The Skull of Corruption is a staff that is a Daedric Artifact of the Prince of Dreams, Vaermina, and creates a double of the target. This "corrupted double" then attacks the opponent. The corrupted double remains active only for about 20–30 seconds.
The Skull of Corruption can be recharged like any normal staff via soul gems.
The staff is a reward for the completion of this quest.
- Nearby guards will attack the corrupted and uncorrupted character.
- It is possible to recover normally unobtainable items with the staff. Using the Emperor's Robes as an example, this method requires the Hero to acquire the staff before the Emperor's body disappears in the dungeon; then they must resurrect the Emperor and clone him with the staff. Finally, they must kill the clone and save the game before the clone vanishes. The Hero can then load the game and enter the clones inventory to receive the robe.
- A similar exploit involving this item can be performed that can be used to cause an entity, even the Hero themselves, cloned by the staff to exist indefinitely.