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For other uses, see Resist Magic.

Resist Magic is an effect found in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. It can be obtained from several different sources, such as abilities, potions and enchantments.

Resist Magic is capped at 85%, this includes all forms of elemental and dragon breath attacks. A further 85% on elemental resistance can be achieved which will grant a potential 97.75% magic damage reduction on one element.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

Apparel[edit | edit source]

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

The following ingredients provide the Resist Magic property for purposes of potions.

Ingredient Primary Effect Secondary Effect Tertiary Effect Quaternary Effect
Bleeding Crown Weakness to Fire Fortify Block Weakness to Poison Resist Magic
Chicken's Egg Resist Magic Damage Magicka Regen Waterbreathing Lingering Damage Stamina
Crimson Nirnroot Damage Health Damage Stamina Invisibility Resist Magic
Felsaad Tern Feathers DR Restore Health Fortify Light Armor Cure Disease Resist Magic
Fine-Cut Void Salts Weakness to Shock Resist Magic Damage Health Fortify Magicka
Gleamblossom DG Resist Magic Fear Regenerate Health Paralysis
Hagraven Claw Resist Magic Lingering Damage Magicka Fortify Enchanting Fortify Barter
Hawk's Egg HF Resist Magic Damage Magicka Regen Waterbreathing Lingering Damage Stamina
Lavender Resist Magic Fortify Stamina Ravage Magicka Fortify Conjuration
Nirnroot Damage Health Damage Stamina Invisibility Resist Magic
Tundra Cotton Resist Magic Fortify Magicka Fortify Block Fortify Barter
Void Salts Weakness to Shock Resist Magic Damage Health Fortify Magicka
Wisp Wrappings Restore Stamina Fortify Destruction Fortify Carry Weight Resist Magic

Usefulness[edit | edit source]

Gaining a resistance to magic can negate a percentage of all incoming spells. It is more versatile than elemental resistance as it covers all kinds of magical damage instead of just fire, frost, or shock individually.

A 70% passive resistance can be achieved by obtaining Agent of Mara, The Lord Stone and all 3 levels of the Alteration perk Magic Resistance is taken. If the Dragonborn is a Vampire Lord, they may receive the temporary Vampire Blood Rested perk for an additional 10% magic resistance.

A Breton character will receive a natural 25% resistance, so achieving the 85% cap will require fewer abilities.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This enchantment may be placed on shields, rings and necklaces.
  • Resist magic does not affect friendly spells, unlike the Spell Absorption ability.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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