This staff allows the wielder to summon a frost atronach, an effect that emulates the Conjuration spell Conjure Frost Atronach. Charge consumed by the staff's use is reduced by higher Conjuration skill. The Conjuration perk Elemental Potency does not work on this staff.
- One can be found in the College of Winterhold in the Arch-Mage's quarters on a shelf. Taking the staff before becoming Arch-Mage counts as stealing.
- Found as a random drop, mostly on spell-casting enemies.
- Mages in the College of Winterhold sometimes sell this staff.
- Sometimes found in "boss" chests, even at low levels.
- With the addition of the Dawnguard add-on, some Falmer may wield a version of this staff with a different appearance.
The staff can be crafted in the Atronach Forge in the Midden. With the addition of the Dragonborn add-on, this staff can also be created at Neloth's staff enchanter in Tel Mithryn. It requires the following components:
- The frost atronach summoned by this staff is still named "Frost Atronach," not "Potent Frost Atronach."
- The recharge level of the staff is the same as greater soul gems.