Frost Damage MW
For other uses, see Frost Damage.
Main article: Magic Effects (Morrowind)
"This spell effect produces a manifestation of elemental frost. Upon contact with an object, this manifestation causes frost damage over the area of the spell."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Frost Damage is a magic effect in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 5.00 points.


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

Frost Damage Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area GoldIcon Base ID
Brittlewind BM Spell224101010Target10 brittlewind
Five Fingers of Pain Spell535InstantTouch0 five fingers of pain
Freezing Touch Spell61530InstantTouch0 freezing touch
Frost Bolt Spell2410502Target10 frost bolt
Frost Storm Spell2311010Target10frost storm
Frost Trap Spell32203Touch1 trap_frost00
Frostball Spell5220InstantTarget5 frostball
Frostbite Spell61530InstantTouch0frostbite
Frostbloom Spell261255Target10 frostbloom
Frostfist Spell111024InstantTouch0 frostfist
Gedna's Damage TR Spell10100200InstantTarget8 relvel_damage
God's Frost Spell135116010Target10god's frost
Gothren's Gout Spell23225Touch0 Gothren_gout
Greater Frostball Spell10240InstantTarget10Frostball_large
Hand of Vivec Spell18850503Touch0 hand of vivec
Master Frost Trap TR Spell3203010Touch1 trap_fire_killer
Proximity Mine Frost TR Spell3350200InstantTouch10 prox_mine_frost
Shard Spell5220InstantTarget5 shard
Thunder Fist Power02525InstantTouch0 thunder fist
Ulfgar's Death Blast BM Spell011InstantTouch30 ulfgar_ghost_ring
Vivec's Wrath Spell281020InstantTarget0 vivec's_wrath
Wrath of Vivec Spell945050InstantTarget0 wrath of vivec
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Frost Damage Merchants
Arrille None20Seyda Neen: Arrille's TradehouseFrostbite
Diren Vendu Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesFrost Storm
Erer Darothril None40Sadrith Mora: Dirty Muriel's CornerclubGod's Frost
Estirdalin Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildFrostbite
Fevyn Ralen Telvanni10Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, MageFrost Storm
Heem-La Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildGreater Frostball
Jeanne Andre TR None9Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic ShopFrost Storm
Salver Lleran * Telvanni10Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, SorcererGreater Frostball

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Area Item ID
Amulet of Admonition Amulet12300amulet of admonition
Amulet of Frost Amulet125Instant0amulet of frost
Amulet of Usheeja Amulet125Instant0amulet_usheeja
Cruel Shardbolt Ring Ring37Instant0cruel shardbolt ring
Dire Shardbolt Ring Ring511Instant0dire shardbolt ring
Ring of Ice Bolts Ring125Instant0ring of ice bolts
Ring of Ice Storm Ring125Instant20ring of ice storm
Ring of Icegrip Ring512Instant0ring of icegrip
Ring of the Five Fingers of Pain Ring35Instant0ring of the five fingers of pai [sic] [Do not change this to ring of the five fingers of pain. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.]
Shardbolt Ring Ring14Instant0shardbolt ring
Whitewalker BM Robe510Constant0BM_Nordic01_Robe_whitewalk


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude
Duration Item ID
Azura's Servant Heavy Shield115Instantazura's servant


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
Bristleback Leather BM 1.002 ingred_boar_leather
Holly Berries BM 0.105 ingred_holly_01
Raw Stalhrim BM 5.00300 ingred_raw_Stalhrim_01

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Area Item ID
Scroll of Drathis' Winter Guest Scroll0.20743560Instant5sc_drathiswinterguest
Scroll of Elemental Burst: Frost * Scroll0.2016140
Scroll of Illnea's Breath Scroll0.201582065Instant10sc_illneasbreath

* Inflicts two simultaneous Frost Damage effects when used.


