For other uses, see Weakness to Frost.
"This effect decreases the target's resistance to damage from elemental frost."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

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

Racial abilityEdit

  • Altmer – 25% weakness to frost


The following creatures have this ability:


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

Weakness to Frost Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area
GoldIcon Base ID
Dire Weakness to Frost Spell4726010Target0dire weakness to frost
Weakness to Frost – 25% Ability02525ConstantSelf0 weakness frost_25
Weakness to Frost – 60% Ability06060ConstantSelf0 weakness frost_60
Weakness to Frost Spell810105Target0 weakness to frost
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


The following spell merchants are purveyors of one or more spells consisting of a Weakness to Frost effect:

Weakness to Frost Merchants
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple10Suran: TempleDire Weakness to Frost
Eraamion Mages Guild10Caldera: Mages GuildDire Weakness to Frost
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion10Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion GarrisonDire Weakness to Frost
Estoril Thieves Guild10Ald'ruhn: The Rat in the PotDire Weakness to Frost
Laurina Maria TR None18Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult ServicesDire Weakness to Frost
Marayn Dren Mages Guild10Balmora: Mages GuildDire Weakness to Frost
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni10Tel Branora: Upper TowerDire Weakness to Frost
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: SorcererDire Weakness to Frost

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


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

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Whitewalker BM Robe510ConstantBM_Nordic01_Robe_whitewalk

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Item ID
Scroll of Frostbane Scroll0.201121020300sc_frostbane


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Nordic Silver Battleaxe BM * Axe 2H10010010BM_axe_Heartfang_Unique
Spear of the Snow Prince BM Spear101010steel spear snow prince

* There are three distinct weapons that are all named Nordic Silver Battleaxe. This unique version is received from Tharsten Heart-Fang during "Hircine's Hunt."


  • The magnitude directly corresponds to a percent increase in Frost Damage subsequently inflicted (e.g. ten points is equal to +10% damage).
  • 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.


Weakness to Frost and Resist Frost 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 Frost functions as such. For example, inflicting twenty points of Weakness to Frost upon an immune creature such as an Ancestor Ghost results in eighty points of Resist Frost. A hundred points of weakness completely negates immunity.

See alsoEdit


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