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Tolfdir
Tolfdir 01
Race Elder / Nord
Gender Male
Level PCx1 (10-50)
Class Spell Vendor
Faction The College of Winterhold
Rank Master Alterer
Master Wizard
Services Alteration training
Ref ID 0001C1A1
Base ID 0001C19E

Tolfdir is an elderly Nord mage at the College of Winterhold, where he teaches. An old, wise and friendly mage, Tolfdir is adept in defensive magic, plus a master of and trainer for Alteration. Some spells he sells include Greater Ward and Ebonyflesh.  He serves as the Dragonborn's teacher and guide at the college.

Wares and routineEdit

As well as offering Master-level training in Alteration, Tolfdir sells Alteration-based items such as jewelry, staves, spell tomes, and mage robes. When not teaching in the Hall of the Elements, Tolfdir may be found sleeping or eating on the lower level of the Hall of Attainment

After completing Under Saarthal, Tolfdir may remain at the Eye of Magnus, in Saarthal, until the next quest in the mage quest line, Hitting the Books, is completed. 

PersonalityEdit

Despite his age and apparently absent-minded nature, Tolfdir is a very powerful mage; however, he is never boastful, nor does he abuse his influence at the college.

InteractionsEdit

Tolfdir

Tolfdir specializes in Alteration

During the Dragonborn's first lessons at the College, Tolfdir instructs the apprentices about the proper use of wards. He also provides a lesser ward spell, free of charge, if it isn't already known. Thereafter, he serves as a master-level trainer for Alteration, staying in the Hall of the Elements studying the Eye of Magnus while it is there.

Tolfdir's second lesson takes the apprentices to Saarthal, where the Dragonborn stumbles upon a secret passageway while collecting magical artifacts. Tolfdir accompanies the Dragonborn as a companion from this stage until the Eye of Magnus is discovered at the end of the crypt.

After recovering the Staff of Magnus from Labyrinthian, Toldfir gets paralyzed when he tries to assist with defeating Ancano. Afterwards, he replaces Mirabelle Ervine as Master Wizard due to her death in the skirmish that follows.

At regular intervals, Tolfdir misplaces his alembic, which can be located in one of three places in the Hall of Countenance.

QuestsEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Tolfdir has heterochromia iridum. His right eye is hazel and his left eye is green.
  • During the College quest The Staff of Magnus, Tolfdir is made Master Wizard, replacing the late Mirabelle Ervine.
  • Despite being named Arch-Mage of the college by completing The Eye of Magnus quest, Tolfdir is effectively in charge of the college after that point. There are no more main duties or quests with other NPCs of the college than before. Tolfdir is also the one to answer to if the Dragonborn steals, assaults someone, or otherwise breaks the college's rules and ends up being forced to complete the quest Rejoining the College.

BugsEdit

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  •  PC   360   PS3  Tolfdir may travel to Whiterun Stables during "Under Saarthal". From there, he moves near Mount Anthor, finally proceeding to Saarthal.
  •  PC   360   PS3 When teaching the Lesser Ward spell Tolfdir will not shoot fire at the Dragonborn.

Appearances Edit

Start a Discussion Discussions about Tolfdir

  • First lessons

    3 messages
    • You are meant to cast the spell he gives you. When you do that Tolfdir casts some firebolts at you.
    • Cast a ward and hold it up, facing Tolfdir. He'll cast one firebolt and quest complete, talk to him
  • How can I find Tolfdir?

    8 messages
    • For me, tolfdir is like an f-ing stealth ninja, I can't find him anywhere...  But then I just spawn him near me via console commands.
    • He is dead sorry your game is broken or is it a bug have you checked for his dead body

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