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SR-icon-spell-Alteration.png Waterwalking
School Alteration
Type Defensive
Effect ID 0008CAC9

Waterwalking is an effect which gives the target the ability to walk on the surface of water for the duration of the spell.

In vanilla Skyrim, it is only found as an ability of certain NPCs, such as the flame atronach and is not available to you as a spell, potion, or enchantment. However, if Dawnguard is installed and you become a Vampire Lord, you will have a constant waterwalking effect while transformed. If Dragonborn is installed, then there is one unique item and a potion with the effect available (but it still cannot be used in custom enchanted items or potions). If the targeted water is deep enough to swim in, you will not take fall damage from landing in it while a waterwalking source is active.


Artifacts and unique items that use the effect but cannot be disenchanted include:


The following potions grant this effect:

Related EffectsEdit


  • If you are already underwater, any kind of waterwalking effect will instantly transport you to the surface. This significantly increases the amount of time you can dive for, since you don't have to worry about getting back to the surface.