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Shield is an effect and a spell that "creates a magical shield around the subject's entire body."[1] The magnitude directly corresponds to the increase in the subject's armor rating. Shield is a member of the Alteration school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 2 points.

This effect is best suited for a subject who is sparsely armored, or equipped in a variety of armor classes. Otherwise, fortifying the appropriate armor skill requires less Magicka to achieve an equal result.

Shield cannot be used to circumvent the damage reduction cap of seventy-five percent (i.e. regardless of the effect's magnitude or the resulting armor rating, a minimum of twenty-five percent of incoming physical damage will always be inflicted).


The following creatures can use Shield:

Ash Ghoul Ash Slave Bonelord Daedroth Dremora
Dremora Lord Goblin Warchiefs Durgoc and Kurog TR Hrelvesuu Khash-Ti Dhrur TR Lord Dregas Volar


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

Shield Spells
Name Type Cost
Range GoldIcon Base ID
Dagoth Ur Magicka  Ability 05050ConstantSelf dagoth_ur_shield_04
Dragon Skin Power0505060Self dragon skin
Eye of Talos Spell118720Self eye of talos
Fifth Barrier Spell150505030Self ✓ fifth barrier
First Barrier Spell30101030Selffirst barrier
Fourth Barrier Spell120404030Selffourth barrier
 Ghostgate Shrine Blessing  Spell 14,400 2525 2,880 Touch shrine_ghostgate_sp
Second Barrier Spell60202030Selfsecond barrier
Shield * Spell155530Selfshield
Sixth Barrier Spell180606030Selfsixth barrier
Third Barrier Spell90303030Self ✓ sixth barrier
Warding Touch Spell12040240 Target  sp_touchprotect
Woad Power0303060Self woad
* The Nerevarine begins the game with this spell if Alteration is a major skill. GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Shield Merchants
Aldaril Imperial Legion10Buckmoth Legion Fort: Interior
Diren Vendu House Telvanni10 Tel Mora: Tower Services
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple10Suran: Temple
Ethasi Rilvayn * Morag Tong10Balmora: Morag Tong Guildhall
Farena Arelas * House Telvanni10Tel Uvirith: Arelas' House
Felara Andrethi House Telvanni10Tel Aruhn: Tower Living Quarters
Ferise Varo None15 Vos: Varo Tradehouse
Fevyn Ralen House Telvanni10Vivec: Telvanni Canton, Waistworks, Telvanni Mage
Folvys Andalor Tribunal Temple10Ald'ruhn: Temple
Gildan Blades10Ald'ruhn: Gildan's House
Heem-La Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages Guild
Imare House Hlaalu10Balmora: Hlaalu Council Manor
Jeanne Andre TR None9Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic Shop
J'Rasha None15Vivec: Foreign Quarter, J'Rasha: Healer
Malven Romori Mages Guild10Vivec: Foreign Quarter, Mages Guild
Marayn Dren Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages Guild
Milar Maryon House Telvanni10 Tel Vos: Services Tower
Nebia Amphia Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion Garrison
Nelso Salenim House Telvanni10 Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House, Entry
Only-He-Stands-There None10 Balmora: South Wall Cornerclub
Ranis Athrys Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages Guild
Rilvase Avani Tribunal Temple10Ghostgate: Tower of Dawn
Salen Ravel Tribunal Temple10Maar Gan: Shrine
Sharn gra-Muzgob Mages Guild10 Balmora: Mages Guild
Solea Nuccusius Imperial Legion10 Moonmoth Legion Fort: Prison Towers
Sonummu Zabamat Ashlanders10 Zainab Camp: Wise Woman's Yurt
Tinaso Alan House Telvanni10 Tel Mora: Tower Services
Tunila Omavel * House Telvanni10 Tel Uvirith: Omavel's House
Tyermaillin Blades10Balmora: Tyermaillin's House
Uleni Heleran Mages Guild10Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages Guild
Ulmiso Maloren   Tribunal Temple  10Ghostgate: Tower of Dawn, Lower Level
Uvele Berendas * House Redoran10 Indarys Manor: Berendas' House
  Zanmulk Sammalamus Tribunal Temple10 Gnisis: Temple

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Amulet of Heartheal Amulet102030artifact_amulet of heartheal
Amulet of Shield Amulet5510amulet of shield
Belt of the Armor of God Belt101030belt of the armor of god
Brawler's Belt Belt5510brawlers_belt
Champion Belt Belt151510champion belt
First Barrier Belt Belt5510first barrier belt
First Barrier Ring Ring5510first barrier ring
Herder's Belt Belt5510herder's belt
Hort-Ledd's Robe Robe5530hort_ledd_robe_unique
Hunter's Belt Belt101030hunter's belt
Khan Belt Belt202010khan belt
Second Barrier Belt Belt101030second barrier belt
Second Barrier Ring Ring101030second barrier ring
Third Barrier Belt Belt151510third barrier belt
Third Barrier Ring Ring151510third barrier ring


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude Duration Item ID
 Boneweave Gauntlet  Light Left Gauntlet10Constantboneweave gauntlet
Ebony Mail Medium Cuirass 50 Constant ebon_plate_cuirass_unique 
Mountain Spirit Medium Cuirass10ConstantMountain Spirit
Wraithguard Heavy Left Gauntlet10 Constant wraithguard_jury_rig
Wraithguard  Heavy Right Gauntlet 10Constantwraithguard

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude Duration
Item ID
Potion of Heroism  Potion  0.50  1,456 3060p_heroism_s
Scroll of the First Barrier Scroll0.2068530sc_firstbarrier
Scroll of the Second Barrier Scroll0.20901030 sc_secondbarrier 
Scroll of the Third Barrier Scroll0.201121530sc_thirdbarrier
Scroll of the Fourth Barrier Scroll0.201342030sc_fourthbarrier
Scroll of the Fifth Barrier Scroll0.201562530sc_fifthbarrier
Scroll of the Sixth Barrier Scroll0.201783030sc_sixthbarrier
Scroll of the Ninth Barrier Scroll0.206623530sc_ninthbarrier


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Damage
 Magnitude  Duration
Item ID
 Blessed Spear TR   Spear 2H 53230 Constant  ebony spear_blessed_unique 
Light of Day Blunt 1H530205lightofday_unique


This section contains bugs related to Shield (Morrowind Spell). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   Shield is subject to the Unarmored bug. If the Nerevarine is not wearing at least one piece of armor, the armor rating added by Shield is ineffective.[2]



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