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For other uses, see Poison.
Main article: Magic Effects (Morrowind)
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"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.

Spells[edit | edit source]

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

Poison Spells
Name Type Cost
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Magnitude
Min.
Magnitude
Max.
Duration
(sec.)
Range Area Gold Base ID
Alit Bite Spell 3 1 2 5 Touch 0 alit bite
Black Hand Spell 7 5 12 Instant Touch 0 black hand
Deadly Poison Spell 47 1 20 10 Touch 0 deadly poison
Deadly Poison [Ranged] Spell 71 1 20 10 Target 0 deadly poison [ranged]
Dire Viper Spell 0 5 7 5 Touch 0 nchuleftingth_trap_sp
Gedna's Damage TR Spell 10 100 200 Instant Target 8 relvel_damage
Glenmoril Witch Teleport BM Spell 0 1 1 Instant Touch 30 glenmoril_ring
Gothren's Gout Spell 23 2 2 5 Touch 0 Gothren_gout
Kwama Poison Spell 12 1 3 40 Touch 0 kwama_poison
Master Poison Trap TR Spell 16 5 10 50 Touch 1 trap_poison_killer
Poison Spell 9 2 20 Instant Target 5 poison
Poison Trap Spell 16 1 5 60 Touch 1 trap_poison00
Poisonbloom Spell 39 1 20 5 Target 10 poisonbloom
Poisonous Touch Spell 12 15 40 Instant Touch 0 poisonous touch
Potent Poison Spell 68 20 40 5 Touch 0 potent poison
Potent Poison [Ranged] Spell 101 20 40 5 Target 0 potent poison [ranged]
Proximity Mine Poison TR Spell 59 50 200 Instant Touch 10 prox_mine_poison
Star-Curse Spell 5 3 3 30 Touch 0 star-curse
Sting Spell 6 1 25 Instant Touch 0 sting
Toxic Cloud Spell 61 2 15 10 Target 10 poison_powerful
Viper Spell 2 2 8 Instant Touch 0 viper
Viperbite Spell 7 1 30 Instant Touch 0 viperbite
Viperbolt Spell 44 10 50 2 Target 10 viperbolt
Gold = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.

Merchants[edit | edit source]

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

Poison Merchants
Name Faction MS Location Spell
Arielle Phiencel Mages Guild 10 Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages Guild Poisonbloom
Diren Vendu Telvanni 10 Tel Mora: Tower Services Toxic Cloud
Eraamion Mages Guild 10 Caldera: Mages Guild Toxic Cloud
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion 10 Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion Garrison Deadly Poison
Estirdalin Mages Guild 10 Balmora: Mages Guild Poison
Poisonous Touch
Estoril Thieves Guild 10 Ald'ruhn: The Rat in the Pot Deadly Poison
Poisonbloom
Viperbolt
Ferise Varo None 15 Vos: Varo Tradehouse Toxic Cloud
Jeanne Andre TR None 9 Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic Shop Poisonbloom
Toxic Cloud
Llaalam Madalas * Telvanni 10 Sadrith Mora: Llaalam Madalas: Mage Toxic Cloud
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni 10 Tel Branora: Upper Tower Black Hand
Poisonbloom
Toxic Cloud
Namanian Facian Morag Tong 10 Sadrith Mora: Morag Tong Guild Potent Poison
Orrent Geontene Mages Guild 10 Ald'ruhn: Mages Guild Black Hand
Salama Andrethi Telvanni 10 Tel Mora: Tower Services Viperbolt
Salver Lleran * Telvanni 10 Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, Sorcerer Toxic Cloud
Salyni Nelvayn Morag Tong 10 Ald'ruhn: Morag Tong Guildhall Poisonbloom
Potent Poison
Tinaso Alan Telvanni 10 Tel Mora: Tower Services Toxic Cloud
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni 10 Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: Sorcerer Toxic Cloud
Uvele Berendas * Redoran 10 Indarys Manor: Berendas' House Poisonbloom

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

Items[edit | edit source]

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

Apparel and jewelry[edit | edit source]

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Min.
Magnitude
Max.
Duration
(sec.)
Area Item ID
Cruel Viperbolt Ring Ring 3 7 Instant 0 cruel viperbolt ring
Dire Viperbolt Ring Ring 5 11 Instant 0 dire viperbolt ring
Founder's Belt Belt 1 25 Instant 0 founder's belt
Ring of Poisonblooms Ring 3 6 Instant 10 ring of poisonblooms
Ring of the Black Hand Ring 5 12 Instant 0 ring of the black hand
Ring of Toxic Cloud Ring 2 60 10 20 ring of toxic cloud
Shashev's Ring Ring 5 10 15 0 ring_shashev_unique
Viperbolt Ring Ring 1 4 Instant 0 viperbolt ring

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

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

Alchemy Ingredients
Ingredient WeightIcon.png Gold First Effect Second Effect Third Effect Fourth Effect Item ID
Adamantium Ore TR 50.00 300 ingred_adamantium_ore_01
Lloramor Spines TR 1.00 1 Ingred_lloramor_spines_01
Luminous Russula 0.20 1 ingred_russula_01
Noble Sedge Flowers TR 1.00 1 Ingred_noble_sedge_01
Poison 0.10 0 poison_goop00
Violet Coprinus 0.50 1 ingred_coprinus_01

