A wide array of bonuses can be granted by effects. Effects themselves are granted from many sources including: abilities, potions and armour set bonus. An effect is either active or not, regardless of how many sources may grant it. If an effect has a major and minor version, and both are granted, they both apply. 

By applying bonuses indirectly in this way Elder Scrolls prevents players from massively stacking one type of bonus. It is therefore useful to know where effects are granted to avoid overlap. A list of active effects is shown in the Character Sheet; some may be manually removed before their duration naturally expires.

Below is a list of effects, the bonuses they grant, and the sources that grant it.

* Not all effects can be initiated by the player. Effects marked exist within the game and may be used by NPCs, and especially dungeon or trial bosses.

Name   Bonus Source

Major Aegis

 -15% Damage Taken in Dungeons & Trials
Minor Aegis -5% Damage Taken in Dungeons & Trials

Major Berserk

+25% Damage Done
Minor Berserk
+8% Damage Done
Breach Major_Breach
Major Breach
Reduce Spell Resistance 5280
Minor Breach
Reduce Spell Resistance 1320
  • Templar > Dawn's Wrath > Power of the Light (Morph)
  • Potion > Lower Spell Resistance Trait
Brutality Major_Brutality
Major Brutality
+20% Weapon Damage
Minor Brutality
+10% Weapon Damage
Cowardice Major   *
Minor Cowardice
+60% Ultimate Cost
  • Potion > Ravage Magicka
Defile Major_Defile
Major Defile
-30% Healing Received

Minor Defile

-15% Healing Received
Endurance  Major_Endurance
Major Endurance
+20% Stamina Recovery
Minor Endurance
+10% Stamina Recovery
Evasion Major_Evasion
Major Evasion
-25% damage from area of effect attacks
Minor Evasion
-10% damage from area of effect attacks *  Warden >Animal Companions>Deceptive Predator
Expedition Major_Expedition
Major Expedition
+30% Movement Speed
Minor Expedition
+10% Movement Speed
Force Major_Force
Major Force
+30% Critical Damage
Minor Force
+12% Critical Damage
Fortitude Major_Fortitude
Major Fortitude
+20% Health Recovery
Minor Fortitude
+10% Health Recovery
Fracture Major_Fracture
Major Fracture
Reduce Physical Resistance 5280
Minor Fracture
Reduce Physical Resistance 1320
Gallop Major_Gallop
Major Gallop
+30% Mounted Speed
Minor   *
Heroism Major_Heroism
Major Heroism
+3 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds
Minor Heroism
+1 Ultimate every 1.5 seconds
Intellect Major_Intellect
Major Intellect
+20% Magicka Recovery
  • Templar > Restoring Light > Radiant Aura (Morph)
  • Potion > Restore Magicka Trait
Minor Intellect
+10% Magicka Recovery
Lifesteal Major   *
Minor Lifesteal
Heal 2% of Damage Done
Mending Major_Mending
Major Mending
+25% Healing Done
Minor Mending
 +8% Healing Done
Maim Major_Maim
Major Maim
 -30% Weapon Damage
Minor Maim
-15% Weapon Damage
Prophecy Major_Prophecy
Major Prophecy
+10% Spell Critical
Minor Prophecy
+6% Spell Critical
  • Sorcerer > Dark Magic > Exploitation
  • Potion > Spell Critical Trait
Protection Major_Protection
Major Protection
-30% Damage Taken
Minor Protection
-8% Damage Taken
Resolve Major_Resolve
Major Resolve
Increase Physical Resistance 5280
Minor Resolve
Increase Physical Resistance 1320
Savagery Major_Savagery
Major Savagery
+10% Weapon Critical
Minor Savagery
+6% Weapon Critical
  • Nightblade > Assassination > Hemorrhage
  • Potion > Weapon Critical
Sorcery Major_Sorcery
Major Sorcery
+20% Spell Damage
Minor Sorcery
+10% Spell Damage
  • Templar > Dawn's Wrath > Illuminate
  • Potions with Increase Spell Power
Major Slayer
 +15% Damage in Dungeons & Trials
Minor Slayer +5% Damage in Dungeons & Trials
Vitality Major_Vitality
Major Vitality
+30% Healing Received
Minor Vitality
+8% Healing Received
Vulnerability Major_Vulnerability
Major Vulnerability
Minor Vulnerability
+8% Damage Taken
Ward Major_Ward
Major Ward
Increase Spell Resistance 5280
Minor Ward
Increase Spell Resistance 1320

Dragonknight > Draconic Blood > Reflective Plate (Morph)

Nightblade > Assassination > Mirage (Morph)

Sorcerer > Daedric Summoning > Bound Aegis (Morph)

Restoration Staff > Blessing of Protection

Assault > War Horn

Potion > Increase Spell Resist Trait

Timidity ? ?
  • ?
Minor Timidity Consumes the target's Ultimate points while in combat.

Mundus Stones

The effects granted by Mundus Stones are displayed as Boons in the list of active effects.

Food and Drink

The active effects of food and drink crafted through provisioning are displayed in the list of active effects.

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