Skyrim:Spectral Arrow

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SR-icon-spell-Summon.png Spectral Arrow
School Conjuration Difficulty Special
Type Offensive Casting Fire and Forget
Delivery Aimed Equip Either Hand
Spell ID 000ab23d Editor ID dunTrevasSpectralArrow
Base Cost 50 Charge Time 0.5
Duration 1 Range 469 feet
Speed 117 ft/s Max Life ~4 sec.
Magnitude 30 Area 0
Tome ID 000b3165 Tome Value 250
  • Not available in-game
  • Was apparently intended to be the reward for completing the quest Infiltration, but was replaced by Detect Life
Fires a Spectral Arrow at the target doing 30 points of damage and staggering the target.

Spectral Arrow is a Conjuration spell that deals 30 damage to Health and causes targets to stagger when hit. It is especially effective against a single target, as you can hit enemies repeatedly before they have a chance to recover and fight back. The damage is non-elemental, it is only affected by magic resistance.



  • This is the only direct-damage spell outside of the Destruction school (with the exception of a few Restoration spells added by Dawnguard, which only work on the undead, and Poison Rune which was added by Dragonborn).
  • This spell is cast silently, even without the Silent Casting perk, making it well suited for stealth.
  • The projectile is also used for another unused item, the Ancient Nord Magic Arrow, which was apparently intended to be used by draugr.