked by a lengendary dragon. he should have wiped the floor with me. Do the difficulty setting affect this, because I do play on legendary difficulty.

Comment #218 by GChild78
Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 12:26:22 AM

Well, I just got this achievement and I can tell you: getting to Level 78 is more of a pain than the dragon. But, like always I found a very easy way of getting to this level in no time. I went from lvl 58 to 79 in about 2.5 hours. You are going to need Rout for this (it's an illusion spell). I chose Rout cause it's an Expert spell. I never tried any of the others although they might work as well.

Note: This spell may be purchased from Drevis Neloren, at the College of Winterhold, once the Dragonborn reaches a skill level of 60 in Illusion.

Then I went to any Stormcloak camp (I sided with the Imperials. I don't know if this matters but I didn't check the Imperial camps cause they were friendlies) and I looked for a tent where they keep their crippled. There should be around three of

Comment #219 by GChild78
Thursday, July 24, 2014 @ 12:27:44 AM

There should be around three of them in pain. Now the fun yet soon boring: equip Rout on both hands. Now spam the spell taking turns with each hand. Just pretend your character is climbing a ladder. I would mumble one, two till I got the rhythm right. Now there is a leader that can't be killed either so shoot him with it as well and he should run away. Once you get to Illusion lvl 100 then just go to skills, go to illusion, press Y for Legendary, and it should go back to lvl 15. Then just spam the spell into that tent and you should level about 2-3 more times before you need to go Legendary again. My Illusion has gone thru Legendary 7 times over. That was enough to get me to lvl 79. The best part is that it's legit! It feels like cheating but getting there from just killing and doing missi

Comment #220 by ThePunisher420
Monday, August 18, 2014 @ 10:41:08 AM

Confirming that you will find one once reaching level 78 at either Arcwind Point or Autumnwatch Tower.. I was level 77 just doing the ''Tame and Ride 5 dragons achievement'' and highest Dragons I ran into were Ancient and Revered. Soon as I hit 78, I fast traveled to Autumnwatch Tower and boom, it's there right on top of the tower... One also spawned for me in the distance, but eventually flew off. Killed the one that spawned at Autumnwatch Tower in one hit with my DragonBone Bow. Also playing on Legendary difficulty. Happy hunting guys!

Comment #221 by Kugelblitz
Sunday, August 31, 2014 @ 03:07:48 AM

took 3hours for 30 level...
got it with level 80
at arcwind point

Comment #222 by Faerie Tear
Sunday, September 07, 2014 @ 01:26:56 AM

I boosted my level to 78 by going to high hrothegar (sp?) With a dagger in one hand and an illusion spell (muffled movement) in the other. Went into sneak mode and just alternated between hitting one of the Grey beards with my dagger and casting my spell. Only hit the gray beard when you're unseen and he won't attack back. I did this on the legendary difficulty so he didn't take damage. My stealth, illusion, and one handed went up relatively quickly. Get the perks to be harder to detect (stealth) and use less magicka (illusion) as soon as they become availible. This was the best and easiest method I could find. Dragon was at arcwind point.

Comment #223 by hir0 sempai
Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 09:10:28 PM

This also works with the Invisibility spell which is an expert lvl spell too. I didn't had the Rout spell and had an Illusion lvl of 30, so I couldn't buy the Rout spell but i had the Invisibility spell which I found during the Dragonborn DLC. I suggest making a whole set of items with magika, magika regen and illusion enchantments, taking some scrolls with you that you will sell to Drevis Neloren. Then go to the College of Winterhold and start spamming the Invisibility spell till you get close to Level up. Every Level Up Drevis can train you 5 lvl of Illusion Magic, so make sure you use this little help as late as possible before you Level Up to save yourself using that spell up to 200 times. Also be aware that Drevis can only train Illusion up to lvl 90 and you will spend a lot of money(

Comment #224 by hir0 sempai
Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 09:11:42 PM

(i paid him 70 000 gold so far). At Illusion lvl 75 you can buy the expert illusion perk which is a little help too. there is also the perk to dual cast the spell which helped me to cast the spell faster and more regularly. I boosted my lvl from 60 to 70 that way, making the Illusion skill Legendary 3 times so far.
Apart from that i have to say that the Level Boosting is one of the most stupid and boring things i have ever experienced in a video game. But being the last missing achievo i can't stop either.

Comment #225 by hir0 sempai
Sunday, November 09, 2014 @ 03:07:09 AM

Forget about the scrolls, i just pickpocketed all my money back...

Comment #226 by daniel 3166
Thursday, April 30, 2015 @ 01:19:26 AM

For me only appear at level 78.

Comment #227 by MsGamerSE
Monday, September 07, 2015 @ 12:04:57 PM

Fraq, I'm in despair. I'm missing this ONE achivement (kill the legandary dragon one, apparently as you've guys stated above it spawns when you reach lvl 78) I've got one save where I manually grinded to lvl 70 but it seems impossible to level further as I've "spent" Oghma way back in that save (I was mad for days when I realised my mistake!). Lvl70 that is, done with the main game and DLC's a well as power leveling smithing for ever and ever - A LOOOT of real life hours just to reach 70, sucks.

My other save was lvl 36 Before the "dicerning trancendece" quest, just above 100h play. I just played a couple of hours to retain the book - unaware that the original glitch was fixed! WHY WHY WHYYYY whould they do that, I agree, it doesn't hurt anyone since it's single player. So the glitc

Comment #228 by Javelintarget
Wednesday, October 14, 2015 @ 12:47:38 AM

I accidentally encountered a Legendary dragon at Level 76 after leaving the Mzinchaleft Dwemer ruins. I had my difficulty set on Legendary and I believe that may have influenced the appearance, but I can't be sure. I wasn't even looking to find it, it just happened. Now to get my last 24 achievements...

Comment #229 by Gamerkid24315
Sunday, July 17, 2016 @ 10:09:42 PM

You have to reach level 78 before they start appearing, so it will take 150 hours or so to get this.

Comment #230 by GREY058
Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 12:43:38 PM

Level 80. Spawned right above Arcwind Point. Was actually super easy. More health, more damage, can use different attacks, but that pretty much it
I guess, having helmet Otar helps a lot. Dragons can't do serious damage to me anymore...

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