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This article is about the creature. For the pet, see Banekin (pet).

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Location Varies
Species Banekin
Health 13846
Reaction Hostile
Poison Solvents, Daedra Husk, Banekin Horn
A Banekin using lightning magic

Banekin are small humanoid Daedra that often attack in groups. They use shock magic in combat.

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

A Banekin

As they are considered Daedric creatures, banekin are especially vulnerable to Fighters Guild abilities.

Entropic Touch
A basic melee attack that does minor shock damage.
Dire Wound
A charged melee attack that does moderate shock damage. This spell can be interrupted to set the enemy off balance.
The enemy summons a ball of lightning above itself. This attack does moderate shock damage over time to all players near it as indicated by a red circle. This attack can be interrupted to set the enemy off balance.

Quests Involving BanekinEdit


Banekin can be found in the following locations:


Unique BanekinEdit


Generic BanekinEdit

Generic, unnamed Banekin can be encountered in various places across Tamriel, including delves, dungeons, and DLC content. These enemies have varying stats, namely health. Below is a list of Banekin, categorized by location, difficulty and health.

Zone / Dungeon Specific Location Difficulty Health
Tamriel Harstryl summons 23976
The Banished Cells I, Crypt of Hearts I The whole dungeon Normal49116Veteran136704
Elden Hollow II The whole dungeon Normal19647Veteran52657
City of Ash I/II, Vaults of Madness The whole dungeon Normal26523Veteran58327
Dark Anchors During the pre-boss trash waves 29870
Accompanying bosses 60370
Cyrodiil Anchors 40634
Dragonstar Arena Round 7: The Circle of Rituals Normal42732Veteran143225
Imperial SewersImperial City Summoned by General Nazenaechar 17250
(?) (?) Normal29470Veteran64808
Vateshran Hollows: The Wounding The Wounding done first Normal11644Veteran(?)
The Wounding done second Normal13873Veteran(?)
The Wounding done third Normal19795Veteran52477


Following the completion of Castle of the Worm, a Banekin will appear.

Banekin: "You! Tharn wants to speak to you! Go to the Daggerfall/Vulkhel Guard/Davon's Watch Mages Guild! Quick quick!"


There are two Achievements associated with this creature.

Achievement Points Description
ON-icon-achievement-Veteran Dungeon.png Veteran Deadlands Banekin Slayer 10 Defeat 550 Banekin in Veteran City of Ash I.
ON-icon-achievement-Rank.png Veteran Banekin Slayer 10 Defeat 140 Banekin in Veteran Elden Hollow II.