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Not to be confused with The Staff of Magnus.

The Staff of Magnus is an ancient, powerful staff with mystical ties to the Eye of Magnus and the Aedra from whom its name is derived.


The Staff of Magnus can be described as a "metaphysical battery of sorts" used by its creator, the god Magnus. Using it absorbs an enemy's health and magicka,[1] and lessens the effect of spells cast on the user.[2] While it shields its user from magical attacks,[3], the staff will eventually abandon its owner before they upset the mystical balance it is sworn to protect by becoming too powerful.[1]


Second EraEdit

In 2E 582, during the events of The Elder Scrolls Online, the staff was in the possession of the Aldmeri Dominion, having been stashed in Marbruk. However, the lich Naemon had the staff stolen, whereupon his shade took the staff to the location of the Heart of Valenwood, the Ayleid Ruin of Hectahame. Attempting to use the staff to corrupt the heart, the shade removed the ancient magical protections that had been previously placed upon the ruin. The Veiled Heritance hoped to turn Valenwood into a "Shadow Wood." Luckily for Valenwood, however, the Dominion eventually invaded the ruins, killing Naemon. The staff ultimately ended up in the hands of Queen Ayrenn.[4]

Third EraEdit

Years later, during the Imperial Simulacrum, the Staff of Magnus was located by the Eternal Champion.[5]

Later into the third era, the staff obtained by a mage from the Mages Guild, and the Hero of Daggerfall was assigned the task of taking back the staff from the guild.[6]

Dreveni Hlaren, a sorceress, was the owner of the staff by 3E 427. Discovering its location, the Mages Guild tasked the Nerevarine with reclaiming the staff for them.[7]

Fourth EraEdit

By 4E 201 the staff was somewhere deep within the crypt of Labyrinthian. The Last Dragonborn was sent to the Labyrinthian by the College of Winterhold, where they killed the Dragon Priest Morokei and brought the staff back to the establishment. The Synod and Psijic Order were both involved in use of the staff at this point.[8]

By gameEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Tamrielic Lore
  2. Effects in Morrowind
  3. Effects in Arena
  4. Events of Online
  5. Events of Arena
  6. Events of Daggerfall
  7. Events of Morrowind
  8. Events of Skyrim

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  • 2 Staffs on PC

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    • I've heard of the issue a few times and had it once myself; shouldn't cause any issues, although according to this it might cause a issue w...
    • Not sure if it helps, but when I looted Morokei, I found two staffs as well as the mask. I just wanted to make sure that the [PC] tag was going...

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