- Main article: Staves (Skyrim)
The Staff of Dread Zombies allows the wielder to reanimate a very powerful dead body to fight for them, an effect that emulates the Conjuration spell Dread Zombie. Charge consumed by the staff's use is reduced by higher Conjuration skill levels.
- Can be obtained from the Aspiring Mage. One has the options of persuading him to give it up, paying him for it, or just killing him and taking it.
- Can be bought from mages in the College of Winterhold.
- May be found as random loot.
- The recharge of the staff is the same as Grand Soul Gems.