Oblivion:Weakness to Magic

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OB-icon-Damage.png Weakness to Magic
School Destruction
Type Offensive
Effect ID WKMA
Base Cost 0.25
Barter Factor 0
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Weakness to Magic M% for D seconds

Weakness to Magic increases by M% the magnitude of subsequent offensive magical effects; the effect lasts for D seconds. For example, a target with Weakness to Magic 50% active will suffer 9 points of damage from a Flare spell, instead of the usual 6 points. All of the effects listed as offensive spells will be enhanced by an active Weakness to Magic effect, including subsequent Weakness spells. Therefore, Weakness to Magic 50% followed by Weakness to Fire 50% results in a 75% magnitude Weakness to Fire effect.

Magnitudes greater than 100% are possible if multiple effects are simultaneously active.

Some creatures (and some character birthsigns) have natural weaknesses to magic.


  • Note that there is only one spell with this effect, and it requires Journeyman in Destruction. If you want this effect for spellmaking and enchanting at the beginning of the game, you MUST take the Apprentice Birthsign.
  • For effects with no magnitude (notably Paralyze and Silence), a Weakness spell increases the effect's duration, instead of the effect's magnitude.
  • If a person has a 100% resistance to magic (immunity to magic), weakness to magic is still ineffective against them, since even the weakness to magic effect is resisted.


  • A Weakness to Magic spell amplifies all effects of a spell, as long as the spell contains just one negative effect.

See also


Related effects:

Apparel with Weakness to Magic

Cursed Gauntlets of Resilient FleshSI 5%
Cursed Stoneskin GauntletsSI 5%