Skyrim Boethiah’S Calling Without Sacrifice

Who should i sacrifice in boethiah’s calling?
  • Start the quest as normally.
  • Get a follower and put him/her onto the altar.
  • Kill all the cultist, except one which leave near to death.
  • Bring the cultist so close to the altar as is possible.
  • Switch to a continous destruction spell like Frostbite.

The Sacrifice[edit]

The priestess will tell you that you need to gain someones trust and then sacrifice them before Boethiah. She will give you the Blade of Sacrifice to use for the deed. Lead any non-essential follower to the shrine and activate command mode (holding use or via the “I need you to do something” conversation option). Highlight the pillar and you should see “Use the Pillar of Sacrifice”. Tell them to do this and they will move towards it and be pulled in and stuck to it. If the follower is essential, the pillar will not be triggered.

Kill the follower using any means (despite what the Priestess says, you do not have to use the Blade of Sacrifice). Once your follower is dead, Boethiah will use the body as a conduit to tell you and all of the cultists that she has a task for whomever is left standing after a battle to the death. This results in all the cultists attacking one another (and you). Be prepared for a tough fight, as they can be formidable opponents.

If you have already killed all the followers of Boethiah, she will then possess the corpse of the last follower you slew and the quest proceeds as normal. See Notes.

The Shrine of Boethiah[edit]

First, you will have to make your way to the Sacellum of Boethiah. Follow the road northeast from the Windhelm Stables up to Traitors Post. Nearby is a road that leads into the mountains, up to the Sacellum. When you arrive at the Sacellum you will find two cultists fighting in a small arena. There are some more cultists and a Priestess of Boethiah watching them. Speak to the priestess. She will tell you that you need to prove that “your tongue can wield a lie”. If you kill the followers of Boethiah, the Daedric Prince will appear and give the quest instructions herself; this will only change the order in which you complete the tasks.


  • Investigate the Boethiah cultist (if attacked)
  • Find the shrine of Boethiah
  • Find the cult of Boethiah
  • Lead someone to become trapped by the shrine and slay them
  • Speak to Boethiahs Conduit
  • Slay everyone at Knifepoint Ridge
  • Retrieve and equip the Ebony Mail
  • FAQ

    Can you do Boethiah’s calling without a sacrifice?

    Nope. Just get Lydia or another annoying or useless person. Pair it up with the ebony blade, and power up the blade while you complete the Boethiah quest. But someone has to die for the quest to advance.

    Where can I find a thrall for Boethiah?

    Ralis Sedarys, The Most Justifiable Choice

    Of all the followers in Skyrim none is more deserving of a grisly, sacrificial death than Ralis Sedarys. Ralis is the Dunmer at the head of the Kolbjorn Barrow excavation in Solstheim.

    Can you sacrifice Lydia to Boethiah?

    Yes Lydia, don’t be shocked people. I sacrifice Lydia as well why because I hate how bloody useless she is, can’t go a single fight with her without having to save her worthless ass several times from even minor enemies despite me having given her daedric armour and dragonbone weapons.

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