Skyrim: An Expert’s Guide On The Best Mage Gear [Top 23]

After using the Mage Gear for 50+ hours, here are my top picks.

With hundreds of Skyrim Best Mage Gear Items, one starts to wonder what they should choose. The Best Mage Gear makes the player one of the most powerful mages in the game. With it, you can fight a horde of enemies and still come out unscratched. But it is not easy to get that type of Gear. For that, you’ll have to know where to get it in the world and how to get it, along with a couple of their pros and cons to help differentiate them better.

Important: Mage Builds are hard at the start, but the late-game items make the whole game easy. So don’t give up.
Key Takeaways
  • Skyrim has hundreds of Mage Items, Weapons, and Armor.
  • Out of those, only a selected few are worthy of being called the best.

Best Skyrim Mage Gear

Here is the list of all Mage Gear items that will be discussed in the guide. View the comparison table below:

NameBest ForBase Armor/DamageWeightBase Value
Aetherial CrownMage Gear to Hold Standing Stone Ability.
Ahzidal's MaskMage Gear to Increase Fire Resistance.
Ahzidal's Ring of ArcanaMage Gear to cast Ignite and Freeze Spells.
Archmage's RobesMage Gear to Regenerate Magicka Faster.
Armor Of The Old GodsMage Gear with Magic Enchantments.
BloodthornMage Gear that Grants Soul Gem.
Diadem Of The SavantMage Gear to Reduce Magicka Cost.
Mace of Molag BalMage Gear that Grants Stamina and Magicka Points.
Master RobesMage Gear to Boost Magicka Regeneration.
Miraak's Armor SetMage Gear to Accumulate Magicka from Spells.
Miraak's StaffMage Gear with Defensive Abilities.
Morokei's MaskMage Gear to Reduce Spells Cost.
Nahkriin's MaskMage Gear to Boost Magicka Regeneration.
Necromancer AmuletMage Gear to Reduce Conjuration Spells Cost.
Nightweaver's BandMage Gear to Reduce Destruction Spell Cost.
Potions Of MagiackaMage Gear to Maximize Magicka.
Ring Of The EruditeMage Gear to Get Extra Magicka.00.31803
Sanguine RoseMage Gear to Summon Dremora.
Staff Of MagnusMage Gear with Deadly Offensive Abilities.081468
The Black Star/Azura's StarMage Gear that Grants Soul Gem.
The Gauldur AmuletMage Gear to Boost Health, Stamina and Magicka.
The White PhialMage Gear to Increase One-Handed Weapons Damage.
WabbajackMage Gear with Wabbajack Attack.

Aetherial Crown

Mage Gear to Hold Standing Stone Ability.
Best mage gear aetherial crown in Skyrim.
The Aetherial Crown gives you the power of two Standing Stones. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Aetherial Crown lets the player have two Standing Stones powers at a time.
NameAetherial Crown
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value2250
EnchantmentRetains the last Standing Stone ability you held, granting you its effects in addition to those of your current Stone.

The Aetherial Crown is a unique Mage Gear item that has a unique enchantment. It doesn’t directly affect your stats or give you a reduction in any School of Magic. Instead, it allows you to hold the abilities of the last Standing Stone with the one you currently have.

You get the Aetherial Crown during the quest ‘Lost To The Ages’. In the quest, you have to find four different Aetherial Shards. Then, you will have to go to the Ruins of Bathalft south of Iverstead. There, once you have defeated a Dwarven Centurion, you can use the Forge to make the Aetherial Crown. For that, you’ll need the following materials.

  • 1x Aetherium Crest
  • 2x Flawless Sapphire
  • 2x Dwarven Metal Ingot
  • 2x Gold Ingot
  • You can have the power of two different Standing Stones.
  • Useless until you get the best Standing Stones.

Ahzidal’s Mask

Mage Gear to Increase Fire Resistance.
The Mask of Ahzidal.
With Ahzidal’s mask, your Fire Spells become more deadly. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Ahzidal’s Mask increases Fire Spells damage and Fire Resistance.
NameAhzidal's Mask
Base Armor23
Base Value500
EnchantmentIncrease Fire Resistance by 50% and Fire spell damage by 25%

Belonging to one of the Dragon Priests, Ahzidal’s Mask is useful equipment. It holds an enchantment that helps the magic wielders in battle. With it, your Fire Resistance increases by 50%, and your Fire spells deal more damage to the target. It makes them stronger and more dangerous to their enemies. 

