The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition Word Wall location and Shout guide

The one thing that truly sets Skyrim Special Edition's Dovahkiin apart from the rest of those mortals who walk the land is their ability to harness the Thu’um, Shouts. By speaking in the ancient language of the dragons the Dragonborn is able to unleash destructive effects onto their foes - an impressive sight even if you're playing on the much smaller screen of Skyrim Nintendo Switch. These are the birthright of the hero as well as potentially their greatest tools in the battle against Alduin. However you’re going to have to work for most of these as only a small few of them are earned by following the main storyline; all three words for five Shouts will make their way to you as well as one word for two others to be precise.

Learning to use your Shouts is the key to excelling in Skyrim. A level one Shout isn’t much to write home about effect wise but it recharges rapidly enough for you to reuse it in the same fight. The higher level Shouts are more effective but they recharge significantly slower the more words you use. This means that any time you use a Shout it’s important to judge just how much power you need behind that Shout. With that said be sure to experiment with the various abilities these Shouts can confer. Finding a few that really resonate with your playing style and using them when the situation calls for it is a large part of the power the Dovahkiin possesses.

Take note that each of these areas are listed by name only so as to avoid spoilers but the pages themselves may indeed have spoilers listed.

Table of Contents:

Ancient’s Ascent
Autumnwatch Tower
Bleak Falls Barrow
Bonestrewn Crest
Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary
Dead Crone Rock
Dead Men’s Respite

Dragontooth Crater
Dustman’s Cairn
Eldersblood Peak
Forsaken Cave
Frostmere Crypt

Greywater Gorge
Hag’s End
High Gate Ruins
Ironbind Barrow
Killkreath Ruins
Korvanjund Halls

Labyrinthian – Shalidor’s Maze
Lost Tongue Overlook
Lost Valley Redoubt
Mount Anthor
Northwind Summit
Rannveig’s Fast

Shriekwind Bastion
Shroud Hearth Barrow
Silverdrift Lair
Skyborn Altar
Snow Veil Sanctum

Ysgramor’s Tomb

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