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The Atronach Forge is a dais capable of magically creating items and creatures in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

It is located in The Midden, an underground facility beneath The College of Winterhold. The forge includes a lever, an offering box, and a setting. Different items and Daedra can be created with the forge by placing certain combinations of things inside the offering box, then pulling the lever. Atronachs summoned with the forge are unbound (i.e., aggressive), unlike those summoned at Frostcrag Spire's Atronach Altar in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, which serve as permanent followers. The setting can be filled with a Sigil Stone, which is required for making Daedric armor, weapons, and hearts at the forge.

There is some speculation that the Atronach Forge was built by the Dwemer, as the doors of the offering box match the large golden doors found in many Dwarven ruins.


Recipes are somewhat flexible: sometimes an ingredient can be replaced with something of higher value of the same category. It is possible to loot recipes from Conjurers; however, they are written in the Daedric alphabet. The best way to find a hidden recipe is to put all food, ingredients, and miscellaneous items in the Dragonborn's inventory into the offering box, then pull the lever. Only items needed for a successful recipe will be consumed. Daedra Hearts and Black Soul Gems, some of the rarer items used in recipes, can be purchased from Enthir within The College of Winterhold.

Fire Atronach

Frost Atronach

Storm Atronach

Random unbound Dremora

Spell Tome: Conjure Flame Atronach

Spell Tome: Conjure Frost Atronach

Spell Tome: Conjure Storm Atronach

Spell Tome: Soul Trap

Staff of the Flame Atronach

Staff of the Frost Atronach

Staff of the Storm Atronach

  • 1 Broom
  • 1 Void Salts
  • 1 Orichalcum Ingot
  • 1 Soul Gem (Greater or higher)

Scroll of Conjure Flame Atronach

Scroll of Conjure Frost Atronach

  • 1 Roll of Paper
  • 1 Frost Salts
  • 1 Charcoal

Scroll of Conjure Storm Atronach

  • 1 Roll of Paper
  • 1 Void Salts
  • 1 Charcoal

Conjurer's Elixir

Fire Salts

  • 1 Salt Pile
  • 1 Ruby
  • 1 Soul Gem (any)

Frost Salts

  • 1 Salt Pile
  • 1 Sapphire
  • 1 Soul Gem (any)

Void Salts

  • 1 Salt Pile
  • 1 Amethyst
  • 1 Soul Gem (any)

Daedra Heart

Daedric armor

Daedric weapon

  • Sigil Stone
  • 1 Daedra Heart
  • 1 Unenchanted ebony weapon of the desired type
  • 1 Centurion Dynamo Core
  • 1 Black Soul Gem (empty or filled)

Daedric armor (random piece, random enchantment)

  • Sigil Stone
  • 1 Daedra Heart
  • 1 Ebony Ingot
  • 1 Void Salts
  • 1 Soul Gem (filled with Grand Soul)

Daedric weapon (random piece, random enchantment)

  • Sigil Stone
  • 1 Daedra Heart
  • 1 Ebony Ingot
  • 1 Silver Sword
  • 1 Soul Gem (filled with Grand Soul)


  •  PC   PS3   The "Daedric weapon (random piece, random enchantment)" recipe may only produce Warhammers and Battleaxes. Reverting to a previous save or restarting the system does not appear to fix this. (Needs confirmation on Xbox.) Removing the Sigil Stone and placing it back into the pedestal should fix this bug. (Tested on xbox)
  • When crafting Daedric boots at the forge, the item will not appear in the Dragonborn's inventory when picked up. This renders it unequippable unless console commands are used. Followers are able to pick up and wear Daedric boots suffering from this bug.
  • A makeshift, albeit time-consuming fix is to put the ingredients for the "Daedric armor (random piece, random enchantment)" recipe into the offering box, save, then craft and reload until Daedric boots appear with a desirable enchantment.
  • If the contents of the offering box are removed immediately after the lever is pulled, the recipe will still be conjured, but the ingredients will not be used.
    •  360   This will cause freezing.
  • If an unbound Dremora is Sneak Attacked just as it appears, it will not have any weapon other than an Iron Dagger. If not looted, these Iron Daggers will appear in the offering box.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Atronach Forge

  • "random daedric weapon with random skill"

    8 messages
    • if it isnt too late, try reloading a previous save. that might fix it.  if it is too late--oh well. another question: what did you mean by "...
    • If you check the forges bugs list, it suggests removing and replacing the sigil stone to try and fix the bug. I don't think that always wo...
  • Items refuse to spawn?

    6 messages
    • Exactly what happend to me i need help with this
    • Armor is one of the things that needs the Sigil Stone placed on the pedestal (not in the box) to make, otherwise not really sure if it matters ...

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