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For other uses, see Necromancer Amulet.

According to Wuunferth the Unliving, the Necromancer Amulet is a legendary enchanted amulet of immense power and once belonged to Mannimarco, the King of Worms.[1] At the end of "Blood on the Ice," the Strange Amulet becomes the Necromancer Amulet and can be removed from Calixto Corrium's corpse.


Because the amulet impedes stamina regeneration, Mages specializing in ranged magic employ it best. The amulet's reduced spell cost to the school of Conjuration allows mages to summon atronachs and corpses with more fluidity. However, bound weaponry, which also falls under the school of Conjuration, consumes stamina when swung or shot. Because mages generally have low stamina as is, using this amulet when bound weapons are frequently used might not be beneficial. Mages who frequently summon creatures, on the other hand, might find it more useful.

This amulet is very helpful for characters with low Enchanting skill levels, as this is one of a few items with a +50 to Magicka and other positive enchantments that can be obtained before one unlocks the perk "Extra Effect." It is especially useful for Bretons, who can conjure creatures for three-quarters of the original magicka, while providing them with the extra mana. It can also prove useful for the Altmer, who start off with 50 extra magicka by default.

If used with The Lady Stone or enchanted apparel with the suitable effects, one can partially counteract the reduction to stamina and health regeneration.


Blood on the Ice[]

If Wuunferth the Unliving is spoken to before he is arrested, the Dragonborn can talk to him about the amulet. He will then reveal that the Strange Amulet is, in fact, an amulet used for Necromancy: the Necromancer's Amulet of Legend. This will lead you to the true killer.


  • Wuunferth refers to the amulet as "eight-sided" and made from "jade." While the latter appears true due to the amulet's green color, the amulet is round, not octagonal. The description given by Wuunferth is possibly a reference to the appearance of the amulet as it was in Oblivion.


This section contains bugs related to Necromancer Amulet (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.
  •  PC   XB1   PS4   If the Dragonborn does not sell the Strange Amulet to Calixto when he makes his offer or before the next phase of the quest, the Necromancer Amulet becomes unobtainable. This will also occur if the Dragonborn sells Calixto the Strange Amulet, but then pickpockets it back before speaking to Wuunferth.
  • If the Dragonborn does not pick up the Strange Amulet until after the quest, or does not sell it to Calixto, it will remain a Strange Amulet and can not be removed from the inventory, unless console commands are used to remove the item.
    • To fix this, find the ID of the Amulet, then type: player.removeitem [itemID] [quantity].
  • If the Dragonborn pickpockets Calixto's key before selling him the amulet, he may not have the Necromancer's Amulet in his inventory after he is killed.
  • If the Dragonborn buys Hjerim before the quest "Blood on the Ice" is begun (which forces it) and a children bedroom is bought, the shelf on which the amulet spawns, despawns along with the notes and amulet making it unobtainable.



  1. Dialogue with Wuunferth the Unliving