Midas Magic Spells of Aurum Oblivion Mod


Bethesda Blog has an interview with the man behind the Midas Magic Spells of Aurum mod for Oblivion.

Apparently the creator of the mod Xilver who’s name is Brian Rivers., was inspired to create this new system of spells by his experience as a traditional magic user in Oblivion. Tired of all the loads of stuff one has to cart around to afford spells, River set above trying to create a spell that would convert stuff to gold. Although unsuccessful in his original pursuit, he managed to create a whole system of spells that put all that Oblivion “stuff” to good use.

Midas Magic has a unique alchemical process for learning the spells which requires gold and other various items from the game. This makes learning each spell a bit of a quest. I’ve put quite a bit of energy into the look of the spells as well as in balancing them with gameplay.

Learn more about the Midas Magic Spells of Aurum mod and its prolific creator on the Bethesda Blog.

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61 Comments on Midas Magic Spells of Aurum Oblivion Mod


On October 5, 2007 at 5:21 am

ok i just downloaded this mod expecting major coolness straight away but then…I HAVE TO FIND INGREDIENCE!!!!!!!????????!!! I mean i love the effort but god damn! finding ingredience? thats my least fav thing to do in oblivion! I mean hey! lets all download cliff racer mods aswell! we can battle them with REGULAR SPELLS because we can’t find the INGREDIENCE to get these wicked awsome spells, isn’t there a cheat to get those spells? coz i hate, repeat HATE collecting ingredience unless it’s in a big pile right in front of me, and yes i am a slacker and yes i don’t like work but seriously, collecting ingredience? man you must have the humor of those crappy newspaper jokes!


On October 30, 2007 at 1:40 am

Get over it and stop whining. Gamers like you are the reason EA and its ilk push out so many vapid, bland sequels. And it’s “ingredients” – I guess you don’t have the patience to learn english, either.


On November 15, 2007 at 3:31 pm

hhahahahahhahahahaha…Makon! That was hilarious…*cough*…yeah i know the cheat…!

Type in PSB


On January 3, 2008 at 7:21 am

ok..I downloaded this mod but I cannot find the vendor, maybe because I have an old version of oblivion or because it’s not the english version…please help me! :sad: PowerBond@bigmir.net or TesMaster@bigmir.net thank you! :smile:


On January 20, 2008 at 9:46 pm

vendor should be in the university by the lustratorium


On February 10, 2008 at 6:57 am

I downloaded the midas spells but how can i use them?
I don’t see vendor there. Where do i have to set the documents?


On February 17, 2008 at 4:14 am

yea these spells are cool but very LAME that u have to find ingredients its not that im lazy its the fact the i have to walk around all of map on the game just to find ingredients to make 1 spell and then do it all over again for anothe


On February 24, 2008 at 7:37 pm

The spells are awsome and what not, but i cant stand that you have to find ingredients. I play video games for fun, a non-learning, work free enviroment of just fun, and then the master of ill s*** makes us have to get ingredients. I think your just trying to be a di**. No effence, but you should at least make 2 different types of the addon….


On March 3, 2008 at 11:05 pm

how do you enven download mods on XBOX 360 i want to no so i can try it
:?: :???:


On March 20, 2008 at 5:11 pm

ive downloaded the mod and i used the cheat to get them so i dont bother about the ingrediants. but, after about 10 minutes of playing the game crashes and i have to get out of it!!!! help please?

need ideas

On March 24, 2008 at 3:18 am

sup guys i just got this spell and dont really knwo where to put all the stuff like the dds files do they go in the texture file and the other meshes do they go in the meshes file???

hey and can some one give me ideas on what to make ps i dont know how to use 3dsmax 9 but i have it thx

here my email

need ideas

On March 24, 2008 at 3:23 am

sup hey me again

can some one give me the midas spells will all the spell content in their own file like all the meshes in its own meshes file and all the textures in its own textures file and the readme where to activate everything and how to get and if someone wants to get ingredience and doesnt want to cheat tell me and ill give u something i made that wuill help alot…

sweet email me on

need ideas

On March 24, 2008 at 3:24 am

yo im on right now as your reading this so say something cause i want to chat with someone that knows stuff and can help me


On April 13, 2008 at 6:14 pm

Hmm, This Mod Is Interesting but for the items you need, I’d subjest getting one and using the dube glitch, i can’t stand trying to find more than one of an item, spells are fun to work with but why is the balrog only “target” cast? i can’t summon it to my side and it attacks everything, including me. i can only summon it
on another npc.


