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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition


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This page details an overview of the Conjuration skill in Skyrim, including recommended perks, leveling tips, and where to find Conjuration trainers.

Conjuration, Skyrim.

Conjuration Overview

Conjuration allows you to - what else? - conjure things. This is classically where you’ll find your summoning spells and your “bound” (summoned) items. This skill isn’t terribly useful for two reasons - the summoned creatures you can conjure aren’t very powerful (and who wants to rely on the AI to do the right thing in combat?), and the bound weapons you can summon will be surpassed by the ones you can craft. And unlike the conjured ones, they won’t have to be constantly recast. Soul Trap, however, is a useful spell for keeping your enchanted items charged.

Recommended Perks

Typical spell-school stuff here; you don’t need any of the Magicka reducing perks, nor do you need the perks that improve your bound weapons (which still can’t compare to the best crafted ones), and most interestingly perks that beef up your summons. There are two classes of summon spell: Atronachs and Undead… but Daedra seem to count as Atronachs. Since it’s a bit redundant to have to kill powerful enemies so you can raise them to allow you to kill powerful enemies, lets look at the real summons.

The Conjure Storm Atronach spell is disappointing. They seem completely incapable of killing anything remotely threatening. On the other hand, being able to summon a pair of Dremora Lords is pretty cool, and they are able to seriously damage a pair of Giants in a straight fight. Of course, once you’ve leveled your crafting skills and obtained ultra enhanced arms and armor, you’ll be killing the same Giants in two or three hits. For a measly five perks, you can have some fairly potent summons, but if you’re doing anything this guide suggests, you won’t need them. Save your perks, no matter how cool it might be to walk around with a pair of permanently summoned Atronachs.

Leveling Tips

Craft armor that reduces Magicka costs to zero, provoke some enemies, get on higher ground where you can’t be harmed, and repeatedly summon a pair of Bound Swords. Sheath them, and repeat. It’s a pretty quick way to level this skill, if a bit more tedious than just being able to hold down a button.

Conjuration Trainer Locations

Trainer Skill Level Location
Runil Adept (Lv. 15 - 50) Falkreath, Hall of the Dead
Phinis Gestor Expert (Lv. 51 - 75) College of Winterhold
Falion Master (Lv. 76 - 90) Morthal, Falion’s House
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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    11 November 2021
  • Last Updated
    7 November 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are well suited for the bitter cold and mountainous terrain which defines the land. Now scarred by civil war, Skyrim faces its darkest days with the return of the legendary dragons and their leader, the World-Eater Alduin. The future of Skyrim and even the lands beyond hangs in the balance, as the people await the prophesized Dragonborn, a hero born with the power of The Voice and the only one who can contend with the dragons. You are that Dragonborn; your task is to investigate why the dragons are returning, and discover a way to defeat them. At the same time, you’re free to explore Skyrim at your own pace, uncovering its many wonders along the way.

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