Skyrim:Wizard Duel

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Fend off and defeat a challenger.
Quest Giver: Challenger
Location(s): A city
Reward: None
ID: WIChangeLocation03
Prerequisites: Skill rank of 50 in any school of magic
A challenger

Quick Walkthrough[edit]

  1. A challenger appears.
  2. Meet the challenger.
  3. Accept or refuse the challenge.
  4. Kill the challenger or flee.

Detailed Walkthrough[edit]

Once you have a high level of skill in any magic school, upon entering a habitable location, a challenger may appear and challenge you to a duel. Regardless of your answer, a combat ensues, however if you try to back out by saying "sorry", any nearby guards will help you with your duel.


  • If you do not use magic to fight the mage, he will taunt you by saying: "This is a mage's duel. You know magic!"
  • This can lead to expulsion from the College of Winterhold, but there is a rejoin quest available. [verification needed — "This" quest or "This" note? (the first note)]
  • If any of your companions join in on the duel, he will order them to stop, explaining that it is supposed to be a one-on-one duel. This does not seem to affect the quest in any way, and companions will not abide to his demands.


  • If you enter another cell while fighting against the Challenger, you will lose their location and be unable to finish the mini-quest.
  • If you fight him with conjured weapons, the Challenger will taunt you as if you weren't fighting him using magic.

Quest Stages[edit]

Wizard Duel (WIChangeLocation03)
Stage Finishes Quest Journal Entry
Objective 100: Kill Challenger
Objective 100: Kill Challenger
200 (Challenger killed)
  • The following empty quest stages were omitted from the table: 0, 255.
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