Skyrim:Paralyze (effect)

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SR-icon-spell-Paralyze.png Paralyze
School Alteration
Type Offensive
ID 00073f30
Base Cost 500
Base Mag 0
Base Dur 1
ID 000acbb6
Base Cost 450
Items Weapons
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Built-In Potions

Alchemy description: Target is paralyzed for <dur> seconds.
Enchanting description: Chance to paralyze the target for <dur> seconds.

Paralyze (a.k.a. Paralysis) renders the target completely unable to move or attack until the spell wears off.


The following alchemy ingredients can be used to create a poison of Paralysis:


The following items use this effect. The base chance of paralyzing an opponent is 26%. You can learn how to enchant custom items with Paralyze if you find one of the following items and disenchant it:

  • All weapons of Immobilizing
  • All weapons of Petrifying
  • All weapons of Stunning

Artifacts and unique items that use the effect but cannot be disenchanted include:


The following spells use the Paralyze group of effects. Following each spell is the specific variant of the effect that it uses:



  • Enemies killed while paralyzed or paralyzed by the killing blow may become unlootable.
    • Leaving and returning to the area makes the body lootable again.
  • If an opponent is paralyzed by the killing blow, their weapons might float in mid-air while their body falls to the ground.
  • The body of an opponent paralyzed by a killing blow may also remain in the paralyzed pose indefinitely, rather than falling to the ground in a normal death pose.
  • Enemies that are paralyzed and then knocked off a cliff may cause a glitch in the game's physics engine, where the body will rapidly dart around on the ground. ?