What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a werewolf?
Before I decide whether or not I would like to become a werewolf, I'd like to know what I'll have to deal with. Whether this means being stronger, or having an appetite for human flesh, what are the advantages and disadvantages associated with becoming a werewolf?
I'm particularly interested in if there are any difference between the different races when they become werewolves. For instance, is there any difference between if an orc becomes a werewolf, to if a Khajiit becomes a werewolf?
I can already see that Skyrim is going to be fertile ground for hilarious-sounding questions.
- 9 years ago
While in regular form, there isn't a whole lot of difference between werewolves and non-werewolves, but when you transform, you get a ton of benefits and drawbacks:
- Increased max health by 100 (non-regenerating)
- Increased max stamina by 100
- Faster sprint speed
- Wolves no longer attack you
- Committing crimes in beast form don't count against your normal form
- Immunity to all diseases, including vampirism (also cures vampirism if you have it)
- Special, werewolf-only abilities like howls
- No looting (when a werewolf)
- No inventory or equipment access (when a werewolf)
- No talking (when a werewolf)
- People either run away from you, cower, or attack you (no friendly humanoid NPCs) (when a werewolf)
- If someone sees you transform, it's automatically a crime
- No rested bonus
- If caught transforming in public it's 1,000 gold bounty to pay
i hear you are also vunerable to silver weapons, though im not sure if this is just in beast form or in human form, too
It appears you cannot become a vampire once a werewolf, even after curing the werewolf-ism. This last one might be a bug though.
It's worth clarifying that characters that can transform into werewolves will **never** get the rested bonus. The current wording of the answer implies that the rested bonus is only removed when in werewolf form.