Skyrim talk:Resist Poison

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100% Resist Poison Not 100%[edit]

100% Resist Poison does not nullify poison damage - you can confirm by wearing Hevnoraak and fighting a few chaurus reapers. You will still get the message "You have been poisoned" and poison damage will show up under Active Effects, though lessened to 1pt/second. Not sure if this is a bug with Hevnoraak or if there's a Resist Poison cap like with Resist Magic... can any PC players use the console to figure that out? — Unsigned comment by 71.131.15.109 (talk) at 05:56 on 16 December 2011

I've been trying to pin down some oddities with poisons, and it turns out that most of the Falmer "poisons" aren't actually poisons at all: they're generic "special" spells, and nearly all of them are miscategorised (as are the Chaurus ones). The easiest way to see it in action is to just go through a Dwemer Ruin with a Poison Immunity necklace: Centurion (Poison Gas) Breath is correctly completely blocked, but almost everything else will do either 1pt of damage (with its normal duration, for DOT effects), or (thankfully rarely) full damage (also with full duration, if it's DOT). The "it's capped at 85%" note is, I think, almost certainly wrong given the Centurion case, and it's simply that a huge number of "poison" effects just aren't "fully" so, and as a result the "spell" bypasses what should be a "0 magnitude via immunity" first test; then the actual poison MGEF gets applied, and when its magnitude gets calculated it comes out as 0 and is rounded up (hacked to) 1 to avoid a division-by-zero error. I haven't had a chance to really dig into it yet, but that's my first impression of things, rather than that there is a deliberate cap or that it's the Centurion Breath that's wrong. I'm sure Kivan will get to it someday if I can't figure it out. Aliana 03:59, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
It's not capped. If you want to test it, play a vampire and chew on poisonous alchemy ingredients. You will suffer exactly zero damage, even if you eat jarrin root. --Morrolan (talk) 21:49, 22 September 2013 (GMT)
It is capped. Chewing poisonous alchemy ingredients is not a way to test poison resistance because on-self effects are not modified by resistance (on a side note, I tried your method, putting on a necklace of poison immunity (100% poison resist) and chewing Jarrin root. I died immediately since I have only 100 HP) Falmer and Chaurus poison spit are indeed poison, so they are the reliable way to test poison cap. Player wearing necklace of poison immunity still takes damage from chaurus poison spit but a follower equipping that same apparel will not, that's because npc's resistances have no cap.117.4.10.180 14:21, 23 September 2013 (GMT)
That's ... interesting. I'm on XBox, 1.9, obviously no mods. We're encountering what appear to be very different rules. You? --Morrolan (talk) 02:53, 24 September 2013 (GMT)
Err, I should specify that I'm playing with all the Bethesda add-ons as well. I'll retest next chance I get. --Morrolan (talk) 03:54, 24 September 2013 (GMT)
I'm on PC, I have only unofficial patches and some self-made mods. However I don't think the patches have anything to do with it since I have played the game long before I used unofficial patches, surely I had to notice if the resistance is suddenly capped.117.4.10.180 16:10, 26 September 2013 (GMT)
Is there a possibility that the vampire poison resistance and the enchantment one are different mechanisms, the former not being capped and the latter being capped to 85 %? I would make some sense that the vampires' complete poison immunity would be a special case. 86.60.128.168 22:37, 26 December 2016 (UTC)
Or perhaps the vampirism does give you immunity against alchemical poisons, but the poison resistance enchantment does not? 86.60.128.168 22:39, 26 December 2016 (UTC)

() Alright, I haven't tested it yet. I'll retest first chance I get, but it might be a while. I think it was around 1.6 the last time I tested it.
It does appear that magic resistance works on poison attacks; chaurus attacks against a PC that has no magic or poison resistance cause blurred vision, but that doesn't happen if you have magic resistance. So it might be that spell absorption (which is uncapped) was making me think that my 100% poison resistance was causing the 0 damage effect. --Morrolan (talk) 16:16, 26 September 2013 (GMT)

Does the en chant exist ingame?[edit]

I cant find it and google only returns threads about people who cant find it and no one claims to have this enchant on a disenchantable piece — Unsigned comment by 85.56.32.125 (talk) at 23:01 on 21 April 2012

