Liches are undead Mages who after deceased overcame death and obtained immortality using magic. Though their bodies are just as decayed as those of the mindless Zombies, Liches still have the consciousness they had in life, being able to cast extremely powerful spells.
These undead are described by the Official Game Guide as "very powerful, able to defeat high level characters easily," indeed they are not only the most powerful creature in The Elder Scrolls: Arena, but also one of the strongest in the entire series. These immortal wizards have great skill in Magic, including the black arts.
Their main offensive spell is a shock release which is used both in long range combat and melee. However their skills go far beyond offensive casting, they have the ability to see those who are invisible to common eyes, immunity to weapons below Mithril (with the exception of Silver) and Health regeneration. Liches also have high amount of Health and experience points.
A Lich can be a difficult opponent to even experienced adventurers - defeat by their spells is presumable without proper equipment.
They appear in The Elder Scrolls: Arena as rotting undead, with their bones exposed in the back. Also Long red hair and eyes. Wearing blue robes and an amulet, and wielding a shock staff to be used during combat. These undead can be identified by their yell — which is the same used by Trolls.
In overall, Liches are truly the strongest creature encountered in The Elder Scrolls: Arena, and as such, they are encountered only in the two last main quests of the game.
|Experience Points (XP)||75,000|
The Lich appears in the following locations:
- Dagoth Ur, Second Level
- Dagoth Ur, Third Level
- Imperial Palace, Third Level
- Imperial Palace, Fourth Level
- Liches strangely have red hair, after being dead long enough for their corpses to decay.
- Liches use the same sound of the Troll, though the internal name for the audio file for both of them is Goblin.
- The Elder Scrolls: Arena
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall
- The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Mobile
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls Online
|Creatures (The Elder Scrolls: Arena)|
|Animals||Rat • Snow Wolf • Spider • Troll • Wolf|
|Creatures||Goblin • Lizard Man • Medusa • Minotaur • Orc|
|Netherworld||Fire Daemon • Hell Hound • Homonculus|
|Undead||Ghoul • Ghost • Lich • Skeleton • Vampire • Wraith • Zombie|
|Golem||Ice Golem • Iron Golem • Stone Golem|