On May 2, 2008 at 12:51 pm


First of all, “need ideas”, even after someone corrected the spelling, how can you keep calling them “ingredience”? That’s not a typo, that’s just blatantly dumb. Second, the guy who made this put a lot of hard work into it. I mean, a real lot. If you don’t like it, make your own mod, or leave his alone. Who gives you the right to to say he’s being a just because he’s been using all his free time to bring you a great add-on that makes you work a little bit? Third: Everybody knows the console commands. If you don’t want to find the ingredients, cheat for them! If you don’t want to work for spells, then cheat for them. It’s not hard at all. And lastly, if you don’t know how to install a f*cking mod, you’re in the wrong place. There are hundreds of places that will tell you exactly what to do, not to mention that they all install the same way.

If you can’t install a mod, and you can’t understand how cool the mod is, and you can’t ever spell “ingredients” right, well, you shouldn’t be allowed to play Oblivion.


On May 7, 2008 at 4:52 pm

iv got it but theres 2 little annyoning things that i cant find out and they are
1) getting the cristal to open so i can go into the portal in astrul planes
2) getting the big curcle portal open
please peole reply to this i need an answer to them please no tips (things to help not money) this mod is aswome :mrgreen:


On May 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm

argxry, i’m looking for how to open it too, and i don’t know how. by the way it’s ‘crystal’ and ‘astral’ and ‘circle’. I really am confused by it.


On June 8, 2008 at 6:30 pm

Is he in the water, or is he hugging a wall in the shadows? NO!!! MIDAS IS IN THE ARCANE UNIVERSITY!!!!!! also, for the lazy-@$$ slackerz, the cheat for all spells is PSB


On June 25, 2008 at 11:20 pm

Suck a bowl of s. :twisted:


On July 3, 2008 at 12:36 pm

I cant find midas. Someone above said he is beside the lustratorium but I dont see him or a door that would lead to him.


On July 10, 2008 at 10:15 am

first all you need to do is get the midas chest which is a silver urn a lockpick and gold nugget the go to the command bar and type coc testinghall. then go to the door that says alchemical warehouse or something like that then go and you can get almost every ingrediant in the game and put it in the chest so you dont become over-encumbred

ME 18823

On July 12, 2008 at 11:22 pm


where the f**k are the astral beacon caps/cups.
and how do you get ontop of the flying carpet
and is there an easier way to get all those damn essances??
does anybody know anymore half decant mods that dont crash your computer!!


On July 16, 2008 at 9:36 pm

i dont no how to put any mods onto my xbox 360 how do u do that and are there other XBOX 360 mods? really really wantt to know thanks :mrgreen: :smile:


On July 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm

ME 18823
1. they aare in astral plane both of them (its same tough)
2. use it ur char will act as a horse (press the shift or key u have bound for run not toggle just switch run and the carpet will fly)
3. yeah use the frostcrag spire glitch to get al sigil stones and simply separate it then medium merge and you get it all
4. you mean decent** i think then look on here http://www.bethsoft.com/bgsforums/index.php?showforum=25
you may find something useful there


On August 20, 2008 at 5:00 am

its a good game oblivion!!because it have a lot of funny mods and plug-in’s


On August 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm

There WAS a cheat on the console to get it for over version 0.900 and up, I think it goes like this: player.addspell midaspsb 42


On September 15, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Still playing Oblivion and this just made my evening. Great Add On! Had huge collection of Ingredients and was wondering what to do with all of them, besides sell them to the Chorrol Alchemist to make my character RICH.

All them bottles of Night Eye from Carrots and Vipergloss made my character rich enough in an hour to buy a Black Stallion. I found a crop of carrots south of Chorrol, another one north of the White Stallion Lodge. Of course I made a huge cache of Feather too with all those Lotus Flowers along Topol Bay and Flax Seed around Skingrad. And that was with NOVICE GEAR, before FrostCrag Tower came out.
I had so much stuff in my stash that when I found this version it was like, :idea:
It made me think of a song sung by Steppenwolf:

Well, you don’t know what we can find
Why don’t you come with me little girl
On a magic carpet ride
You don’t know what we can see
Why don’t you tell your dreams to me
Fantasy will set you free
Close your eyes girl
Look inside girl
Let the sound take you away

OMG (lazy butts!)

On September 18, 2008 at 2:46 pm

My god people! finding ingredients isnt nearly as hard as you all make it out to be! sure it takes time and energy, but thats what makes this mod good. your always looking for that one ingredient, and along the way earning precious skills and levels. by the time you get all the spells you’ll probably be lvl 100 anyways jeesh!


