Thu'um Master achievement in Skyrim

Thu'um Master

Learn 20 shouts

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    There are only 20 shouts in the game that you can learn right now (DLC is likely to change that), so obviously you need every one. To get the achievement you only need to learn at least one word of power for all 20 but you do not have to spend a dragon soul on it so where your points go is up to you.

    Of the 20 shouts, 4 can ONLY be learned through the main story, and 4 more can be leaned both in the main story and just by exploring. Once you have visited High Hrothgar you can speak to Arngeir and he will mark the location of a word of power on your map, but he only does this a limited number of times (about 8 for me). You will also periodically receive 'letters from a friend' that serve the same function but they are fairly irregular.

    Below is a list of all 20 shouts in the order they appear on your shouts list in the magic inventory. If you're missing one, either go to any of its listed locations, or complete its listed quest. If at all possible, use a location you’ve already discovered before trying to look for these places based on my brief description. Most words are located either at the back of boss room in a dungeon/cave or on top of a dragon’s roost.

    Animal Allegiance:
    Angarvude – In the mountainside, directly west from Riften.
    Ancient's Ascent – East by southeast from Falkreath through Bonechill Passage.
    Ysgramor's Tomb – An island northwest from Witherhold. You can only gain access during the Companions’ quest line.

    Aura Whisper:
    Northwind Summit – Northwest of Shor’s Stone in the Rift
    Valthume – Pretty far southeast of Markarth.
    Volunruud – South by southwest of Dawnstar on the other side of the mountains where the snow starts.

    Become Ethereal:
    Ironbind Barrow – South by southeast of Dawnstar, southwest of winterhold on the other side of the mountains.
    Lost Valley Redoubt – North by northwest of Falkreath
    Ustengrav – Northeast of Morthal

    Call Dragon: All three words are leaned during the quest The Fallen.

    Call of Valor: All three words are learned during the quest Dragonslayer.

    Clear Skies: Al three words are learned during the quest The Throat of the World.

    Disarm:
    Eldersblood Peak – South by southwest of Morthal.
    Silverdrift Lair – South by southeast of Dawnstar
    Snow Veil Sanctum – Southeast of Winterhold

    Dismay:
    Dead Crone Rock – West by southwest of Markarth.
    Labyrinthian – Southeast of Morthal. A word of power for Slow Time is found here too.
    Lost Tongue Overlook – South of Riften.

    Dragonrend: All three words are leaned during the quest Alduin's Bane.

    Elemental Fury:
    Dragontooth Crater – Directly in between Solitude and Markarth
    Statue to Meridia – West of Solitude. This one glitches sometimes I had to go inside the shrine, save, quit, load, and go back outside several times to fix it.
    Shriekwind Bastion – Northeast from Falkreath.

    Fire Breath:
    One word leaned during the quest The Throat of the World.
    Dustman's Cairn – In between Whiterun and Morthal
    Sunderstone Gorge – North by northwest from Falkreath.

    Frost Breath:
    Bonestrewn Crest - South of Windhelm
    Skyborn Altar - East of Morthal, southwest of Dawnstar.
    Folgunthur - Southeast from Solitude.

    Ice Form:
    Frostmere Crypt – East from Morthal, southwest from Dawnstar.
    Mount Anthor – Southwest of Winterhold.
    Saarthal – Also southwest of Winterhold.

    Kyne's Peace:
    Ragnvald – North of Markarth.
    Rannveig's Fast – South by southwest of Morthal.
    Shroud Hearth Barrow – Right north of Ivarstead at the southeast base of the Throat of the World.

    Marked for Death:
    Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary – West of Falkreath but you can’t get in without joining the dark brotherhood which starts in Windhelm.
    Autumnwatch Tower – South of Ivarstead which is at the southeast base of the Throat of the World.
    Forsaken Cave – West by northwest of Windhelm.

    Slow Time:
    Hag's End – West of Solitude.
    Korvanjund – Northeast of Whiterun. You can't enter until you get the quest The Jagged Crown for either the Stormcloaks or the Imperials.
    Labyrinthian - Southeast of Morthal. A word of power for Dismay is found here too.

    Storm Call:
    Forelhost – Southeast of Riften.
    High Gate Ruins – Directly in between Dawnstar and Solitude.
    Skuldafn – This location can only be reached during the quest The World-Eater’s Eyrie.

    Throw Voice:
    Shearpoint (all three words together) – Far west of Windhelm

    Unrelenting Force:
    One word learned during the quest The Way of The Voice.
    One word learned during the quest The Horn of Jurgen Windcaller.
    Bleak Falls Barrow – Northwest of Riverwood.

