Skyrim:Flaming Familiar

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SR-icon-spell-Summon.png Flaming Familiar
School Conjuration Difficulty Apprentice
Type Offensive Casting Fire and Forget
Delivery Target Location Equip Either Hand
Spell ID 0009ce26 Editor ID dunHighGateSummonFlamingThrall
Base Cost 57 Charge Time 0.5
Duration 6 secs Range 100 ft
Magnitude 50 Area 15 ft
Tome ID 000b45f7 Tome Value 49
Flaming Thrall
Summons a flaming familiar which will charge into battle and explode.

Flaming Familiar is an apprentice level Conjuration spell that summons a Flaming Thrall which will rush towards your enemies and explode. The Flaming Thrall appears as a fiery wolf, and uses melee attacks for the brief period before it explodes.


Explosion has the following effect:


  • Summoner, increase range to 200 ft at first rank or 300 ft at second rank.
  • Conjuration Dual Casting, multiply spell cost by 2.8 (base 159.6, before reductions) in exchange for increasing the duration to 13.2 seconds, although it should kill itself well before this matters.


  • Dual-casting this spell increases its duration but not its damage or area.
  • Data in the Creation Kit indicates that this spell was originally intended to be a flaming draugr. In fact, unlike the actual familiar, the flaming familiar has neither the keyword to make it a familiar nor the keyword to make it a daedra.
    • This also means it spawns with an Ancient Nord Sword or an Ancient Nord War Axe; it can equip this, as it has a right hand, and it may choose to do so, as it has 15 ranks in One-handed and uses the Draugr combat style, not the Familiar combat style.
    • Because it is not considered either a daedra or a familiar, it cannot be turned against you by enemy Conjurers or Dragon Priests.
  • The explosion does damage to friends as well as foes, including the caster, so try to be out of range when it blows. If no foes are close enough, it will seek out the caster, much like any summoned creature or raised undead. Because of its short timer, it will tend to explode just before or right when it reaches you.
  • The stats of the Familiar summoned are:
Creature (ID) Lvl Health Magicka Sta. Fire Resist Frost Resist Attacks Soul
Flaming Thrall
1 12 0 200 33 -33 Petty


  • Sometimes the explosion of the Flaming Familiar doesn't do any damage. This might be due to differences in height of terrain between the familiar and the enemy (the enemy was on a higher step of a set of stairs, etc.) when the explosion goes off. ?