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Weakness to Magicka (Morrowind)

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Main article: Effects (Morrowind)

Weakness to Magicka is an effect, racial ability, and spell that increases susceptibility to non-elemental magical damage and other detrimental magical effects. It does not affect effects with no magnitude, such as Silence or Paralyze. This effect's magnitude directly corresponds to a percent increase in the magnitude of subsequent spells (e.g. ten points equals +10%). 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 50% Weakness to Magicka. There are no items or weapons that are enchanted with a Weakness to Magicka effect in Morrowind and expansion packs.

Affected effectsEdit

The following effects are subject to Weakness to Magicka.


Weakness to Magicka and Resist Magicka 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

Unlike elemental weakness effects, Weakness to Magicka can not be used to break immunity (one-hundred points of Resist Magicka), because this effect is resisted by Resist Magicka.


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

Spells and Abilities
Spell Type Cost
Magnitude Duration
Range Base ID
Min. Max.
Dire Weakness to Magicka Spell 47 2 60 10 0 Target dire weakness to magicka
Elfborn * Ability 0 50 50 Constant 0 Self elfborn ability
Weakness to Magicka Ability 0 50 50 Constant 0 Self weakness magicka_50
Weakness to Magicka Spell 8 10 10 5 0 Target weakness to magicka
Wrath of Uthol Spell 50 10 20 1 0 Target wrath of uthol

*A component of The Apprentice birthsign.

See alsoEdit


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