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MW-icon-effect-Summon Ancestral Ghost.jpg Summon
School Conjuration
Type Offensive
Base Cost see below
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Summon <creature> for D seconds

Summons a creature to fight for the caster for a limited period of time. Summoned creatures will disappear when the spell expires, when they are killed, or when the character who cast the spell is killed.


  • You can harvest souls from summoned creatures if you cast Soultrap on them before they are killed. (You will not receive a soul if the summon spell expires, only if the summoned creature is killed.) Golden Saints are the best for this, as they have the largest souls available short of a few unique deities.
  • Those born under the Atronach birthsign can use summons such as the Ancestral Ghost to replenish their magicka, by summoning a creature, striking it three times, and then absorbing the spells it casts.
  • There is a short period of time after a summoned creature is killed during which you can loot its corpse just before it vanishes. While most summons do not carry anything of much value, a few can be exploited in this way to harvest their gear. Most notable for this are the Dremora, which carry a random high-quality weapon (Dwarven, Ebony or even Daedric), and the Golden Saint, which is armed with a good weapon and shield. (This is one of the only ways to acquire a Daedric Tower Shield.) See charts at the bottom for a description of the loot obtainable in this way. When exploiting this glitch, it is suggested to save, since the game will sometimes freeze when you try to take the item off the summoned creature. Looting the corpse of a summon and choosing "dispose of corpse" will always freeze the game, as this conflicts with the script that is supposed to remove the corpse.
  • Combining a 1 second summon and a 1 second Soultrap on target into one spell and firing it at the ground beneath you will result in a permanent summon.
  • Multiple creatures can be summoned at once, as long as they are different creatures or are in separate spells.


Icon Creature Base Cost Drops Health Resist Common Disease Resist Fire Resist Frost Resist Normal Weapons Resist Paralysis Resist Poison Resist Shock Reflect Attacks Soul
MW-icon-effect-Summon Ancestral Ghost.jpg Ancestral Ghost
7.0 nothing 23 100 100 100 100 100
MW-icon-effect-Summon Bonelord.jpg Bonelord
25.0 nothing 90 75 100 75 75
  • 8-24pts melee
  • Grave Curse: Speed Drain Speed 2-4pts for 60sec on Target
  • Second Barrier Shield 20pts for 30sec on Self
MW-icon-effect-Summon Lesser Bonewalker.jpg Bonewalker
13.0 nothing 60 75 75 75 075
MW-icon-effect-Summon Bonewolf.jpg Bonewolf* BM
30.0 Bonemeal 120 100 050
MW-icon-effect-Summon Clannfear.jpg Centurion Sphere*
25.0 Scrap Metal 75 000
MW-icon-effect-Summon Clannfear.jpg Clannfear
22.0 nothing 113
  • 6-18pts melee
MW-icon-effect-Summon Daedroth.jpg Daedroth
32.0 nothing 180 100
  • 12-36pts melee
  • Shockbloom Shock Damage 1-25pts in 10ft for 5sec on Target
  • Poisonbloom Poison 1-20pts in 10ft for 5sec on Target
  • Third Barrier Shield 30pts for 30sec on Self
  • Regenerate Restore Health 1-5pts for 20sec on Self
MW-icon-effect-Summon Dremora.jpg Dremora
28.0 Daedra Heart
Random Weapon
160 100 20
  • 9-27pts melee, plus weapon
  • Second Barrier Shield 20pts for 30sec on Self
MW-icon-effect-Summon Flame Atronach.jpg Flame Atronach
23.0 nothing 75 100 -60 100 20
  • 7-21pts melee
  • Firebloom Fire Damage 1-25pts in 10ft for 5sec on Target
MW-icon-effect-Summon Frost Atronach.jpg Frost Atronach
27.0 nothing 105 -50 100 100 20
  • 9-27pts melee
  • Frostbloom Frost Damage 1-25pts in 10ft for 5sec on Target
MW-icon-effect-Summon Golden Saint.jpg Golden Saint**
golden saint_summon
55.0 Random Weapon
Random Shield
250 50 50 100 50 20
  • 20-60pts melee, plus weapon
  • Dispel Dispel 100pts on Self
  • Shock Shield Lightning Shield 3pts for 20sec on Self
MW-icon-effect-Summon Greater Bonewalker.jpg Greater Bonewalker
15.0 0-5 Bonemeal
Random Loot
100 75 75 75 075
MW-icon-effect-Call Bear.jpg Grizzly Bear* BM
30.0 Bear Pelt 200 100
MW-icon-effect-Summon Hunger.jpg Hunger
29.0 nothing 170 100 100 100 100 100 250
MW-icon-effect-Summon Scamp.jpg Scamp
12.0 nothing 45 50 50 100 75 50
  • 5-15pts melee
MW-icon-effect-Summon Skeletal Minion.jpg Skeletal Minion 13.0 Iron Shield
Random Iron Weapon
38 100 100 100 50
  • 1-9pts melee, plus weapon
MW-icon-effect-Summon Storm Atronach.jpg Storm Atronach
38.0 nothing 200 100 75 100 20 150
MW-icon-effect-Summon Fabricant.jpg Verminous Fabricant* TR
10.0 Verminous Fabricant Elixir 300 50 75 -25
  • 18-30pts melee
MW-icon-effect-Summon Winged Twilight.jpg Winged Twilight**
winged twilight_summon
52.0 0-3 Void Salt 220 50 50 75 50 20
  • 15-45pts melee
MW-icon-effect-Call Wolf.jpg Wolf* BM
30.0 Wolf Pelt 60
  • 5-20pts melee

