Where is the arch mage? been searching for him for over 2-3 hours today. He is not in the college of winterhold. I need to get to him so i can tell him about the secret orbit discovered in Saarthal. Anyone have a clue, about what I should do? is he hiding?
Easy Way to Defeat the Draugr DeathlordEdit
Once you complete the 6 pillar puzzle, move back to the beginning of the room and have your companion wait there (if you have one) and then move ahead to the room where the Deathlord is waiting. Draw its attention and run back to the lever in the 6 pillar room. Close the cullis gate with the lever before the Deathlord can make it through. The Deathlord will move off somewhere around the corner, and you can fire a Rune onto the floor of the hallway past the cullis gate with some careful aiming, then cast some projectile spell at the gate and sneak around as needed to draw the Deathlord back to the gate (sometimes opening the gate and making some noise is enough to lure it, but be careful with your timing when you re-close it). Continue this until you've defeated the Deathlord, or at least worn it down for an easier fight. Note that the Deathlord's Thu'Um will travel through the gate if it chooses to use it, but so will your own Shouts. Sinistrahd (talk) 22:42, November 22, 2011 (UTC)
Another way is to jump over the empty coffin on top of the plinth and stand on the shelf the other side of it. For reasons that remain obscure the Deathlord appears reluctant to approach the coffin and will stand off. Gives you chance to wear him down with projectile or spells, the position leaves you open to his Thu'Um so to avoid problems of weapon loss I made sure I wielded only spells. He did retreat through the rear door occasionally but you can lure him out by jumping back over the coffin, hitting him and retreating back to safety. This is on the PC. Desktopcarl (talk) 09:42, February 15, 2012 (UTC)
Bug Report: Jyrik GauldursonEdit
(PC) Sometimes Jyrik simply wont die. He will lose health but for some reason he simply wont perish. This may be because Tolfdir does not strike the orb but above it, though this needs confirmation. To continue (for PC users), open up the console and type "setessential 0001bb28 0" to make Jyrik mortal. Killing him will allow you to continue progress. --Radnus 126.96.36.199 16:15, February 10, 2012 (UTC)
I'm stuck on the 6 pillar puzzle, I can NOT get any of the pillars to move. I get the "Use A to activate" but nothing happens. What am I missing?
188.8.131.52 14:40, February 21, 2012 (UTC)Andy
When Tolfdir seems to have disappeared, go to the map marker and input the console command
Seems to have resolved the issue for me.
The easy way to kill the Deathlord is luring him into the room right before you enter Saarthal, and get in a pissing mtch with him by circling the room and shooting fire and sparks or whatever you have. Then you have those rune traps you have to get through, right. No damage is needed to be taken, all you have to do is shoot fire at it and be a farish distance away and your good.
184.108.40.206 21:13, April 27, 2012 (UTC) Raven