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Conjuration Ritual Spell
Conjuration Ritual Spell
Quest Giver Phinis Gestor
Location College of Winterhold
Prerequisite Conjuration level 90
Reward Master-level Conjuration spells
Faction College of Winterhold
Type Master-level training
Quest ID MGRitual03
Conjuration Ritual Spell is a quest available in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

This is a quest that can be initiated once the Dragonborn reaches Conjuration level 90, which presents the ability to summon even more powerful creatures.


Once level 90 Conjuration is reached, a new dialogue option appears with Phinis Gestor: "What else is there to be learned about Conjuration magic?" He mentions that, in order to give any higher-level Conjuration spells, he must have a sigil stone from an Oblivion gate. He then teaches the Summon Unbound Dremora spell. He tells the Dragonborn to climb up to the roof of the Hall of Attainment, use the spell, then defeat the summoned, unbound dremora.


Although many tactics for destroying the dremora are available, Daedra are vulnerable to shock damage. Thus, entering the battle with lightning magic, weapons imbued with electricity, and Dragon Shouts such as Storm Call, will optimize damage output, and the battle takes less time. Once summoned, the unbound dremora attacks the Dragonborn, regardless of the dialogue choice.

Having a follower present helps, as the dremora prefers close combat. The follower can serve as a decoy while the Dragonborn casts spells or shoots arrows from afar. Casting Banish or Expel Daedra repeatedly drains the dremora's health but does not destroy it immediately as it would with lesser Daedra. Having the Oblivion Binding perk and using bound weapons on the dremora does not banish it as it would any other Dremora or Atronach. Without a follower, a Flame Atronach or other conjured beings can serve as shields or distractions while the Dragonborn unleashes lethal destruction spells, and a powerful enough summon such as another Dremora Lord could defeat it with relative ease. Also, Unrelenting Force may be used to throw it off the tower which, will finish it off instantly.

The dremora will need to be defeated twice before it will submit. Each time it is defeated, it must be summoned again. After the second defeat, it submits. If the unbound dremora cannot be summoned again before it submits, be sure that its soul has not been captured and the dialogue preceding each round of battle hasn't been skipped.


After defeating the dremora, the Dragonborn orders it to retrieve the Sigil Stone. When it is summoned again, the stone can be accepted, then brought to Phinis Gestor. Making this quest an active quest helps with locating him.

When Phinis is approached, there is a new dialogue option, "I have your sigil stone." He says that he just needs to borrow it, and the conversation ends. Speaking to him again reveals yet another dialogue option, "What did you see?" Taking this option causes him to return the sigil stone, plus reward the Dragonborn with a Flame Thrall spell tome. Flame Thrall is a Master-level spell with a base cost of 534 magicka without the master conjuration perk. The summoned being does not dissipate with time, but its health is limited. The "Twin Souls" perk allows two flame thralls to be summoned at once.

After this, Phinis offers the other thrall spells for a considerable fee. All these spells summon thralls with no expiration.

The sigil stone can also be used at the Atronach Forge, located in The Midden underneath the College. It can be placed on the pedestal, allowing the crafting of Daedric armor, weapons, and hearts. The unbound dremora remains at the College.


Journal Entry

Phinis Gestor has told me that in order to inscribe powerful Conjuration spells, he'll need a sigil stone from an Oblivion gate. To get one, I'll need to summon an Unbound Dremora and bend it to my will

  • Objective: Summon and subdue an Unbound Dremora

Phinis Gestor requires a sigil stone to inscribe powerful Conjuration spells for me. I subdued an Unbound Dremora and had it retrieve one for me, which I should now take to Phinis.

  • Objective: Deliver the stone to Phinis

I have subdued an Unbound Dremora and had him retrieve a sigil stone for me, which Phinis Gestor has used to inscribe the Master Conjuration spells. In exchange for doing this, he has given me the first of the spells.

  • Quest complete



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  • Dremora doesn't spawn

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    • Aim the spell at the centre the circle where the mission arrow points, let the spell power up fully so both hands glow, then discharge it....
    • Having Barbas present makes the dremora immediately attack instead of initiating dialog. Dismissing Barbas fixes the problem. Not sure if hav...
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    • When I originally entered the College, I never bothered completing any of the quests, influding the original "Tour of the Campus" quest.  I j...
    • Hey thanks for the tip because I am only 10 levels away from 90 in conjuration I think I'll try that out but I won't have Savos Aren.

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