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For other uses, see Necromancer.

Necromancers are mages who specialize in the conjuration of undead creatures.

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 will use an Iron Daggers or Iron Maces. At higher levels, they will use a steel dagger or a steel mace, instead. At the 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.

During combat, Necromancers immediately reanimate any 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 are not any corpses within the area.


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


  • Unlike their equivalent in Oblivion, they do not conjure skeletons from thin air.
  •  PC   Tested with Creation Kit: if a Necromancer is being summoned via Conjuration spells, they can also reanimate other entities despite being a summoned entity themselves. However, they cannot conjure other entities.

See alsoEdit


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