Yes, not being sarcy but that's why there is a section on disenchantable items. That being said I don't think I've had an enemy drop one, they are sold by merchants, usually general merchants. The Silencer has spokenTalk 23:15, 21 April 2012 (UTC)
Generally, when someone starts a comment with "[I'm] not being ____", they're being _____. That said, I think what OP is asking is whether or not there are any GUARANTEED locations for any of these generic items instead of having to wander aimlessly looking for a random spawn. Unfortunately, I'm not aware of any that exist. 216.243.60.171 04:23, 2 June 2012 (UTC)
Precisely what I'm wondering. I've never had a merchant carry one yet. I see resist disease necklaces all the time, but never this, and I have every enchanting effect possible for someone playing 360, save the resist magic effect on the Shield of Solitude (it's actually pretty good as is, so I didn't destroy it yet).--Playerseekingbugs 03:19, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
I saw a Necklace of Poison Immunity on sale once only. In Solitude. Either at Bits and Pieces or Radiant Ramant (can't remember which). I have a sinking feeling it can only appear in shops while the player is still in the lower levels, though I can't confirm that.174.0.116.189 19:33, 5 August 2012 (UTC)

() I found an immunity to poison amulet somewhere. It is disenchantable but I don't really want to disenchant it because the best I could do right now is 62% and the one i have is 100%. — Unsigned comment by 72.202.151.246 (talk) at 06:39 on 29 August 2012

How do items with this enchantment behave in leveled lists?[edit]

As in the section above, I am very concerned for how hard it is to find this item in shopkeeper inventories. I've spent the last couple hours checking in on Radiant Raiment, Bits and Pieces, and the blacksmith in Solitude; then waiting for 2 days; then checking again. I've had Necklace of Disease Immunity show up plenty of times, and on 2 different merchants at the same time. My only guess is that an item that is of less value, but appearing five levels later is somehow erasing the Necklace of Poison Immunity from existence. The character I'm using is at level 43, and I found Muffle-enchanted boots just a little earlier at the same level. Radiant Raiment carries so many enchanted necklaces at once on a regular basis that I assumed that surely Solitude could bring me this at a faster pace than the Blacksmith couple of Whiterun gave me muffled boots. I was wrong. Can anyone confirm if all of the 2 items that you can use to learn the effect absolutely vanish after a certain level (albeit much lower I fear) like the muffle boots?--Playerseekingbugs (talk) 08:30, 21 November 2012 (GMT)

I've encountered the same thing at level 28. I've gone through a few dozen respawn cycles sitting in Radiant Raiment and saw Disease Immunity come up 4 times and never saw either Resist Poison or Poison Immunity. Michaelt919 (talk) 21:17, 27 July 2013 (GMT)
It works like this. Go to Radiant Raiment at levels 5-9 and you'll find Necklace of Poison Resistance pretty easily. Go at levels 10-14 and you'll find Necklace of Disease Resistance easily too. At levels 15-19 you'll find Necklace of Poison Immunity; and at levels 20+ you'll find Necklace of Disease Immunity. If you don't have either of the anti-poison necklaces by level 20, forget it — you're not getting it ever again unless you cheat it in with the console.Simaton (talk) 03:36, 28 July 2013 (GMT)

() Note that the Necklace of Poison Immunity stops appearing in levelled lists from Level 20, so it will be impossible to learn this enchantment if you have not found a disenchantable item before then.

This note was added to the page. Is there any proof that they stop appearing or is it just based on hearsay without any testing? Silence is GoldenBreak the Silence 23:46, 15 October 2013 (GMT)

Seems to be correct. In LItemEnchNecklaceMisc, "Calculate from all levels <= PC's level" is not checked, meaning that on Lvl 20+ you'll only get the Necklace of Disease Immunity. This is also a bug that has been fixed by the Unofficial Skyrim Patch: "LItemEnchNecklaceMisc has been fixed to allow water breathing and resist poison amulets to spawn after level 20. (Bug #1452)" --Holomay (talk) 00:31, 16 October 2013 (GMT)
(PS3 user) To complicate the issue further (but also to give some hope to high-level characters), my character just bought a Necklace of Poison Immunity from his wife Jordis's "store" at level 90. MrC (talk) 20:05, 30 January 2014 (GMT)

Resisting Poison[edit]

What about the chance to resist poison entirely? Does that relate to resist poison at all? I know that draugr have 100% poison resistance and as such always resist poisons with the notification but I fought a lot of enemies which only sometimes resisted poisons. Is it even the case that resist poison reduces the damage? I thought it would work like resist disease in that it gives a chance negate the effect.