How to become a Werewolf in ESO

werewolfIn our previous guide we explained how to become a Vampire in ESO, and the following article will give you detailed instructions on how to become a Werewolf, along with maps of Werewolf spawn locations and detailed explanations of pros and cons of becoming this savage beast.
If you want to know how to become white werewolf check out our latest ESO guide: White Werewolf
UPDATE: We’ve added Exact the Rift locations and a video guide

Becoming a Werewolf


There are two ways of getting infected:

  1. Find rare monster spawns in Reaper’s March, Bangkorai, or The Rift.
    In order to become a werewolf you need to get Sanies Lupinus disease, which you get if you get hit by rare Warewolfs that spawn only at certain spots, in certain zones and at a certain time. They spawn in level 37-44 zones of each faction, which means they spawn in Bangkorai, the Rift and Reaper’s March. They only spawn at night, during the full moon (or so is rumored). Once you become infected you should go to a nearby wayshrine where you’ll get to start the quest Hircine’s Gift. This is a level 38 quest that once completed grants you the Werewolf skill line.
  2. You get infected by a fellow player.
    Your friend, who is already a werewolf, and has leveled the skill line enough to gain the passive “Bloodmoon” ability (you need lvl 6 in werewolf skill line), can transform you into werewolf only in front of the werewolf ritual site/shrine. After that you should be able to start the quest Hircine’s Gift, at the ritual shrine by clicking on the glowing scroll. “Bloodmoon” ability has a 7 day cool down. There are also people selling werewolf bites in these lands, but be careful because you can’t really tell if the person’s cooldown is available or not.

The relevant areas and the infection quest for gaining the skill line, are suitable for characters around or above level 38. You can get infected at any level, but your ability to complete the quest before level 38 will be pretty questionable, although there are reports of people finishing the quest as early as level 20.

Werewolf spawn locations

Werewolves and Vampires share the same spawn areas (not the same location) and depending on the moon phase one or the other will spawn. During the full moon werewolves will be out. It is rumored that this phase seems to last 1.5 real days, and the phase repeats every 8 days.

How to Cure Lycanthropy?

You can cure Lycanthropy. You just need to visit the same NPC that started the werewolf quest and she will tell you that instead of going to Hircine, you should visit NPC in a nearby town who will remove the disease for a price. It is important to know that if you ever decide to become a werewolf again you will not start as a brand new werewolf but you will continue from whatever level you reached in the werewolf skill line before you got cured.

Video Guide

Werewolf Skills & Abilities

After completing Hircine’s Gift quest, you’ll gain access to a special skill line, found under World Skills tab. The skills can be used while you are transformed into werewolf.

Werewolf Transformation Ultimate Transforms you into a werewolf and causes nearby enemies to run in fear. Increases stamina, armor and run speed.
Pounce Active Player leaps to target dealing physical damage and stunning off-balance targets.
Roar Active Unleashes a beastly roar causes fear, disorientation and off-balance to 3 nearby enemies for 3.5 seconds, within 6 meters.
Pursuit Passive Increases stamina by 10%.
Blood Rage Passive Generates 2 Ultimate by taking damage in humanoid form.
Devour Passive Devours humanoid corpses to earn more time in werewolf form.
Bloodmoon Passive Allows player to turn another player into a Werewolf once every 7 days by returning to the werewolf ritual site. Turned players earn the werewolf skill line.Players infrcted with vampirism cannot be turned.
Savage Strength Passive Increases max stamina by 5% for each kill. effect stacks up to five times.
Call of the Pack Passive Allows allies to remain in werewolf form for 3% longer. Affects up to five targets and stacks up to five times.


Advantages & Disadvantages

  • The increase in stamina, armor, speed and attack damage are the main werewolf’s benefits. Morphed transformation makes these bonuses even better.
  • Transformation into a deadly beast is breathtaking.
  • You can be a member of Fighters Guild and also be a werewolf
  • You have a lot of roleplaying opportunities
  • Werewolves must transform to use special skills. Transforming into a werewolf requires your Ultimate slot and a lot of stamina
  • Werewolf’s biggest threat comes from members of the Fighters Guild, since their abilities apply extra effects to undead and Daedric creatures (and with a passive to werewolves as well).
  • As a werewolf you have a weakness to poison damage – 50% more poison damage taken, even when not in Werewolf form. Poison-based archers can quickly defeat you in PvP.
  • You get no bonuses while you’re in humanoid form
  • Choosing the Werewolf skill line is not a good choice for magicka based characters
  • Transformation into Werewolf can be your disadvantage in PvP battles, since it takes unreasonably long time, and makes you lose all your CC/healing/snaring abilities.

Known bugs

Before you decide to become a werewolf, you should read this post written by Ace_SiN. We listed just a few bugs, but it seams that werewolves need more polishing.

  • Werewolves are NOT affected by an allies buffs
  • Your ultimate bar will fill up, and then if you don’t continue killing things, after a very short time it will completely reset itself to 0
  • Your Ultimate bar will reset if you go into or out of a place that requires a load screen, during an npc conversation
  • Pounce can cause your character to get stuck in a kneeling position. The only way to fix it is by wasting a potion or some food.
  • Roar is unresponsive. In the middle of combat it takes about 2-3 seconds before you roar. This makes interrupting an opponents skills with it near impossible.

47 thoughts on “How to become a Werewolf in ESO

  1. Desdecardo

    If you get stuck in a kneel position hit your cursor key twice. For me its ” . ” That works for breaking that bug.

