For other uses, see Poison.
Main article: Magic Effects (Morrowind)
"This spell creates a poison spray of acid that causes damage to the health of the victim. A victim continues to lose health from the poison effect for the duration of the spell, unless the poison effect is canceled by a cure poison spell or potion."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Poison is a magic effect and a spell in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 9.00 points.


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

Poison Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area GoldIcon Base ID
Alit Bite Spell3125Touch0 alit bite
Black Hand Spell7512InstantTouch0black hand
Deadly Poison Spell4712010Touch0deadly poison
Deadly Poison [Ranged] Spell7112010Target0 deadly poison [ranged]
Dire Viper Spell0575Touch0 nchuleftingth_trap_sp
Gedna's Damage TR Spell10100200InstantTarget8 relvel_damage
Glenmoril Witch Teleport BM Spell011InstantTouch30 glenmoril_ring
Gothren's Gout Spell23225Touch0 Gothren_gout
Kwama Poison Spell121340Touch0 kwama_poison
Master Poison Trap TR Spell1651050Touch1 trap_poison_killer
Poison Spell9220InstantTarget5poison
Poison Trap Spell161560Touch1 trap_poison00
Poisonbloom Spell391205Target10poisonbloom
Poisonous Touch Spell121540InstantTouch0poisonous touch
Potent Poison Spell6820405Touch0potent poison
Potent Poison [Ranged] Spell10120405Target0 potent poison [ranged]
Proximity Mine Poison TR Spell5950200InstantTouch10 prox_mine_poison
Star-Curse Spell53330Touch0 star-curse
Sting Spell6125InstantTouch0 sting
Toxic Cloud Spell6121510Target10poison_powerful
Viper Spell228InstantTouch0 viper
Viperbite Spell7130InstantTouch0 viperbite
Viperbolt Spell4410502Target10viperbolt
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Poison Merchants
Arielle Phiencel Mages Guild10Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages GuildPoisonbloom
Diren Vendu Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesToxic Cloud
Eraamion Mages Guild10Caldera: Mages GuildToxic Cloud
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonDeadly Poison
Estirdalin Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildPoison
Poisonous Touch
Estoril Thieves Guild10Ald'ruhn: The Rat in the PotDeadly Poison
Ferise Varo None15Vos: Varo TradehouseToxic Cloud
Jeanne Andre TR None9Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic ShopPoisonbloom
Toxic Cloud
Llaalam Madalas * Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Llaalam Madalas: MageToxic Cloud
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni10Tel Branora: Upper TowerBlack Hand
Toxic Cloud
Namanian Facian Morag Tong10Sadrith Mora: Morag Tong GuildPotent Poison
Orrent Geontene Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildBlack Hand
Salama Andrethi Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesViperbolt
Salver Lleran * Telvanni10Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, SorcererToxic Cloud
Salyni Nelvayn Morag Tong10Ald'ruhn: Morag Tong GuildhallPoisonbloom
Potent Poison
Tinaso Alan Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesToxic Cloud
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: SorcererToxic Cloud
Uvele Berendas * Redoran10Indarys Manor: Berendas' HousePoisonbloom

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Area Item ID
Cruel Viperbolt Ring Ring37Instant0cruel viperbolt ring
Dire Viperbolt Ring Ring511Instant0dire viperbolt ring
Founder's Belt Belt125Instant0founder's belt
Ring of Poisonblooms Ring36Instant10ring of poisonblooms
Ring of the Black Hand Ring512Instant0ring of the black hand
Ring of Toxic Cloud Ring2601020ring of toxic cloud
Shashev's Ring Ring510150ring_shashev_unique
Viperbolt Ring Ring14Instant0viperbolt ring


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
Lloramor Spines TR 1.001 Ingred_lloramor_spines_01
Luminous Russula 0.201 ingred_russula_01
Noble Sedge Flowers TR 1.001 Ingred_noble_sedge_01
Poison 0.100 poison_goop00
Violet Coprinus 0.501 ingred_coprinus_01

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Area Item ID
Scroll of Drathis' Soulrot Scroll0.20162154550sc_drathissoulrot
Scroll of the Ninth Barrier Scroll0.2066205200sc_ninthbarrier