On October 21, 2008 at 7:29 pm

Thanks for the comments, not so much for the foul gibberish but all the other ones. If you don’t like earning the spells, the mod has a built in cheat. But don’t complain about spell balance if you do cheat (that should go without saying) but ingredient requirements keep your character from getting spells too early in the game and unbalancing combat. The faq for the mod can be found below.



On October 26, 2008 at 3:03 am

hey every1, ive now downloaded the midas magic mod INTO my computer but i dont understand how you actually load it onto the game. so basically can any of you’s tell me how 2 get it onto the game :?: thanks

mankar camoran

On November 8, 2008 at 7:47 am

the cheat for all of Midas spells or the ingredients needed is:
1. press the ` button
2 type in setstage Midaspsb 42
3 enjoy your n00b-ishly acquired spells

i did not use this cheat i was p***ed enough to go round and COLLECT THEM!

the spells do pwn n00bs ftw though

mankar camoran

On November 8, 2008 at 7:57 am

for that guy who asked how to install mod all you do is extract (or move) into
Local disk then program files THEN Bethesda softworks THEN!!! select oblivion/data finally extract or move whatever one you choose ( i always choose move to make sure i do it right :)

and for the GUY THAT INSULTED HIM you could have just told him what to do

Gils 501

On November 8, 2008 at 8:00 am

Xilver you rock nice mod could you tell me where all the astral pyramid things are?

Force Ball rocks !!! (many lols :)

Purified Oreos

On November 8, 2008 at 8:06 am

yeah yeah my name is great but xilver, what do you do when you have collected all 5 prisms do you have you attack them, sot a spell at the varla stone or activate them in a specific order?

oh and how the hell do you use these smileys?!


On November 10, 2008 at 7:24 am

i want to now how to get a which or give any magic word for


On July 22, 2009 at 2:47 am

Hey why don’t you type

coc TestHall

The test hall has a room of ingrediants in hawkhaven.
And psb gives you all spells but game will crash in 10 mins



On August 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

How Do you activate the varla stone once you have aquired all the 5 astral prisms or what ever whats the order im pretty sure theres an orderlike to activate portal (by the way to activate portel you need to type astral) If your reading this can you replyy Plz


On August 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Ok I’ve seen a couple spells on youtube that i know are available (like angel wings)but i can’t find the recipes anywhere. Are there more books that i can’t find??


On October 29, 2009 at 7:14 am

Hello, if you’r looking for some of the item’s you need like “Greater Sonic Essance” thats were you get at least 10 sigil stones and put thim into that little egg thingermubober >,> and in the book right by it (the little egg) you need to turn to the last page and look at the things for Sigil Stones I typed in on “Google.com” -codes for Sigil Stones- and I got a Web-Page and it says “Oblivion Sigil Stone – UESPWiki” I hope this has helped you! =)


On November 2, 2009 at 3:31 pm

At first I was struggeling cuz I was like cba getting ingrediënts and stuff so I started exploring his shop (Midas Magic Shop). First the basement (allowed) then his Private Quarters(tresspassing), I found this Cupboard, and it wasn’t concidered stealing, interesting… so I opened it and in it were:
Angel Wings,
Costum Angel Wings,
Tyreal Suit (Angel suit),
(and other things) ? so there you go, just sneak up into his private quarters and take it out of the Cupboard (Not stealing!)


On November 2, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Oh, and I just love this mod.
The character I have on my PC is an Archer and not a Mage so I can’t really cast every spell, but the ones I can cast… they are just lovely. And I bet the ones I’m gonna cast after I level up my Skills, will be even better. :)
(I only did 2 Quests… 1.Where Tiger? 2. A Warlock’s Luck… Where can I find more of them?[The Astral Plane one, can't get the Flawless gems anywhere. :/])

King Karlak

On November 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm

I agree with that ! He sounds to me like he’s just a complete DUMB-A**

King Karlak

On November 5, 2009 at 6:37 pm

Although,I might be a complete dumba** for not being able to solve the crossword or find a way into the astral gates !


