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For other uses, see Spell Absorption.

Spell Absorption is a magical effect and a spell. It provides a chance that incoming spells will be absorbed, replenishing a quantity of Magicka that is equal to the Magicka cost of the spell being absorbed. This effect's magnitude directly corresponds to the percent chance that a spell will be absorbed. It is a member of the Mysticism school of magic, governed by Willpower.

As with Dispel, there is no differentiation made between positive and negative effects. Any incoming spell effects, including cures and blessings from a shrine, can be absorbed.


The magnitude of multiple Spell Absorption effects are not added; two effects of fifty percent each does not provide one hundred percent absorption. Instead, there are two separate and successive instances providing a fifty percent chance each.

If used in combination with other effects, Spell Absorption generally takes priority. Effects are processed in the following order: Spell Absorption, Reflect, Resist Magicka.


The following spells consist of a Spell Absorption effect. See articles for details.

Fire Damage Spells
Spell Cost
Magnitude Duration
Range Base ID
Min. Max.
Spell Absorption 25 10 10 5 Self spell absorption
Strong Spelldrinker 63 20 30 5 Self strong spelldrinker
Tranasa's Spelltrap 125 20 30 10 Self tranasa's spelltrap
Vivec's Feast 25 10 10 5 Self vivec's feast
Weak Spelldrinker 38 10 20 5 Self weak spelldrinker
Wild Spelldrinker 51 1 40 5 Self wild spelldrinker


The following items are enchanted with a Spell Absorption effect. See articles for details.


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude Duration
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Devil Cephalopod Helm Helm 20 30 10 Self devil cephalopod helm
Devil Mole Crab Helm Helm 20 30 10 Self devil mole crab helm


Enchanted Clothing and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude Duration
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Amulet of Heartthrum Amulet 10 20 30 Self artifact_amulet of heartthrum
Amulet of Spell Absorption Amulet 10 10 5 Self amulet of spell absorption
Flameeater Robe Robe 20 30 10 Self flameeater robe
Frosteater Robe Robe 20 30 10 Self frosteater robe
Necromancer's Amulet Amulet 25 35 Constant Self necromancers_amulet_uniq
Poisoneater Robe Robe 20 30 10 Self poisoneater robe
Ring of Equity Ring 100 100 30 Self ring_equity_uniq
Shockeater Robe Robe 20 30 10 Self shockeater robe


First Effect ingredients can be consumed raw for the effect. Otherwise they must be combined using Alchemy.

Alchemy Ingredients
Ingredient First Effect Item ID
Fire Petal ingred_fire_petal_01
Lloramor Spines TR ingred_lloramor_spines_01
Vampire Dust ingred_vampire_dust_01
Void Salts ingred_void_salts_01


Potions and Beverages
Potion Magnitude Duration
Item ID
Bargain Spell Absorption 5 8 p_spell_absorption_b
Cheap Spell Absorption 8 15 p_spell_absorption_c
Standard Spell Absorption 10 30 p_spell_absorption_s
Quality Spell Absorption 15 45 p_spell_absorption_q
Exclusive Spell Absorption 20 60 p_spell_absorption_e


Enchanted Scrolls
Scroll Magnitude Duration
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Scroll of Tranasa's Spellmire 20 60 30 Self sc_tranasasspellmire


Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude Duration
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Greed Spear 2H 20 20 Constant Self Greed
Staff of Magnus Staff 2H 25 50 60 Self staff_magnus_unique


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