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Arch-Mage's Quarters (Skyrim)

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For the Arcane University location, see Arch-Mage's Quarters (Oblivion).

The Arch-Mage's Quarters are located at the top of the main tower in the College of Winterhold. The room serves as Arch-Mage Savos Aren's chambers.

Upon completion of The Eye of Magnus, these chambers are given to the Dragonborn, along with the title of Arch-Mage. As with other owned spaces, items can be taken from here freely. Spouses do not have the option of moving in here, however, just as with the Dawnstar Sanctuary and the Jorrvaskr Quarters.

Architectural designEdit

Accessed through the staircase directly on the left upon entering the Hall of the Elements, the Arch-Mage's Quarters opens into a hall lined with bookcases. It also leads into the Arcaneum and the top of the College of Winterhold. The hall bends to the right, opening into a circular room with a alchemy garden in the center. Here, Potion ingredients can be collected, similar to the courtyard of the Arcane University and the garden in the Poisoner's Nook in the Dawnstar Sanctuary. Around the perimeter of the room resides a bed, an Arcane Enchanter, an Alchemy Lab, and several storage devices, including a safe.

Notable itemsEdit



  • 1x Bed
  • 3x Wardrobes
  • 1x Safe
  • 1x Chest
  • 5x Barrels
  • 2x Display Cases

Item regenerationEdit

Potion ingredients, food, and other items can be looted from the Arch-Mage's quarters. While Savos Aren remains Arch-Mage, these items regenerate every two or three days (These items can be "Stolen" without incurring a bounty or consequence.) If the Dragonborn becomes Arch-Mage, the items no longer regenerate as swiftly. 30 days for ingredients; as well as the Staff of the Frost Atronach, Boots, Troll Skull, Baskets, etc.



This section contains bugs related to Arch-Mage's Quarters (Skyrim). 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  , 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.
  • The case at the foot of the bed might delete stored items.
  • The bed does not give the "well rested" bonus all the time, as ownership sometimes does not change upon becoming Arch-Mage.
  • If objects are stolen from the display cases, the cases cannot be put to use.
  • If an explosion occurs in the quarters, some of the objects resting on the shelves may become stuck in mid-air.
    • Fix: Pushing them in any way will solve this.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Arch-Mage's Quarters (Skyrim)

  • Where is the staff

    6 messages
    • When you enter the quarters and face the tree, take the right-hand route towards the bedroom. As soon as you pass the wall, on your left, there...
    • Lol I got in the arch-mage's quarters by stealing the key. Infinite free items and potions.
  • storing in arch mages quarters

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    • Leonissenbaum wrote:First off: We? Its just you.  Next up: Everyonw but you agree thats its not safe(other then first). Numbers win. Conclusi...
    • The Arch-Mage's Quarters containers that use an inventory should be safe but the actual room will reset (so the garden can work) this may or ...

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