Ahzidal is one of the Four Dragon Priests that you will come across in Solstheim. If you haven’t got the Solstheim then you will need the Dragonborn DLC to get it. Now to get to Ahzidal, you will have to get the quest ‘Unearthed.’

  • The Mask comes with a powerful enchantment that makes you deadlier in Fire Spells.
  • It has a unique appearance that makes it quite astonishing.
  • The Mask limits you to Fire spells only
  • You will have to keep extra items for other Schools of Magic.

Ahzidal’s Ring of Arcana

Mage Gear to cast Ignite and Freeze Spells.
Ring of Arcana of Ahzidal.
You get two unique spells with the Ring of Arcana. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Ahzidal’s Ring of Arcana gives Ignite and Freeze spells.
NameAhzidal's Ring of Arcana
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value1435
EnchantmentAllows you to cast the spells Ignite and Freeze.

Like Ahzidal’s Mask, Ahzidal’s Ring of Arcana is another interesting mage gear. It doesn’t give you any reduction to spells or give you extra Magicka. Instead, the Ring of Arcana gives you two new spells, namely the Ignite and Freeze spells. These are unique spells that are only available if you have Thzidal’s Ring of Arcana.

  • With Ahzidal’s Ring of Arcana, you get two unique spells.
  • If you have better alternates, then they are useless.
  • The Ring is acquired after spending a lot of time on the quest.

Archmage’s Robes

Mage Gear to Regenerate Magicka Faster.
Powerful Archmage's Robes.
One of the most powerful Mage Gear in Skyrim is the Archamge’s Robes. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Archmage’s Robes Reduce the cost for all Spells and gives extra Magicka and Magicka Regeneration.
NameArchmage's Robes
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value3265
EnchantmentAll spells cost 15% less to cast, +50 magicka, and magicka regenerates 100% faster

Some of the best Robes in Skyrim for the Mages are the Archmage’s Robes. Archmage is the highest-ranking Mage at the College of Winterhold. He is elected by the Council of Mages. As the Arch Mage is a high-ranking status, their Robes are some of the best that you will find in Skyrim. 

  • Arch Mage’s Robes has powerful enchantment to your spellcasting.
  • The Robes will have you stand out among all other mages, showing your status.
  • They have no Physical defense, which can make you vulnerable to Physical attacks.

Armor Of The Old Gods

Mage Gear with Magic Enchantments.
The full Armor of the Old Gods.
Unique enchantments on the Armor of the Old Gods made it useful for almost everyone. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: From Armor of the Old Gods, increases Magicka and reduces Destruction Spells cost.
NameArmor of the Old GodsBoots of the Old GodsGauntlets of the Old GodsHelmet of the Old Gods
Base Armor247712
Base Value6111104592345
EnchantmentDestruction spells cost 15% less to cast.Sneaking is 20% better.Bows do 20% more damage.Increase your Magicka by 30 points.

One unique Armor set in Skyrim that you can use as Mage Gear and equipment are the Armor of the Old Gods. The Armor Set is made of Forsworn Armor, making it a unique armor in that sense. The Armor has enchantments for early mages or for the players that are still learning the basics, as the enchantments surely come in handy. It is a lightweight Armor, so you won’t have to worry about running out of space.

  • The Armor Set gives good enchantments for Magic Users.
  • It is a lightweight armor, so you won’t have to give up too much weight limit to it.
  • It has Sneak and Bow enchantments which will be useless to a Mage.


Mage Gear that Grants Soul Gem.
The Bloodthorn.
You fill a soul Gem if you kill an enemy with the Bloodthorn. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Bloodthorn will fill a Soul Gem the target is killed within 3 Seconds.
Base Damage6
Base Value183
EnchantmentIf target dies within 3 seconds, it fills a soul gem.

If you always seem to run out of charge on your enchanted Skyrim Best Mage Gear in the game, then the next Mage Gear is for you. It is the Bloodthorn, the enchanted Dagger, that fills a Soul Gem. Whenever you kill a target, it will fill the Soul Gem inside your inventory. Then, you can use the Soul Gem to recharge the weapon or staff that has run out of Charge. 

  • With the Bloodthorn, you will fill a Soul Gem for every enemy killed.
  • It also drains 10 Health off of Target.
  • Apart from the Soul Enchantment, the Dagger is useless.

Diadem Of The Savant

Mage Gear to Reduce Magicka Cost.
The legendary diadem of the savant skyrim mage gear.
With the Diadem of the Savant, all spells cost less Magicka. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Diadem of the Savant reduces the Magicka cost of all spells.
NameDiadem of the Savant
Base Armor7
Base Value505
EnchantmentSpells in all schools cost less magicka to cast.

