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 ability[edit | edit source]

  • Altmer – 25% weakness to frost

Creatures[edit | edit source]

The following creatures have this ability:

Spells[edit | edit source]

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
Gold Base ID
Dire Weakness to Frost Spell 47 2 60 10 Target 0 dire weakness to frost
Weakness to Frost – 25% Ability 0 25 25 Constant Self 0 weakness frost_25
Weakness to Frost – 60% Ability 0 60 60 Constant Self 0 weakness frost_60
Weakness to Frost Spell 8 10 10 5 Target 0 weakness to frost
Gold = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.

Merchants[edit | edit source]

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

Weakness to Frost Merchants
Name Faction MS Location Spell(s)
Elynu Saren Tribunal Temple 10 Suran: Temple Dire Weakness to Frost
Eraamion Mages Guild 10 Caldera: Mages Guild Dire Weakness to Frost
Ervona Barys * Imperial Legion 10 Ebonheart: Hawkmoth Legion Garrison Dire Weakness to Frost
Estoril Thieves Guild 10 Ald'ruhn: The Rat in the Pot Dire Weakness to Frost
Laurina Maria TR None 18 Mournhold: Royal Palace, Imperial Cult Services Dire Weakness to Frost
Marayn Dren Mages Guild 10 Balmora: Mages Guild Dire Weakness to Frost
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni 10 Tel Branora: Upper Tower Dire Weakness to Frost
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni 10 Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: Sorcerer Dire Weakness to Frost

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

Items[edit | edit source]

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

Apparel and jewelry[edit | edit source]

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Whitewalker BM Robe 5 10 Constant BM_Nordic01_Robe_whitewalk

Potions and scrolls[edit | edit source]

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon.png Gold Magnitude
Item ID
Scroll of Frostbane Scroll 0.20 112 10 20 30 0 sc_frostbane

Weapons[edit | edit source]

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 2H 100 100 10 BM_axe_Heartfang_Unique
Spear of the Snow Prince BM Spear 10 10 10 steel 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."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.

Resistance[edit | edit source]

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 also[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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