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Basic Info
Spells/Abilities Sparks
Reanimate Corpse
Conjure Flame Atronach
Conjure Frost Atronach
ArmorIcon Necromancer Robes
Loot Necromancer Robes
Iron Dagger or higher levels can have a Steel Dagger
Soul Size Black
Base ID 00028502 (Wolfskull Nord Man)
00028503 (Wolfskull Woman)
00096559 (Wolfskull Dunmer)
0009655b (Wolfskull Breton)
000e1036 (Radiant)
000e1037 (Radiant)
000e103b (Radiant)
000e1049 (Radiant)
For other uses, see Necromancer.

Necromancers are mages who specialize in the conjuring of undead creatures. They usually have raised undead lurking inside their lairs that are permanent and do not dispel unless defeated.

Equipment and combatEdit

Necromancers wear robes that increase the regeneration of magicka by 75%; when disenchanted these robes allow the Dragonborn to learn the Fortify Magicka regeneration enchantment. When forced into close-combat, or when their magicka pool is completely drained, they use Iron Daggers or Iron Maces. Sometimes they will use a steel dagger or a steel mace, but this is normally at higher levels. At highest levels, they will move on to orcish weapons.

Above Level 81, Ascendant Necromancers spawned with console commands will sometimes wear Ancient Nord Armor instead.

When brought to battle, Necromancers immediately reanimate the corpses nearby, then flee from melee range and use Sparks, Flames, or Frostbite. They may also cast Conjure Flame Atronach instead of reanimating the dead, if there aren't any on the area. A minor note, unlike their equivalent in Oblivion, they do not conjure skeletons from nowhere.


Notable NecromancersEdit


This table depicts the different types of necromancers, as well as their combat styles.

Type Magicka Spells
Novice Necromancer 130 Frostbite, Reanimate Corpse, Healing
Apprentice Necromancer 185 Frostbite, Ice Spike, Reanimate Corpse, Fast Healing, Steadfast Ward
Adept Necromancer 230 Frostbite, Ice Spike, Revenant, Fast Healing, Steadfast Ward
Expert Necromancer 290 Ice Spike, Revenant, Fast Healing, Greater Ward, Ironflesh
Master Necromancer 360 Ice Spike, Ice Storm, Dread Zombie, Close Wounds, Greater Ward, Turn Greater Undead, Ebonyflesh
Arch Necromancer ? Ice Spike, Ice Storm, Dread Zombie, Close Wounds, Greater Ward, Turn Greater Undead, Ebonyflesh
Ascendant Necromancer ? Ice Spike, Ice Storm, Dread Zombie, Close Wounds, Greater Ward, Turn Greater Undead, Ebonyflesh, Chain Lightning


  • If a Necromancer is being reanimated, they can also reanimate other entities.
  •  PC   Tested with Creation Kit: if a Necromancer is being summoned via Conjuration spells, they can also reanimate other entities despite being summoned entity themselves, they cannot conjure other entities however.

See alsoEdit


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  • Do Necromancers doubt their abilities?

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    • Because they're shunned. Would you want someone messing about with your dead relatives, raising them into undead? The fact they'...
  • ANother type of necromancer

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    • You can also spawn them with Console Commands, oddly, if you spawn them with Console Commands when you're above LV81, they'll someti...
    • I started encoutering them at lvl 33.

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