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For other uses, see Fury.

Fury is a Novice-level Illusion spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


Casting Fury causes foes up to level 6 to attack anything nearby for 30 seconds. Altmer characters begin the game with this spell already learned. Of the three demoralizing spells, Fury is the lower-level one, and Frenzy ranks above it, followed by Mayhem.


Spell tomeEdit



  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon
  • Value: 43 GoldIcon
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.



  • Fury is useful for killing targets in highly public places, such as for the Dark Brotherhood. Casting it on a person is not considered a crime, if hidden or sneaking. The ensuing riot causes the targeted person to be killed in the fray, leaving the killer veiled.
  • This spell is useful for stealthy or ranged-offensive characters, because targets become distracted by each other, allowing the Dragonborn to throw destruction spells or arrows into the fray without being detected and attacked. It is also useful for players who are nightblades, which is a mix of a mage and an assassin.
  • It is possible to clear out entire forts with this spell, as long as the player is hidden when casting and during the fights.


  • Casting fury on a non-hostile target will be counted as assault if seen by a guard or reported (bounty increase of 40 GoldIcon), but killing the target while they are still affected by fury will not count as murder and not result in a bounty increase.


This section contains bugs related to Fury (Skyrim). 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.
  • Hawks will be instantly killed when hit with this spell, even though it deals no damage.
  • Casting Fury on an enemy while fighting them will cause them to sheathe and unsheathe their weapon. It may also make them say another line of combat dialogue.


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