Skyrim:Resist Poison

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SR-icon-spell-Magic Hat.png Resist Poison
School Restoration
Type Defensive
ID 00090041
Base Cost 0.5
Base Mag 4
Base Dur 60
ID 000ff15e
Base Cost 2
Items Neck, Chest, Finger, Shield
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Alchemy description: Resist <mag>% of poison for <dur> seconds.
Enchanting description: Increases Poison Resistance by <mag>%.
Resist Poison increases the target's resistance to poisons. A target with 50% Resist Poison will effectively halve any poison damage it takes. Resist Poison is capped at 85%, i.e. you cannot gain poison immunity.[verification needed — see talk page] The resist poison effect must be applied before poison damage begins.


The following alchemy ingredients can be used to create a potion of Resist Poison:


The following items use this effect. You can learn how to enchant custom items with Resist Poison if you find one of the following items and disenchant it:

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


  • Bosmer and Redguards are 50% resistant to poisons.
  • Becoming a Vampire gives you 100% poison resistance.
  • The Snakeblood perk confers a 50% resistance to poison.


  • Unlike in previous games, Argonians are not immune to poison.
  • The poison gas room in Calcelmo's Laboratory in Markarth ignores poison resistance; it is not possible to immunize yourself from the gas by wearing Hevnoraak's mask or being a vampire.
  • Different sources of poison resistance (from race, perks, and enchantments) stack. If your total poison resistance is 100% or higher, then poisons do not have any effect on you. [verification needed — see talk page]