Being infected by Diseases weakens specific skills or attributes of the player. Player can cure the disease by a potion or a shrine. A Disease effect will remain active until it is cured. There are a number of ways to contract diseases in Skyrim, perhaps most commonly by contact with a creature, animal, or even some NPCs



  • Source: Skeever, Traps
  • Effects: Picking locks and picking pockets is 25% harder

Black Heart Blight

  • Source: N/A
  • Effects: Drains 10 points from Carry Weight

Bone Break Fever

  • Source: Bear, Traps
  • Effects: Drains 25 points of Stamina

Brain Rot

  • Source: Hagraven, Traps
  • Effects: Drains 25 points of Magicka


  • Source: Ash Hoppers, Traps
  • Effects: One-handed and two-handed weapon damage is 15% lower


  • Source: Chaurus, Traps
  • Effects: Stamina regenerates 50% more slowly


  • Source: Fox, Wolf, Traps
  • Effects: You are 25% less effective with melee weapons

Sanguinare Vampiris


  • Source: Sabre Cat, Traps
  • Effects: Magicka regenerates 50% more slowly.




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