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When an enemy is hit with a fire enchanted weapon they catch on fire and take additional damage over time.

How long does that last?

share|improve this question Info on fire damage here. But no reference to how long it lasts. – Doomsknight Jan 19 '12 at 11:21
Related -… – Shadow Wizard Jan 19 '12 at 11:44

According to the creation kit, the taper duration (how long the spell lasts after it's cast) for each of the fire spells is:

  • Flames: .1 Seconds

  • Firebolt: 1 Second

  • Fireball: 2 Seconds

  • Incinerate: 1 Second

  • Fire Storm: 4 Seconds

Testing on a few giants, this seems about right. Flames dies out almost immediately. Firebolt and Incinerate last the same length, Fireball and Fire Storm last longer.

The non-direct spells list taper durations of:

  • Fire Rune: 1 second spell duration, 1 second taper

  • Flame Cloak: 60 Second duration (time on self), 2 second taper

  • Wall of Flame: 1 second spell duration, 2 second taper

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The afterburn damage effect lasts for 7-9 seconds, but it depends on the spell/how much damage the enchantment does.

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How do you know that? Where did you find this information? – Shadow Wizard Jan 19 '12 at 15:55
Personal experience. – Molag Bal Jan 19 '12 at 16:37
My personal experience is that afterburn lasts about 3 seconds... Some specific information in this area would be useful. – James Jan 19 '12 at 19:26

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