    Whirlwind Spirit:
    One word leaned when you reach High Hrothgar.
    Dead Man's Respite – West by southwest of Morthal.
    Volskygge – Far west by southwest of Solitude.

    I tried to double check all my directions but if you find one that you think is wrong let me know so I can change it.

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    KanchanaburiDoes the 'Bend Will' shout count for this achievement?
    Posted by Kanchanaburi on 12 Sep 14 at 23:14
    Warboy925@ WhiskeyCharlie you get in as part of a main Thieve's Guild quest
    Posted by Warboy925 on 20 Sep 14 at 19:48
    Amber1019Hate to be a perfectionist, but under Whirlwind Spirit, it needs to be Dead Men's Respite, not Man's. I tried to look it up on http://en.uesp.net/wiki/Main_Page and had a hard time due to the misspelling. Otherwise, thanks for the great guide!
    Posted by Amber1019 on 18 Aug 17 at 01:11
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    The easiest way to get this achievement is to go visit Arngeir the greybeard at High Hrothgar and then ask him if he knows the location of any power words he will mark it on your map for you then simply clear the dungeon or kill the dragon and the word/shout is yours. Visit him again and he'll mark a new location each time you visit.
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    StillMiralo89I killed the dragon patheraux, what can i do to obtain this chevo?
    Posted by StillMiralo89 on 17 Jul 12 at 07:17
    LavindatharPlus this dude can send you for words you need, but shouts you don't. Use the other guide.
    Posted by Lavindathar on 01 Jan 13 at 20:05
    Netechma@"Visit him again and he'll mark a new location each time you visit."
    There is a limit to how many times he will mark your map for you. The rest need to be gotten through the main story or through finding them on your own.

    You also only need to get ONE of each of the locations for each shout, you do not need to get all 3. -important to note,..
    Posted by Netechma on 17 May 17 at 07:52
  • TheEnigmaShewTheEnigmaShew189,400
    03 Dec 2011 17 Jan 2012
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    Skyrim Shouts

    FUS RO DAH
    Force, Balance, Push
    Unrelenting Force
    Fires a shockwave of force energy that stuns and pushes enemies away
    Directional 15, 20, 45
    Bleak Falls Barrow (Quest) (first level), Main Quest: The Way of the Voice, for other two levels. Bleak Falls Barrow (Location)
    High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold) (first visit)
    High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)

    IIZ SLEN NUS
    Ice, Flesh, Statue
    Ice Form
    Encases enemies in ice incapacitating them for a short period of time
    Directional 60, 90, 120
    Frostmere Crypt (The Pale)
    Mount Anthor (Winterhold Hold)
    Saarthal (Winterhold Hold)

    STRUN BAH AO
    Storm, Wrath, Lightning
    Storm Call
    Summons a thunderstorm to strike enemies with lightning (friendly fire possible)
    Area near player (outdoor only) 300, 480, 600
    Forelhost (The Rift)
    High Gate Ruins (The Pale)
    Skuldafn (Other Realm)

    YOL TOOR SHUL
    Fire, Inferno, Sun
    Fire Breath
    Allows player to breathe fire at enemies
    Directional 30, 50, 100
    Proving Honor(Companions Quest)
    Dustman's Cairn (Whiterun Hold)
    Sunderstone Gorge (Falkreath Hold)
    Throat of the World (Whiterun Hold)

    TIID KLO UL
    Time, Sand, Eternity
    Slow Time
    Allows player to slow time with respect to enemies
    Area near player 30, 45, 60
    Staff of Magnus quest in Labraryithian Hag's End (The Reach)
    Korvanjund (The Pale)
    Labyrinthian (Hjaalmarch)

    WULD NAH KEST
    Whirlwind, Fury, Tempest
    Whirlwind Sprint
    Bestows on player the ability to run quickly (burst of speed)
    Player 20, 25, 35
    First level is obtained in The Way of the Voice questline Dead Man's Respite (Hjaalmarch)
    High Hrothgar (Whiterun Hold)
    Volskygge (Haafingar)

    RAAN MIR TAH
    Animal, Allegiance, Pack
    Animal Allegiance
    Summons beasts to aid you during combat
    Player 50, 60, 70
    Angarvunde (The Rift)
    Ancient's Ascent (Falkreath Hold)
    Ysgramor's Tomb (Winterhold Hold)

    SU GRAH DUN
    Air, Battle, Grace
    Elemental Fury
    Shout at your weapon and you can use weapons faster
    does not work on Enchanted Weapons*
    Player 30, 40, 50
    Dragontooth Crater (The Reach)
    Statue to Meridia (Haafingar)
    Shriekwind Bastion (Falkreath Hold)

