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"Seekers are servants of Hermaeus Mora. They are rarely seen outside his Oblivion realm of Apocrypha."
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Seekers are Daedra that inhabit Hermaeus Mora's plane of Oblivion, Apocrypha. They typically serve Hermaeus Mora, although Miraak took control of some of them during his stay in the realm.


Seekers are found throughout Apocrypha, usually guarding tomes of forbidden knowledge. When idle, they usually conjure a book from thin air and begin to read.

Seekers may also be summoned by the Solstheim Dragon Priests (Ahzidal, Dukaan, and Zahkriisos).


Seekers usually carry books and scrolls, and occasionally a Spell Tome.


Seekers may turn mostly invisible, appearing as just blobs of thick, dark green mist. They can be attacked in this state, though they can also move very fast as well, effectively teleporting right next to the Dragonborn before reverting to their tentacled forms to attack.

Seekers use two different types of spells, one is called "Seeker Drain," which absorbs x points of Health, magicka and stamina for 10 seconds, and the other spell is "Knowledge Drain," with differing effects depending on the type of Seeker.

When a Seeker loses about a third of its health, it can generate a clone of itself to aid it in battle, similar to the Shades of a Wispmother. Destroying the original will also destroy the clone.


High Seeker[]

These are the seekers with Miraak when the Dragonborn first encounters him. They appear to be a higher level than the basic seeker, similar to the level difference between a Frost and Storm Atronach.

Seeker Aspirant[]

A relatively rare variant of Seeker.



  • There is a spell called Conjure Seeker used to summon a Seeker from Apocrypha. This spell also works in the said realm of Oblivion.
  • Seekers look similar to Ascended Sleeper.
  • The Seeker's appearance may be based on the Lovecraftian monsters from the Cthulhu Mythos.
  • Vampiric Grip does not work on them.
  • If the Dragonborn goes undetected, Seekers can be observed reading books inside Apocrypha.


This section contains bugs related to Seeker. 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.
  •  PC   360   PS3   If a Seeker is disintegrated with the Disintegrate perk, the Seeker, when killed, will turn into an ash pile, without any loot.
  •  XB1   If a Seeker is killed instantaneously, it may collapse on the ground rather than disintegrate.