For other uses, see Burden.
Main article: Magic Effects (Morrowind)
"This effect temporarily increases the weight carried by the victim, causing faster fatigue loss. The magnitude of the effect is the weight added. When the effect ends, the added weight disappears."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Burden is a magic effect and a spell in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Alteration school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 1.00 point.


The following people use this spell:


The following spells consist of a Burden effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Burden Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area
GoldIcon Base ID
Aryon's Rest Spell38101010Target0 Aryon_rest
Burden Spell15202010Target0burden
Burden of Sin Spell50406020Touch0burden of sin
Burden Touch Spell10202010Touch0 burden touch
Cruel Weary Spell45507010Target0cruel weary
Crushing Burden Spell45606010Target0crushing burden
Crushing Burden of Sin Spell158608030Target0crushing burden of sin
Crushing Burden Touch Spell30606010Touch0crushing burden touch
Dire Weary Spell56609010Target0dire weary
Great Burden of Sin Spell30404010Target0great burden of sin
Hand of Odros Spell342304060Touch0 hand of odros
Harthoon's Heavy Eyes TR Spell5010010010Target0 heavy_eyes_unique
Heavy Burden Spell30404010Target0heavy burden
Heavy Burden Touch Spell20404010Touch0heavy burden touch
Hunter's Venom BM Spell46505010Touch1 BM_paralyze_hirc
Trespasser's Bane BM Spell0100200300Touch0 colony_rug
Weary Spell34306010Target0weary
Wrath of Odros Spell332203050Target0 wrath of odros
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


The following spell merchants are purveyors of one or more spells consisting of a Burden effect:

Burden Merchants
Aldaril Imperial Legion10Buckmoth Legion Fort: InteriorDire Weary
Arielle Phiencel Mages Guild10Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages GuildBurden of Sin
Crushing Burden
Bronrod the Roarer BM Skaal8Skaal Village: Bronrod the Roarer's HouseWeary
Crito Olcinius TR Imperial Cult18Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesDire Weary
Diren Vendu Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesDire Weary
Dulian Imperial Legion10Buckmoth Legion Fort: InteriorHeavy Burden Touch
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple10Suran: TempleBurden of Sin
Eraamion Mages Guild10Caldera: Mages GuildBurden of Sin
Erer Darothril None40Sadrith Mora: Dirty Muriel's CornerclubCrushing Burden of Sin
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonBurden of Sin
Dire Weary
Estirdalin Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildBurden
Ethasi Rilvayn * Morag Tong10Balmora: Morag Tong GuildCrushing Burden of Sin
Fanildil Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonCrushing Burden Touch
Great Burden of Sin
Gildan Blades10Ald'ruhn: Gildan's HouseCrushing Burden Touch
Great Burden of Sin
Heavy Burden
Heem-La Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildWeary
Idonea Munia None15Vivec, Foreign Quarter: Upper WaistworksHeavy Burden Touch
Imare Hlaalu10Balmora: Hlaalu Council ManorCrushing Burden of Sin
Laurina Maria TR None18Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesBurden of Sin
Leles Birian None40Suran: Road east of Piernette's FarmhouseBurden of Sin
Cruel Weary
Crushing Burden
Crushing Burden of Sin
Dire Weary
Llaalam Madalas * Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Llaalam Madalas: MageBurden of Sin
Malven Romori Mages Guild10Vivec, Foreign Quarter: Mages GuildBurden
Mehra Drora Tribunal Temple10Gnisis: TempleBurden of Sin
Mehra Helas TR Tribunal Temple10Mournhold: Temple CourtyardBurden of Sin
Milar Maryon Telvanni10Tel Vos: Services TowerCrushing Burden
Namanian Facian Morag Tong10Sadrith Mora: Morag Tong GuildBurden of Sin
Nebia Amphia Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonCrushing Burden Touch
Nelso Salenim Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House EntryCrushing Burden
Nerile Andaren TR Tribunal Temple8Mournhold: Temple: Hall of MinistryBurden of Sin
Cruel Weary
Crushing Burden
Only-He-Stands-There None10Balmora: South Wall CornerclubDire Weary
Ranis Athrys Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildCrushing Burden Touch
Great Burden of Sin
Heavy Burden
Rilvase Avani Tribunal Temple10Ghostgate: Tower of DawnBurden of Sin
Salen Ravel Tribunal Temple10Maar Gan: ShrineBurden of Sin
Scelian Plebo Imperial Cult10Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall: Imperial ShrineBurden of Sin
Solea Nuccusius Imperial Legion10Moonmoth Legion Fort: Prison TowersDire Weary
Somutis Vunnis Imperial Cult16Moonmoth Legion Fort: InteriorCrushing Burden of Sin
Tinaso Alan Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesBurden of Sin
Tyermaillin Blades10Balmora: Tyermaillin's HouseCrushing Burden Touch
Great Burden of Sin
Heavy Burden
Uvele Berendas * Redoran10Indarys Manor: Berendas' HouseCrushing Burden Touch
Great Burden of Sin
Vaval Selas None15Vivec, St. Olms Canton: TempleHeavy Burden Touch

* This person's services are available to faction members of a sufficient rank only.


The following items consist of a Burden effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Black Jinx Ring251001201ring_blackjinx_uniq


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

Alchemy Ingredients
IngredientWeightIconGoldIconFirst EffectSecond EffectThird EffectFourth EffectItem ID
Adamantium Ore TR 50.00300 ingred_adamantium_ore_01
Gold Kanet 0.105 ingred_gold_kanet_01
Resin 0.1010 ingred_resin_01
Roland's Tear 0.105 ingred_gold_kanet_unique
Scrib Jerky 0.205 ingred_scrib_jerky_01

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Item ID
Bargain Potion of Burden Potion1.5055580p_burden_b
Cheap Potion of Burden Potion1.001588150p_burden_c
Exclusive Potion of Burden Potion0.251752020600p_burden_e
Quality Potion of Burden Potion0.50801515450p_burden_q
Scroll of Baleful Suffering Scroll0.202230253010sc_balefulsuffering
Scroll of Fader's Leaden Flesh Scroll0.20129050300sc_fadersleadenflesh
Standard Potion of Burden Potion0.75351010300p_burden_s


Weapon damage varies by attack type (chop, slash, or thrust). Refer to individual articles for detailed information.

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Clutterbane * Blunt 1H1010Instantclutterbane
Spear of the Hunter BM Spear505010BM_hunterspear_unique

* This weapon was not given a magical charge, preventing the enchant from functioning.


  • The inverse of this effect is Feather.


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