Shock Damage MW
For other uses, see Shock Damage.
"This spell effect produces bolts of elemental lightning. The magnitude is the damage received by the first victim along a bolt's path."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Shock Damage is a magic effect] in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 7.00 points.


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

Shock Damage Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area GoldIcon Base ID
Dire Shockball TR Spell244050InstantTarget0 dire shockball
Electrical Discharge Spell10850150InstantTouch5 SP_HVaultTrap
Fabricant Shock TR Spell10060100InstantTarget50 shockimperfect
Five Fingers of Pain Spell535InstantTouch0 five fingers of pain
God's Spark Spell14755010Target10 god's spark
Gothren's Gout Spell23225Touch0 Gothren_gout
Greater Shockball Spell14240InstantTarget10shockball_large
Hand of Vivec Spell18850503Touch0 hand of vivec
Lightning Bolt Spell3410502Target10lightning bolt
Lightning Storm Spell3421010Target10lightning storm
Master Shock Trap TR Spell5203010Touch1 trap_shock_killer
Proximity Mine Shock TR Spell4650200InstantTouch10 prox_mine_shock
Shock Spell3115InstantTouch0shock
Shock Trap Spell52203Touch1 trap_shock00
Shockball Spell14240InstantTarget10shockball
Shockball [sic] [Do not change this to Shockblast. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.] SF Spell5100100InstantTarget5 shockblast
Shockbite Spell2835452Touch0 shockbite
Shockbloom Spell371255Target10shockbloom
Shocking Touch Spell6330InstantTouch0 shocking touch
Smite the Ungodly Spell13150InstantTarget0 smite the ungodly
Spark Spell7220InstantTarget5spark
Stormhand Spell6512InstantTouch0stormhand
Vivec's Wrath Spell281020InstantTarget0 vivec's_wrath
Wild Shockbloom Spell14240InstantTarget10 wild shockbloom
Wizard's Brand Power05050InstantTouch12 wizard's brand
Wrath of Vivec Spell945050InstantTarget0 wrath of vivec
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Shock Damage Merchants
Arrille None20Seyda Neen: Arrille's TradehouseSpark
Erer Darothril None40Sadrith Mora: Dirty Muriel's CornerclubLightning Storm
Estirdalin Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildShock
Heem-La Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildGreater Shockball
Jeanne Andre TR None9Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic ShopLightning Storm
Nebia Amphia Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonLightning Bolt
Lightning Storm
Nelso Salenim Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House EntryLightning Bolt
Lightning Storm
Salver Lleran * Telvanni10Vivec, Telvanni Canton: Telvanni Waistworks, SorcererShockball
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: SorcererLightning Storm
Uvele Berendas * Redoran10Indarys Manor: Berendas' HouseLightning Bolt
Lightning Storm

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Area Item ID
Cruel Sparkbolt Ring Ring37Instant0cruel sparkbolt ring
Dire Sparkbolt Ring Ring511Instant0dire sparkbolt ring
Ring of Lightning Bolt Ring125Instant0ring of lightning bolt
Ring of Lightning Storm Ring2401020ring of lightning storm
Ring of Shockballs Ring115Instant20ring of shockballs
Ring of Shocking Touch Ring125Instant0ring of shocking touch
Ring of Stormhand Ring512Instant0ring of stormhand
Ring of the Five Fingers of Pain Ring35Instant0ring of the five fingers of pai [sic] [Do not change this to ring of the five fingers of pain. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.]
Sparkbolt Ring Ring14Instant0sparkbolt ring
St. Sotha's Judgement Amulet125Instant0st. sotha's judgement
Thunderfall Amulet125Instant0thunderfall

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Area Item ID
Scroll of Elemental Burst: Shock * Scroll0.2019340
Scroll of Inas' Chastening Scroll0.20853560Instant5sc_inaschastening
Scroll of the Black Storm * Scroll0.201345

* Inflicts two simultaneous Shock Damage effects when used.


