Skyrim talk:Frost Damage

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Elemental damage[edit]

How do we know that frost is better than shock and fires the best? in oblivion and morrowind, shock was the best (most exspensive, and least resistances) then fire, and frost being the worst. (I plead LazynessEddie The Head 03:17, 15 October 2011 (UTC))

All that I've seen is that Frost Damage damages stamina, whereas Lightning damages magicka, and Fire does additional damage to health. So purely in terms of health, fire is the strongest. But I think Bethesda has tried to set up the three elemental effects so that they can't really be directly compared. In other words, ultimately which is best overall will depend upon the enemy and your personal style of play. --NepheleTalk 03:33, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
But do we know for a fact that Frost and Shock spells are cheaper to cast? If Fire does the most damage of the lot, wouldn't it be logical that it be the cheapest to cast for the same raw damage, because the other two have added effects to Stamina and Magicka? --OblivionDuruza 03:54, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
This confirmed that fire does the most damage and sets the environment on fire, I also remember reading an article that said shock was the cheapest but I agree that that's not really much eveidence so you can remove that note if you want.RIM 09:35, 15 October 2011 (UTC)
fire is cheapest and keeps.burning after the spell ends, frost is next most expensive and damages stamina, so its great against warriors, and shock is most expensive, and damages magicka, there is a loading screen about that. Anyway, u can't just have a "best spell" you have to look at your enemy and his resistances and weaknesses, like, if u were facing a nord warrior, frost would be good because of the stamina, but bad because of nords frost resisance. My point is, bethesda made us think about combat nstead of letting us kill everything with one spell, so you can't say 'this spells beter case it costs mre' Qwertyone 04:25, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Details needed about the Slow Effect[edit]

The Slow page only says that Slow is a part of Frost damage. The Frost page just says that frost damage "slows the target." Is there any actual information about this hidden slow effect? Slow is never mentioned in-game in any descriptions of weapons or enchantments. The leveled Nightingale Bow has stronger Frost damage each level up, but the Slow effect is listed as being the same for every version of the bow (according to the wiki, -the game mentions nothing of this). Does all frost damage, whether 1pt or 50pt, include the exact same slow effect? Is it always 50% slow for 3 seconds? Or is the Nightingale Bow unique? I can only enchant up to 10pt of Frost Damage, which is not much. If the slow effect is the same, I'd rather have just 1pt Frost Damage and get more uses per charge. --Amsuko 20:49, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

All this kind of info will be revealed when the creation kit comes out, unless it already is out? RIM 21:03, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
It just came out a couple days ago, so there will probably be tons of information dumps on the site in the near future as the information gets sorted out. Alphabetface 21:42, 9 February 2012 (UTC)