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Turn Undead (Oblivion)

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For other uses, see Turn Undead.

Turn Undead is an offensive Conjuration spell that temporarily decreases an undead creature's Confidence.


  • Like other AI-altering effects, the strength of the spell is based on a magnitude-to-level conversion. At the spellmaking and enchanting altar, the player will see levels "(up to level 25)" instead of magnitudes because of this.
  • Since undead are unfazed by demoralize spells, turn undead is a good crowd control mechanism.
  • Those with the birthsign of The Ritual have Blessed Word, which turns undead, as a Lesser Power spell. This is the most powerful turn undead spell in the game, since its level is 25 (spells that affect creatures "up to level 25" will actually work on a creature of ANY level, as long as the player's character is not wearing any Armor; however, since Blessed Word is a Lesser Power, it will always work).

When cast with a magnitude of 15 and a duration of 30 seconds, the total cost for this spell is 11 magicka; however, varying levels of this spell may be cast depending upon the player's skill level in conjuration, as described in the table below:


Name ID Tome ID Level Magnitude Duration Magicka Cost MagickaIcon
Turn Undead 000AA068 xx00283d Novice 15 30 11
Repulse Undead 000AA069 xx00283e Apprentice 30 30 29
Rebuke Undead 000AA06A xx00283f Journeyman 60 30 70
Dismiss Undead 000AA06B xx002840 Expert 75 60 187


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