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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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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
    31 May 2012
  • Last Updated
    17 October 2021
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  • Guide Author
    Greg Wright

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Skyrim is the homeland of the Nords, a fierce and proud warrior people who are used to the bitter cold and mountanous terrain that mark the lands of Skyrim. Wracked by civil war, and threatened by the return of the legendary dragons, Skyrim faces its darkest hour. You must make sense of this maelstrom, explore the frozen tundra and bring hope to the people. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons. You are that Dragonborn.

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