Skyrim: Spell Vendor Locations

When you’re in need of spells in The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, your best bet is the College of Winterhold. But, not all of us are master magicians, or are interested in learning from a bunch of old, weird, creepy wizards. With our quick location guide, you can find all the wizards ready to sell to you without having to pay a college tuition. We’ve even thrown in the College wizards too, in case you’re curious where to find them, and some extra information on each wizard is included.

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Spell Vendor Locations

  • Note: All Spell Vendors will improve their inventory as you level up and improve your magic skills. Be sure to check back often for new spells.

  • Vendor: Madena

    • Location: White Hall, Dawnstar, of The Pale
    • Description: Madena is the court wizard of White Hall.

    Vendor: Calcelmo

    • Location: Understone Keep, Markarth, of The Reach
    • Description: Calcelmo is leading the excavation down the left of the entrance into the keep. Talk to him to discover several secondary quests to complete.

    Vendor: Falion

    • Location: Falion’s House, Morthal, of Hjaalmarch
    • Description: This wizard hangs out in his home or inside the Moorside Inn during day-light. At night he wanders outside of town to experiment on vampires. He can help cure you of vampirism, or just sell you spells.

    Vendor: Wylandriah

    • Location: Mistveil Keep, Riften, The Rift
    • Description: The court wizard of Riften, she’ll offer you misc. quests in addition to selling spells.

    Vendor: Sybille Stentor

    • Location: The Blue Palace, Solitude
    • Description: Another court wizard, she’ll offer a job to destroy a vampire lair or train you in destruction magic. She can usually be found in in the Jarl’s throne room.

    Vendor: Farengar Secret-Fire

    • Location: Dragonsreach, Whiterun, of Whiterun Hold
    • Description: The court wizard of the Jarl, he’ll sell spells and offer you a job to find a Dragon Tablet in Bleak Falls Barrow.

    Vendor: Wuunferth the Unliving

    • Location: Palace of the Kings, Windhelm, of Eastmarch
    • Description: The court wizard of the Palace of the Kings, he’ll request your help in hunting a serial killer in Windhelm.

    Vendor: Lucan Valerius

    • Location: Riverwood Traders, Riverwood, of Whiterun
    • Description: This trader will send you on a quest to retrieve a unique glove. With the investor Speech perk, you can give the vendor 500 gold, and he’ll have 10,000 gold available for trade.

    College of Winterhold – Spell Vendor Locations

  • To get into the College of Winterhold and access these spell vendors, check out our guide here.
  • Vendor: Tolfdir

    • Location: Hall of Attainment, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This wizard specializes in selling and training with the Alteration skill.

    Vendor: Colette Marence

    • Location: Hall of Countenance, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This wizard specializes in selling and training with the Restoration skill.

    Vendor: Drevis Neloren

    • Location: Hall of Countenance, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This wizard specializes in selling and training with the Illusion skill.

    Vendor: Faralda

    • Location: Hall of Countenance, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This wizard specializes in selling and training with the Destruction skill. Once reaching a 95 skill level in Destruction, she’ll offer you quests to obtain the most powerful destruction magic.

    Vendor: Phinis Gestor

    • Location: Hall of Countenance, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This wizard specializes in selling and training with the Conjuration skill. Reach skill level 100 in Conjuration and he’ll offer quests to obtain the highest level Conjuration magic available.

    Vendor: Enthir

    • Location: Hall of Attainment, College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold (Can also be found in The Frozen Hearth Inn)
    • Description: This merchant sells a variety of magical items and equipment, as well as some very rare ingredients like Daedra Hearts and Black Soul Gems. After becoming the Archmage of the School, he will no longer sell to you.

    Vendor: Nelacar

    • Location: College of Winterhold, of Winterhold Hold
    • Description: This failed wizard can also set you on a quest to discover a powerful Daedric Artifact called Azura’s Star, a soul gem that can hold an infinite amount of white souls.

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    5 Comments on Skyrim: Spell Vendor Locations

    Knighwolf

    On November 30, 2011 at 5:20 am

    “Description: This merchant sells a variety of magical items and equipment, as well as some very rare ingredients like Daedra Hearts and Black Soul Gems. After becoming the Archmage of the School, he will no longer sell to you. ”

    I am the archmage and he still does sell to me. Maybe this could be because im in the thieves guild. But either way, he still sells to me

    Poopface

    On November 30, 2011 at 7:30 am

    It doesn’t work for me, although maybe I need to join the thieve guild, will check out. Thanks!

    Layne430

    On November 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    so, i was wondering, how do i obtain the undead thrall spell. i need this so i can ressurect bodies without them becoming ash afterwords, and ultimately to exploit it for xp and the ebony blade.

    IAMWINNINGATTHISGAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    On February 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I can never find phinis gestor. Any help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    And i have to put more words so this will work so hows it going, im good sup yall GO BLAZERS we playin at Sacramento today GO 88!!!!!!!!!!111

    gamer

    On February 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    If u talk to enthir the mage that sells magical items daedra hearts and soul gems he will ask if we can do business if u say yes before becoming the archmage he will continue to sell to you afterwards