How to Become a Werewolf in Oblivion

Throughout the Elder Scrolls series players have been able to take on a curse of vampirism or lycanthropy. This grants them unique abilities and some significant disadvantages, though the specific way each game implements this has varied.

Vampirism in Oblivion

To become a vampire in Oblivion, players need to complete the Companions questline and then undergo a ritual with a filled black soul gem at the Dark Brotherhood headquarters at Cheydinhal. Once the process is completed, they can begin curing themselves of their vampirism by talking to senior Dark Brotherhood member Vicente Valtieri.

Werewolves in Oblivion

You can find werewolves wandering the world of Tamriel in various locations and events, including in the wilderness and during Hircine’s Hunt. These creatures are scripted to appear depending on your level, and they can be deadly if you don’t have the proper equipment.

When fighting werewolves, players should use silver weapons (which deal double damage) and fire-based effects to mitigate the werewolves’ natural resistance to both. Additionally, players should try to find a place to hide from them, since they can be lethal in packs.

Werewolf Benefits in Oblivion

Werewolves gain many benefits while in their bestial form, increasing their stamina, armor, speed and attack damage. However, their transformation can also have a negative impact on PvP, as it takes unreasonably long and makes them lose their CC/healing/snaring abilities. In addition, they have a 50% weakness to poison damage, meaning that they are much less effective against players who use the Fighters Guild’s abilities that apply extra effects to undead and Daedric creatures, which can be devastating to their health when in Werewolf form.

A werewolf mod for Oblivion, called Werewolves: The Awakening, gives players the ability to make their own werewolves and live peacefully in their fabled pack. This mod also adds several new skills, including Pounce, which allows the player to close the distance to a foe quickly and Piercing Howl and Infectious Claws, both of which are extremely powerful damage-oriented abilities.

Can you become a werewolf in Oblivion while still being a vampire?

It is possible to become a werewolf while being a vampire, but the lycanthropy will override the vampirism and you will become a werewolf instead. This will result in a lot of hassle, as you’ll have to kill yourself every time you want to turn into a werewolf.

Werewolves are a good choice for players who are looking for a challenge in the Elder Scrolls Online world, as they have many advantages and disadvantages, and can be challenging to control in groups. Alternatively, players can choose to become a werewolf-vampire hybrid, which has the best of both worlds, and is twice as powerful as a werewolf or a vampire.