Guardian Circle creates a circle around the caster that heals for 20 points every second while also repelling undead creatures up to level 35. It requires both hands to cast. Guardian Circle has a standard duration of 60 seconds, increased to 132 seconds if dual cast. As a vampire with the Necromage perk, the spell has a standard duration of 90 seconds, increased to 198 seconds if dual cast.
The effects are constant as a Master level spell, but duration is affected by the following perks:
- Master Restoration allows the spell to be cast for half Magicka.
- Dual Casting allows the spell to last for a longer duration.
- Necromage, if the Dragonborn is a vampire, increases the duration of the spell.
As a Master level spell, the listed effects are not altered by any perks. This combined with the long casting animation means it is ultimately less effective than a combination of high level healing spells and Circle of Protection; the latter combination will repel higher level undead and heal much more than Guardian Circle.
- Weight: 1
- Value: 1220
- See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.
- Colette Marence at the College of Winterhold sells this spell after the completion of the Restoration Ritual Spell.
- Unlike other healing spells, Guardian Circle's healing effect cannot be altered by any perks; Respite and Regeneration do not change the healing rate of 20 points per second and the spell has no effect on stamina, and casting it as a Vampire with Necromage will only affect it's duration and heighten the max level at which undead will flee. The healing rate always remains static at 20 health points per second.
This section contains bugs related to Guardian Circle. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
Sometimes, after completing the Restoration Ritual Spell quest, Colette Marence will not sell this spell.
- Possible fix: Reload save before accepting quest, and completing Augur's task using only restoration spells.
- Another possible fix: Casting Bane of the Undead immediately after surviving the ghosts and after receiving the spell from the Augur. Then going to Colette Marence.
- Casting Bane of the Undead in front of Collette Marence may fix this bug.
- Reloading a save, after the quest is finished but prior to speaking with Colette Marence to buy the tome for the first time, may fix this.
- Another fix: Reload a save from before the ritual spell quest has been finished. To be sure, one should ask Collette what she has for sale, before heading for the Augur.
- If on a PC, one may use the console command
set MGRitualRestBook to 0to set the correct stage. Colette should then have the tome for sale on the next inventory reset.
- Guardian Circle can be dual cast, however, the duration is still 60 seconds even though the Active Effects shows it is more than 2 minutes.
| Bane of the Undead • Circle of Protection • Close Wounds • Fast Healing • Grand Healing • Greater Ward |
Guardian Circle • Heal Other • Healing • Healing Hands • Lesser Ward • Repel Lesser Undead • Steadfast Ward
Turn Greater Undead • Turn Lesser Undead • Turn Undead
|Heal Undead • Necromantic Healing • Stendarr's Aura • Sun Fire • Vampire's Bane|
|Schools of Magic|
|Alteration • Conjuration • Destruction • Illusion • Restoration|
|Restoration Ritual Spell • Wards • Magicka • Health • Perks • College of Winterhold • Restoration trainers|