For other uses, see Morokei.
"Did he warn you that your own power would be your undoing? That it would only serve to strengthen me?"
Morokei (Dovahzul: MOROKEi Moro-Kei "Glory-[?]") is one of the named dragon priests in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. His full name translates to "Glorious." He is the secondary antagonist of the College of Winterhold Questline and can be found deep within Labyrinthian.


Savos Aren had encountered Morokei many years prior to the events of Skyrim during his failed expedition to Labyrinthian with five of his fellow apprentices. In a desperate attempt to seal away Morokei permanently, Savos Aren bound the two surviving apprentices to remain behind, magically enthralled their ethereal ghosts and forced them into perpetual servitude, pledging them to forever maintain an eternal barrier around the dragon priest.


The Staff of MagnusEdit

While traversing the Labyrinthian, Morokei will speak to the Dragonborn; at first in the dragon language of Dovahzul, then in Tamrielic. When he speaks, the Dragonborn's magicka is quickly and completely drained. He must be defeated, along with the two enthralled apprentices forever banished by Savos Aren to bind him in this chamber, in order to obtain the Staff of Magnus.

Notable itemsEdit

Upon his defeat, Morokei drops the Morokei mask – one of the eight dragon priest masks located throughout Skyrim. Collecting all eight masks is a requirement for the unmarked quest to restore the dragon priest shrine at Bromjunaar. He will also drop the Staff of Magnus, which is also required, this time for the College of Winterhold questline to be complete.


  • "Wo meyz wah dii vul junaar?"Who comes to my dark kingdom?
  • "Nivahriin muz fen siiv nid aaz het." – Cowardly men will find no mercy here.
  • "You do not answer... must I use this guttural language of yours?"
  • "Have you returned, Aren? My old friend?"
  • "Do you seek to finish that which you could not?"
  • "You only face failure once more..."
  • " are not Aren, are you? Has he sent you in his place?"
  • "Did he warn you that your own power would be your undoing? That it would only serve to strengthen me"?
  • "Come. Face your end."



  • He is one of two dragon priests that does not rise from a sarcophagus, the other being Nahkriin.
  • He is one of two dragon priests that speak to the Dragonborn, the other being Nahkriin. Unlike Nahkriin, he will eventually stop speaking in Dragon language and start speaking in Tamrielic.
  • There is a spell called Morokei Channel which can be learned through console commands. It does no damage, but looks similar to when the Staff of Magnus is used. To learn it, open the console, type ​player.equipspell F82B4. It is used by Enthralled Wizards to seal off Morokei, and this variaspell only has the visual effect, it does not trap Morokei after he is unsealed.
  • If you possess the Atronach Alteration skill, Morokei will actually replenish magicka instead of draining it. The Atronach Stone has the same effect.


This section contains bugs related to Morokei (Skyrim). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  • Morokei may rarely be invincible due to Zero Hit Box detection (every shot counts as a miss). The console command kill with Morokei selected or with his RefID will not work. The only way to kill him is to use the Console Command Killall. Make sure that your follower is set as essential before using that method.
  • Sometimes, after the two enthralled wizards are killed, the Staff of Magnus may not be equipped and Morokei will not do anything other than floating around the Dragonborn until he is killed.
  • He may not drop the Staff of Magnus or his mask.
  •  PC   360   PS3   He may, on occasion, drop two Staves of Magnus.
  • He may teleport to the hallway where the top Enthralled Wizard will come down. He is still invincible, so kill the Enthralled Wizards, and then attack Morokei.
  • He will sometimes cast a spell of colored lightning at the Dragonborn that will do no damage.
  • He will sometimes spawn in Ivarstead instead of Labyrinthian.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Morokei (Skyrim)

  • how easy morokei is to kill

    12 messages
    • My latest magic-oriented character put him down in four sneak attacks with the bound bow. She was level 20-something, I think. Seriously thou...
    • Easiest tactic against tough targets: Marked for Death shout (several times depending how many words you unlocked),disengage (invisibility,...
  • Morekei tamrielic

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    • How do you think he learned this language?
    • Maybe they all know it but Morokei was the only one to actually use it, as he was the only one ...
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