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Home City Winterhold
Location College of Winterhold
Hall of Countenance
Race Altmer Gender Female
Level PC×1 (range=15-50) Class Sorcerer
RefID BaseID
Training Trainer (Master)Destruction (Master)
Gold 500 (+1000 Master Trader)
Sells See Standard Merchandise
Buys Spells (Books, Clothing, Daedric Artifacts, Jewelry, Scrolls, Soul Gems, Spell Tomes, Staves)
Other Information
Health 150+(PC-1)×10
Magicka 250+(PC-1)×5
Stamina 50
Primary Skills Destruction, Restoration, Heavy Armor, One-handed
Perks Augmented Shock (rank 2); Destruction Dual Casting; Mage Armor (rank 1); Magic Resistance (rank 1); Recovery (rank 2); Regeneration
Class Details TrainerDestructionMaster
Moral. Any Crime Aggress. Aggressive
Essential Yes
Faction(s) College of Winterhold 4(Wizard); CrimeFactionWinterhold; Destruction Trainer; Faralda Services; Skill Trainer
Faralda standing outside the College of Winterhold

Faralda is an Altmer sorceress living at the College of Winterhold. She is the guardian who initially stops prospective students and requires them to cast a spell as a demonstration of their abilities. She specializes in teaching the school of Destruction, and starts the quest to obtain the most powerful Destruction spells once you reach 100 skill. Once that quest is complete, she sells the most advanced Destruction spells in the game.

Before entering the College, she requires you to complete a test by casting a spell. You can use persuasion or reveal that you are Dragonborn to avoid the test, but it may be advantageous to take it. Faralda will randomly choose a spell for you to cast, and if you do not have the spell, she will sell it for only 30 gold. Possible test spells are Healing Hands, Magelight, Conjure Flame Atronach, Fear, and Firebolt.

When retiring for the evening, Faralda can be found in or near her room in the Hall of Countenance, first room on the right. She wears master robes of destruction and a pair of boots. She can cast the Alteration spell Stoneflesh, the Destruction spells Chain Lightning, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Cloak, and Thunderbolt, and the Restoration spells Close Wounds and Steadfast Ward.

Related Quests

Standard Merchandise

This is the merchandise found in Faralda's merchant chest. These items are only available if purchased from the merchant; they cannot be pickpocketed or stolen. They are restocked every two days.

Count Item Details
1 Complete set of Novice Destruction Spell Tomes
1 Complete set of Apprentice Destruction Spell Tomes
1 Complete set of Adept Destruction Spell Tomes Only if PC's skill level is ≥ 40
1 Complete set of Expert Destruction Spell Tomes Only if PC's skill level is ≥ 65
1 Spell Tome: Blizzard Only after Destruction Ritual Spell has been completed
1 Spell Tome: Lightning Storm
10 Leveled Destruction Robes (enchanted)
5 Leveled Mages Hood (enchanted)
5 Leveled Mages Robes (enchanted)
~9 Leveled Scrolls Max 12 (12@75%)
~15 Leveled Soul Gems (empty and full) Max 20 (20@75%)
~1 Leveled Staves Max 2 (2@25%)