For other uses, see Shield.
Main article: Magic Effects (Morrowind)
"This effect creates a magical shield around the subject's entire body. The spell adds its magnitude to the subject's Armor Rating."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

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


The following people use this spell:


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

Shield Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area
GoldIcon Base ID
Dagoth Ur Magicka Ability05050ConstantSelf0 dagoth_ur_shield_04
Dragon Skin Power0505060Self0 dragon skin
Eye of Talos Spell118720Self0 eye of talos
Fifth Barrier Spell150505030Self0fifth barrier
First Barrier Spell30101030Self0first barrier
Fourth Barrier Spell120404030Self0fourth barrier
Ghostgate Shrine Blessing Spell1440025252880Touch0 shrine_ghostgate_sp
Second Barrier Spell60202030Self0second barrier
Shield Spell155530Self0shield
Sixth Barrier Spell180606030Self0sixth barrier
Third Barrier Spell90303030Self0third barrier
Warding Touch Spell12040240Target0 sp_touchprotect
Woad Power0303060Self0 woad
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Shield Merchants
Aldaril Imperial Legion10Buckmoth Legion Fort: InteriorSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Diren Vendu Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesSecond Barrier
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple10Suran: TempleSecond Barrier
Ethasi Rilvayn * Morag Tong10Balmora: Morag Tong GuildFourth Barrier
Third Barrier
Farena Arelas * Telvanni10Tel Uvirith: Arelas' HouseFourth Barrier
Third Barrier
Felara Andrethi Telvanni10Tel Aruhn: Tower Living QuartersSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Ferise Varo None15Vos: Varo TradehouseFirst Barrier
Second Barrier
Fevyn Ralen Telvanni10Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, MageFirst Barrier
Second Barrier
Third Barrier
Folvys Andalor Tribunal Temple10Ald'ruhn: TempleFirst Barrier
Second Barrier
Gildan Blades10Ald'ruhn: Gildan's HouseFifth Barrier
Sixth Barrier
Heem-La Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Imare Hlaalu10Balmora: Hlaalu Council ManorFourth Barrier
Third Barrier
J'Rasha None15Vivec, Foreign Quarter: J'Rasha: HealerShield
Jeanne Andre TR None9Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic ShopSecond Barrier
Malven Romori Mages Guild10Vivec, Foreign Quarter: Mages GuildSecond Barrier
Marayn Dren Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildFirst Barrier
Second Barrier
Milar Maryon Telvanni10Tel Vos: Services TowerSecond Barrier
Nebia Amphia Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonFirst Barrier
Nelso Salenim Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House EntryFourth Barrier
Third Barrier
Only-He-Stands-There None10Balmora: South Wall CornerclubSecond Barrier
Ranis Athrys Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildFifth Barrier
Sixth Barrier
Rilvase Avani Tribunal Temple10Ghostgate: Tower of DawnSecond Barrier
Salen Ravel Tribunal Temple10Maar Gan: ShrineSecond Barrier
Sharn gra-Muzgob Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildFifth Barrier
Solea Nuccusius Imperial Legion10Moonmoth Legion Fort: Prison TowersSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Sonummu Zabamat Ashlanders10Zainab Camp: Wise Woman's YurtFourth Barrier
Tinaso Alan Telvanni10Tel Mora: Tower ServicesSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Tunila Omavel * Telvanni10Tel Uvirith: Omavel's HouseFifth Barrier
Fourth Barrier
Tyermaillin Blades10Balmora: Tyermaillin's HouseFifth Barrier
Fourth Barrier
Sixth Barrier
Uleni Heleran Mages Guild10Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages GuildSecond Barrier
Third Barrier
Ulmiso Maloren Tribunal Temple10Ghostgate: Tower of Dawn Lower LevelThird Barrier
Uvele Berendas * Redoran10Indarys Manor: Berendas' HouseFirst Barrier
Zanmulk Sammalamus Tribunal Temple10Gnisis: TempleFirst Barrier

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Amulet of Heartheal Amulet102030artifact_amulet of heartheal
Amulet of Shield Amulet5510amulet of shield
Belt of the Armor of God Belt101030belt of the armor of god
Brawler's Belt Belt5510brawlers_belt
Champion Belt Belt151510champion belt
First Barrier Belt Belt5510first barrier belt
First Barrier Ring Ring5510first barrier ring
Herder's Belt Belt5510herder's belt
Hort-Ledd's Robe Robe5530hort_ledd_robe_unique
Hunter's Belt Belt101030hunter's belt
Khan Belt Belt202010khan belt
Second Barrier Belt Belt101030second barrier belt
Second Barrier Ring Ring101030second barrier ring
Third Barrier Belt Belt151510third barrier belt
Third Barrier Ring Ring151510third barrier ring


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude
Duration Item ID
Boneweave Gauntlet Light Left Gauntlet1010Constantboneweave gauntlet
Ebony Mail Medium Cuirass5050Constantebon_plate_cuirass_unique
Mountain Spirit Medium Cuirass1010ConstantMountain Spirit
Wraithguard Heavy Right Gauntlet
Heavy Left Gauntlet

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Item ID
Potion of Heroism Potion0.501456303060p_heroism_s
Scroll of the Fifth Barrier Scroll0.20156252530sc_fifthbarrier
Scroll of the First Barrier Scroll0.20685530sc_firstbarrier
Scroll of the Fourth Barrier Scroll0.20134202030sc_fourthbarrier
Scroll of the Ninth Barrier Scroll0.20662353560sc_ninthbarrier
Scroll of the Second Barrier Scroll0.2090101030sc_secondbarrier
Scroll of the Sixth Barrier Scroll0.20178303030sc_sixthbarrier
Scroll of the Third Barrier Scroll0.20112151530sc_thirdbarrier


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Blessed Spear TR Spear3030Constantebony spear_blessed_unique
Light of Day Blunt 1H20205lightofday_unique


  • This effect is best suited for a subject who is sparsely armored, or equipped in a variety of armor classes. Otherwise, fortifying the appropriate armor skill requires less Magicka to achieve an equal result.
  • Shield cannot be used to circumvent the damage reduction cap of seventy-five percent (i.e. regardless of the effect's magnitude or the resulting armor rating, a minimum of twenty-five percent of incoming physical damage will always be inflicted).
  • The Nerevarine begins the game with this spell if Alteration is a major skill.

See alsoEdit


This section contains bugs related to Shield (Morrowind Spell). Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  ,  NX  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   Shield is subject to the Unarmored bug. If the Nerevarine is not wearing at least one piece of armor, the armor rating added by Shield is ineffective.[1]



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