Resist Magic is factored independently of Resist Fire, Resist Frost, and Resist Shock effects, meaning elemental resistance is factored after Magic Resistance has been applied. Stacking magic resistance + elemental resistance - posted in General Skyrim Discussion: I want to know if I can stack magic resistance with fire/frost/lightning resistance. Frost for better protection from me. Below are some of the best potions in Skyrim. Has anyone done any tests recently? So if you took 100 fire damage, this would be reduced to 15 (100 x 0.15) then 9 (15 x 0.6). There are builds to plan, but the wiki pages have contradicted themselfs over time in this issue, so I dont trust them. Frost - Does stamina damage, slows, resisted by Nords, Frost Atronachs, Ice Wraiths (others?). Potions are also a great way of making money in Skyrim. Resist Magic is factored independently of Resist Fire, Resist Frost, and Resist Shock effects, meaning elemental resistance is factored after Magic Resistance has been applied. In Skyrim there is a difference between magic resistance and elemental protection. Example : 3 enchantment slots of Resist Magic 25% (from the Shield of Solitude and one Resist Frost at 50% would result in 75% magic damage reduction for Fire and Shock and 87.5% total resist … … Elemental protection reduces the damage from a specific element (magical or non-magical source). Enemy Type Weaknesses Resistances Immunities Skeevers: Fire Shock, Poison None Spiders: Cleaving, Frost Slashing, Shock, Poison None Spriggans: Cleaving, Fire The magic resistance is applied first, then the elemental resistance kicks in. Generally I don't recommend both, but unfortunately mages don't usually benefit from most "foot" enchantments. Frost for draugr Frost for being the most powerful of the lot if stalhrim is used. Magic resistance works against Fire, Shock, and Frost Damage, but it also reduces the effect of Absorb Health/Stamina/Magicka effects, magical "vulnerable to x" effects, etc. Magic resistance reduces the effect of magic by a certain percentage. Honestly, Fire is your #1 choice, although some things in Skyrim resist it, basically everything else has a weakness to fire, meaning thats all the more reason to choose fire. Potions in Skyrim, especially at lower levels, can really help you out of a difficult jam, especially when tackling harder quests or some of the challenging bosses. Notes. Resist Magic is factored independently of Resist Fire, Resist Frost, and Resist Shock effects, meaning elemental resistance is factored after Magic Resistance has been applied. The Blessing of Azura DB provides +10% Resist Magic. You'll notice that you get much lower magnitudes of resist magic than you can get of resist elemental attributes for the same price. Fire - Does the most damage, has dots, resisted by Dunmer, Flame Atronachs. Although if you really want just 1 spell type with nothing that can resist it (except Storm Atronach) then choose Shock. Does anyone know for sure? Resist Magic is capped at 85%, meaning you cannot gain magic immunity through Resist Magic alone. Frost wins hands-down. This is not limited to damage. Also, using stalhrim light boots will make it a choice between X flame resist, X shock resist, and 1.25X Frost resist. For example it also reduces the duration of Paralyze spells. End result: Aiming for. Shock - Does magicka damage, resisted by Storm Atronachs.