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Morrowind:Detect Key

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MW-icon-effect-Detect Key.jpg Detect Key
School Mysticism
Type Other
Base Cost 1
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Built-in Potions

Detect Key M feet for D seconds.

Causes you to detect all keys in the vicinity, whether out in the open, inside containers, or carried by NPCs. They will show up on your map as small green circles. The Magnitude is the maximum range of detection. Items in your inventory are not detected.


  • In the game, a key is defined as any object which opens a door or chest. Some keys are not detected by this spell, either because they don't open anything at all (possibly quest items or simply decoys), or because they are only used by dialogue or scripts. Slave keys, for example, are not generally detectable. Also, since any item of "Miscellaneous" type can be designated to open a door, some items added by mods which may not appear to be keys will still be detected as such by this spell if they have been set to open locks.

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Alchemy IngredientsEdit

The following alchemy ingredients can be used to make a potion of Detect Key