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Adamantium Jinkblade of Wounds TR Short Blade 1H101010adamantium_shortsword_db
Ancient Silver Dagger Short Blade 1H10205Silver Dagger_Hanin Cursed
Arrow of Wasting Viper Arrow14Instantarrow of wasting viper
Black Dart TR Thrown1010120black dart
Carmine Dart TR Thrown101030carmine dart
Cruel Viperarrow Arrow37Instantcruel viperarrow
Cruel Viperblade Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel viperblade
Cruel Viperstar Thrown37Instantcruel viperstar
Cruel Vipersword Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel vipersword
Dart of Judgment * Arrow11110iron_arrow_uniq_judgement
Dire Viperarrow ** Arrow511Instantdire viperarrow
Dire Viperblade Short Blade 1H511Instantdire viperblade
Dire Viperbolt Bolt511Instantdire viper bolt
Dire Vipersword Short Blade 1H511Instantdire vipersword
Erud-Dan's Spear Spear511Instanterur_dan_spear_unique
Fine Black Dart TR Thrown1010120fine black dart
Fine Carmine Dart TR Thrown101030fine carmine dart
Flying Viper Thrown37Instantflying viper
Glass Poisonsword Long Blade 1H511Instantglass poisonsword
Her Dart TR Thrown555her dart
Iron Viperaxe Axe 1H595iron viperaxe
Iron Viperblade Short Blade 1H595iron viperblade
Iron Vipercleaver Spear595iron vipercleaver
Iron Vipermauler Blunt 2H595iron vipermauler
Iron Viperskewer Spear4710iron viperskewer
Iron Viperslayer Long Blade 2H4710iron viperslayer
Iron Vipersword Long Blade 1H4710iron vipersword
Last Wish Short Blade 1H125Instantlast wish
Mehrunes' Razor Short Blade 1H620Instantmehrunes'_razor_unique
Racerbeak Short Blade 1H38Instantracerbeak
Poisoned Arrow BM Arrow101010steel arrow_Carnius
PoisonGrip Arrow TR Arrow1550ebony arrow_sadri
Shadowsting BM Long Blade 1H5520bm_ebonylongsword_s
Silver Viperaxe Axe 1H37Instantsilver viperaxe
Silver Viperblade Short Blade 1H511Instantsilver viperblade
Silver Viperskewer Spear37Instantsilver viperskewer
Silver Viperslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsilver viperslayer
Silver Vipersword Long Blade 1H511Instantsilver vipersword
Spear of the Hunter BM Spear445BM_hunterspear_unique
Spiderbite Long Blade 1H125Instantspiderbite
Spite Dart TR Thrown2410spite_dart
Steel Poisonsword Long Blade 1H36Instantsteel poisonsword
Steel Viperaxe Axe 1H37Instantsteel viperaxe
Steel Viperblade Short Blade 1H37Instantsteel viperblade
Steel Vipercleaver Spear37Instantsteel vipercleaver
Steel Vipermace Blunt 1H37Instantsteel vipermace
Steel Vipermauler Blunt 2H37Instantsteel vipermauler
Steel Viperscythe Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel viperscythe
Steel Viperskewer Spear37Instantsteel viperskewer
Steel Viperslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel viperslayer
Steel Vipersword Long Blade 1H37Instantsteel vipersword
Viper Arrow Arrow4710viper arrow
Viperbolt Bolt4710viper_bolt
Viperstar Thrown4710viperstar
Wild Viperblade Short Blade 1H120Instantwild viperblade
Wild Vipersword Short Blade 1H120Instantwild vipersword

* Inflicts four simultaneous Poison effects on self when used.
** This weapon only in The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal has its enchantment.


  • This effect can be alchemical or magical in origin.
  • It is the only form of elemental damage which can be cured, immediately halting the effect.
  • It has a higher magicka cost when cast as a spell, in comparison to other forms of elemental damage.


Weakness to Magicka does not affect Poison damage. Weakness to Poison must be used to increase one's susceptibility to this effect (it can also be used to counteract resistance, or even immunity if stacked to a magnitude of one-hundred or more). There are no races or creatures have an innate weakness to Poison in Morrowind or the expansion packs.


Poison damage is reduced by the Resist Poison effect, and is not affected by the Resist Magicka effect. Redguards have an innate seventy-five percent resistance to Poison, and Argonians are immune to Poison damage. A Bosmer merchant named Berwen is also immune to Poison.

See alsoEdit


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