Necromancers are enemy spellcasters who specialize in Conjuration, particularly in the semi-legal school of necromancy: reanimation and suspension of the dead. They can be found in Warlock lairs or gathered around ritual or burial sites in the wilderness, frequently accompanied by skeletons or other undead, and will summon more undead allies when in combat. These mages belong to the Conjurer NPC class.
The type of necromancer you encounter depends on your level. You will continue to meet low-level necromancers even at high levels, but boss-level necromancers will always be at the highest possible level.
|An Altmer man exiled from Dawnstar for experimenting on the dead
|Ansilvund Burial Chambers
|A Redguard woman who commands an army of draugr after failing to resurrect her husband
|The mage responsible for the corruption of Meridia's temple
|A Bosmer cannibal encountered during The Taste of Death
|An Altmer cannibal encountered during The Taste of Death
|A Dunmer woman trapped in Southfring Sanctum seeking to escape and find her daughter
|A Dunmer attempting to raise Golldir's ancestors
- Ancestral Worship: Help Golldir save his aunt and stop a necromancer from defiling his ancestral barrow.
- Ansilvund: Kill Lu'ah Al-Skaven in Ansilvund.
- The Black Star: Help find and repair Azura's Star.
- Blood on the Ice: Windhelm is plagued by a shadowy killer.
- Let Sleeping Wolves LieCC: Stop a necromancer from raising undead wolf minions.
- The Man Who Cried Wolf: Investigate reports of strange happenings in Wolfskull Cave.
- Pantea's Flute: Find a missing flute for Pantea.
- The Savior of Selveni Nethri: Help a necromancer escape from Southfringe Sanctum.
- The Staff of HasedokiCC: Locate a legendary staff that's been smuggled into Skyrim.
- Toying With The Dead: Retrieve a necromancer's journals for an interested buyer.
All members of the Warlock faction share a set of generic dialogue which they will use when in combat:
"You cannot even conceive of the power I wield..."
"Fire, frost, or lightning - you will suffer at my hands!"
"Don't you see? I am master of the arcane!"
"Behold my power!"
"The elements are mine to command!"
- Most necromancers have a morality of "Any Crime", which means they're willing to commit any crime. The necromancers found at Wolfskull Cave, however, have a morality of "No Crime," which means they are unwilling to commit crimes of any sort. Their aggression is still very high, though, so they will attack you on sight regardless.
- All the generic necromancers that are Bretons are listed twice in the leveled lists, which means necromancers are slightly more likely to be Breton than one of the other races.
- With the Bone Wolf Creation installed, necromancers can often be found in the company of hostile Bonewolves.
For more information on necromancy in the Elder Scrolls universe, see the lore article.
- Ivara's Notes by Ivara of Olenveld — Journal of a necromancer hoping to gain power from the Ideal Masters CC
- Necromancer's Journal — A necromancer binds an undead wolf to his service CC
- Necromancer's Journal — A journal documenting the summoning of zombie hordes to Skyrim CC
- Necromancer's Letter — A letter about Necromancers taking over Fort Snowhawk
- Notes on Dimhollow Crypt, Vol. 3 by Adalvald — A Vigilant of Stendarr's notes on an ancient vampire burial site