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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. However, Resist Poison is capped at 85%, i.e. you cannot gain poison immunity.


  • After level 20 it is no longer possible to find the Necklace of Poison Immunity and the Necklace of Poison Resistance as random loot, in NPCs' pockets, or at normal merchants. However, if you get married both necklaces will randomly appear in your spouse's merchant inventory at any level.[verification needed — may need to verify if this is true for all the spouses] This is the only way to acquire the Resist Poison enchanting effect after level 20.