Damage Health MW
For other uses, see Damage Health.
"This effect lowers the value of a victim's health. Any derived attributes are recalculated. Health does not return to its original value at the end of the spell's duration; it restores normally, or may be restored with a restore health spell or potion. The magnitude is the units of health lost each second of duration."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Damage Health is an effect in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind that is a member of the Destruction school of magic, governed by Willpower. Its base Magicka cost is 8.00 points.


The following spells consist of a Damage Health effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Damage Health Spells
Name Type Cost
Range GoldIcon Base ID
Ash Curse: Health Spell1311020InstantTouch ash curse: health
Black Hand Spell7512InstantTouchblack hand
Blood Sacrifice Spell101040InstantTouch blood sacrifice
Daedric Bite Spell305050InstantTargetdaedric bite
Dratha's Spite Spell6351010Target Dratha_Spite
Dread Curse: Health Spell3512InstantTouch dread curse: health
Firefist Spell111024InstantTouch firefist
Five Fingers of Pain Spell535InstantTouch five fingers of pain
Frostfist Spell111024InstantTouch frostfist
Ghost Curse Spell40110InstantTouch Ghost Curse
Grave Curse: Health Spell151410Target grave curse: health
Hand of Araynys Spell702030InstantTouch hand of araynys
Hand of Dagoth Spell392575InstantTouch hand of dagoth
Hand of Gilvoth Spell702030InstantTouch hand of gilvoth
Hand of Vemyn Spell1541030InstantTouch hand of vemyn
Hand of Vivec Spell18850503Touch hand of vivec
Heartbite Spell121050InstantTouchheartbite
Lifeforce Trap Spell82203Touch trap_health00
Projectile Trap Spell TR Spell52020InstantTouch proj_trap_spell
Spirit Knife Spell4120InstantTouchspirit knife
Star-Curse Spell51130Self star-curse
Stormhand Spell6512InstantTouchstormhand
Suicide Spell243030InstantSelf suicide_test
Test Spell Spell122020InstantTarget test_spell
Vampire's Kiss Spell4110InstantTouch vampire's kiss
Vivec's Wrath Spell281020InstantTarget vivec's_wrath
Weak From Bloodlust BM Disease011InstantSelf werewolf hunger
Wrath of Araynys Spell631020InstantTarget wrath of araynys
Wrath of Dagoth Spell735503Target wrath of dagoth
Wrath of Gilvoth Spell631020InstantTarget wrath of gilvoth
Wrath of Uthol Spell501020InstantTarget wrath of uthol
Wrath of Vemyn Spell1531020InstantTarget wrath of vemyn
Wrath of Vivec Spell945050InstantTarget wrath of vivec
GoldIcon = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


The following spell merchants are purveyors of one or more spells consisting of a Damage Health effect:

Damage Health Merchants
Aldaril Imperial Legion10Buckmoth Legion Fort: InteriorHeartbite
Farena Arelas * Telvanni10Tel Uvirith: Arelas' HouseSpirit Knife
Malven Romori Mages Guild10Vivec, Foreign Quarter: Mages GuildSpirit Knife
Medila Indaren Mages Guild10Caldera: Mages GuildSpirit Knife
Mertisi Andavel Telvanni10Tel Branora: Upper TowerBlack Hand
Nelso Salenim Telvanni10Sadrith Mora: Telvanni Council House EntryStormhand
Orrent Geontene Mages Guild10Ald'ruhn: Mages GuildBlack Hand
Salyni Nelvayn Morag Tong10Ald'ruhn: Morag Tong GuildhallSpirit Knife
Uvele Berendas * Redoran10Indarys Manor: Berendas' HouseDaedric Bite

* This person's services are available to faction members of a sufficient rank only.


The following items consist of a Damage Health effect. They may include additional effects. See articles for details.

Apparel and jewelryEdit

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Item ID
Hair Shirt of Saint Aralor Shirt26Instantexpensive_shirt_hair
Heartbite Ring Ring1050Instantheartbite ring
Nuccius's Cursed Ring Ring1010InstantNuccius_ring
Ring of Firefist Ring512Instantring of firefist
Ring of Icegrip Ring512Instantring of icegrip
Ring of Stormhand Ring512Instantring of stormhand
Ring of the Black Hand Ring512Instantring of the black hand
Ring of the Five Fingers of Pain Ring35Instantring of the five fingers of pai [sic] [Do not change this to ring of the five fingers of pain. This misspelled word is how it appears in-game.]
Sacrifice Ring Ring1040Instantsacrifice ring
Spirit Charm Amulet120Instantspirit charm


First effect ingredients can be consumed raw for the effect. Otherwise they must be combined using Alchemy.

Alchemy Ingredients
IngredientWeightIconGoldIconFirst EffectSecond EffectThird EffectFourth EffectItem ID
Meadow Rye TR 1.001 Ingred_meadow_rye_01
Nirthfly Stalks TR 1.001 Ingred_nirthfly_stalks_01
Noble Sedge Flowers TR 1.001 Ingred_noble_sedge_01
Poison 0.100 poison_goop00
Scrib Cabbage TR 1.001 Ingred_scrib_cabbage_01

Potions and scrollsEdit

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon GoldIcon Magnitude
Item ID
Scroll of Black Death Scroll0.2013451510sc_blackdeath
Spoiled Dwemer Oil TR Potion2.002005510p_dwemer_lubricant00


Weapon damage varies by attack type (chop, slash, or thrust). Refer to individual articles for detailed information.

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Berserker Silver Axe BM Axe 1H225BM nordic silver axe_ber
Berserker Silver Battleaxe BM Axe 2H225BM nordic silver battleaxe_ber
Berserker Silver Claymore BM Long Blade 2H225BM nordic silver claymore_ber
Berserker Silver Longsword BM Long Blade 1H225BM nordic silver longsword_ber
Bleeder Dart TR Thrown55120bleeder dart
Blood Axe BM Axe 2H4410bm reaver battle axe
Crosier of St. Llothis Blumt 2H1020Instantcrosierstllothis
Daedric Dagger TR Short Blade 1H5050Instantdaedric dagger_bar
Ebony Arrow of Slaying BM Arrow50005000Instantbm_ebonyarrow_s
Ebony Spear (unique "Kill Gordol" quest reward) Spear1010Instantebony spear_hrce_unique
Glass Netch Dagger Short Blade 1H365glass netch dagger
Gravedigger TR Long Blade 2H40403Gravedigger
Herder's Crook Blunt 2H375herder_crook
Imperial Netch Blade Short Blade 1H365imperial netch blade
Iron Spider Dagger Short Blade 1H243iron spider dagger
King's Oath TR Long Blade 2H20203King's_Oath_pc
Staff of Carnal Channeling BM Blunt 2H1530bm_ebony_staff_necro
Steel Spider Blade Short Blade 1H243steel spider blade
Stendarr's Hammer TR Blunt 2H110Instantstendar_hammer_unique


  • This effect functions similarly to other damage effects such as Frost Damage or Shock Damage, without being related to any specific element.

See alsoEdit


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