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Sanctuary is a magical effect and a spell that increases the target's chance of dodging attacks. It impacts hand-to-hand combat, and evading attacks made with melee or ranged weapons, but has no effect on magic. Sanctuary is a member of the Illusion school of magic, governed by Personality. Its base Magicka cost is 1 point.
This effect's magnitude is added directly to the target's percent chance of evading physical attacks. For example, a person with a 15% chance who uses a 10-point effect will have a 25% chance for the duration. The portion added by the effect is not influenced by Fatigue. Sanctuary has a greater impact on the chance of evasion than fortifying Agility or Luck attributes by the same amount (even when fully rested) for the same Magicka base cost.
There are three ways to acquire a Sanctuary spell during character creation:
- Dunmer in Morrowind possess an innate Sanctuary ability, Ancestor Guardian.
- Those born under the Thief birthsign benefit from Akaviri Danger-Sense, a constant Sanctuary power.
- The Sanctuary spell is known by default if Illusion is selected as a major skill.
The following spells consist of a Sanctuary effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.
|Akaviri Danger-Sense||Ability||0||10||10||Constant||0||Self||akaviri danger-sense|
|Ancestor Guardian||Power||0||50||50||60||0||Self||ancestor guardian|
|Baleful Glower||Spell||1||10||8||720||0||Self||baleful glower|
|Father's Hand||Spell||5||1||40||5||0||Self||✓||father's hand|
|Her Mirror TR||Ability||0||40||50||Constant||0||Self||Her_Mirror|
|Hrothmund's Blessing BM||Spell||1||5||5||180||0||Touch||hrothmund blessing|
|Maar Gan Blessings||Spell||123||75||75||30||0||Touch||shrine_maargan_npc_sp|
|Shadow Weave||Spell||20||20||20||10||0||Self||✓||shadow weave|
|Sotha's Grace||Spell||3||1||20||5||0||Self||✓||sotha's grace|
|* The Nerevarine starts the game with this spell if Illusion is a major skill.||= Available for purchase from a spell merchant.|
The following spell merchants are purveyors of a spell consisting of a Sanctuary effect:
* This person's services are available to faction members of a sufficient rank only.
The following items consist of a Sanctuary effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.
|Amulet of Heartrime||Amulet||10||20||30||0||Self||artifact_amulet of heartrime|
|Belt of the Armor of God||Belt||20||20||30||0||Self||belt of the armor of god|
|Clanbringer BM||Long Blade 1H||1||5||120||0||Self||BM nordic silver longsword_cft|
|Father's Belt||Belt||1||40||5||0||Self||father's belt|
|Shadowweave Ring||Ring||20||20||10||0||Self||shadowweave ring|
|Watcher's Belt||Belt||20||20||5||0||Self||watcher's belt|