Casting it summons a ghostly wolf to fight for the Dragonborn for 60 seconds. No corpse is required. Conjured Familiars cannot be soul trapped, nor are they affected by banishing spells. Conjure Flaming Familiar is the upgraded form of this spell.
- "Novice Conjuration" cuts the Magicka cost of Conjure Familiar by half.
- "Oblivion Binding" dispels both ally and enemy Conjured Familiars when struck with Bound weaponry.
- "Summoner" - Conjured Familiar can be summoned at a greater distance. An additional allocation in this perks multiplies casting distance by 3.
- "Twin Souls" allows two familiars to be summoned at once.
- Weight: 1
- Value: 49 - 152
- See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.
- Can be bought from Court Wizards.
- Nelacar at The Frozen Hearth sells this tome and other spell tomes after completing The Black Star in his favor.
- On occasion, may be found on hostile magic users, such as mages, necromancers and conjurers.
- May be found in chests.
- May be sold by general merchants.
- Sold by Phinis Gestor at the College of Winterhold.
- This spell appears to be based on entities in European folklore called Familiars. They are said to be supernatural beings, often appearing as animals or humanoid figures, that are summoned to assist those who practice magic.
- It is possible to contract Rockjoint from a familiar if it engages you in combat.
- Breton characters begin the game with this spell already learned.
- Conjure Familiar is one of two creature-summoning spells (the other Conjure Flaming Familiar) where the summoned creatures' health isn't able to be upgraded, like undead and atronachs.
- The Werewolf power, Howl of Brotherhood, acts like this spell, though it summons two Familiars and has a cool-down period, like a Dragon Shout.
This section contains bugs related to Conjure Familiar. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- When casting the spell and walking forwards the player will vanish, the conjuration sound effect plays but there is no graphic and no magic cost. The player vanishes for a few seconds and reappears.
- On some occasions, the transparent "ghost" effect of the familiar will be removed upon killing one, and it will appear as a normal wolf but with an amber coat, identical to the Alpha Wolf, a variant of wolf that was removed from the game.
- When walking forward while casting the spell next to the woodcutters, sometimes the water in the river disappears and all you can see is the top sparkling.
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