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The Staff of Jyrik Gauldurson is a unique mage staff that can be used to cast Lightning Bolt. It used to belong to Jyrik Gauldurson, although he did not use it in combat.


  • Target takes 25 points of damage, and twice as much Magicka damage.


It can be found in the final boss room in Saarthal during the quest "Under Saarthal."


  • The recharge capacity of this staff is the same as common soul gems' recharge capacity.
  • This staff has a very high firing rate. Most staves require the Dragonborn to hold the attack button a short time before release, whereas this one has a much shorter required time.
  • This is the only Destruction staff that uses the model of a Restoration staff.
  • Tolfdir may pick up this staff during combat. He will sell it, however.
  • It is also possible for a follower to pick up the staff. However, one can get it for free by trading with them.
  • The staff is unique from regular shock spells due to it dealing twice as much Magicka damage than regular damage, instead of only half.
  • Oddly, the staff description does not mention that it deals shock damage, when it clearly shoots electricity.
  • Even if wearing apparel that reduces the cost of casting Destruction spells by 100%, the staff still requires recharging.
  • Since the staff does 50 points of Magicka damage per second, it is ideal for when mages run out of Magicka and want to reduce their enemy's Magicka pool.


This section contains bugs related to Staff of Jyrik Gauldurson. 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.
  • The staff potentially cannot be stored in a display case; if it is placed in one it will appear floating in the air nearby.
  •  360   It is possible for Jyrik Gauldurson to use this staff against the Dragonborn.
  • It may be impossible to pick up. If so, use Unrelenting Force or a spell that moves objects and then the 'take' option will appear.


Start a Discussion Discussions about Staff of Jyrik Gauldurson

  • Jyrik's Blessing

    3 messages
    • Thnx for the info mate, just saw that bless and could find it anywhere!
    • Sorry for the necro, but thanks. I was looking for this. 
  • Tolfdir and the Staff of Jyrik Gauldurson

    11 messages
    • Madmonk same for me looked around like crazy found your post checked faendal and there it was
    • who has Checked Tolfdir and looked EVERYWHERE for the staff, if you have a companion they probably picked it up. I searched for hours only...
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