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Bloodskal BM Long Blade 1H1030InstantBM_nordic_silver_lgswd_bloodska
Cruel Frostarrow Arrow37Instantcruel frostarrow
Cruel Shard Bolt Bolt37Instantcruel shard bolt
Cruel Shardarrow Arrow37Instantcruel shardarrow
Cruel Shardblade Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel shardblade
Cruel Shardstar Thrown37Instantcruel shardstar
Cruel Shardsword Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel shardsword
Dire Frostarrow Arrow511Instantdire frostarrow
Dire Shardarrow * Arrow37Instantdire shardarrow
Dire Shardblade * Short Blade 1H37Instantdire shardblade
Dire Shardbolt * Bolt37Instantdire shard bolt
Dire Shardsword * Short Blade 1H37Instantdire shardsword
Felen's Ebony Staff Blunt 2H37Instantebony staff caper
Frostgore BM Short Blade 1H10303BM frostgore
Glass Frostsword * Long Blade 1H37Instantglass frostsword
Her Dart TR Thrown555her dart
Her Ebony Scimitar TR Long Blade 1H1515InstantEbony Scimitar_her
Ice Blade of the Monarch Long Blade 2H1040Instantclaymore_iceblade_unique
Icebreaker Blunt 1H125Instanticebreaker
Icicle Long Blade 1H125Instanticicle
Iron Shardaxe Axe 2H07Instantiron shardaxe
Iron Shardblade Short Blade 1H14Instantiron shardblade
Iron Shardcleaver Spear14Instantiron shardcleaver
Iron Shardmace Blunt 1H14Instantiron shardmace
Iron Shardskewer Spear14Instantiron shardskewer
Iron Shardslayer Long Blade 2H14Instantiron shardslayer
Iron Shardsword Long Blade 1H14Instantiron shardsword
Mace of Aevar Stone-Singer BM Blunt 1H88InstantBM_Mace_Aevar_UNI
Maryon's Staff Blunt 2H37Instantebony_staff_tges
Mephala's Teacher Blunt 1H115Instantmephala's teacher
Nordic Silver Battleaxe BM Axe 2H3050InstantBM_axe_Heartfang_Unique
Nordic Silver Longsword BM ** Long Blade 1H1515InstantBM nordic_longsword_tracker
Rammekald BM Blunt 2H14Instantwarhammer_rammekald_unique
Shard Arrow Arrow07Instantshard arrow
Shardbolt Bolt07Instantshard_bolt
Shardstar Thrown07Instantshardstar
Silver Shardaxe Axe 1H37Instantsilver shardaxe
Silver Shardblade * Short Blade 1H37Instantsilver shardblade
Silver Shardskewer *** Spear37Instantsilver shardskewer
Silver Shardslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsilver shardslayer
Silver Shardsword * Long Blade 1H37Instantsilver shardsword
Silver Staff of War Blunt 2H511Instantsilver staff of war
Snowy Crown Blunt 1H125Instantsnowy crown
Spear of the Snow Prince BM Spear15Instantsteel spear snow prince
Steel Frostsword Long Blade 1H37Instantsteel frostsword
Steel Shardaxe Axe 1H37Instantsteel shardaxe
Steel Shardblade Short Blade 1H37Instantsteel shardblade
Steel Shardcleaver Spear37Instantsteel shardcleaver
Steel Shardmace Blunt 1H37Instantsteel shardmace
Steel Shardmauler Blunt 2H37Instantsteel shardmauler
Steel Shardscythe Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel shardscythe
Steel Shardskewer Spear37Instantsteel shardskewer
Steel Shardslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel shardslayer
Steel Shardsword Long Blade 1H37Instantsteel shardsword
Steel Staff of War Blunt 2H37Instantsteel staff of war
Wild Shardblade Short Blade 1H120Instantwild shardblade
Wild Shardsword Short Blade 1H120Instantwild shardsword
Winterwound Dagger BM Short Blade 1H101010BM Winterwound Dagger
Wooden Staff of War Blunt 2H07Instantwooden staff of war

* The "dire shard_en" enchantment on these weapons is identical to the "cruel shard_en" enchantment in the Construction Set.
** This weapon was not given a magical charge, preventing the enchant from functioning.
*** This weapon is called Silver Flameskewer in the Construction Set.



Weakness to Magicka does not affect Frost Damage. Instead, Weakness to Frost must be used to increase one's susceptibility to this effect (it can also be used to counteract resistance or immunity). Altmer have an innate twenty-five percent weakness to Frost Damage. Flame Atronachs and Shalk have a sixty percent weakness to this effect.


Frost Damage is not affected by Resist Magicka. However, it is resisted by both the Resist Frost and the Frost Shield effects (the latter also inflicts ten percent of the effect's magnitude upon nearby adversaries). Nords are innately immune to frost damage.

See alsoEdit


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