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"You smell of death! Been conjuring up dead things?"
―Citizens, when Conjuration reaches 70 or higher[src]
For other uses, see Conjuration.

Conjuration is a magic skill that governs the summoning of Daedric and undead servants, conjure magical weapons and armor, and repel the undead. Its governing attribute is Intelligence.

The Chorrol Mages Guild specializes in Conjuration.

Classes and races[]

Classes with Conjuration as a major skill include:

Altmer gain a +5 boost to Conjuration at character creation, while Bretons gain a +10 boost, higher than any other race.

Spell effects[]

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Length: 2.4sec
Description: Conjuration spell casting sound

ConjurationBoundArmor.png Bound Armor[]

ConjurationBoundWeapon.png Bound Weapon[]

Summon (creature)[]

Purchasable from Athragar in Chorrol

ConjurationClannfear.png Summon Clannfear
ConjurationDaedroth.png Summon Daedroth
ConjurationDremora.png Summon Dremora
ConjurationFadedWraith.png Summon Faded Wraith
ConjurationFireAtronach.png Summon Flame Atronach
ConjurationFrostAtronach.png Summon Frost Atronach
ConjurationHeadlessZombie.png Summon Headless Zombie
ConjurationSkeleton.png Summon Skeleton Champion
ConjurationSkeletonGuardian.png Summon Skeleton Guardian
ConjurationSkeleton.png Summon Skeleton Hero
ConjurationSpiderDaedra.png Summon Spider Daedra


Purchasable from Alberic Litte in Chorrol

ConjurationGhost.png Summon Ghost
ConjurationScamp.png Summon Scamp
ConjurationSkeleton.png Summon Skeleton
ConjurationZombie.png Summon Zombie


Purchasable from Borissean in Imperial City's Arcane University

ConjurationGloomWraith.png Summon Gloom Wraith
ConjurationLich.png Summon Lich
ConjurationXivilai.png Summon Xivilai


Purchasable from Volanaro in Bruma

ConjurationDremoraLord.png Summon Dremora Lord
  • Note that this spell needs to be bought before the quest "A Plot Revealed" has been started, or it will become unavailable.

Purchasable from Vigge the Cautious in Skingrad:

ConjurationStormAtronach.png Summon Storm Atronach
ConjurationTurnUndead.png Turn Undead


Gained from Shivering Isles:

Summongoldensaintconjuration.png Summon Golden Saint
Summondarkseducerconjuration.png Summon Dark Seducer
Summonfleshatronachconjuration.png Summon Flesh Atronach
Summonhungerconjuration.png Summon Hunger
SummonShambles.png Summon Shambles
SummonShambles.png Summon Replete Shambles

Spells[]

Usefulness[]

Conjured beings[]

Conjured creatures can be soul trapped, providing a way to level Mysticism as well. Atronachs drop the salt respective to their element. For example, Flame Atronachs drop Fire Salts because they deal fire damage.

After sustaining three attacks, conjured beings turn hostile toward their summoner. If they attack an innocent, the crime reflects back on the summoner, potentially forcing them to pay fines or do jail time.

Race and class[]

Typically, the skill belongs to mage-based classes such as Witchhunter, Sorcerer, Battlemage, and pure mage. Because these mage classes (with the exception of Sorcerer, which does have heavy armor) rely upon Alteration's shield spell or Light Armor to deflect physical blows, conjuration allows the summoning of creatures which can distract foes from attacking the mage, while dealing small amounts of additional damage. Bretons do not racially gain a bonus to Destruction magic, meaning their fire, frost, and shock spells noticeably weaker than those of Dunmer and Altmer mages; their boosts to Conjuration help compensate that weakness.

Bound items[]

Lacking Endurance, and by extension, carrying capacity, mages generally do not carry heavy weapons and armor. Weapons and armor summoned by Conjuration magic weight nothing, doing damage and protecting equal to Dremora weapons and armor. One downside is that the Daedric warhammer, the strongest weapon of that set damage-wise, cannot be conjured.

Through an exploit, bound items can be kept permanently.

Dremora Lord[]

The spell Summon Dremora Lord cannot be learned after the quest "A Plot Revealed" starts, as Volanaro, the only seller of the spell, is dead once the Bruma Mages Guild is entered.

Leveling[]

The Conjuration skill levels each time a Conjuration spell is successfully cast. Because simple and low-level spells like Summon Skeleton cost less magicka, casting them repeatedly can help raise the skill. Summoning constructions, then summoning Bound Weapons to attack them is an effective way to level the skill. Mounting a horse dispels conjurations; after dismounting they can be cast again.

The easiest method to level up the skill is to buy the Bound Dagger spell and make a new spell in the Arcane University with Bound Dagger and Dispel on self as it's effects, You can then repeatedly cast this spell by holding the cast button.

Books[]

The following books raise the Conjuration skill once, the first time they are read.

Trainers[]

Main article: Trainers (Oblivion)#Conjuration

Leveling text[]

Apprentice[]

Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now an Apprentice in Conjuration magic and can cast Apprentice level Conjuration spells.

Journeyman[]

Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now a Journeyman in Conjuration magic and can cast Journeyman level Conjuration spells.

Expert[]

Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now an Expert in Conjuration magic and can cast Expert level Conjuration spells.

Master[]

Through steady practice you have discovered more creatures to summon from the planes of Oblivion. You are now a Master of Conjuration magic and can cast Master level Conjuration spells.

Trivia[]

  • The reanimate spell is not available for use as a spell, only the Staff of Worms has the ability to cast it.

Appearances[]

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