Potions and scrolls[edit | edit source]

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon.png Gold Magnitude
(Min.)
Magnitude
(Max.)
Duration
(sec.)
Area Item ID
Scroll of Drathis' Soulrot Scroll 0.20 162 15 45 5 0 sc_drathissoulrot
Scroll of the Ninth Barrier Scroll 0.20 662 0 5 20 0 sc_ninthbarrier

Weapons[edit | edit source]

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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
(Min.)
Magnitude
(Max.)
Duration
(sec.)
Item ID
Adamantium Jinkblade of Wounds TR Short Blade 1H 10 10 10 adamantium_shortsword_db
Ancient Silver Dagger Short Blade 1H 10 20 5 Silver Dagger_Hanin Cursed
Arrow of Wasting Viper Arrow 1 4 Instant arrow of wasting viper
Black Dart TR Thrown 10 10 120 black dart
Carmine Dart TR Thrown 10 10 30 carmine dart
Cruel Viperarrow Arrow 3 7 Instant cruel viperarrow
Cruel Viperblade Short Blade 1H 3 7 Instant cruel viperblade
Cruel Viperstar Thrown 3 7 Instant cruel viperstar
Cruel Vipersword Short Blade 1H 3 7 Instant cruel vipersword
Dart of Judgment * Arrow 1 11 10 iron_arrow_uniq_judgement
Dire Viperarrow ** Arrow 5 11 Instant dire viperarrow
Dire Viperblade Short Blade 1H 5 11 Instant dire viperblade
Dire Viperbolt Bolt 5 11 Instant dire viper bolt
Dire Vipersword Short Blade 1H 5 11 Instant dire vipersword
Erud-Dan's Spear Spear 5 11 Instant erur_dan_spear_unique
Fine Black Dart TR Thrown 10 10 120 fine black dart
Fine Carmine Dart TR Thrown 10 10 30 fine carmine dart
Flying Viper Thrown 3 7 Instant flying viper
Glass Poisonsword Long Blade 1H 5 11 Instant glass poisonsword
Her Dart TR Thrown 5 5 5 her dart
Iron Viperaxe Axe 1H 5 9 5 iron viperaxe
Iron Viperblade Short Blade 1H 5 9 5 iron viperblade
Iron Vipercleaver Spear 5 9 5 iron vipercleaver
Iron Vipermauler Blunt 2H 5 9 5 iron vipermauler
Iron Viperskewer Spear 4 7 10 iron viperskewer
Iron Viperslayer Long Blade 2H 4 7 10 iron viperslayer
Iron Vipersword Long Blade 1H 4 7 10 iron vipersword
Last Wish Short Blade 1H 1 25 Instant last wish
Mehrunes' Razor Short Blade 1H 6 20 Instant mehrunes'_razor_unique
Racerbeak Short Blade 1H 3 8 Instant racerbeak
Poisoned Arrow BM Arrow 10 10 10 steel arrow_Carnius
PoisonGrip Arrow TR Arrow 1 5 50 ebony arrow_sadri
Shadowsting BM Long Blade 1H 5 5 20 bm_ebonylongsword_s
Silver Viperaxe Axe 1H 3 7 Instant silver viperaxe
Silver Viperblade Short Blade 1H 5 11 Instant silver viperblade
Silver Viperskewer Spear 3 7 Instant silver viperskewer
Silver Viperslayer Long Blade 2H 3 7 Instant silver viperslayer
Silver Vipersword Long Blade 1H 5 11 Instant silver vipersword
Spear of the Hunter BM Spear 4 4 5 BM_hunterspear_unique
Spiderbite Long Blade 1H 1 25 Instant spiderbite
Spite Dart TR Thrown 2 4 10 spite_dart
Steel Poisonsword Long Blade 1H 3 6 Instant steel poisonsword
Steel Viperaxe Axe 1H 3 7 Instant steel viperaxe
Steel Viperblade Short Blade 1H 3 7 Instant steel viperblade
Steel Vipercleaver Spear 3 7 Instant steel vipercleaver
Steel Vipermace Blunt 1H 3 7 Instant steel vipermace
Steel Vipermauler Blunt 2H 3 7 Instant steel vipermauler
Steel Viperscythe Long Blade 2H 3 7 Instant steel viperscythe
Steel Viperskewer Spear 3 7 Instant steel viperskewer
Steel Viperslayer Long Blade 2H 3 7 Instant steel viperslayer
Steel Vipersword Long Blade 1H 3 7 Instant steel vipersword
Viper Arrow Arrow 4 7 10 viper arrow
Viperbolt Bolt 4 7 10 viper_bolt
Viperstar Thrown 4 7 10 viperstar
Wild Viperblade Short Blade 1H 1 20 Instant wild viperblade
Wild Vipersword Short Blade 1H 1 20 Instant wild vipersword

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

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

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.

Resistance[edit | edit source]

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 also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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