Main article: Staves (Skyrim)

The Staff of Paralysis is a weapon in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This staff allows the wielder a chance to paralyze a target, an effect that emulates the Alteration spell Paralyze. Charge consumed by the staff's use is reduced by higher Alteration skill.



With Dragonborn, this staff may be crafted using Neloth's staff enchanter in his tower at Tel Mithryn on the island of Solstheim using the following:


  • Although this staff does not have much usage, the recharge of the staff is larger than a grand soul gem.


This section contains bugs related to Staff of Paralysis. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
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  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   PS3   Using this staff on animals in Riverwood will cause the guards to turn hostile on the target animal.