If you’re on the search for an All-Rounder Mage Gear for your Mage run, then you have come across one of the best items. It is the Diadem of the Savant. It is a Circlet that reduces the Magicka cost of Spells in all schools. That makes it quite useful for you. You won’t have to change your equipment to cast different spells. And all of the spells will benefit from it.

  • Reduces spell cost of all school spells.
  • The Reduction of Magicka’s cost is almost negligible.
  • It provides very little Physical defense.

Mace Of Molag Bal

Mage Gear that Grants Stamina and Magicka Points.
The Mace of the Molag Bal.
In addition to damaging Magicka and Stamina, the Mace of Molag Bal fills a Soul Gem if you kill an enemy, [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Mace of Molag Bal fills a Soul Gem of the killed target and deals damage to their Magicka and Stamina.
NameMace of Molag Bal
Base Damage16
Base Value1257
EnchantmentDeals 25 points of Stamina damage. Does 25 points of Magicka damage. If target dies within 3 seconds, fills a soul gem.

Are you a mage that finds themselves always in a tough spot? You might have the best spells, but sometimes, all you need is a weapon that dishes out a good amount of damage. That’s where the Mace of Molag Bal comes in. It deals direct damage to the Magicka and Stamina of the enemies. 

  • The Mace of Molag Bal is perfect to use against Mages.
  • Once an enemy is killed within 3 seconds, it will fill a Soul Gem.
  • The quest to acquire the Mace includes torturing an aged NPC.
  • If you are a pure mage, then the Mace of Molag Bal will be useless to you.

Master Robes

Mage Gear to Boost Magicka Regeneration.
Use the Master Robes.
The Master Robes regenerate 150% faster Magicka.
  • Why I Chose This: Master Robes give 150% Magicka Regen. It also gives a 22% Spell cost reduction.
NameMaster Robes
Base Armor0
Base Value2298
EnchantmentMagicka Regenerates 150% faster.

The Archmage’s Robes are another Skyrim best mage gear according to players, but if you still haven’t gotten to the point to get it, then you have to get the next best Robes for mages.

For that, I have the Master Robes. The Master Robes are the best when it comes to Magicka regeneration. That is because they give you 150% Magicka Regeneration. And if you get any specific School Master Robes, you will get a 22% Magicka cost reduction for their spells.

  • The Master Robes have the best Magicka Regeneration.
  • If you have a specific School of Magicka Master Robes, you get a 22% Cost reduction.
  • These provide no Physical defense.

Miraak’s Armor Set

Mage Gear to Accumulate Magicka from Spells.
The complete Miraak's Armor.
With the complete Miraak’s Armor set, you take less damage from Magicka. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Miraak’s Armor Set absorbs any Dragon Breath or Spell’s Magicka. It also increases Magicka.
NameMiraak's MaskMiraak's RobesMiraak's GlovesMiraak's Boots
Base Armor23-270711
Base Value505-8491003025
EnchantmentIncrease your Magicka by 40-70 Points.Absorb 15% of the magicka from dragon breath and spells. Chance on hit to spawn a tentacle explosion.Adds 5% to the dragon breath and spell absoption of Miraak's Robes.Adds 5% to the dragon breakth and spell absorption of Miraak's Robes.

The armor worn by Dragon Priests is arguably one of the powerful Skyrim best mage gear. Their Armor set has some unique enchantments. As for the Miraak’s Armor set, it will give you Spell Absorption. Meaning that if someone uses a spell against you, it will instead fill your Magicka. Not only does it have Absorption from Spells, but from Dragon breath too.

  • The Armor Set is perfect for mage build as it lets you absorb Magicka from spells used against you.
  • The Mask from the Armor Set increases the Magicka points.
  • You will only get the Armor Set if you have the Dragonborn DLC.

Miraak’s Staff

Mage Gear with Defensive Abilities.
The powerful Miraak's Staff mage gear in Skyrim.
Spray tentacles on the ground using Miraak’s Staff.
  • Why I Chose This: Miraak’s Staff will spray Tentacles on the ground that Poison and Stagger the target.
NameMiraak's Staff
Base Damage0
Base Value1649-1849
EnchantmentSprays writhing tentacles on the ground that stagger and poison foes that enter them.

Apart from Miraak’s Armor set, the Sword and the Staff are both quite useful items. Unlike most other Staves, the Miraak’s Staff deals direct damage using its enchantment ‘Mora’s Agony’. The enchantment Sprays the ground with tentacles. And if anyone steps on it, it staggers and poisons the target.

