Mass Paralysis is a Master-level Alteration spell. It is one of the two master-level alteration spells available from Tolfdir after the "Alteration Ritual Spell" quest.


The bigger brother to the Paralyze spell, this spell paralyzes all targets in a radius around the caster who fail to resist for 15 seconds. This can be very useful when fighting many tough foes. However, note that everyone is paralyzed, not just enemies. This can also include followers, Thralls, and Atronachs, who will also be stunned for 15 seconds along with any land-based enemies present. The spell also takes a few seconds to charge up, so taking cover, or incapacitating enemies with a frost-based spell or Shout is advised to avoid taking lots of damage while waiting for the charge-up animation to finish.

Spell tomeEdit


Alteration Spell Book


  • Weight: 1 WeightIcon
  • Value: 1280 GoldIcon
  • See Spell Tome for a complete table of spell tomes, their descriptions, and their values.



Start a Discussion Discussions about Mass Paralysis

  • Awesome Bug in Alteration

    10 messages
    • This is thread well over a year old, one problem with making alteration legendary and using the spell is that the perk to half the casting c...
    • Lol! It is very fun to spam this at Solitude or Riften as all people suddenly become limp xD