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Birthsign Lady - Morrowind

A birthsign

For Birthsigns in Morrowind, see Birthsigns (Morrowind).
For Birthsigns in Oblivion, see Birthsigns (Oblivion).

In Tamriel, birthsigns correspond to the thirteen constellations under which a person is born.


Twelve of the thirteen constellations are classified under three archetypes. The Warrior, the Mage, and the Thief. Each of them appear as guardians against the thirteenth sign: The Serpent.[1] Each individual sign bestows unique magical bonuses, that can either be passive or active. They act in a way that may be perceived as a 'blessing' or a 'curse'. Selecting a birthsign is an important facet of Character Creation in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.


The main birthsigns of Tamriel are:

Sign Description
The Apprentice
Birth apprent
Confers a bonus to the character's Magicka attribute, but also gives a Weakness to Magic.
The Atronach
Birth atron
Does not allow a character to regain Magicka through resting, but instead confers a Spell Absorption to recharge Magicka. The base Magicka is also increased.
The Lady
Birth lady
Confers a bonus to Personality and Endurance attributes.
The Lord
Birth lord
Gives the power to regenerate Health and a permanent Weakness to Fire.
The Lover
Birth lover
Confers the ability, once a day, to paralyze an opponent at the cost of Fatigue. And forify Agility
The Mage
Birth mage
Confers a permanent bonus to  Magicka.
The Ritual
Birth ritual
Grants a powerful Restore Health spell and the ability to turn the undead.
The Serpent
Birth serpent
Gives the ability to cause a slow but potent poison on touch, while simultaneously curing the caster and dispelling magic. Casting this spell costs Fatigue.
The Shadow
Birth shadow
Grants the power, once a day, to become Invisible.
The Steed
Birth steed
Grants a bonus to the Speed attribute.
The Thief
Birth thief
Grants a bonus to Agility, Speed, and Luck attributes.
The Tower
Birth tower
Grants the power to open a doors or containers of "Average" lock level or less once a day. Also grants  the power to reflect damage once a day.
The Warrior
Birth warrior
Grants a bonus to the Strength and Endurance attributes.

The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimEdit

In Skyrim, birthsigns are not present, instead they are replaced by two different gameplay systems:

  • Thirteen Standing Stones to chose from, which affect the character's abilities or confer unique powers. Only one stone can be active at a time (without the Aetherial Crown). Unlike Morrowind, and similarily to Oblivion's Doomstones, the Hero can choose a different Standing Stone blessing at any time.
  • Perks, birthsigns appear in the user interface to represent the 18 different skill trees available to the character, and the individual stars of the birth sign represent the various perks available for each skill. Details concerning each sign can be read in The Firmament.

By GameEdit

Birthsigns may refer to:

See alsoEdit



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