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Wraithguard, also known as Wraith Mail, is a unique heavy gauntlet in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. It is an immensely powerful Dwemer artifact, and one of the profane tools of Kagrenac. It is one of the best armor pieces of the game.
According to historical texts, the use of Wraithguard and the other tools in a specific, and mostly unknown, ritual allows one to connect themselves to the Heart of Lorkhan and gain godly powers (as was done by the Tribunal and Dagoth Ur).[source?]
It later came into the possession of the Tribunal, where unlike Keening and Sunder, it was kept safe in the hands of Vivec. After being obtained by the Nerevarine, it was used to destroy the Heart of Lorkhan.
Enchantment ID: wraithguard_en
- Reflect – 20 points
- Resist Blight Disease – 50 points
- Resist Fire – 10 points
- Resist Frost – 10 points
- Resist Magicka – 10 points
- Resist Poison – 10 points
- Resist Shock – 10 points
- Shield – 10 points
Wraithguard can be obtained from Vivec as a gift, where he activates it for you and tells you the location of the Keening and Sunder.
If Vivec is defeated, instead of Wraithguard, the Unique Dwemer Artifact can be found on his corpses, it needs to be activated by Yagrum Bagarn, who requires Kagrenac's Journal and Planbook to do so. Upon equipping this "jury rig" version it backfires, inflicting between 201 and 225 permanent points of damage.
This gauntlet is needed to wield both Keening and Sunder. Without Wraithguard, there is nothing to shield the user from their unnatural power, and they will cause a very quick death. Even without the use of the other profane artifacts, the gauntlet is an impressive piece of equipment, offering a high armor bonus and a variety of enchantments.
- The 50% Resist Blight Disease enchantment is superfluous, since the Nerevarine becomes immune to all forms of disease long before Wraithguard becomes obtainable.
- The jury-rigged Wraithguard will cause a permanent health decrease in most versions of Morrowind, rather than the temporary drain as was intended.
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Mentioned only)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Mentioned only)