  2. Kanjuro

    Can i get infected as a Argonian? Because Argonian have Poison and Plaque Resistance. Would be nice to know, awesome Guide thou.

  3. Jacen

    If i choose to cure myself of Lycanthropy, will i get the skill point i invested in it back? or do i have to do a respec?

    1. Muzzy

      I doubt you’ll get all your skill points back. I say this because if you cure your lycanthropy, but then choose to go back to it, you start at the same level you were when you cured yourself of it. Thus the perks on the skill tree will remain. I reckon you’d have to get a respecification spell to get all of the skill points you distributed on the Werewolf tree back.

  4. Tollhouse

    Just got infected. Not a full moon, and not on the maps as listed above. Double werewolves, somewhat blackish. Just south of the Eastern Evermore waypoint in Bangkorai.

  5. Aidan

    Hey. The recommended level to become a wolf is 42, but I did it at level 12. The trick is to keep leaving the hunting grounds and reentering until you face the mammoth, and just keep hitting it from behind. It may take a few tries, but definitely worth it.

  6. reni

    You can get infected at any level. I got infected at lvl 9 from a friend and I could take the quest right away. The quest adapts to your level now and the boss you need to bring down were lvl 12 for me

  7. aimee chase

    I hear rumor that the monster spawns can be killed off so that new players can’t become a werewolf, anyone know if this is true I’ll be livid if I can’t become a werewolf, I have been waiting for this game release for months.

  8. Alonso

    There’s a werewolf spawning site near the Elden tree, does anyone knows if it works too? Just above the Root Sunder Ruins

  9. Andrew

    Been atacked several times under a full moon by werewolves without infection getting annoyed wtf its in the location Alonso mentioned zo spawns confirmed.

  10. Andrew

    Been atacked several times under a full moon by werewolves without infection getting annoyed wtf its in the location Alonso mentioned zo spawns confirmed.


  11. Justin

    Looking to become a werewolf, with no luck due to not being infected and players killing them off. Can someone already infected infect me please? On PS4.

  12. Roy Pierce

    Looking to become a werewolf without paying (gold does seem very pointless in this came to me) psn is TheBurningIce pm me if you are willing to infect for free. Been trying since the game game out.

  13. Leroy

    Lf werewolf bite any help would be appreciated (not much gold).
    my psn is kennG__g pm if you’re willing to help

  14. Garrett

    Hey does anyone know how often the game has nighttime? I’ve heard tales of it being live or real time with eastern standard? And does it really have to be a full moon? If someone wants to save me some headaches my PS4 names GarrettBONES message me, I gotta mic. I’ll pay with trades or money . Prefer trade

  15. Shlankytank

    Can someone please turn me into a wear wolf for free on ps4 please, thank you. Message me if you want to and btw I am in the aldmeri dominion.

    PSN- Shlankytank

  16. Sneezle

    Server: Europe
    Faction: Ebonheart Pact
    Xbox Gamer Tag: sneezle
    I need a werewolf bite so bad I could pay whoever is willing to bite me, I have been trying for days and didn’t think I would have to resort to asking others :( please message me over xbox live again my GT is sneezle

    thank you in advance

  17. Alex baker

    Hey…I’m so desperate for the gift..any kind hearted souls out there able to give me the gift? EPICxReaperxXx ebonheart pact, Europe, level 31

  18. swanny

    its mostly spiteful kids in he spawn locations should report them really as theyre purposefully exploiting the area to stop people accessing a part of the game

  19. Atol

    Looking for werewolf bite, have tried since console release, spawns keep getting killed before I can get to them. Any help would be appreciated. Would prefer not to pay, can trade or craft up to level 46 light or medium armor in return. Thank you!
    Character name Atoli11, Aldmeri Dominion, NA server, PS4

  20. Zachy_B

    For the love of God somebody hook it up with a werewolf bite. Been sitting waiting with 100’s of other players at the spawns for days now. I would do the same for anyone else here.
    Psn : Zachy_B
    Server : North America
    Alliance : Daggerfall Covenant

    Funny, I think this is the first time in my life I actually wanted a disease. Message me on playstation, thanks.

  21. RisingPHOENIX63

    looking for werewolf bite.
    europe server
    ebonheart pact
    xbox gamertag: RisingPHOENIX63

    also anyone who is looking once i find one hopefully ill help out for free as well. best of luck

  22. BSK1LL3R

    NA server
    Aldmeri Domion
    PSN gamertag: BSK1LL3R

    If anyone is willing to bite me for free I would be really grateful. Just friend me on PSN & send me a message. Thank you.

  23. Jokes

    Can somebody please give me a bite, I bever wanted a disease so bad before lol if you can, message/add me

    Xbox one
    gt: jokerLrekoj
    european server

  24. TeikokuHeishi07

    Can someone give or sell me a Werewolf bite. Message me if you’re willing to on Xbox around 3-4pm Eastern time.

    Platform: Xbox One
    Gamertag: TeikokuHeishi07
    Alliance: Aldmeri Dominion
    Server: North American

  25. Patric

    Hey looking to become a werewolf willing to pay hit me up ps4 North America sever dagger fall covenant plz hit me up psdiamond15

  26. Sean

    Looking for a werewolf bite. Just cured vampirism as got bored.

    Europe server xbox one

    Gamer tag: demonstrife1

    Aldmeri dominion reapers March werewolf shrine

    Will pay 5k after bite.

  27. Pyrkagias

    Looking for a werewolf bite and guild to join, if you feel like helping a noob out of the kindness of your heart, I’m on xbone NA server, gamertag is Pyrkagias. Shoot me a message if you feel like being benevolent.


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