Aetherial Staff is a staff found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard.


It is a Dwemer staff that allows the wielder to summon a Dwarven Spider Guardian or Dwarven Sphere Guardian for 60 seconds. It can also, on occasion, summon random Dwemer scrap metals, such as solid Dwemer metal, large decorative Dwemer struts and Dwemer gyros.


It can only be crafted in the Aetherium Forge during the quest Lost to the Ages. It requires the following components:

Apart from the Aetherium Crest which is assembled during the quest, all other materials to craft the staff can be found in the Aetherium Forge room on tables to the left and right of the forge.


  • The Dragonborn may encounter Taron Dreth, who will ask about the staff. Regardless of the option chosen in the dialogue, he and his three mercenaries will turn hostile and attack.
  • A strange humming sound will resonate from it when equipped.
  • Its appearance is nearly identical to the spider control rod except that its gem is blue and the rod itself is more golden.
  • The separated Conjure Dwarven Spider (020142B8 or 020142BF) and Conjure Dwarven Sphere (020142C0 or 020142C1) spells are available through console commands, only when Dawnguard is installed.


This section contains bugs related to Aetherial Staff. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   The staff's summon effect may not work at all, rendering the staff useless.
  •  360   If the Dragonborn uses the staff, then quickly readies their staff for summoning another, recharges the staff to full and exits the item menu, the dwarven animunculi last summoned will not automatically be removed. This then allows the player to kill and obtain dwarven parts from said animunculi.

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  • Aetherial Staff bug

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    • the staff uses 2 spell and a junk summon thing. so instead of the staf using one spell it is possible running a script to deside what to summ...
    • if you have ever used the unobtainable spell summon dwarven sphere then it will not work just cast that spell once and it will work and t...
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    • Ok I have played this game for almost 5 years and I also do not know what the Dragon Crown Temple is. Must have blinked and missed it while rid...
    • dragon crown temple is not the name the temple is just where the crown is located.2016-07-01T17:16:44Z