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For other instances, see Weakness to Fire.
Main article: Effects (Morrowind)

Weakness to Fire is a magical effect, racial ability, and spell that increases susceptibility to elemental Fire Damage. The magnitude directly corresponds to a percent increase in Fire Damage subsequently inflicted (e.g. ten points is equal to +10% damage). This effect is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower.

There is a one-second delay after casting a weakness effect before it is active. Therefore, if using a spell that simultaneously casts both weakness and damage effects, the weakness component will not be applied the first time it is cast.

Altmers, Vampires, and Frost Atronachs have an innate 50% Weakness to Fire.


Weakness to Fire and Resist Fire are opposites, but equal. If they are present with the same magnitude, the two effects cancel (e.g. a person with ten points of resistance and ten points of weakness has no net effect). The magnitude of these effects can be subtracted from one another to determine a net magnitude. For example:

30 weakness - 10 resistance = net effect 20 weakness
40 resistance - 25 weakness = net effect 15 resistance

In Morrowind, immunity is synonymous with one hundred points of resistance, and Weakness to Fire functions as such. For example, inflicting twenty points of Weakness to Fire upon an immune creature such as a Shalk results in eighty points of Resist Fire. A hundred points of weakness completely negates immunity.


The following spells and abilities consist of a Weakness to Fire effect. See articles for details.

Spells and Abilities
Spell Type Cost
Magnitude Duration
Range Base ID
Min. Max.
Almalexia's Wrath TR Spell 150 75 75 5 40 Target almalexia's wrath
Dire Weakness to Fire Spell 47 2 60 10 0 Target dire weakness to fire
Trollkin * Ability 0 100 100 Constant 0 Self trollkin ability
Vampirism Ability 0 50 50 Constant 0 Self vampire sun damage
Weakness to Fire Ability 0 50 50 Constant 0 Self weakness fire_50
Weakness to Fire Spell 8 10 10 5 0 Target weakness to fire

*A component of The Lord birthsign.


The following items and weapons are enchanted with a Weakness to Fire effect. See articles for details.

Enchanted Items
Item Type Magnitude Durtn.
Range Item ID
Min. Max.
Arrow of Wasting Flame Arrow 10 10 5 0 Touch arrow of wasting flame
Ember Hand Right Glove 1 30 10 0 Target ember hand
Hellfire Staff Blunt 2H 0 10 10 0 Touch we_hellfirestaff
Scroll of Fiercely Roasting Scroll 18 81 5 100 Target sc_FiercyRoastThyEnemy_unique
Scroll of Flamebane Scroll 10 20 30 0 Touch sc_firebane
Scroll of Hellfire Scroll 5 12 10 10 Touch sc_hellfire
Stalhrim Longsword of Flame BM Long Blade 1H 50 50 5 0 Touch BM ice longsword_FG_Unique
Trebonius' Staff Blunt 2H 7 15 6 5 Touch ebony_staff_trebonius

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