  • It is great to stop enemies from advancing toward you.
  • The Miraak’s Staff has one of the highest numbers of Charges in a Staff.
  • You will need to own the Dragonborn DLC with the Base game to get the quest to Miraak’s Staff.

Morokei’s Mask

Mage Gear to Boost Magicka Production by 100%.
The mask of Morokei in Skyrim.
The Morokei’s Mask allows you to regenerate Magicka faster.
  • Why I Chose This: Players get 100% extra Magicka regeneration from Morokei’s Mask.
NameMorokei's Mask
Base Armor5
Base Value637
EnchantmentMagicka renegrates 100% faster.

The Mask of Morokei is a Gear that is definitely made for Mages. It is a Priest Mask, which means it is already overpowered. Its enchantment lets you regenerate Magicka 100% faster than before. That means that you won’t ever run out of Magicka unless you are spamming Spells here and there. If you are in a fight, chances are that your Magicka won’t ever deplete.

  • It has massive Magicka regeneration stats.
  • To get it, you will have to complete the whole quest of the College of Winterhold.
  • The Mask has lower defense stats compared to other Masks.

Nahkriin’s Mask

Mage Gear to Reduce Spells Cost.
The Mask of Nahkriin.
The Mask of Nahkriin increases your Magicka while reducing Destruction and Restoration spell costs. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Nahkriin’s Mask reduces the Destruction and Restauration spell’s cost while giving extra Magicka.
NameNahkriin's Mask
Base Armor23
Base Value2173
Enchantment+50 Magicka, and Destruction and Restoration spells cost 20% less.

I have another Dragon Priest Mask in the list of the best gear. That shows how overpowered the Dragon Priest Masks are during gameplay. As for the Nahkriin’s Mask, it increases your Magicka by solid 50 points.

In addition, it lets you cast the Destruction and Restoration spells at a lower cost. That makes it the perfect Mask if you intend to continue using the Mage build. It will allow you to become much more deadly while giving you no drawbacks.

  • You get +50 Magicka by equipping the mask.
  • It reduces the Spell casting cost of the Destruction and Restoration Spells.
  • The Mask has great defense Stats.
  • You will only get one shot to get the Mask.
  • If you missed it at the Skuldafn Temple, you won’t get the Mask unless you use console commands.

Necromancer Amulet

Mage Gear to Reduce Conjuration Spells Cost.
The Necromancer's Amulet best mage gear in skyrim.
The Necromancer’s Amulet makes you a powerful Conjurer. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Necromancer Amulet reduces the Conjuration spell’s cost while slowing Health and Magicka Regen.
NameNecromancer Amulet
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value100
Enchantment+50 Magicka, Conjuration spells cost 25% less to cast, Health and Stamina regen 75% slower.

Although many often dislike the Necromancy side of Magic, it is a deadly School of Magic. That is shown in Skyrim as it has access to raising powerful dead to help you in your fights. And like with all Schools of Magic, the Necromancy side or Conjuration side of the magic has its own Gear too. I have the Necromancer Amulet that reduces the overall cost of Conjuration spells, but it comes at a cost too.

  • The Amulet is perfect for players who extensively use Conjuration Spells.
  • It increases the player’s Magicka by 50 points.
  • When equipped, the player’s regeneration speed of Health and Stamina will significantly decrease.

Nightweaver’s Band

Mage Gear to Reduce Destruction Spell Cost.
Nightweaver's Band in Skyrim.
Sneak and Destruction spells get a boost with Nightweaver’s Band. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Nightweaver’s Band slightly increases Sneak and Decreases the cost of Destruction spells.
NameNightweaver's Band
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value1131
EnchantmentSneaking is 10% better. Destruction spells cost 10% less to cast.

Sometimes, you aren’t looking for the best and the greatest of all items. You only require a minor upgrade to your equipment to make it much better. Or that you have the perfect Gear, but it is missing the last piece. That is where the Nightweaver’s Band comes in. It doesn’t have any powerful enchantments to it. It provides minor improvements to your Sneak and Destruction spells.

  • You won’t have to unequip any other gear to wear the Nightweaver’s Band.
  • Perfect for Mages that want to avoid unnecessary encounters.
  • You will have to complete a long list of quests to get the Nightweaver’s Band.