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Arrow of Wasting Shard * Arrow14Instantarrow of wasting shard
Arrow of Wasting Spark Arrow14Instantarrow of wasting spark
Cloudcleaver Axe 2H125Instantcloudcleaver_unique
Cruel Spark Bolt Bolt37Instantcruel spark bolt
Cruel Sparkarrow Arrow37Instantcruel sparkarrow
Cruel Sparkblade Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel sparkblade
Cruel Sparkstar Thrown37Instantcruel sparkstar
Cruel Sparksword Short Blade 1H37Instantcruel sparksword
Cruel Viper Bolt *** Bolt37Instantcruel viper bolt
Dire Sparkarrow ** Arrow37Instantdire sparkarrow
Dire Sparkblade ** Short Blade 1H37Instantdire sparkblade
Dire Sparkbolt ** Bolt37Instantdire spark bolt
Dire Sparksword ** Short Blade 1H37Instantdire sparksword
Dwarven Shock Dart TR Thrown5152centurion_projectile_dart_shock
Fang of Haynekhtnamet Short Blade 1H2040Instantdagger_fang_unique
Felen's Ebony Staff Blunt 2H37Instantebony staff caper
Glass Stormblade ** Short Blade 1H37Instantglass stormblade
Glass Stormsword ** Long Blade 1H37Instantglass stormsword
Her Dart TR Thrown555her dart
Hopesfire TR Long Blade 1H3030InstantSword of Almalexia
Iron Shardmauler * Blunt 2H14Instantiron shardmauler
Iron Sparkaxe Axe 1H14Instantiron sparkaxe
Iron Sparkblade Short Blade 1H14Instantiron sparkblade
Iron Sparkcleaver Spear14Instantiron sparkcleaver
Iron Sparkmace Blunt 1H14Instantiron sparkmace
Iron Sparkmauler Blunt 2H14Instantiron sparkmauler
Iron Sparkskewer Spear14Instantiron sparkskewer
Iron Sparkslayer Long Blade 2H14Instantiron sparkslayer
Iron Sparksword Long Blade 1H14Instantiron sparksword
Maryon's Staff Blunt 2H37Instantebony_staff_tges
Redas War Axe Axe 1H515Instantdwarven war axe_redas
Shockbite Battle Axe Axe 2H14Instantshockbite battle axe
Shockbite Halberd Spear14Instantshockbite halberd
Shockbite Mace Blunt 1H14Instantshockbite mace
Shockbite War Axe Axe 1H14Instantshockbite war axe
Shockbite Warhammer Blunt 2H14Instantshockbite warhammer
Silver Sparkaxe Axe 1H37Instantsilver sparkaxe
Silver Sparkblade ** Short Blade 1H37Instantsilver sparkblade
Silver Sparkskewer Spear37Instantsilver sparkskewer
Silver Sparkslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsilver sparkslayer
Silver Sparksword ** Long Blade 1H37Instantsilver sparksword
Silver Staff of War Blunt 2H511Instantsilver staff of war
Spark Arrow Arrow14Instantspark arrow
Sparkbolt Bolt14Instantspark_bolt
Sparkstar Thrown14Instantsparkstar
Steel Sparkaxe Axe 1H37Instantsteel sparkaxe
Steel Sparkblade Short Blade 1H37Instantsteel sparkblade
Steel Sparkcleaver Spear37Instantsteel sparkcleaver
Steel Sparkmace Blunt 1H37Instantsteel sparkmace
Steel Sparkmauler Blunt 2H37Instantsteel sparkmauler
Steel Sparkscythe Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel sparkscythe
Steel Sparkskewer Spear37Instantsteel sparkskewer
Steel Sparkslayer Long Blade 2H37Instantsteel sparkslayer
Steel Sparksword Long Blade 1H37Instantsteel sparksword
Steel Stormsword Long Blade 1H37Instantsteel stormsword
Stormblade Long Blade 1H125Instantstormblade
Stormfang BM Long Blade 2H125Instantnordic claymore_stormfang
Stormforge Spear1525Instantwe_stormforge
Stormkiss Axe 2H125InstantStormkiss
Trebonius' Staff Blunt 2H715Instantebony_staff_trebonius
Wild Sparkblade Short Blade 1H120Instantwild sparkblade
Wild Sparksword Short Blade 1H120Instantwild sparksword

* This weapon is erroneously enchanted with Shock Damage instead of Frost damage as per other "Shard" items.
** The "dire spark_en" enchantment on these weapons is identical to the "cruel spark_en" enchantment in the Construction Set.
*** This weapon is erroneously enchanted with Shock Damage instead of Poison Damage as per other "Viper" items.


  • This effect costs forty percent more magicka to cast in comparison to the other types of elemental damage.


Weakness to Magicka does not affect Shock Damage. Instead, Weakness to Shock must be used to increase one's susceptibility to this effect. It can also be used to counteract immunity or resistance to Shock. Altmer have an innate 25% weakness to Shock Damage, making this effect particularly useful when facing them in combat.


Shock Damage is not affected by Resist Magicka, but can be resisted by both the Resist Shock and the Lightning Shield effects (the latter also inflicts ten percent of the effect's magnitude). There are substantially fewer people that have a resistance to Shock in comparison to the other types of elemental damage, however Nords have an innate twenty-five percent resistance.

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