- Arch-Mage Savos Aren of the College of Winterhold rewards the Dragonborn with this staff, after being informed about the discovery of the Eye of Magnus at Saarthal, in the quest "Under Saarthal."
- In Drevis Neloren's room in the Hall of Countenance, on a shelf (owned).
- The Blue Palace in Solitude, in a flower pot to the right of the Jarl's throne (can be taken for free without it being considered theft if the Dragonborn completes Sybille Stentor's request to kill a vampire leader in Pinemoon Cave).
- Inside Shalidor's Maze.
The staff can be crafted with the addition of The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn. It requires the following components: