Poison Rune is a Restoration spell found in The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn.


This spell can be bought from Talvas Fathryon in Tel Mithryn. He does not always have it available.


  • The poison effect of the rune stacks just like fire damage, and can be combined with the Ebony Mail, Miraak's Staff (self inflicted stagger can be countered with the Tower of Strength perk and Force Without Effort meditation) and Mora's Agony. For enemies with significant magic resistance or armor, the combination can be devastating due to bypassing their greatest defenses. However, if up against poison resistant foes (e.g. undead, automatons, Redguards, Bosmer) the effect will be much weaker, or completely useless.



  • It is the only Restoration spell capable of damaging living enemies.


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  • Poison Rune Being A Restoration Spell Actually Makes Sense

    10 messages
    • things are specialized if you need damage just pick one of the damage oriented skills the game is balanced to have the resources for a wide ra...
    • The spells are somewhat organized through the five main schools of magic to balance them in terms of utility but I think they're not limi...
  • Poison rune

    3 messages
    • Checking the Creation Kit, the spell is labeled as Restoration, so I would likely say it's either a bug or a mod, with a mod being more likely.
    • Alright, thanks! I’ll try deleting my mods to see which one is the problem, if that’s the case
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