    FEIM ZI GRON
    Fade, Spirit, Bind
    Become Ethereal
    Allows you to become immune to damage for a short period of time, however, you will be unable to fight.
    Player 20, 30, 40
    Ironbind Barrow (Winterhold Hold)
    Lost Valley Redoubt (The Reach)
    Ustengrav (Hjaalmarch)

    FOO KRAH DIIN
    Frost, Cold, Freeze
    Frost Breath
    Frost breath akin to Fire Inferno Sun
    Directional 30, 50, 100
    Bonestrewn Crest (Eastmarch)
    Folgunthur (Hjaalmarch)
    Skyborn Altar (Hjaalmarch)

    ZUL MEY GUT
    Voice, Fool, Far
    Throw Voice
    Fools your enemies into thinking you are somewhere else.
    30, 15, 5
    Shearpoint (The Pale)

    ZUN HAAL VIIK
    Weapon, Hand, Defeat
    Disarm
    Disarms enemies (up to a specified level, depending on shout level).
    Directional 30, 35, 40
    Eldersblood Peak (Hjaalmarch)
    Silverdrift Lair (The Pale)
    Snow Veil Sanctum (Winterhold Hold)

    LOK VAH KOOR
    Sky, Spring, Summer
    Clear Skies
    Clears the skies, removing any weather conditions
    5, 10, 15
    Main Quest: The Throat of the World Greybeards Faction

    HUN KAAR ZOOL
    Hero, Champion, Legend
    Call of Valor
    Summons heroes to aid you in battle
    180, 180, 180
    Main Quest: Epilogue Main Quest

    JOOR ZAH FRUL
    Mortal, Finite, Temporary
    Dragonrend
    Forces Dragon to land (as long as there is space to do so).
    10, 12, 15
    Main Quest: Alduin's Bane Main Quest

    KRII LUN AUS
    Kill, Leech, Suffer
    Marked for Death
    Reduces health capacity, armor rating and stamina of target by some %.
    Directional 20, 30, 40
    Autumnwatch Tower (The Rift)
    Dark Brotherhood Sanctuary (Falkreath Hold)
    Forsaken Cave (The Pale)

    LAAS YA NIR
    Life, Seek, Hunt
    Aura Whisper
    Casts Detect Life in a huge range on self for approximately 10 seconds.
    30, 40, 50
    Northwind Summit (The Rift)
    Valthume (The Reach)
    Volunruud (The Pale)

    OD AH VIING
    Snow, Hunter, Wing
    Call Dragon
    Calls up the dragon Odahviing to help you in battles.
    5, 5, 300
    Main Quest: The Fallen Main Quest

    KAAN DREM OV
    Kyne, Peace, Trust
    Kyne's Peace
    Creatures are demoralised, either losing the will to fight or fleeing entirely. (shout level determines the level up to which it affects enemies)
    40, 50, 60
    Ragnvald (The Reach)
    Rannveig's Fast (Hjaalmarch)
    Shroud Hearth Barrow (The Rift)

    FAAS RU MAAR
    Fear, Run, Terror
    Dismay
    This shout makes enemies flee from you.
    40, 45, 50
    Dead Crone Rock (The Reach)
    Labyrinthian (Hjaalmarch)
    Lost Tongue Overlook (The Rift)

    SLEN TIID VO
    Flesh, Time, Undo
    Resurrect Dead Dragon
    This shout is used by Alduin to resurrect long dead dragons from their burial sites. [not available to the player]
    Observed at Dragon Burial Ground near Kynesgrove
    Meteor Swarm This shout is used by Alduin to summon a storm that rains meteors down from the clouds. [not available to the player]
    Observed during player encounters with Alduin

    FIIK LO SAH
    Mirror, Deceive, Phantom
    N/A
    This shout is used by Greybeards to summon a spectral clone of themselves for Dovahkiin to practice Unrelenting Force on. [not available to the player]
    Observed by the player atop High Hrothgar during The Way of the Voice

    VEN MUL RIIK
    Wind, Strong, Gale
    N/A
    This shout is used by Alduin to summon a dense fog that doubles as a soul snare. [not available to the player]
    Observed by the player in Sovngarde.

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    Do we only need to learn one word of each shout to get credit?
    Posted on 04 Mar 12 at 00:49
    TheEnigmaShewactually i can't remember but I believe it was one of each. totaling 20.
    Posted by TheEnigmaShew on 26 Apr 12 at 01:31
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