On December 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

hello everybody
to start off let me tell you something…
consider the midas magic mod as an add-on more like just a mod because if you start a new game with the midas magic mod, then it will be real fun to go playing the main story quest whilr gathering ingredients for the aurum reactor, don’t try to get them all, really not all of them are really fun so, i suggest starting a new game and try to get the spell midas chest (recipe: golden nugget, silver urn and a lockpick) so that you can gather even stupid cups or vases or anything you want and also the ingredients needed for other spells.

thanks to Xilver who was the one who made this AWESOME mod

Att. Lazy @$$3$

On December 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

The id for the Mega residue (eat it for all midas spells, no crash) is XX018547

replace the XX with the first 2 numbers in the Shop Sign’s id.
use the Additem Code
Eat mega residue
Enjoy being a Lazy @$$#0!3


On January 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I found a problem if u have open cities and the open arcane university mod. Then the midas shop doesnt show, so take that off if u have it.(not the whole open cities mod just the imperial prison and arcane university bit)


On August 19, 2010 at 1:58 am

Lol funny how people think that just because you want something given to you easier in a game, they think it’s being lazy…and it’s also funny how Makon thinks EA comes out with “Vapid and Bland” as he puts it, sequels…lol understand that’s your opinion Makon and not everyone agrees. Further more as for you and Att.Lazy A$$3$ like I said before, wanting to cheat in a game isn’t being lazy. If you don’t have a job, don’t go to college or not even attempting to look for a job, that’s lazy…but you can’t call someone lazy just cause they dont want to spend hours upon hours in a game. When people download mods they want to experience the content right away. And in this case, this will take a few days to get all the spells. It’s called having a life though people just cant spend all day on games like you guys, we have lives. Oh and Makon another thing, EA has nothing to do with the subject at hand anyways. This is a player created mod and when downloading mods, you should be able to experience the content right away not spend an hour or more just to get 1 spell thats why the developer of this mod allowed cheats. Oh and Att.Lazy is correct you can do what he said to cheat with the mod. Or…you can type in “setstage MidasPSB42″ it will give you the residue and give you all the spells. Just dont type in PSB it will make it difficult to navigate through the list and pick the spells you want to cast. It can be laggy and it’s just too many spells, adds every spell in oblivion.


On August 21, 2010 at 1:52 am



On August 31, 2010 at 10:19 am

For those saying “finding ingredients sucks” — I think this mod was made to work like an expansion without directly affecting the vanilla aspects. Don’t try to just obtain the new spells from the start. I installed the mod around lvl 14 and already had enough ingredients on me to make about a dozen spells without even originally knowing I needed them (except for the Gold Nuggets). Lots of them are easy, using common ingredients like Nightshade, Ink Wells, Skooma, Silver Daggers, etc. Not to mention this mod adds some new locations, quests, items, and monsters to make things more entertaining. As far as I’m concerned, this beats the hell out of any official Oblivion DLC.

Bryan baynes

On September 5, 2010 at 5:27 am

Ok i want to suck the balls of this creator! you are my idol, no sirously you are, brian! yeah man! yeah…couldent have done it better… also, please, i just about cried when i finished all the temples XD, please dont end it here, make expantions to midas magic :) please!!!!


On December 8, 2010 at 11:47 pm

I got everthing installed properly and got into the astral place but i found only 4 of them astral cap or cup things you need to activate the giant crystall. Any help on where you find them? I think i have been everywhere except i dont know what to do in that portal that takes you to a piece of land thats underwater thats located to the right of the starting place. Its one of those 3 portals together. i think its the one on the right of the 3. only got killed about 100 times getting each of them so far coz im only lvl 7.


On April 2, 2011 at 9:56 pm

i need help on were to find the crystal things anyone know a site with a walkthrough or can giv me one? thanks in adv.


On June 10, 2011 at 8:41 am

I find this mod very exciting, finding rare items for a certain spell seems like an epic quest for glory, I had fun mastering new spells, it was a truly exciting experience that got me nailed down to my chair, playing Oblivion for hours, I thank the creator. The only aspect I don’t quite like is the voice acting, since this is the first mod I downloaded that introduces a new character, I’m not sure if this problem applies to them all, the character’s voice is somewhat muffled. Other than that, EPIC mod! And I love how the noob at the top is all complaining and all!



On August 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

i cant find the spell open the stones i havent found it in any of your books where is it?


On August 16, 2011 at 11:08 am

is it possible to download the mod into a usb chip and download into xbox360? beacause all of the spells look soooo cool and i realy want them pleas reply as soon as you can!!

tits bro

On August 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Can’t use it on 360, PC only. Works great for me though, thanks xilver :)


On September 11, 2011 at 2:52 am

For all those complaining about Mods with Xbox and Ps3 ill tell u right now you can not get mods for either console inless you have a Moded Version of the Console after that i have no Clue so you should stop asking and look it up on google


On November 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

Does anyone know where to get the sword that Tyrael uses?


On December 12, 2011 at 5:42 pm

if you want the f***in mod to work you need the patch 1.2. (or higher)


On December 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

also for any newbies to summon his monsters you have to go to their lair and kill them or for normal spells it is probably in the astral realm or his portal


On December 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm

o yes and elder scrolls six is coming out it is called hoers any suggestions on what it means