screenshot of effect described below

In Skyrim Special Edition, this effect is permanently attached to my player. If I can find the right code I know I can remove it with player.addspell/player.removespell, but after lots of searching, I haven't been able to identify the right one.

It's a slow-moving grey smoke, maybe a slight greenish tinge, with faster swirling lighter grey parts.

  • 3
    Are you using any mods? Commented Feb 16, 2020 at 14:40
  • Is your character a Vampire or Werewolf? The smoke looks like the transformation effect for those characters and you might be stuck in a "mid-transformation" state.
    – Tsugihagi
    Commented Feb 18, 2020 at 12:09

2 Answers 2


Try resolving the problem using a 'Cure All' batch file.
These files list all known active effects from the base game and DLC (and the Wet & Cold and Skyrim Immersive Creatures mods), preceded by the player.sme command (which stands for 'Stop Magic Effect' on 'player'), and can be executed using the in-game console.

You can find an archive file with these batch files under Solution 4 on this page. Here is a direct link (you need a (free) account in order to download). The file was created by NexusForums user LubitelSofta.
Be sure to take off all your (enchanted) gear beforehand.

Instructions as per the Nexus forum thread:

  • Extract the files to your Skyrim root folder (not the data subfolder).
  • Edit the Dawnguard, Dragonborn, or WC or SIC batch files (if necessary) so that every shader or effect ID matches your load order (see above).
  • Start the game.
  • In the console type bat <filename> (without quotes), e.g. bat DBMGEF.

You can remove all applied spells by using player.DispelAllSpells, I believe. Note that this will also remove blessings and apparel effects, so you will need to unequip and re-equip armor to re-apply the effects from armor.

  • Tried that, didn't seem to work with this one. Commented Feb 16, 2020 at 13:24

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