* These five summons are different from all other summons in a few ways. First of all, nobody sells the spells. The only way to acquire them is by performing various quests. (For the spell Dwemer Animunculi which summons a Centurion Sphere, read the book Secrets of Dwemer Animunculi. Summon Fabricant is an enchantment only available on Barilzar's Mazed Band from the Tribunal Main Quest. For Call Bear and Call Wolf, you will need to complete several quests for the Bloodmoon Main Quest as a human (The Totem of Claw and Fang for Call Wolf and The Ristaag for Call Bear). For Summon Bonewolf, you'll need to do the Bloodmoon Main Quest as a werewolf.) Secondly, unlike the other summons, you may not create your own custom versions of these spells (for longer duration, etc.) or enchant the spells onto items. The only versions of these spells that can exist are the ones you're given by the aforementioned quest events.

** Note: The spell names "golden saint_summon" and "winged twilight_summon" contains both a space and an underscore. A space to keep the summoning's name consistent, and an underscore to keep the spell naming code consistent.

Loot Types[edit]

Dremora Weapon[edit]

PC Level Item

Dreugh Club
Dreugh Staff
Dwarven Battle Axe
Dwarven Claymore
Dwarven Halberd
Dwarven Mace
Dwarven Shortsword
Dwarven Spear
Dwarven War Axe
Dwarven Warhammer


Ebony Shortsword
Ebony War Axe
Ebony Broadsword


Ebony Longsword
Ebony Mace
Ebony Spear
Ebony Staff


Daedric Staff
Daedric Tanto
Daedric Club
Daedric Dagger
Daedric Shortsword


Daedric Spear
Daedric Wakizashi
Daedric War Axe
Daedric Battle Axe
Daedric Katana
Daedric Mace
Daedric Longsword


Daedric Warhammer
Daedric Dai-katana
Daedric Claymore

Golden Saint Weapon[edit]

PC Level Item

Glass Claymore
Glass Dagger
Glass Firesword
Glass Frostsword
Glass Halberd
Glass Jinkblade
Glass Longsword
Glass Poisonsword
Glass Staff
Glass Stormsword
Ebony Broadsword
Ebony Longsword
Ebony Mace
Ebony Shortsword
Ebony Spear
Ebony Staff
Daedric Dagger
Daedric Katana

Golden Saint Shield[edit]

PC Level Item

Daedric Shield
Daedric Tower Shield
Dragonscale Tower Shield
Dreugh Shield
Dwemer Shield
Ebony Shield
Ebony Tower Shield
Feather Shield
Glass Shield
Glass Tower Shield
Imperial Shield
Indoril Shield
Iron Shield
Iron Tower Shield
Netch Leather Shield
Netch Leather Tower Shield
Nordic Leather Shield
Orcish Tower Shield
Shield of Wounds
Shield of Light