Arqade is a question and answer site for passionate videogamers on all platforms. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've been avoiding using any weapons that banish "Summoned Daedra up to level XX" back to Oblivion, because I want the fire / frost / void salts they drop. I have been assuming that when they are banished, they just disappear - is this correct, or do they leave behind the same pile of ashes (with loot) that you get when killing them the regular way?

share|improve this question
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Summoned daedra disappear anyway when they die. You can't get fire salts from a summoned fire atronach, only from wild atronachs that leave a corpse.

So banishing summoned creatures does cause them to disappear, but they wouldn't have been able to drop anything anyway, so there's no reason to avoid doing so.

share|improve this answer
Thanks, I had forgotten that distinction. That said, I'll stick with other enchantments on my weapons that will affect more creatures than "banish" would. – wavsite Dec 22 '11 at 19:33

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.