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Archmage's Robes
1 WeightIcon
Base Value:
3265 GoldIcon
Additional Effects:
15% reduction of Magicka cost for all spells, +50 Magicka, +100% Magicka Regen.
Type: Clothing
FormID: 0010F570

The Archmage's Robes are unique robes originally worn by Savos Aren, Arch-Mage of the College of Winterhold.


Archmage Robes

Concept art of Archmage's Robes

Visually it resembles a poncho in the shape of a triangle, draped across the front of the body. The hood is fixed to the robes and cannot be removed, thus only circlets and masks can be worn on the head while wearing these robes.


Archmage's Robes offers a 15% reduction on all spells cast, +50 Magicka and +100% Magicka regeneration.

These are the highest all-around enchantments available for magic-oriented characters. Regular enchanted robes or armor do not reach the height of these attributes, nor do they equal the combined enchantments it provides. However, each individual enchantment on the robes are out-ranked by expert and master robes for those specialized in one school of magic (e.g. Master Robes of Destruction).


These robes are awarded upon completion of "The Eye of Magnus," along with a key to the Arch-Mage's Quarters.


  • Some headpieces count as circlets despite not being explicitly named as such, like the Aetherial Crown or the Ancient Falmer Crown, and can be worn with these robes.
  • In the Hall of Valor, an unnamed Hero of Sovngarde wears these robes.
  • There is an unhooded version of these robes in the game data, but only obtainable through the console. While nearly identical in stats to the normally obtained robes, the lack of a hood removes the +50 Magicka enchant. Its formID is  0007C932
  • When these robes are worn, J'zargo may comment: "Are the Arch-Mage's robes as comfortable as J'zargo believes them to be?"
  • Although more powerful and unique, the Archmage's Robes are actually worth less than Master Robes of Destruction.

Duplication exploitEdit

When Ancano is defeated in the quest "The Eye of Magnus," if the Dragonborn talks to Tolfdir there is the dialogue option, "..." When this option is chosen, he will congratulate and give the Dragonborn the Archmage's Robes and then the chat will be gone, after which he will offer his congratulations again and another robe will be given.


This section contains bugs related to Archmage's Robes. 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.
  • These robes can be duplicated by placing them on the right-mannequin in Proudspire, exiting the manor, re-entering, and removing the robes.
  •  PC   360   While wearing the robes, Dragon Priest masks (such as Morokei and the Wooden Mask) might make the player's head invisible, to solve this, drop the robes and pick them up, or unequip the mask.
  •  PC   360   PS3  Also, when worn with Thalmor Boots, or certain other footwear, the leg joints between the boot and the robe become invisible similar to any of the Dragon Priest Masks. Thieves Guild Boots, Nightingale Boots, and Elven Boots produce similar cosmetic malfunctions.
  •  360   Sometimes, when entering a new cell, the effects of the robes disable, and can only be fixed by reloading a previous save.
  •  360   The Dragonborn may receive three robes when given to them by Tolfdir.
  • When receiving the robes from Tolfdir, one may be given two robes as well as two Arch-Mage Quarter keys.
  • When equipping any hoods while wearing the Archmage's robes (which will normally automatically unequip the robes), and then take the hood back off, the Archmage's robes' hood will stay on with whatever torso, arms and legs equipment worn, despite the fact that the robes are still unequipped.
  •  PS3  When given to mage followers, their starting robes may simply disappear, rendering them nude. Checking their inventory shows that the Archmage's Robes are not currently equipped. Removing the robes from their inventory causes their starting robes to reappear. Tested on Brelyna, Onmund, and J'zargo. Also tested on Marcurio, however it appears that he is unaffected by this.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Archmage's Robes

  • Unhooded Version in Archmages Quarter?

    10 messages
    • I consider the fix bad because the hoodless Archmage Robes you find on the table do not have the +50 Magicka bonus, and it seems really stu...
    • It lacks the +50 Magicka bonus because it doesn't have as many parts as the original robes. Although it is not realistic that you can't wea...
  • Dubble robes?

    3 messages
    • There is a hoodless Archmage's Robes in the game code for the Arch-Mage's Quarters but it's also coded not to actually appear, the unoffic...
    • oh, i have the patch, thats why. tnx

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