Skyrim:Chaos Damage
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Chaos Damage  

School  Destruction 
Type  Offensive 
Enchanting  
ID  xx02c46c 
Base Cost  19 
Items  Weapons 
Availability (Click on any item for details) 

Weapons 
Enchanting description: 50% chance for each element of fire, frost, and shock to do <mag> points of damage.
Chaos Damage is an enchantment.
Effects[edit]
 Fire Damage, <mag> pts for 1 sec (50% chance)
 Frost Damage, <mag> pts for 1 sec (50% chance)
 Shock Damage, <mag> pts for 1 sec (50% chance)
Enchanting[edit]
The following items use this enchantment. You can learn how to enchant custom items with chaos damage if you find one of the following items and disenchant it:
 All weapons of Chaos
 All weapons of Extreme Chaos
 All weapons of High Chaos
 All weapons of Ultimate Chaos
 Champion's Cudgel
Notes[edit]
 The enchantment benefits from all the Augmented elemental perks. Additionally, if you have more than one of these perks, the damage multipliers are compounded on each other. For example, if you have two levels of all three perks, the base damage for Chaos enchantments becomes
<mag> x 1.5 x 1.5 x 1.5
for a total of<mag> x 3.375
. This is on top of the average damage mentioned below.  Chaos Damage enchantments are 25% stronger when applied to stalhrim^{DB} weapons.
 The average damage done by this enchantment (assuming no perks and against enemies without any resistance) is
1.5 × <mag>
. To calculate this, consider that each element fires half of the time. Each of 3 elements does<mag>
damage half of the time. On average each element does0.5 × <mag>
damage. Thus, the average damage of the total enchantment is3 × 0.5 × <mag>
or 1.5 × <mag>. Similarly, for an enemy immune to an element, you only have to consider 2 of 3 elements so, the average damage is2 × 0.5 × <mag>
or<mag>
.
For singlewielded weapons:
 The enchantment triggering probabilities are as follows^{[1]}:
 7 in 8 chance (87.5%): At least one enchantment triggers.
<mag>
damage to3x<mag>
damage.  4 in 8 chance (50.0%): At least two enchantments trigger.
2x<mag>
damage to3x<mag>
damage.  3 in 8 chance (37.5%): Exactly one enchantment triggers.
<mag>
damage.  3 in 8 chance (37.5%): Exactly two enchantments trigger.
2×<mag>
damage.  1 in 8 chance (12.5%): All three enchantments trigger.
3×<mag>
damage.  1 in 8 chance (12.5%): None of the enchantments trigger.
0
damage.
 7 in 8 chance (87.5%): At least one enchantment triggers.
 For an enemy immune to one element (but with no resistances in the other two), the damage is just
<mag>
: 4 in 8 chance (50%): One nonimmune element or one nonimmune + immune triggers.
<mag>
damage.  2 in 8 chance (25%): Nothing or only immune element triggers.
0
damage.  2 in 8 chance (25%): Both nonimmune elements trigger, or all three trigger.
2×<mag>
damage.
 4 in 8 chance (50%): One nonimmune element or one nonimmune + immune triggers.
For dualwielded weapons up to 6x<mag>
damage is possible (chaos damage must be applied to both weapons):
 The enchantment triggering probabilities are as follows^{[1]}:
 63 in 64 chance (98.44%): At least one enchantment triggers.
<mag>
damage to6x<mag>
damage.  57 in 64 chance (89.06%): At least two enchantments trigger.
2x<mag>
damage to6x<mag>
damage.  42 in 64 chance (65.62%): At least three enchantments trigger.
3x<mag>
damage to6x<mag>
damage.  22 in 64 chance (34.37%): At least four enchantments trigger.
4x<mag>
damage to6x<mag>
damage.  20 in 64 chance (31.25%): Exactly three enchantments trigger.
3×<mag>
damage.  15 in 64 chance (23.44%): Exactly two enchantments trigger.
2×<mag>
damage.  15 in 64 chance (23.44%): Exactly four enchantments trigger.
4×<mag>
damage.  7 in 64 chance (10.94%): At least five enchantments trigger.
5x<mag>
damage to6x<mag>
damage.  6 in 64 chance (9.37%) : Exactly five enchantments trigger.
5×<mag>
damage.  6 in 64 chance (9.37%) : Exactly one enchantment triggers.
1×<mag>
damage.  1 in 64 chance (1.56%) : All six enchantments trigger.
6×<mag>
damage.  1 in 64 chance (1.56%) : None of the enchantments trigger.
0
damage.
 63 in 64 chance (98.44%): At least one enchantment triggers.
Bugs[edit]
 For custom enchantments, the damage value shown in the enchantment description is correct only for the shock damage. The magnitudes of the fire and frost damage effects stored in any custom enchantment are always 10, regardless of enchantment strength bonuses, Enchanting skill, soul gem size, or strength slider setting. (Postenchantment modifiers such as Augmented Flames can still apply.) ^{?}
Mod Notes: It looks like the highestcost effect in any custom enchantment is the only effect that can be variable; all other effects are fixed.
 You might get a warning at the top left of the screen when using a weapon with Chaos Damage, stating "[enemy] resisted [element]", even if they aren't resistant or immune to the element in the first place (such as an Imperial bandit resisting the element of fire). This seems to be random in occurrence and there's seemingly no way to stop it from happening. ^{?}
See Also[edit]
This effect is related to:

References[edit]
 ^ ^{a} ^{b} Binomial Distribution