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School Alteration
Skill Level Expert (75)
Magicka Cost 341
Effect Improves the caster's armor rating by 100 points for 60 seconds.
Spell Tome Purchase
Tome ID 000A26E9
Spell ID 0005AD5E

Ebonyflesh is an Expert-level Alteration spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Ebonyflesh improves the caster's armor rating by 100 points for 60 seconds when it is cast. Ebonyflesh is the second strongest Mage Armor spell, ranking above Ironflesh and below Dragonhide.


  • "Mage Armor " doubles the effects of Ebonyflesh if the caster only wears clothing or robes (+0.5x per additional rank).
  • "Dual Casting" extends the duration to three minutes.

Spell tomeEdit



  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon
  • Value: 650 GoldIcon
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.



  • The player may only train the alteration skill by using this spell in the presence of an enemy (not necessarily in combat).

Trivia Edit

  • Wielding this spell gives off a small amount of light that can affect detection.


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