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The Eye of Magnus

Complete "The Eye of Magnus"

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The One SaxtonThe One Saxton149,204
13 Nov 2011 05 Dec 2011
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This is the last(8th) quest for the College of Winterhold.

This quest is actually quite short and easy. Its just one "boss" fight and shouldn't take you anymore than 5 mins. To be honest i didn't even kill him the magical anomalies did. Its that easy!
All you have to do is use the Staff of Magnus on the Eye of Magnus. This will make it 'break up' and Arcano will become vulnerable. This is your chance to do some damage to him, or leave him to the anomalies and Tolfdir. Once the Eye has reformed, Ancano will go back and start doing his thing again. Just Rinse and Repeat till hes dead.

*Posible Spoilers*
The prerequisite quest for this is the staff of magnus. Where you have to travel through the Labyrinthian. Here you will encounter Trolls, Wisps, Skeletons and Wizards.

There are 2 "Boss" fights in this level. The first being a Skeleton Dragon surrounded by about 8 Skeleton warriors, mages and archers. Save before using the lever to open a gate (which drops again after about 5 seconds)
If you have trouble with this boss (he had me for his dinner), reload your save from before you entered through the gate. Equip your unrelenting force shout and shout through the gate. This should bring the skeletons towards you. They can't attack you through the gate and you cant attack them with normal spells and weapons. You can however keep using your unrelenting force shout on them. This may take 5 mins to wipe them out because of the cooldown time. The skeleton mages didn't seem to be affected by this for me. So what i did for them was open the gate walk up to it and cast spells at them. As long as you dont enter the room the dragon skeleton will not rise. This allows you to focus on the dragon skeleton, making this fight alot easier. The dragon uses Ice attacks so counter him with fire(if your using magic). Try and keep away from his front because he can pick you up in his mouth and insta' kill you.

The Second boss fight is at the end of the dungeon. Morokei is, i beleive, a dragon priest and so he is fairly strong. Use your bow to take out the Wizard Thralls first. Then I recomend using ranged weapons or spells to take Morokei on. Run up the stairs where the Wizard Thrall was and he shouldn't follow you, or attack you. From here use your bow to take him out. When hes dead search his body for the Staff of Magnus and a awesome mask.

Enjoy the quest and i hope i helped :D
Lord RustlessIf the 'Run up the stairs where the Wizard Thrall was and he shouldn't follow you' does not work. There are a set of stairs that go up to some double woodern doors (These are the doors you go through when you kill him) . When Morokei is at the bottom by the water, cast a fireball or ranged spell/arrow a couple of times then run away through the double doors (close them behind you). If you dont run away he will follow you up the stairs and kill you. He will lose interest and go back to the bottom, repeat until dead. This can take a long time (took me 30 mins) but it works if your a weak level 11 character like me. And he Mask you get helps a hell of a lot.
Posted by Lord Rustless on 15 Nov 11 at 12:54
s1nTh23* First Lessons
* Under Saarthal
* Hitting The Books
* Good Intentions
* Eye of Magnus
* Revealing the Unseen
* Containment
* The Staff of Magnus
Those are the quests for the College.
Posted by s1nTh23 on 18 Nov 11 at 00:08
Sir Stratsavvyso y does the guide say there is one boss fight at the beginning and then barely a sentence later state there are two boss fights?
Posted by Sir Stratsavvy on 29 Nov 11 at 06:43
The One SaxtonDifferent quest
Posted by The One Saxton on 29 Nov 11 at 08:16
Count FlandersFor the skeleton dragon boss fight, I didn't even open the door. I took out the skeletons wandering around by using Unrelenting Shout/Force. Sure, it took a while, but it work. If I backed up a bit, the skeletons came towards the door, and I would use fire on them. Easy. Once I opened the door, taking out the skeleton dragon was easy since it was my only concern. However, I've read that once you've destroyed the skeletons from behind the door, you can lure the dragon out with a shout, then just repeat what you did for the skeletons, all while being safely behind the gate/door.

For Morokei, I lured him to the water, then sent a shout his way that pushed him into the water. He cannot escape the water, so you can pick him off from the safety of the upper Wizard Thrall's location.
Posted by Count Flanders on 18 Jan 12 at 05:13
Scary MarcusAnyone help? I can't start containment the women does give me it when I wake up? and savous is outside ?dead? I search his body and get nothing ??
Posted by Scary Marcus on 17 Feb 12 at 10:10
The One Saxtonrun down to the streets of winterhold and kill all anomolies there and on bridge. There should be 10. once they are dead report to Mirabelle Ervine.
Apart from that i can only say reload an earlier save?
Posted by The One Saxton on 17 Feb 12 at 10:26
Scary MarcusDoesn't give me the quest*
Posted by Scary Marcus on 23 Feb 12 at 09:59
Scary MarcusI have this now. I loaded a save from like Dec and it seemed to work fine, I have no idea why it didn't work but hey got the cheevo now lol
Posted by Scary Marcus on 23 Feb 12 at 11:35
Force58Yes, the skeleton dragon can be killed from behind the door. I just used bow/arrows and the unrelenting force shout to take care of him.
For Morokei, it was more difficult, until I found the best way to do it. I was level 25 at the time. I didn't have flame or spark powerful enough to do much damage, and I couldn't stay out in the open too long because 2-3 well placed blasts from him did me in. So, I just went behind the area where Morokei and the Wizard Thrall's were, on the ground, and behind this, are a set of wooden doors. Go in and wait for Morokei to follow. It will take a few minutes (and you may have to get his attention). Once he comes in the area, he won't go past the upper walkway, and he will stay on the ground. He will also not unleash his power against you. I simply stood in the doorframe and nailed him with about 50 arrows. He'll slowly float left to right. After 8 minutes or so, he was dead.
Posted by Force58 on 26 Feb 12 at 13:51
UlfsangThis solution is for a non-achievement quest for the "Staff of Magnus". The achievement is for the quest "The Eye of Magnus" which is completely different. Thumbs down.
Posted by Ulfsang on 12 Jul 12 at 01:39
The One Saxton@Ulfsang The first part of my solution is about the quest "The Eye of Magnus" and tells you how to get the achievement. I have also included how to do the quest "staff of Magnus" because this also needs to be done to get the achievement, the two quests are related.
Posted by The One Saxton on 12 Jul 12 at 17:55
Dr SandypantsIt's worth noting that if you have a bounty and resist arrest, Tolfdir and co will attack with no ability to yield.
Posted by Dr Sandypants on 02 Nov 12 at 20:14
Posted by LadyKillerina on 01 Sep 13 at 00:25
AwakeDeadeyeIf you run out of juice for the staff, kill the anomalies for soul gems to recharge. I didn't have to but I noticed they always drop them and pretty much put two and two together.
Posted by AwakeDeadeye on 17 Jan 14 at 16:58