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When you apply a poison to a weapon, how many hits does it last for?

Does it also wear out if you miss an attack?

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Poisons last for a single hit (without the Concentrated Poison perk in the alchemy tree, which doubles the number of hits).

With a melee weapon, if you miss entirely, the application is not used up. With a bow, the poison is applied to the next shot and is consumed regardless of whether or not you hit.

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Not this is also true for arrows shot through a poisoned bow: one arrow shot (hit or miss) and the bow loses its poison. –  user3389 Nov 15 '11 at 14:35
    
Thanks guys, perfect answer. Leads me onto a new question you may be able to answer for me: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/36314/… –  theorise Nov 15 '11 at 15:01

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