For other uses, see Paralysis.

Paralysis is an Illusion spell that renders a target unable to move or perform most actions. There are two distinct spells that are both named Paralysis in Morrowind. One can be purchased from spell merchants and has a five-second duration (Base ID: paralysis). The second cannot be learned and has a six-second duration (Base ID: scrib_paralysis).


Both spells are cast on touch:

  • Paralyze – 5 seconds (ID: paralysis)
  • Paralyze – 6 seconds (ID: scrib_paralysis)


The following people use Paralysis:

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ID: paralysis ID: scrib_paralysis
* This person does not have access to this spell if Tribunal is loaded.


The following creatures use this spell:

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ID: paralysis ID: scrib_paralysis



Paralysis (ID: paralysis) can be purchased from the following spell merchant(s):

Arielle Phiencel  Mages Guild10 Sadrith Mora Wolverine Hall: Mages Guild
Bratheru Oran  House Hlaalu10 Vivec City, Hlaalu Canton Edryno Arethi's House
Estirdalin  Mages Guild10 Balmora Mages Guild
Malven Romori  Mages Guild10 Vivec City, Foreign Quarter Mages Guild
Namanian Facian  Morag Tong10 Sadrith Mora Morag Tong Guild
Orrent Geontene  Mages Guild10 Ald'ruhn Mages Guild
Salyni Nelvayn  Morag Tong10 Ald'ruhn Morag Tong Guildhall


The other spell (ID: scrib_paralysis) is not available for purchase and cannot be learned in Morrowind or expansion packs. Although not intended to be cast by the Nerevarine, it can be acquired on the PC by using the console:
Player -> AddSpell "scrib_paralysis"


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