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Arch-Mage's Quarters (Skyrim)

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Arch-Mage's Quarters
Arch-Mage's Quarters
Hold Winterhold
Type Sleeping quarters
Sublocations Sublocation of the College of Winterhold
Quests Hitting the Books
No Stone Unturned
Characters Savos Aren
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 in 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 various flora 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


Room contentsEdit

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.



  • 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)

  • storing in arch mages quarters

    12 messages
    • None of it is safe. The entire college of Winterhold is one massive danger zone when it comes to long-term storage. TRUST NOTHING. (I think i...
    • We disagree (unless you are on the PS3, which we don't have). As we have said before, the storage we use in the Arch Mage's quarters is safe. ...
  • Where is the staff

    5 messages
    • It could be on a high shelf somewhere, maybe above the arcane enchanter or alchemy lab. Memory is a bit rusty, I 'm afraid.
    • 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...

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