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Location Midnight Barrow
Species Wispmother
Health 103494
140824 (Cyrodiil)
205248 (Chiselshriek Mine)
467554 (Skyreach Catacombs)
Difficulty ON-misc-Boss 1.png
Reaction Hostile

Wispmothers are ghostlike, feminine creatures. Wispmothers usually have several Wisps accompanying them.

Skills and Abilities[edit]

As an elite creature, Wispmothers are immune to all crowd control effects.

The wispmother summons two weaker clones of itself with less health but identical appearance and attacks. They will disappear when the wispmother is defeated.
Rain of Wisps
The wispmother causes wisps to fall from above the player dealing moderate magical damage in an area as indicated by red circles.
Summon Witchlight
The wispmother summons Witchlights to attack the player. These will be summoned continuously throughout the fight, so players should focus on the wispmother instead.

Related Quests[edit]

Unique Wispmothers[edit]


Broken Apart[edit]

The wispmother disguised as Alanya can be found in the cave south of Deep Graves in Shadowfen. Depending on choices you made in the related quest, she may say the following as you enter the cave:

Wispmother : "My love! Protect me!"

Regardless, when you attack, she'll exclaim:

Wispmother : "You've ruined our life together!"


  • During the quest Broken Apart, a wispmother is able to use a disguise herself as the Altmer, Alanya, and manifest an entire alternate reality in the shape of Valrendil and Alanya's home.