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

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Location Near Aba-Darre, Abandoned Mine, Arcwind Point, Arenthia, Bangkorai Garrison, Broken Tusk, The Cave of Trophies, Damar Farmstead, Dawnbreak, Desolation's End, The Foundry of Woe, Grimfield, The Grotto of Depravity, Knife Ear Grotto, Laeloria, Redoran Pier, Sanguine's Demesne, Vaults of Madness, Antediluvian VaultsImperial City, AshalmawiaMorrowind, Rimmen NecropolisElsweyr, The Land Sundered from TamrielMarkarth
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.

Related QuestsEdit

Skills and AbilitiesEdit

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.

Quest-Related EventsEdit

The Tharn SpeaksEdit

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!"

Unique BanekinEdit


Generic BanekinEdit

A Banekin

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 Reaction Difficulty Health
Tamriel Harstryl summons Hostile 23,976
Dark Anchors During the pre-boss trash waves Hostile 29,870
Accompanying bosses Hostile 60,370
Cyrodiil Anchors Hostile 40,634
Daggerfall  / Davon's Watch  / Vulkhel Guard  Appears on the edge of town briefly
at the start of The Tharn Speaks
Friendly (?)
Eyevea Runs around the island along with a friendly daedroth Friendly (?)
Dawnbreak Throughout the town Friendly 0
The Banished Cells I, Crypt of Hearts I The whole dungeon Hostile  49,116 136,704
Elden Hollow II The whole dungeon Hostile  19,647 52,657
City of Ash I / II, Vaults of Madness The whole dungeon Hostile  26,523 58,327
Dragonstar Arena Round 7: The Circle of Rituals Hostile  42,732 143,225
Imperial City  Nobles District, summoned by Baron Thirsk Hostile 26,400
Imperial Sewers  Summoned by General Nazenaechar Hostile 17,250
White-Gold Tower  Throughout the dungeon Hostile  29,470 64,808
Unfinished Dolmen  Summoned from Daedric Arches Hostile 200
Vateshran Hollows: The Wounding  The Wounding done first Hostile  11,644 (?)
The Wounding done second Hostile  13,873 (?)
The Wounding done third Hostile  19,795 52,477


There are two Achievements associated with this creature.

Achievement Points Description
   Veteran Deadlands Banekin Slayer 10 Defeat 550 Banekin in Veteran City of Ash I.
   Veteran Banekin Slayer 10 Defeat 140 Banekin in Veteran Elden Hollow II.