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Shock Damage is an enchantment in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Weapons enchanted with this effect deal damage to health, and half of the damage done to health is subtracted from the target's magicka. Shock damage is also the primary component of at least six destruction spells in Skyrim.
- Main article: Enchanting
The Dragonborn can learn this enchantment by disenchanting a weapon of any sort with the Shock Damage Enchantment already imbued. The enchanted weapon will glow a dark bluish-purple, and deal a certain amount of additional shock damage along with the standard weapon's damage, as well as half as much Magicka damage. The higher the Dragonborn's Enchanting skill (along with any Fortify Enchantment potions taken), the more damage dealt on both Health and Magicka.
Because of its Magicka-draining abilities, shock-enchanted weapons work well against wizards and other magic-using enemies. Shock-enchanted bows and crossbows are recommended, as wizards tend to keep their distance when fighting.
Combined with other effectsEdit
With the use of the Extra Effect perk, Shock can be mixed with Frost for an especially devastating effect, as health, stamina and magicka are all drained. However, some enemies, such as vampires, are mostly if not completely immune to frost damage.
- Main article: Spell Tome (Skyrim)
Spells that deal Shock Damage:
Unique, Shock-enchanted weapons:
- The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (First appearance)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
|Arniel's Convection • Blizzard • Chain Lightning • Fire Storm • Fireball • Firebolt • Fire Rune • Flame Cloak • Flames • Frost Cloak • Frostbite • Frost Rune • Ice Spike • Ice Storm • Incinerate • Icy Spear • Lightning Bolt • Lightning Cloak • Lightning Rune • Lightning Storm • Sparks • Thunderbolt • Wall of Flames • Wall of Frost • Wall of Storms • Vampiric Drain|
|Schools of Magic|
|Alteration • Conjuration • Destruction • Illusion • Restoration|
|Destruction Ritual Spell • Magicka • Perks • Magic • The College of Winterhold • Destruction trainers • Runes • Disintegrate|