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Lightning Shield (Morrowind)

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For other instances, see Lightning Shield.

Lightning Shield is a magical effect, alchemical effect, and a spell that creates a shield of electricity around the target's body. The shield increases resistance to Shock Damage, and inflicts damage upon nearby adversaries. Despite the in-game description, this effect does not increase the target's armor rating. Lightning Shield is a member of the Alteration school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 3 points.

This effect's magnitude directly corresponds to the increase in shock resistance (e.g., if the target has 20% shock resistance and uses a 10-point effect, the result is 30% shock resistance for the duration). Ten percent of the effect's magnitude corresponds to the damage dealt to nearby opponents.

Comparison to OblivionEdit

In Morrowind, Lightning Shield is an effect, and Shock Shield is a spell. The effect increases shock resistance and damages nearby opponents, but does not increase armor rating.

In Oblivion, Shock Shield is an effect, and Lightning Shield is a spell. The effect increases shock resistance and armor rating, but does not damage nearby adversaries.


The following creatures have the ability to cast Lightning Shield:

Centurion Sphere Golden Saint Shock Centurion Storm Atronach


The following spells consist of a Lightning Shield effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Lightning Shield Spells
Name Type Cost
Range GoldIcon Base ID
Dagoth Ur Shock  Ability 05050 Constant Self  dagoth_ur_shield_03 
Fierce Shock Shield Spell1251110Self fierce shock shield
Her Tamed Lightning TR Ability01010ConstantSelf her_tamed_lightning
Lightning Shield Spell45101030Selflightning shield
Shock Barrier Spell811010Selfshock barrier
Shock Shield Spell93320Self shock shield
Strong Shock Shield Spell54121230Selfstrong shock shield
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


The following spell merchants are purveyors of a spell consisting of a Lightning Shield effect:

Lightning Shield Merchants
Crito Olcinius TR Imperial Cult18 Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesStrong Shock Shield
Erer Darothril None 40  Sadrith Mora: Dirty Muriel's CornerclubLightning Shield
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion10 Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion Garrison Strong Shock Shield 
Laurina Maria TR None18 Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesStrong Shock Shield
Malven Romori Mages Guild10 Vivec: Foreign Quarter, Mages GuildLightning Shield
Marayn Dren Mages Guild10 Balmora: Mages GuildLightning Shield
 Namanian Facian  Morag Tong10 Sadrith Mora: Morag Tong GuildLightning Shield
Nelso Salenim House Telvanni10 Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House, EntryLightning Shield
Scelian Plebo Imperial Cult10 Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Imperial ShrineLightning Shield
Uleni Heleran Mages Guild10 Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages GuildShock Barrier
Ulmiso Maloren  Tribunal Temple 10 Ghostgate: Tower of Dawn, Lower LevelStrong Shock Shield

* This person's services are available to faction members of a sufficient rank only.


The following items consist of a Lightning Shield effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Armor and apparelEdit

Enchanted Armor and Apparel
Item Type Magnitude
Range Item ID
 Amulet of Heartthrum  Amulet202030Selfartifact_amulet of heartthrum
Fiend Helm Light Helmet3310Selffiend helm
Heart Ring Ring102030Selfheart ring
Storm Helm  Medium Helmet 335Selfstorm helm


Alchemy Ingredients
IngredientWeightIconGoldIconItem ID
Corkbulb Root 0.105ingred_corkbulb_root_01
Crab Meat 0.501ingred_crab_meat_01
Scrap Metal  10.00  20 ingred_scrap_metal_01
No ingredients have Lightning Shield as a first effect.

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Mag.
Range Item ID
Bargain Lightning Shield Potion1.505558Selfp_lightning_shield_b
Cheap Lightning Shield Potion1.00158815Selfp_lightning_shield_c
Standard Lightning Shield Potion0.7535101030Selfp_lightning_shield_s
Quality Lightning Shield Potion0.5080151545Selfp_lightning_shield_q
Exclusive Lightning Shield  Potion 0.25175 20  20 60Selfp_lightning_shield_e
Scroll of Stormward Scroll 0.20  129  10  15  60  Self  sc_stormward 


Weapon damage varies by attack type (chop, slash, or thrust). Refer to individual articles for detailed information.

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Damage
Item ID
Devil Longbow Bow12511010devil longbow
Devil Spear Spear61711010devil spear
 Fiend Longbow  Bow1253310 fiend longbow 
Fiend Spear Spear6173310fiend spear
Fiend Tanto  Short Blade 563310fiend tanto
Stormforge Spear52850505we_stormforge

See alsoEdit


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