In Skyrim, the Mages Guild no longer exists. Instead, players who are aspiring to become the great mage of the land must enroll in the College of Winterhold.
As with every other guild, there are requirements that you need to do in order to get into the college and start doing the sidequests for them. Remember that being a student in the College of Winterhold, you can expect to get the strongest spells available in the game.
Now now, how do we enroll in the College of Winterhold?
Enrolling for the College of Winterhold
– College of Winterhold is located in Winterhold, which is in the Northern part of Skyrim. If you just started the game, it’s a long walk from Whiterun.
– Best way to visit Winterhold is if you have a quest that’s located near the city.
– Make sure that you have at least 140 Magicka
– Head over north of Winterhold to meet the lady that will test your skills.
– To enroll in the College of Winterhold, you must have a FEAR spell. If you don’t, she’ll give you one.
– Cast FEAR at the insignia on the floor
– Welcome to College of Winterhold
– Receive a Set of Armor for joining.
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