Skyrim:Summon Arniel's Shade

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SR-icon-spell-Summon.png Summon Arniel's Shade
School Conjuration Difficulty Special
Type Offensive Casting Fire and Forget
Delivery Target Location Equip Both Hands
Spell ID 0006a153 Editor ID MGRSummonArniel
Base Cost 0 Charge Time 0.5
Duration 60 sec Range 100 ft
Arniel's Shade
Summons the Shade of Arniel Gane for 60 seconds wherever the caster is pointing.

Summon Arniel's Shade is a Conjuration spell that summons the Shade of Arniel Gane to aid you in combat.

For the shade's stats, see its individual page.



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  • Arniel's Shade is one of the most useful summoning spells. There are several reasons for this:
    • The spell has zero casting cost (though it grants no experience points).
    • Arniel is essential, meaning cannot be killed and will help you for the full length of its summon.
    • He favors lightning spells, which few enemies are resistant to.
    • In addition to his array of Destruction spells, he may also heal you, notably the only summon who can do so.
  • One downside of this spell is that it requires two hands, so you may need to interrupt what you're doing to re-cast it when it expires.
  • Arniel's Shade takes up a summoning slot, so casting a second Conjure spell (or a third with the Twin Souls perk) will make him disappear.


  • Casting this spell over and over again can make one of your summoned shades follow the same schedule as if he was alive. ?