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Weakness to Frost (Morrowind)

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Main article: Effects (Morrowind)

Weakness to Frost is a magical effect, racial ability, and spell that increases susceptibility to elemental Frost Damage. The magnitude directly corresponds to a percent increase in Frost Damage subsequently inflicted (e.g. ten points is equal to +10% damage). This effect is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower.

There is a one-second delay after casting a weakness effect before it is active. Therefore, if using a spell that simultaneously casts both weakness and damage effects, the weakness component will not be applied the first time it is cast.

Altmers have an innate 25% Weakness to Frost. Flame Atronachs and Shalks have an innate 60% Weakness to Frost.


Weakness to Frost and Resist Frost are opposites, but equal. If they are present with the same magnitude, the two effects cancel (e.g. a person with ten points of resistance and ten points of weakness has no net effect). The magnitude of these effects can be subtracted from one another to determine a net magnitude. For example:

30 weakness - 10 resistance = net effect 20 weakness
40 resistance - 25 weakness = net effect 15 resistance

In Morrowind, immunity is synonymous with one hundred points of resistance, and Weakness to Frost functions as such. For example, inflicting twenty points of Weakness to Frost upon an immune creature such as an Ancestor Ghost results in eighty points of Resist Frost. A hundred points of weakness completely negates immunity.


The following spells and abilities consist of a Weakness to Frost effect. See articles for details.

Spells and Abilities
Spell Type Cost
Magnitude Duration
Range Base ID
Min. Max.
Dire Weakness to Frost Spell 47 2 60 10 0 Target dire weakness to frost
Weakness to Frost – 25% Ability 0 25 25 Constant 0 Self weakness frost_25
Weakness to Frost – 60% Ability 0 60 60 Constant 0 Self weakness frost_60
Weakness to Frost Spell 8 10 10 5 0 Target weakness to frost


The following items and weapons are enchanted with a Weakness to Frost effect. See articles for details.

Enchanted Items
Item Type Magnitude Duration
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Arrow of Wasting Shard Arrow 10 10 5 0 Touch arrow of wasting shard
Nordic Silver Battleaxe BM * Axe 2H 100 100 10 0 Touch BM_axe_Heartfang_Unique
Scroll of Frostbane Scroll 10 20 30 0 Touch sc_frostbane
Spear of the Snow Prince BM Spear 2H 10 10 10 0 Target steel spear snow prince
Whitewalker BM Robe 5 10 Constant 0 Self BM_Nordic01_Robe_whitewalk

* There are two distinct weapons that are both named Nordic Silver Battleaxe. This unique version is received from Tharsten Heart-Fang during "Hircine's Hunt."

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