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MW-icon-effect-Feather.jpg Feather
School Alteration
Type Defensive
Base Cost 1.0
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Built-In Potions

Feather M points for D seconds

Reduces the target's encumbrance by M points, thus allowing them to carry more without becoming encumbered. Your Fatigue will also drain more slowly. Feather can make your encumbrance value become negative, though it will still be displayed as 0, and there will be no noticeable benefit to it, other than that you can pick up more objects before the value becomes positive again and starts to weigh you down.


  • In general, Feather is inferior to Fortify Strength for increasing encumbrance. Though they both have the same base cost, each point in Strength increases your maximum encumbrance by 5 points, thus making it five times more effective than Feather. Additionally, this will increase your melee damage, another perk. Feather is still useful if your character is skilled in Alteration but not Restoration, and because many formulas in the game use total encumbrance instead of percentage of max encumbrance.

Related Effects[edit]

Alchemy Ingredients[edit]

The following ingredients can be used to make a potion of Feather:


  • It is possible that when loading a saved file, a Feather effect on your character will cease to reduce your encumbrance. Extra weight will still be dumped on you when the duration of the effect expires, and as a result you'll still have a non-zero encumbrance rating even when holding no items. If this happens to your character, it can be fixed by using the following console commands:
    • player->additem "misc_com_bottle_01" 1 (any item will work, but this bottle weighs 1.0 and is unlikely to be in most players' inventories.)
    • player->removeitem "misc_com_bottle_01" n (where n is the amount of excess encumbrance plus 1)