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For other uses, see Resist Magicka.
"This effect increases the target's resistance to damage from magicka-based attacks (i.e., magical attacks not based on elemental forces). The magnitude is percentage reduction in damage caused by non-elemental magical damage effects."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Resist Magicka is a magic effect, ability and a spell in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Restoration school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 2.00 points.

Racial ability[]

  • Orsimer – 25% magicka resistance
  • Breton – 50% magicka resistance


The following people have this ability:


The following creatures have this ability:


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

Resist Magicka Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Gold Base ID
Gaenor's Abilities TR Ability 0 80 100 Constant Self gaenor_abilities
Gedna's Barrier TR Ability 0 600 600 Constant Self relvel_shield
Great Resist Magicka Spell 30 30 30 10 Self great resist magicka
Hircine Resists1 BM Ability 0 50 50 Constant Self bm_huntresist
Karstaag Resists1 BM Ability 0 50 50 Constant Self bm_frstgnt
Magickguard Spell 30 20 40 10 Self magickguard
Resist Magicka Ability 0 25 50 Constant Self resist magicka_25
resist magicka_50
Resist Magicka Spell 5 10 10 5 Self resist magicka
Strong Resist Magicka Spell 20 20 20 10 Self strong resist magicka
Variable Resist Magicka Spell 16 1 30 10 Self variable resist magicka
Gold = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Resist Magicka Merchants
Name Faction MS Location Spell
Arrille None 20 Seyda Neen: Arrille's Tradehouse Resist Magicka
Dulian Imperial Legion 10 Buckmoth Legion Fort: Interior Strong Resist Magicka
Eldrilu Dalen Tribunal Temple 10 Vos: Chapel Magickguard
Fanildil Imperial Legion 10 Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion Garrison Great Resist Magicka
Galero Andaram * Tribunal Temple 10 Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House Chambers Resist Magicka
Idonea Munia None 15 Vivec, Foreign Quarter: Upper Waistworks Strong Resist Magicka
Variable Resist Magicka
J'Rasha None 15 Vivec, Foreign Quarter: J'Rasha: Healer Variable Resist Magicka
Llathyno Hlaalu Tribunal Temple 10 Balmora: Temple Magickguard
Lloros Sarano Redoran 10 Ald'ruhn: Temple Magickguard
Niras Farys Tribunal Temple 10 Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House Chambers Magickguard
Rilvase Avani Tribunal Temple 10 Ghostgate: Tower of Dawn Magickguard
Salen Ravel Tribunal Temple 10 Maar Gan: Shrine Magickguard
Scelian Plebo Imperial Cult 10 Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall: Imperial Shrine Resist Magicka
Sharn gra-Muzgob Mages Guild 10 Balmora: Mages Guild Strong Resist Magicka
Somutis Vunnis Imperial Cult 16 Moonmoth Legion Fort: Interior Magickguard
Vaval Selas None 15 Vivec, St. Olms Canton: Temple Strong Resist Magicka

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


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

Apparel and jewelry[]

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Blood Ring Ring 10 20 30 artifact_blood_ring
blood ring
Hair Shirt of Saint Aralor Shirt 10 10 30 expensive_shirt_hair
Heart Ring Ring 30 50 Constant heart ring
Ring of Phynaster Ring 20 20 Constant ring_phynaster_unique
Royal Signet Ring TR Ring 100 100 Constant Helseth's Ring


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude
Duration Item ID
Cuirass of the Savior's Hide Light Cuirass 60 60 Constant cuirass_savior_unique
Ebony Mail Medium Cuirass 20 20 Constant ebon_plate_cuirass_unique
Heart Wall Medium Cuirass 30 30 10 heart wall
Lord's Mail Heavy Cuirass 20 30 30 lords_cuirass_unique
Wraithguard Heavy Right Gauntlet
Heavy Left Gauntlet
10 10 Constant wraithguard


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
Ash Salts 0.10 25 ingred_ash_salts_01
Ripened Belladonna Berries BM 0.10 5 ingred_belladonna_01
Unripened Belladonna Berries BM 0.10 5 ingred_belladonna_02

Potions and scrolls[]

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon.png Gold Magnitude
Item ID
Bargain Magicka Resistance Potion 1.50 5 5 5 8 p_magicka_resistance_b
Cheap Magicka Resistance Potion 1.00 15 8 8 15 p_magicka_resistance_c
Exclusive Magicka Resistance Potion 0.25 175 20 20 60 p_magicka_resistance_e
Quality Magicka Resistance Potion 0.50 80 15 15 45 p_magicka_resistance_q
Standard Magicka Resistance Potion 0.75 35 10 10 30 p_magicka_resistance_s


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Light of Day Blunt 1H 30 30 5 lightofday_unique
Magebane Long Blade 2H 20 40 10 glass claymore_magebane
Staff of Hasedoki Blunt 2H 30 40 30 staff_hasedoki_unique