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For other uses, see Morokei (Mask).
Morokei Mask
Level 50
Priest Type Shock
Health Health-icon 1490
Magic MagickaIcon 545
Stamina 0
Spells/Abilities Chain Lightning

Command Daedra
Greater Ward

Resistance Immune to poison
Loot Morokei (Mask)

Staff of Magnus

Soul Grand
Ref ID 00086CF4
Base ID 000F496C
"Did he warn you that your own power would be your undoing? That it would only serve to strengthen me?"

Morokei (MOROKEi) is one of the eight named Dragon Priests found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. His name means "Glorious" in the Dragon language.


Morokei was a legendary mage of the Dragon Priests and Ruler of Labyrinthian for the Dragon Cult.  His mastery of the arcane was legendary and possesed an insight into the very power of magic and spell-crafting, however it was only his arrogance and refusal to meet the Nords in open battle that spelled his defeat and was destroyed after the Nords seiged Labyrinthian. Fearing the great strength Morokei possessed, the Nords tricked and locked Morokei underneath his city, who used his great magical skill to preserve his body and grant him the power to last centuries for a foolish Nord or explorer to uncover his prison and unleash his powers upon the world oncemore. Savos Aren had encountered Morokei many years ago during his failed expedition to Labyrinthian with five of his fellow apprentices. In a desperate attempt to seal away Morokei permanently, Savos Aren sacrificed two of the surviving apprentices to remain behind, magically enthralled and forced to maintain a barrier around the Dragon Priest.


Staff of MagnusEdit

While walking through the Labyrinthian, Morokei will speak to the Dragonborn (at first in dragon language, then in Tamrielic). When he speaks, the Dragonborn's magicka is quickly drained. He must be defeated, along with the two enthralled apprentices eternally damned by Savos Aren to bind him in this chamber, in order to obtain the Staff of Magnus.

Notable itemsEdit

Upon his defeat, Morokei drops the Morokei mask - one of the eight Dragon Masks located throughout Skyrim. Collecting all eight masks is a requirement for the unmarked quest to restore the Dragon Priest Shrine. He will also drop the Staff of Magnus, which is needed for the College of Winterhold questline to be completed.


  • "Wo meyz wah dii vul junaar?"  Who comes to my dark kingdom?
  • "Nivahriin muz fen siiv nid aaz het."  Cowardly men will find no mercy here.
  • "You do not answer... must I use this guttural language of yours?"
  • "Have you returned, Aren? My old friend?"
  • "Do you seek to finish that which you could not?"
  • "You only face failure once more..."
  • " are not Aren, are you? Has he sent you in his place?"
  • "Did he warn you that your own power would be your undoing? That it would only serve to strengthen me?"
  • "Come. Face your end."



  • He is one of two Dragon Priests that does not rise from a sarcophagus, the other being Nahkriin.
  • He is one of two Dragon Priests that speak to the Dragonborn, the other being Nahkriin. Unlike Nahkriin, he will eventually stop speaking in Dragon language and start speaking in Tamrielic.
  • There is a spell called Morokei Channel which can be learned through console commands. It does no damage, but looks similar to when the Staff of Magnus is used. To learn it, open the console, type "help morokei" and type ​player.addspell F82B4. Currently unknown if code works for all players.
  • If you possess the Atronach alteration skill, Morokei will actually replenish your magicka instead of draining it.


  • Morokei may rarely be invincible due to Zero Hit Box detection (every shot counts as a miss). The console command "kill" with Morokei selected or with his RefID won't work. The only way to kill him is to use the Console Command "Killall". Make sure that your follower is set as essential before using that method.
  • In some instances, he will not attack the Dragonborn.
  • Sometimes, after the two enthralled wizards are killed, the Staff of Magnus may not be equipped and Morokei will not do anything other than floating around the Dragonborn until he is killed.
  • He may not drop the Staff of Magnus, rendering the quest incompletable.
  • He may on occasion drop two Staffs of Magnus.
  • He may teleport to the hallway where the top Enthralled Wizard will come down. He is still invincible, so kill the Enthralled Wizards, and then attack Morokei.
  • He will sometimes cast a spell of coloured lightning at the Dragonborn that will do no damage.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Morokei

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    • Man of steak wrote:I was totally being serious. (Sarcasm.) I mean, Morokei only has 5 health. I don't understand peoples difficulty with him. ...
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