Potions Of Magicka

Mage Gear to Maximize Magicka.
Magicka Potions.
The Potions of Magicka give or improve Magicka. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Potions of Magicka refill Magicka on the spot, giving the much-needed edge in most battles.
NamePotions of Magicka
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value20-668
EnchantmentMagicka Restorations/Regeneration.

If you’re going for a Mage Build in Skyrim, then things won’t always go in your favor. There are fights where I hoped that I had a little bit more Magicka or that our Magicka doesn’t deplete as much as it did. Now as you progress in Skyrim, you will find tons of powerful enchanted items. These items are hard to get (which you can check from the list), so early players often rely on Potions of Magicka.

  • With the Potions of Magicka, you won’t have to wait for Magicka to regenerate.
  • It lets you quickly cast powerful spells on higher-level enemies.
  • You will have to complete a long list of quests to get the Nightweaver’s Band.

Ring Of The Erudite

Mage Gear to Get Extra Magicka.
The powerful Ring of the Erudite.
The Ring of Erudite gives you extra Magicka and Magicka regeneration. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Ring of the Erudite will give the player extra Magicka as well as increased Magicka regeneration.
NameRing of the Erudite
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value1803
EnchantmentWhile wearing this ring, you will receive 100 extra Magicka as well as regenerate Magicka faster.

If you aren’t satisfied with the Nightweaver’s Band, then I have another Ring on my list. This time I have found something perfect for the Mages of Skyrim. It is the Ring of the Erudite. It is a powerful ring for mages that is because its enchantment will give you an ample amount of Magicka. The 100 extra Magicka will let you cast more spells. 

  • This will give you 100 extra Magicka Points and higher Magicka regeneration.
  • You won’t have to give up any of the four main pieces of equipment gear.
  • If you decide to go against the Vampires, you won’t get the Ring.
  • To get the Ring, you will need to have the Dawnguard DLC.

Sanguine Rose

Mage Gear to Summon Dremora.
The mage gear sanguine rose in skyrim.
Use powerful Dremora summons from the Sanguine Rose to help even out fights. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Sanguine Rose allows the player to summon a Dremora to help them during fights.
NameSanguine Rose
Base Damage0
Base Value2087
EnchantmentSummons a Dremora for 60 Seconds.

Arguably the most powerful staff in Skyrim is the Sanguine Rose. The staff has the shape of a Flower. It summons a Dremora that fights your enemies, making it one of exceptional mage gear. The Dremora are the Humanoid Daedra that fight alongside you for 60 seconds. Although there are different types of Dremora, the Sanguine Rose summons Fighter Dremora.

  • You can summon a powerful Dremora to help you in combat.
  • It is a high-value item that you can sell for Gold.
  • The Sanguine Rose holds 13 Charges which will then require you a soul gem to fill.
  • You can only summon one Dremora at a time.

Staff Of Magnus

Mage Gear with Deadly Offensive Abilities.
The mage gear in skyrim staff of magnus.
The Staff of Magnus is one of the most deadly Staves. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Staff of Magnus first absorbs Magicka and then the Health of the target.
NameStaff of Magnus
Base DamageN/A
Base Value1468
EnchantmentAbsorb 20 magicka per second. If the target is out of magicka, absorb health instead.

One of the Best Staves in Skyrim is the Staff of Magnus. It is considered the deadliest Staff in Skyrim thanks to its powerful enchantment. And like most Staves, if you use it, it will release an attack like flames, frost, and other such elements. But the damage type of the Staff of Magnus is different than others. 

  • The Staff is one of the most powerful Staves in Skyrim.
  • It will make the enemy mages run out of Magicka.
  • Once fully charged, it will last for up to 45 Seconds.
  • Its enchantment cannot be learned.
  • The Staff is only available if you progress in the College of Winterhold questline.

The Black Star/Azura’s Star

Mage Gear that Grants Soul Gem.
Use the black star in skyrim as mage.
The Black Star can be re-used unlimited times. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: The Black Star/Azura’s Star is a reusable Soul Gem that holds Dark or Light Souls in it.
NameThe Black Star
Base Armor0
Base Value1000
EffectHolds black souls.

As a Mage in Skyrim, you will often find yourself running out of charge on your enchanted items. If you keep on using a certain weapon, its Charges will deplete, and you will be left with a normal weapon.

To fill them up, you will need to utilize tons of Soul Gems. Instead, you can use The Black Star/Azura’s Star, which is a Daedric Artifact that works like a Soul Gem. But, unlike the Soul Gem, you can refill it with Black or White souls whenever you want, increasing its utility.

  • You will get a refillable Soul Gem.
  • Filling the Black Star can be a hassle.

