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Guardian Circle is a Master-level Restoration spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Casting it 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.

PerksEdit

SpellEdit

Guardian Circle creates a magical barrier near the caster. The effects are constant as a Master level spell, but duration is affected by the perks mentioned above.

The spell has a standard duration of 60 seconds, increased to 132 seconds if dual cast. (Bugged in PS3, see bugs below)

As a vampire with the Necromage perk the spell has a standard duration of 90 seconds, increased to 198 seconds if dual cast.

UsefulnessEdit

Combined with magic absorb from either the Atronach perk or the Atronach Stone, the caster has a limitless supply of Magicka as long as he/she is within the circle.

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.

Spell tomeEdit

RestorationSkillBook

Restoration Skill Book

AttributesEdit

  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon
  • Value: 1220 GoldIcon
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.

AcquisitionEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Guardian Circle is one of only two Master level spells that can be dual cast. The other being Dragonhide.
  • Unlike other healing spells, Guardian Circle does not have effects with other perks in Restoration school like "Respite", "Regeneration", or others. It is unknown if this is a bug or this is just designed like that.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Guardian Circle. 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  ,  PS3  ,  PC  , 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3  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 Marcene 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.
  •  PS3   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.

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