Main article: Staves (Skyrim)

The Staff of Thunderbolts is a weapon found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.


This staff allows the wielder to cast a bolt of lightning that deals shock damage, an effect that emulates the destruction spell Lightning Bolt. Charge consumed by the staff's use is reduced by higher Destruction skill.



With the addition of the Dragonborn add-on, this staff can be created at Neloth's staff enchanter in Tel Mithryn. It requires the following components:


This section contains bugs related to Staff of Thunderbolts. 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.
  • This staff incorrectly carries the same enchantment as the Staff of Lightning Bolts. It's supposed to have the same damage and effect as the spell Thunderbolt.


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