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?


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 is Ear For You Jan 19 '12 at 15:55
  • Personal experience. – Molag Bal Jan 19 '12 at 16:37
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    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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