Creatures that fill them- Skeleton’s, Troll’s, Bear’s, Draugr,( except Death Lords) Spriggan’s, Hagraven, and Falmer Gloomlurkers. Greater Soul Gems: Still common around Skyrim just the larger of creatures. Creatures that fill them- Giants, and Draugr Deathlords.
After using a soul gem (with the exclusion of Azura’s Star and The Black Star ) it is destroyed. The grand soul gem is the largest soul gem that can be obtained in the game.
Draugr Scourges yield Common Souls. Draugr Deathlords yield Greater Souls (Level 30) or Grand Souls (Level 40). Draugr Death Overlords yield Greater Souls (Level 34) or Grand Souls (Level 45).
|Creature||Soul Gem||Soul Level|
|Falmer Nightprowler||Greater (Other)||2000|
All black souls are of the grand level. The main benefit of a black soul gem is that it can capture grand leveled souls from humanoids, whereas those souls cannot normally be captured. These sources tend to be plentiful and easier to kill, compared with common grand level white soul sources, such as mammoths.
The only soul gems that can trap human souls are Black Soul Gems. Use them against any human enemy and it fills, and it gives an equivalent of a Grand Soul Gem, so it’s extremely useful.
If you give a follower empty soul gems, plus a weapon with a soul trap enchantment, they will be able to fill all soul gems in one go.
To fill soul gems you need to use either the spell soul trap, or a weapon with the soul trap enchantment. Using a weapon is easier because you don’t have to time it just right. Also, don’t use that weapon or spell on any non-humanoid because their soul can be trapped in the black soul gem too.
Apparently, Soul Gem Fragments cannot be used for anything. Sell them for minor money (useful early on; though better sources of money will reveal themselves later.)
Draugr are enslaved Nords, who were enslaved by the dragon priests during their lives to commit unspeakable horrors in the names of the world eater Alduin against their will. And even if that be the case I referenced the game to be sure and found that this is what the draugr are actually saying “Un unslaad Krosis”.
All higher beings have black souls, man and mer. Falmer having “white” souls might have been a game design decision, but some argue that it’s indicative of their degeneration. Likewise, giants; they’re descended of the Ehlnofey, like any creature, but are no longer a reasoning civilization.
The draugr or draug (Old Norse: draugr, plural draugar; modern Icelandic: draugur, Faroese: dreygur and Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian: draug) is an undead creature from the Scandinavian saga literature and folktale.
All Dwemer technology has a soul gem at its heart, a white soul gem, usually filled. The Falmer were turned into beasts, their very souls diminished by the treatments of the Dwemer, and then they were used as power sources for their machines. White soul gems are easier to find, and the Dwemer
Larger or higher-leveled creatures possess greater or grand souls, such as mammoths ( grand ) or giants (greater). Humanoid races possess grand souls, but can only be trapped in a black soul gem or the Daedric artifact the Black Star, which is obtained through the quest of the same name.
If you take a stack of soul gems (more than 8 is a stack) and give them to a companion with a soul trap weapon (it’s is best to give them a bow and melee weapon so they don’t mess it up), when they kill something, it will fill the entire stack of soul gems.