A huge danger when fighting vampires in Skyrim is that you have the chance to contract vampirism, but luckily there are few ways in which you can rid yourself of the vampiric blight.
How to Cure Vampirism in Skyrim
There are many ways in which players can rid themselves of the vampire disease in Skyrim, the first of which is via the use of a cure disease potion that can be found and bought from potion shops. You can also craft these potions via alchemy using the following resources.
- Charred Skeever Hide.
- Hawk Feathers.
- Vampire Dust.
- Felsaad Tern Feathers.
- Mudcrab Chitin.
You can also pray at a shrine of Arkay to rid yourself of the disease, along with asking followers of Stendarr to cure you—these shrines can be found in temples of most large cities in the game. You can also find followers of Stendarr at the hall of the vigilant. However, these methods are only viable before you start hungering for blood, so if you received the pop-up for this, it's too late to use any of these cures.
At this point, you will need to seek out a certain quest and NPC by visiting a local tavern and using the Have you heard any rumors? option with the Innkeeper. But before you can get this option, you will need to make sure you are at the fourth stage of vampirism, which you can get by not feeding for four days.
At this point, find the Innkeeper and use the dialogue option. Eventually, the Innkeeper will inform you of a certain Falion who studies vampires in Morthal. After speaking to the Innkeeper, you will get a quest called Rising At Dawn and will need to travel north to Morthal and find Failon at his house inside the town.
When you speak to him, you eventually need to get a black soul gem for a ritual to cure vampirism—you can get black soul gems from the following sources.
- Buy it from Falion: Falion has a black soul gem in his inventory you can buy from him for 1300k.
- Loot it: You can also loot the black soul gems from dungeons and from creatures such as Necromancers, Forsworn Briarhearts, Hagravens, and Giants.
- Buy it from Enthir: Enthir at the college of Winterhold will also sometimes carry black stone gems that be purchased at the same price as Falion's gems.
After you get the gem, you will need to fill the gem using the spell soul trap, which can be purchased from many magic vendors, including the ones at the College of Winterhold. You can also get weapons enchanted with the spell, which is probably the easiest method to fill the gem. Just get a weapon enchanted with soul trap and proceeded to kill someone with it to fill the black gem.
Once you filled the gem, you will then need to return to Falion, who will explain that you will need to meet him outside town at dawn. At this point, you will need to go to a location marked on your map in the morning around 5 am in the game. Upon arriving, speak to Falion; after some dialogue, you and Falion will then conduct the ritual, which will cure you of vampirism for good.