Morrowind:Sun Damage

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MW-icon-effect-Sun Damage.jpg Sun Damage
School Destruction
Type Offensive
Base Cost 1
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Mantle of WoeBM

Sun Damage M points

This effect is given by becoming a vampire. It causes the victim damage when exposed to sunlight, the amount of which depends on the time of day and the weather. Between 8 pm and 6 am, there will be no damage at all. The highest damage occurs around noon to 1 pm. When there is cloud cover, the damage is halved. It has no effect at all when indoors, even if there are windows.

The necromancy-related Bloodmoon artifact Mantle of Woe also includes this enchantment.


  • Normally, this is only relevant to you. Other vampires are affected by this as well, but they are invariably found indoors. However, a Command Humanoid spell can be a sneaky way of getting vampires outside to kill them without getting your hands dirty. Possibly more trouble than it's worth, though.
  • Sun Damage isn't affected by the Resist Magicka spell effect.
  • Casting Light spells on a vampire does not cause them to take Sun Damage.

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