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At the Summit of Apocrypha in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

At the Summit of Apocrypha62 (40)

Complete "At the Summit of Apocrypha"

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Achievement Guide for At the Summit of Apocrypha

Black Widow Aus
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Black Widow Aus
Achievement won on 30 Jan 13
TA Score for this game: 2,342
Posted on 06 February 13 at 12:15
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This is solution for a glitch that I encountered when I got to the battle with Miraak. If you want to know how to get to this point check out T0per Harley's solution.

The glitch I found was where Miraak absorbed the souls but didn't come out of "statis" to resume the fight. In reference to Thrasher Fan44's solution, I ran directly to the opposite side of the arena when ever a dragon landed. So take that information into account as well.

What I discovered was that Miraak does NOT recover 100% health from a dragon. I didn't get a chance to work out the exact numbers but for example sake I'll use easy numbers.

- Miraak will only summon a dragon once he drops below 80%.
- It appears that Miraak only absorbs 90% healtch from a dragon.
- Putting these both together means that you only get a 10% window in which he will summon a dragon and then have full health in order to resume the fight.

Again, these numbers are extremely rough numbers only.

I was able to take Miraak out with a pair a dual-wielding power attacks and then got stuck. I repeated this several times by reloading my save. Once I resorted to a single sword non-power attack and beat him down slowly, I experienced no more problems.
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T0per Harley
363,665 (208,110)
T0per Harley
Achievement won on 11 Mar 14
TA Score for this game: 2,342
Posted on 13 December 12 at 19:45, Edited on 15 December 12 at 09:51
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This is the last quest of the DLC main quest line. It is a story related achievement and is then unmissable. Just finish the DLC main story to unlock the achievement

here is the detailed walkthrough. All credits go to Chief Geek from

Following The Gardener of Men, Dragonborn embarks on what is to be the final main storyline quest in, At the Summit of Apocrypha. It’s here where first and last dragonborn will meet to seal their own destinies.

At the Summit of Apocrypha has a number of backtracking twists and turns. Turning around and moving back the way you came is a frequent theme during this quest so be mindful during your play-through.
At the Summit of Apocrypha
Chapter 1

Unlock the ‘Bend Will’ shout.
Read the book, ‘Waking Dreams’ to enter Apocrypha.
Move north up the stairs and open Chapter II.

Chapter 2

Continue upwards and take book ‘Boneless Limbs‘ to reveal a passage to the north.
Follow the passage to its end and open Chapter III.

Chapter 3

Move straight through and follow the path to its end.
Take book ‘Delving Pincers‘ to open the gate located at the entrance to Chapter III.
Return to the entrance of Chapter III and pass through the gate.
Activate scrye to reveal passage.
Optional: Exit to the south and activate scrye to open a gate to the northwest. Move through the northwest gate/passage and loot vessel.
Cross the southernmost bridge and take book ‘Prying Orbs‘ to open a second northwest gate.
Move through the northwest gate and open Chapter IV.

Chapter IV

Choose your path and exit to the south.
Tip: Both paths meet at the same point.
Move east, then south to collapse passageways.
Exit out the way you entered originally.
Note: You’ll notice the room has been altered.
Move upwards to take book ‘Gnashing Blades‘.
Move back downwards and enter newly revealed southern passage.
Follow the passage east and continue forward to activate scrye.
Backtrack out the same passage.
Note: Passage has been altered.
Follow the new path up to the chamber.
Tip: From entrance move west and activate optional scrye. Again, from entrance, move southwest to the corner of the chamber and follow the corridor to activate second, required scrye which opens an exit.
Climb stairs and open Chapter V.

Chapter 5

Place books ‘Boneless Limbs’, ‘Delving Pincers’, ‘Gnashing Blades’ and ‘Prying Orbs’ on the proper pedestals located along the outer ring of the chamber.
Note: The images on the pedestals correspond to the book names.
Tip: From the entrance, moving in a clockwise direction, place the books like so – Gnashing Blades (6 o’clock), Prying Orbs (9 o’clock), Boneless Limbs (12 o’clock), Delving Pincers (3 o’clock).
Proper placement of the books will trigger a glow in the pedestals and reveal the final chapter.
Move to the center of the chamber and open Chapter VI.

Chapter 6

Approach shout wall and gain Word of Power, armor, Dragon Aspect.
Defeat Sahrotaar.
Tip: You must tame Sahrotaar with the Bend Will shout.
Ride Sahrotaar to meet Miraak.
Warning: This particular dragon ride is glitchy. When manually steering the dragon, it can cause the game to disregard all commands and default Sahrotaar to flying in a straight line with no destination. If this occurs, you’ll need to reset to a previous save point. The best way to avoid this bug is to let Sahrotaar do the flying without manual intervention. He will automatically fly to Miraak after a brief skirmish with a Lurker and Seekers.

Skyrim Dragonborn Sahrotaar
Defeat Miraak.
Note: Hermaeos Mora is going to steal the glory.

Skyrim Dragonborn Miraak
Complete At the Summit of Apocrypha and the main quest storyline of the Skyrim, Dragonborn DLC.


Of course there are rewards for such a stellar performance. Miraak’s gear is naturally available so be sure to loot the corpse. Additionally, there is a perk point reward.

Read ‘Waking Dreams’, located at the center of the platform, once to trigger the perk exchange reward and Solstheim exit.
Skyrim Dragonborn Waking Dreams
Each perk is shown in a circle around the center of the platform.
Players can choose to exchange a single dragon soul for a complete reset of any perk tree.
Perk points spent in a perk tree are added back to the pot for use wherever you wish.

Example: Let’s say you don’t use two-handed weapons, but put two perk points in that perk tree when you were a young adventurer. Exchange a dragon soul to reset the two-handed weaponry perk tree to 0. You are then given the 2 perk points back and you can spend them in other more character appropriate perk trees.
Tip: You can return to the summit anytime and reset perk trees as you desire by reading ‘Waking Dreams’.
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Thrasher Fan44
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Thrasher Fan44
Achievement won on 21 Dec 12
TA Score for this game: 2,343
Posted on 21 December 12 at 07:32, Edited on 22 December 12 at 09:26
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For those of you that are looking to get this achievement, but have the glitch during the boss battle where you absorb the dragon souls instead of Miraak here's a solution. (At least until a patch comes out)

1. With an earlier save travel back to Skyrim. Make a save.
2. Delete the Dragonborn DLC.
3. Load the last save as indicated in step 1, It will ask if you want to continue with missing content, say yes. Once it's loaded save again.
4. Re-download Dragonborn.
5. Now just load the save made in step 3. It will basically restart the dlc and should hopefully fix the bug from recurring again. (It did for me.) The only downside is that you will have to redo the questline and any side quests over again. Or you could just wait until the patch comes out.

Hope this helps
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SledgeHammer jr
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SledgeHammer jr
Achievement won on 09 Aug 14
TA Score for this game: 2,276
Posted on 09 August 14 at 07:25
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Here's an easier solution if Miraak goes into stasis/ethereal mode, but won't come out because he's not fully powered.

Simply go behind one of the stacks of books, crouch, and wait until you are fully hidden (the eye closes and becomes a solid line). When Miraak no longer is aware you are there he comes out of stasis to look around, and you can attack him again as per normal.

After trying this battle over and over, and always having Miraak glitch before the final encounter and stay in stasis, the 'hide' method described above finally occurred to me, and thankfully, worked a treat, allowing me to finally finish this mission, and claim my cheevo.

Anyway, just thought I'd post this here, in case the same method can help out anyone else who gets stuck with this annoying glitch.
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