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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 (Dragon Language: M.svgO.svgR.svgO.svgK.svgEi.svg Moro-Kei: "Glory-[?]," "Glorious") is a dragon priest in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

The final boss in Labyrinthian and secondary antagonist of the College of Winterhold questline, Morokei wields the Staff of Magnus.


Savos Aren encountered Morokei many years prior to the events of Skyrim, during a failed expedition to the Labyrinthian with five fellow apprentices.

Unable to stop the priest due to his immense power, Savos bound the last two of his surviving friends as ethereal thralls. This forever bound them in indentured servitude, holding a magical barrier around Morokei, preventing him from accumulating power and using the Staff of Magnus.


The Staff of Magnus[]

While traversing the Labyrinthian, Morokei speaks to the Dragonborn—at first in the dragon language, then in Tamrielic. When speaking, the Dragonborn's magicka is quickly and completely drained.

As the final boss of the chamber, Morokei must be defeated, along with the two enthralled apprentices forever bound by Savos Aren to contain the priest, in order to obtain the Staff of Magnus.

Notable items[]

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.

Morokei also drops the Staff of Magnus, which is required for the College of Winterhold questline's completion.


  • "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..."
  • "You...you 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 will taunt the Dragonborn while they descend into the ruin.
  • There is a spell called "Morokei Channel," which is unlearnable by normal means, and is used only by the Enthralled Wizards who contain Morokei. The spell is completely visual, but looks similar to when the Staff of Magnus is used, and does not re-contain Morokei.
    • To learn it, open the console, type ​player.equipspell F82B4 right.
  • If the Dragonborn possesses the Atronach Alteration skill, Morokei replenishes magicka instead of draining it. The Atronach Stone has the same effect.
  • Morokei has a low opinion of the Tamrielic language, referring to it as "guttural", and prefers to speak the dragon togue.


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  /  PS5  ,  XS  , 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.