Detect Life

Spell Type


Magicka Cost 21
Duration 100 second
Skill Level Adept (50)

Detect Life is an Alteration Spell in Skyrim.



  • Nearby living creatures, but not undead, machines, or daedra, can be seen through walls.


Acquired From



  • The Detect Life spell allows the user to distinguish between friendly and hostile characters, hostile characters are red, and friendly characters are light blue. However the mist color may change once players appear.
  • The amount of experience gain is affected by the amount of creatures detected, can be an effcient way to increase Alteration level.




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