WhiteEucalyptus Feb 27 @ 2:20pm
Bug: Can't start Destruction Ritual Spell w/ 100 Destruction
Bug: Can't start Destruction Ritual Spell w/ 100 Destruction

I'm new to this forum so I apologize if this is put in the wrong section. This is my first post.

Faralda, the Winterhold destruction mage, won't give me the chat option "What else is there to learn about Destruction magic?" which triggers the quest Destruction Ritual Spell, which gives you access to the master destruction spells.

I have 100 Destruction. I've even taken off every piece of clothes, weapon and amulets, to make sure I have 100 Destruction non-boosted. Completely naked, I have 100 destruction.

She still won't have the chat dialogue. This is at 11:30 am game time, so shes awake.

I've searched the entire internet but apparently it's just people having issues not being able to get the quest at 90, and they really should wait til 100.

Well I am 100 Destruction, and she still won't give it to me. I even have the Master level destruction perk.

I am running 0 mods.

I have Skyrim High Resolution Texture Pack, Hearthfire, Dawnguard, Dragonborn DLCs.

Once in the past, I couldn't find Faralda so I just used a console command to make a new one. Then I realized I had two Faraldas, and used a console disable command to disable one of them.

Do you think this had anything to do with Faralda not working right now?

Stuff I have tried:

I saved first, then experimented with making another Faralda via console command: No work, same chat dialogues.

Another experiment: I tried disabling the current Faralda and making another one. Same chat dialogues.

Another experiment: I tried selecting her and doing recycleactor. Same Faralda, no clothes. But same chat dialogues.

Another experiment: I've tried Setstage console commands, but they never work, even with the mission number MGRitual01.

After all my experiments, I've reverted back to the original unadulterated save file and am going to keep playing on that one.

Still, its annoying that I've spent so much time leveling to 100 destruction, and am not able to get the chat dialogue to come around. She only offers to sell me stuff, to train me (and tell me she can't train me), and give me advice about destruction 'channel spells easy if you can't aim, be careful etc), but this isn't the same as the chat dialogue that gives you Destruction Ritual Spell quest or the book.

I've watched youtube videos about this quest and the chats are never the same.


Please someone help me :(
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mpd1958 Feb 28 @ 1:49am 
I'm not sure if it matters or not, but have you completed the main questline for the College?

I waited until I was Arch-mage before I went after the master spells. I now have all of them.
Didn't have any dialogue problems though.
azxcvbnm321 Feb 28 @ 3:09am 
I've been able to do the master spell quests without finishing the college quest or even getting very far in that.

Well, use console commands at your own risk! Can't be said enough. Especially doing something very likely to glitch the game somehow, like creating an identically named NPC.
Ygolnac Feb 28 @ 7:35am 
To OP: your bug was created the first time you spawned a new Faralda becouse you couldn't find the original. People at winterhold college is always difficult to find i know...

If the setstage command does not work, you have only one solution: give you the destruction master spells book using the "additem command" or directly the spells using another console command. So you'll get them without even needing to do the quest (wich wasn't that exiciting anyway).

Future suggestion: be very carefull in spawning/despawning and Disabling/enabling quest giver npcs in the future. For that char Faralda will be bugged forever.
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WhiteEucalyptus Mar 2 @ 2:01pm 
Alright thanks guys. Could you please provide me the console commands to learn the three master level destruction spells? I'm afraid to use another console command I find on the internet that might wreck my game, and I wanna make sure it would be the right ones
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