My conjuration is level 26 and I can't seem to figure out a quick way to level it. What's the quickest/most effective way to level it up?

  • possible duplicate of Do I level up a spell faster by casting often or by casting longer?
    – user9983
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 4:56
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    When you first start the game and come out of the first cave where the dragon fly's over you their is a blessing stone near by that lets your magic skills level up faster. I have found to have a summon spell in one hand and bound weapon in the other. Within about 2 hours or so my conjuration was in the 50's.
    – user14849
    Commented Nov 20, 2011 at 6:42

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  • Buy the bound sword
  • Find slaughterfish
  • Stand at the edge of water so slaughterfish can't attack you, and so that you'll still be in combat
  • Cast bound sword (don't dual sword it), sheath your weapon and repeat.

You can get the Apprentice Conjuration magic perk to make this process go by faster. This process is so quick you can have 100 conjuration in little over 1 and a half hour. OR repeatedly cast soul trap on any dead creature.

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    I found these techniques to work the best for quick conjuration leveling.
    – Doug
    Commented Nov 17, 2011 at 0:07
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    I guess this works if you don't actually want to play the game..
    – Snailer
    Commented Nov 28, 2011 at 0:45
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    True that snailer. Is useful if you want a perk and you're 1 or 2 skillpoints off the required amount :)
    – Flater
    Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 11:33
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    So casting summon spells without enemies being near does not level your Conjuration? Because I always cast these spells before I get into combat, as that is the only logical way to play.
    – Jonathon
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 13:21
  • Snailer, literally anyone asking about the fastest way to level something doesn't care about "playing" the game.
    – codetaku
    Commented Mar 11, 2016 at 17:52

Kill a weak monster (skeever) and use soul trap on it about five times, if not six then wait for one hour to regenerate magica

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    For the downvoters, this does work. Commented Nov 29, 2011 at 0:20
  • As an added bonus you level enchanting too! (if you have soul gems) Commented Jul 27, 2012 at 0:38

Your conjuration skill does not increase by conjuring anything out of combat, it only increases while you' in combat with something or someone. Conjuring up a creature and a weapon, and then entering combat does level up your conjuration skill.

So, try to just conjure a creature and use a bound weapon in all fights, this will level up your conjuration skill relatively quickly.

You can also cast Soultrap on dead enemies, so you could put on a lot of magicka regeneration gear and continuously cast Soultrap on dead enemies to level up the skill. Alternatively, cast it until you run out of magicka and wait an hour (using the wait feature) and repeat.

  • Thanks for the first straight forward answer to when you actually get the experience. But do you just get it at creation, or latter when you encounter enemies? But both times just the one set amount? Or do you get experience relative to the length of time in combat with a summon?
    – Jonathon
    Commented May 22, 2013 at 13:26

I use a Bound Sword as my only weapon, and my conjuration is around 40 at level 11. I would suggest using Bound Items in combat.


In the lower conjuration-levels (around 20) the Soultrap spell gives nearly 1 level of Conjuration per use.

  • Soultrapping small animals is a quick way indeed.
    – Konerak
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 14:05
  • Definitely going to try this.
    – Doug
    Commented Nov 15, 2011 at 21:14

You can also summon a creature, and then attack it with a bound weapon. After a while the summon will start fighting back, and you'll get experience.

It may be a bit cheesy, but it works and it can be done everywhere!


Least "boring" way I've found: keep two spells handy while exploring, something like Conjure Flame Atronach and Soul Trap, or Bound Sword and Soul Trap. Soul trap everything when you get the magicka, even while not in combat, even your companion (I don't know how many times Lydia's threatened to kill me) as you explore--animals, dead bodies, etc. Conjure Atronach or Sword to deal with low level baddies you are likely to encounter. Switch to a favorite damage dealing spell or weapon for dragons, giants, etc.


From what I've noticed conjuration goes up by having a conjured creature out, but maybe only when you're actually fighting something.


While soul trapping for easy conjuration skills think about spending your hard earned cash on as many empty soul gems as you can buy and level your enchanting skill while your at it.

You can also use the invisible chest in Dawnstar to find soul gems for free


Conjuration does only level up in combat, however you can summon a creature, such as an atronach, then summon a bound weapon and start beating on it. At about half health it will turn on you and you will get some skill ups for being in combat.


Summon atronach, make it attack you, hide from attacks, and constantly cast a bound weapon. Best to hot key it for pc users and just switch to a new spell and back to bound weapon. Happy leveling

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