For other uses, see Skull of Corruption.
"The world will be better off with this foul thing gone from it."
―Martin Septim.[src]

The Skull of Corruption is a staff that is a Daedric Artifact of the Prince of Dreams, Vaermina, and creates a double of the target. This "corrupted double" then attacks the opponent. The corrupted double remains active only for about 20–30 seconds.

The Skull of Corruption can be recharged like any normal staff via soul gems.



The staff is a reward for the completion of this quest.

Blood of the DaedraEdit

The staff can be given to Martin Septim in order to open the portal to Mankar Camoran's Paradise.

Unaffected targetsEdit



  • Nearby guards will attack the corrupted and uncorrupted character.
  • It's possible to recover the Emperor's Robe with the staff. This method requires you to acquire the staff before the Emperor's body disappears in the dungeon, then the player must resurrect the Emperor and clone him with the staff. Finally the player must kill the clone and save the game before the clone vanishes, the player can then load the game and enter the clones inventory to receive the robe.