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"You smell of death! Been conjuring up dead things?"
―Citizens, when Conjuration reaches 70 or higher[src]
For other uses, see Conjuration.

Conjuration is a magic skill that governs the summoning of Daedric and undead servants, conjure magical weapons and armor, and repel the undead. Its governing attribute is Intelligence.

The Chorrol Mages Guild specializes in Conjuration.

Classes and racesEdit

Classes with Conjuration as a major skill include:

Altmer gain a +5 boost to Conjuration at character creation, while Bretons gain a +10 boost, higher than any other race.

Spell effectsEdit

ConjurationBoundArmor Bound ArmorEdit

ConjurationBoundWeapon Bound WeaponEdit

Summon (creature)Edit

Purchasable from Athragar in Chorrol

ConjurationClannfear Summon Clannfear
ConjurationDaedroth Summon Daedroth
ConjurationDremora Summon Dremora
ConjurationFadedWraith Summon Faded Wraith
ConjurationFireAtronach Summon Flame Atronach
ConjurationFrostAtronach Summon Frost Atronach
ConjurationHeadlessZombie Summon Headless Zombie
ConjurationSkeleton Summon Skeleton Champion
ConjurationSkeletonGuardian Summon Skeleton Guardian
ConjurationSkeleton Summon Skeleton Hero
ConjurationSpiderDaedra Summon Spider Daedra

Purchasable from Alberic Litte in Chorrol

ConjurationGhost Summon Ghost
ConjurationScamp Summon Scamp
ConjurationSkeleton Summon Skeleton
ConjurationZombie Summon Zombie

Purchasable from Borissean in Imperial City's Arcane University

ConjurationGloomWraith Summon Gloom Wraith
ConjurationLich Summon Lich
ConjurationXivilai Summon Xivilai

Purchasable from Volanaro in Bruma

ConjurationDremoraLord Summon Dremora Lord
  • Note that this spell needs to be bought before the quest A Plot Revealed has been started, or it will become unavailable.

Purchasable from Vigge the Cautious in Skingrad:

ConjurationStormAtronach Summon Storm Atronach
ConjurationTurnUndead Turn Undead

Gained from Shivering Isles:

Summongoldensaintconjuration Summon Golden Saint
Summondarkseducerconjuration Summon Dark Seducer
Summonfleshatronachconjuration Summon Flesh Atronach
Summonhungerconjuration Summon Hunger
SummonShambles Summon Shambles
SummonShambles Summon Replete Shambles



Conjured beingsEdit

Conjured creatures can be soul trapped, proving a way to level Mysticism as well. Atronachs drop the salt respective to their element. For example, Flame Atronachs drop Fire Salts because they deal fire damage.

After sustaining three attacks, conjured beings turn hostile toward their summoner. If they attack an innocent, the crime reflects back on the summoner, potentially causing them to be arrested, forcing them to pay fines, or do jail time.

Race and classEdit

Typically, the skill belongs to mage-based classes such as Witchhunter, Sorcerer, Battlemage, and pure mage. Because these mage classes rely upon Alteration's shield spell or Light Armor to deflect physical blows, conjuration allows the summoning of creatures which can distract foes from attacking the mage, while dealing small amounts of additional damage. Bretons do not racially gain a bonus to Destruction magic, meaning their fire, frost, and shock spells noticeably weaker than those of Dunmer and Altmer mages; their boosts to Conjuration help compensate that weakness.

Bound itemsEdit

Lacking Endurance, and by extension, carrying capacity, mages generally do not carry heavy weapons and armor. Weapons and armor summoned by Conjuration magic weight nothing, doing damage and protecting equal to Dremora weapons and armor. One downside is that the Daedric Warhammer, the strongest weapon of that set damage-wise, cannot be conjured.

Through an exploit, bound items can be kept permanently.

Dremora LordEdit

The spell Summon Dremora Lord cannot be learned after the quest "A Plot Revealed" starts, as Volanaro, the only seller of the spell, is dead once the Bruma Mages Guild is entered.


The Conjuration skill levels each time a Conjuration spell is successfully cast. Because simple and low-level spells like Summon Skeleton cost less magicka, casting them repeatedly can help raise the skill. Summoning constructions, then summoning Bound Weapons to attack them is an effective way to level the skill. Mounting a horse dispels conjurations; after dismounting they can be cast again.


The following books raise the Conjuration skill once, the first time they are read.


Main article: Trainer (Oblivion)#Conjuration

Leveling textEdit


Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now an Apprentice in Conjuration magic and can cast Apprentice level Conjuration spells.


Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now a Journeyman in Conjuration magic and can cast Journeyman level Conjuration spells.


Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now an Expert in Conjuration magic and can cast Expert level Conjuration spells.


Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now a Master of Conjuration magic and can cast Master level Conjuration spells.


  • The reanimate spell is not available for use as a spell, only the Staff of Worms has the ability to cast it.


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