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Dragonskin is a Power found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It is the innate racial ability of Bretons.


Dragonskin functions as a passive Spell Absorption ability, absorbing 50% of hostile spells cast at the user and converting them into Magicka. As a greater power, it can only be used once a day.


  • This effect can grant an 80% chance of complete Spell Absorption when combined with passive Atronach perk in the Alteration skill tree, which itself grants 30% absorption.
  • When combined with the Atronach Stone, it will grant 100% spell absorption for the duration of Dragonskin.


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  • Question about the Dragonskin power

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    • Reason why: although both dragon skin and the atronach stone both say 50% absorption; it would be far more accurate to say that it MIGHT ABS...
    • The "absorbs magic" mechanic of this spell is not to absorb the magica used to cast the spells, but rather the damage caused by the spells. T...

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