Summon is a magical effect that temporarily calls forth a servant creature to fight alongside the caster. This effect is a member of the Conjuration school of magic, governed by the Intelligence attribute. Summon has a duration, but does not consist of a magnitude, area, or range.
Summoned servants are typically undead or Daedra, but in some instances can be a Centurion Sphere, Fabricant (in Tribunal), or animal (in Bloodmoon). Multiple servants can be summoned simultaneously if they do not originate from the same source (different spells, scrolls, items, or combinations can be used at the same time). Summonings appear in front of the caster, and are prone to accidental damage. They will turn hostile towards the summoner if sufficiently wounded.
A summoned servant can be killed by damage occurred during battle, or when the effect's duration expires. A deceased servant remains in this realm for a brief period of time (during which the corpse can be looted) before it disappears. Be weary of the bug listed below when looting a summoned creature.
There are twenty variations of the effect:
The following spells include a Summon effect. They may incorporate additional effects – see articles for details.
The following items are enchanted with a Summon effect. They may incorporate additional effects – see articles for further details.
|Enchanted Armor and Shields|
|Item||Type||Armor Class||Creature(s)||Duration||Item ID|
|Bloodworm Helm||Helmet||Heavy||Skeletal Minion||30||bloodworm_helm_unique|
|Gothren's Cephalopod Helm||Helmet||Light||Dremora||120||cephalopod_helm_HTNK|
|Spirit of Indoril||Shield||Light||Ancestor Ghost||60||spirit of indoril|
|Enchanted Clothing and Jewelry|
|Amulet of Igniis||Amulet||Flame Atronach||60||amulet of igniis|
|Ancestor's Amulet||Amulet||Ancestor Ghost||60||summon ancestor amulet|
|Ancestor's Ring||Ring||Ancestor Ghost||60||ancestor's ring|
|Amulet of Shades||Amulet||Bonewalker||60||amulet of shades|
|Aryon's Helper *||Right Glove||Flame Atronach||120||aryongloveright|
|Barilzar's Mazed Band TR||Ring||Verminous Fabricant||60||mazed_band_end|
|Bone Charm||Amulet||Skeletal Minion||60||bone charm|
|Bone Guard Belt||Belt||Skeletal Minion||10||bone guard belt|
|Ghost Charm||Amulet||Ancestor Ghost||60||ghost charm|
|Graveyard Amulet||Amulet||Skeletal Minion||60||graveyard charm|
|Nervion Ancestor Ring||Ring||Ancestor Ghost||60||Expensive_Ring_01_HRDT|
|Scamp Slinker Belt||Belt||Scamp||60||scamp slinker belt|
* Simultaneously summons three servants.
|Milyn Faram's Scroll||Daedroth||120||sc_summondaedroth_hto|
|Scroll of Summon Flame Atronach||Flame Atronach||60||sc_summonflameatronach|
|Scroll of Summon Frost Atronach||Frost Atronach||60||sc_summonfrostatronach|
|Scroll of Summon Golden Saint||Golden Saint||60||sc_summongoldensaint|
|Scroll of Summon Skeleton||Skeletal Minion||60||sc_summonskeletalservant|
|Ancestral Wisdom Staff||Blunt 2H||Ancestor Ghost||100||steelstaffancestors_ttsa|
|Boethiah's Walking Stick||Blunt 2H||Ancestor Ghost||60||boethiah's walking stick|
|Scourge||Blunt 1H||Dremora and Scamp||30||spear_mercy_unique|
|Spear of Bitter Mercy||Spear||Storm Atronach||30||spear_mercy_unique|
|Staff of Carnal Channeling BM||Blunt 2H||Bonewalker||30||bm_ebony_staff_necro|
|Staff of the Forefathers||Blunt 2H||Ancestor Ghost||60||staff of the forefathers|
|Steel Staff of the Ancestors||Blunt 2H||Ancestor Ghost||60||steel staff of the ancestors|
- Although the in-game description states, "if summoned in town, the guards will attack you and the summoning on sight," this is untrue.
This section contains bugs related to Summon (Morrowind). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- When searching the remains of a summoned creature following its death, using the "Dispose of Corpse" button conflicts with the script that causes the remains to disappear, causing the game to hang.