For other uses, see Resist Frost.

Resist Frost is an effect in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gained from a spell, potion, or piece of enchanted armor.


Resist Frost decreases the amount of damage taken from frost damage. All Nords have a 50% frost resistance. Vampires also start with a 25% frost resist at stage one, and it increases by 25% each stage; maxing out at 100% frost resist at stage four. With Dawnguard installed, it instead begins at 20% and increases in 10% increments; maxing out at 50% frost resist. If Dragonborn is installed, frost enchantments placed on Stalhrim Armor will be 25% stronger.


Main article: Alchemy (Skyrim)

Potions and poisons with this effect may be created at alchemy labs or purchased from alchemist merchants. The strength of the effect is determined by the alchemy skill of the alchemist that brewed the potion.



Frost Resist can be enchanted on the following items:

Unique items with resist frostEdit

These items provide resistance to frost but cannot be disenchanted:


  • Frost resistance caps at 85%
  • Frost enchantments are 25% stronger when applied to weapons and armor made from Stalhrim


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