A sworn enemy to the Daedric Lord Meridia, Malkoran is easily one of the most powerful necromancers in Skyrim, and his combination of destruction and restoration spells are amongst the toughest for the player to go up against. He will arm himself with a Steadfast Ward nearly everytime the player uses a destruction spell of their own or a shout, plus a Fast Healing spell should his health be lowered. Also, Malkoran will unleash a pair of frost-related destruction spells, Icy Spear and Ice Storm (with a greater range and a seemingly doubled affect of damage to the player's health and stamina, in a way disallowing the player to set up for another attack and won't stop until the player is dead). Once he's killed, his shade will emerge from his recently killed corpse and will unleash powerful attacks on the player. Overall, Malkoran is one of the toughest foes in Skyrim mainly for being an adaptable enemy, albeit being knowlegeable of your playing style, allowing for him to counter rather easily.
He can be used to gain infinite gold. Malkoran's shade will appear as a new enemy every time Malkoran dies and will always have its default loot, which will always be 1 Bone Meal and 250 . Thus using Dead Thrall to revive him will allow this process to be repeated potentially infinite times.
Malkoran may appear with or without a hood.
His name is similar to a sorcerer from the Ranger's Apprentice book series: Malkallam