If an NPC is made to use Mehrune's Razor on the player, does it have a chance to instantly kill the player?

Does magic resistance affect the chance? How does magic resistance interact with Mehrune's razor in general?

  • maybe its installs oblivion
    – Paul
    Jan 30 '17 at 23:43

I can't say with 100% certainty, since I haven't tested it, but based on information on the Elder Scrolls Wiki's Mehrune's Razor page, I can say that

1) Will the razor effect work on the PC? Probably.

The page mentions that two NPCs are immune to the effect, and that

Game data shows both are part of the "Characters Immune to Mehrunes Razor" faction.

I assume that if the PC was part of this faction as well, they would have mentioned that, and that therefore it would work on the PC.

2) Does magic resistance help? Probably not.

The page mentions the formula used to calculate the effect:

The DA07MehrunesRazorMagicEffectScript script reveals the enchantment grants a 1 percent chance to kill the target. However it uses the RandomInt() that generates a number between 0 and 100 and if the number is <=1 it kills the target, hence the % to kill is 1.98%.

There's nothing there about magic resistance. Since that would affect the percentage, which is stated as fact, I conclude that magic resistance has no effect.

  • The key here is that the enchantment grants the wielder of the Razor the 1.98% chance to kill its target. Effectively, this makes it function like an armor enchantment; magic resistance doesn't factor into one's own armor enchants, and it can indeed harm the PC if used by another character.
    – CDove
    Feb 2 '17 at 21:14

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