Morrowind talk:Fire Shield
Although the game text says otherwise, Elemental Shields don't actually seem to affect AR at all. They just provide resistance and hurt nearby opponents.
Does it mean that walking around in a town with, say Fire Shield 50pts on Self will hurt the townsmen and make them attack you? 220.127.116.11 10:31, 2 July 2009 (UTC) YoursTrully
- No, it only hurts them when they attack you. --Gaebrial 10:34, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
- The lack of an AR boost catches Oblivion players by surprise; it may be worth mentioning on the pages for these three shields. Tlist 19:09, 16 December 2009 (UTC)
Can anybody confirm that the elemental shields damage people/creatures simply standing nearby? I always thought damage was only inflicted if they attacked you - maybe even only if they hit you. --Gaebrial 03:31, 4 September 2007 (EDT)
When taking fire damage with Fire Shield active, is there maybe a default minimum of 1 point reduction in damage, regardless of the damage dealt and strength of your shield? I'm wondering if the net total is rounded up or down, and whether it's really worth bothering to shield yourself with fewer than 10 points (or even at all against lesser fire-using opponents. . .example: will a 5 point Fire Shield make *any* difference against a Shalk doing 3-6 fire damage?) Thanks
 Reflect and low magnitudes
Two questions. If I have Fire Shield 5 pts, does an enemy attacking me take 0 damage? Or do they take a minimum 1 damage? Secondly, if the enemy has 100% Reflect, do they take the damage or do I? That is, does the elemental damage from the elemental shield reflect back at me, or punch through reflects? Hlaalu Helseth assassination attempt going on, if you couldn't tell. 18.104.22.168 21:33, 18 December 2009 (UTC)
- The elemental shield's damage doesn't reflect since it's the enemy doing it to itself via reaching through the shield to hit you. I have no idea how the damage turns out. I'd assume that it might do a minimum of 1 but with high enough ar sometimes mud crabs or fish hit for less then 1 which fails to adjust health bar status. So it may be possible that it would hit for only half a point.
- Update on this a test with a spell involving magnitude 1 in all 3 shields showed barely any effect on a scrib but a test with a 10 magnitude fireshield showed what appeared to be 1 damage per hit from the shield.
Rykros2005 02:29, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
This may be a bug but I've never yet seen an enemy take damage from the elemental shield effects. Tested with >1000 fire shield, frost shield and lightning shield potions on xbox GOTY.22.214.171.124 01:44, 31 May 2011 (UTC)
I'm almost positive it does something in the damage department, though i'm skeptical of "1 point elemental damage per 10 points spell strength," i have seen an enemies health bar deplete without me attacking while having 100 percent of all elemental shields, though at a minimal rate. Halfstache 04:32, 20 September 2011 (UTC)