The Gauldur Amulet

Mage Gear to Boost Health, Stamina and Magicka.
Wear the gauldur armor in skyrim.
Gauldur Armor increases all stats of the player. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Players will get extra stats such as Health, Stamina, and Magicka with The Gauldur Amulet.
NameThe Gauldur Amulet
Base Armor0
Base Value1864
EnchantmentIncreases your Health, Magicka, and Stamina by 30 points.

Belonging to the powerful Archmage Gauldur of the First Era, the Gauldur Amulet is one of best gear. It increases the Health, Magicka, and Stamina of the players by 30 points. That is more than enough to give you a small push to help you win almost every fight. With it, you get extra Health and Stamina to make you more durable. And the extra Magicka will help you with casting more spells.

The Gauldur Amulet was broken into three fragments that were then given to the sons of Gauldur. You will then have to go to their locations to find them. They are located in the Saarthal, Folgunthur, and the Geirmund’s Hall Dungeon. .

  • Increases all three stats of the Dragonborn.
  • Useful for every build that requires any one of the three stats.
  • There are better items available for mages.
  • Requires you to clear three different Dungeons.

The White Phial

Mage Gear to Increase One-Handed Weapons Damage.
The White Phial mage gear in skyrim.
The White Phial gives one selected potion charge every day in Skyrim. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: Dragonborn can get one selected of the six different Potions each day from The White Phial.
NameThe White Phial
Base ArmorN/A
Base Value0
EffectThe Phial refills a certain Potion every new day.

One of the most unique items in Skyrim is the White Phial. It is the never-ending ultimate potion that you can only use once a day. There are six different types of effects that you can get out of The White Phial. But as we’ve mentioned, you will only get one charge for a day. It is a great utility potion.

The effects include restoring Health, increasing Stamina and Magicka, and increasing One-handed weapons damage. In addition to that, you also get Resistance to Magic and harder to detect buff.

  • It saves you from the hassle of making Potions.
  • Perfect for Mages that don’t get into many fights.
  • It will be useless for a whole day if used.


Mage Gear with Wabbajack Attack.
Mage Gear in Skyrim the Wabbajack.
Wabbajack has unpredictable effects. [Image Credit: eXputer]
  • Why I Chose This: With each attack, the Wabbajack will have an unpredictable effect on the target.
Base Damage29
Base Value1565
EnchantmentA blast from Wabbajack with an unpredictable effect.

One of the unique Staves in Skyrim for the Mages is the Wabbajack. It is a Daedric Artifact that you get after the completion of a quest. When you use it, it gives out a unique effect on the enemies. These effects include transforming the target into a Harmless creature. Or dealing a different kind of damage or attacking them. arguably.

  • The Wabbajack’s Attacks ignore the target’s attributes and deal the same damage to everyone.
  • It is perfect for late-game enemies.
  • It might end up giving a buff to your enemies.
  • Has up to 20 uses, after which you will have to recharge it using Soul Gems.

Other Honorable Mentions 

Here are some other Mage Gear items in Skyrim that can help you fight a horde of enemies and emerge unscathed.

  • Staff Of Hag’s Wrath: Considered a good option as it kills the strongest enemies in as little as 20 seconds.
  • Nahkriin’s Mask: Boosts Magicka, lessens Destruction and Restoration cost, aiding all game facets effectively.

My Thoughts

My picks on the Mage Gear will surely help you become the most powerful Mage in the land. If you want to go with the Pure Mage build, then I believe the Archmage’s Robes are the best. Check out which Skyrim Race is best for Mage Build, as that plays an important role. But if you’re looking for more builds or options, then the world of Skyrim has too much to offer.

Depending on how you play, you can have Wives that you live with. But, if it suits you, then you can get the Two-Handed Weapons that help you make a Tankier build. Or, if you want to do a Sneak Archer build, then check out different Bows and Arrows that might be suitable for you. For such a build, we have the best Light Armor listed for you. Make sure to check the Armor Cap before you go for the highest Armor ratings.


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Hammad Ijaz is a Guides Writer on eXputer who is into various gaming genres. He has this pure passion for enjoying games and then reflecting that passion back into his writing. Along with a gaming experience of 10+ years, he also has many years of writing experience. Hammad further solidifies his status as a true gamer by showcasing hundreds of hours of game time on Warframe, Witcher 3, and Elden Ring. Feel free to explore his extensive gaming library on Steam.

Experience: 3+ Years || Education: Bachelors in Computer Sciences.

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