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For other uses, see Drain Health.
"This effect temporarily lowers the value of a victim's health. Any derived attributes are recalculated. Health returns to its original value when the spell ends. The magnitude is the units of health reduced each second of duration."
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Construction Set[src]

Drain Health is an magic 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 4.00 points.


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

Drain Health Spells
Name Type Cost
Range Area Gold Base ID
Ash Feast Spell 18 3 3 30 Touch 0 ash feast
Curse Health Spell 3 2 4 5 Touch 0 curse health
Drain Blood Spell 60 5 5 30 Touch 0 drain blood
Force Bolt Spell 125 5 20 30 Target 0 force bolt
Hand of Decay Spell 20 1 100 Instant Touch 0 hand of decay
Proximity Mine Life TR Spell 1 50 200 Instant Touch 10 prox_mine_life
Sphere of Negation Spell 8 15 26 Instant Target 10 sphere of negation
Weeping Wound Spell 5 1 10 3 Target 0 weeping wound
Wild Weeping Wound Spell 3 1 20 Instant Target 0 wild weeping wound
Wizard's Fire Spell 8 16 35 Instant Target 0 wizard's fire
Wound Spell 2 1 10 Instant Target 0 wound
Wounding Touch Spell 3 1 10 3 Touch 0 wounding touch
Gold = Available for purchase from a spell merchant.


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

Drain Health Merchants
Name Faction MS Location Spell(s)
Aldaril Imperial Legion 10 Buckmoth Legion Fort: Interior Drain Blood
Diren Vendu Telvanni 10 Tel Mora: Tower Services Drain Blood
Ferise Varo None 15 Vos: Varo Tradehouse Drain Blood
Jeanne Andre TR None 9 Mournhold: Great Bazaar, Magic Shop Drain Blood
Llaalam Madalas * Telvanni 10 Sadrith Mora: Llaalam Madalas: Mage Drain Blood
Solea Nuccusius Imperial Legion 10 Moonmoth Legion Fort: Prison Towers Drain Blood
Tinaso Alan Telvanni 10 Tel Mora: Tower Services Drain Blood
Uleni Heleran Mages Guild 10 Sadrith Mora: Wolverine Hall, Mages Guild Drain Blood
Urtiso Faryon Telvanni 10 Sadrith Mora: Urtiso Faryon: Sorcerer Drain Blood

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


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

Apparel and jewelry[]

Enchanted Apparel and Jewelry
Item Type Magnitude
Area Item ID
Ring of Sphere of Negation Ring 15 26 Instant 20 ring of sphere of negation
Robe of the Lich TR Robe 600 600 Instant 0 robe_lich_unique
Whitewalker BM Robe 5 10 Constant 0 BM_Nordic01_Robe_whitewalk


Enchanted Armor
Item Type Magnitude
Duration Item ID
Helm of Wounding Heavy Helmet 1 10 Instant helm of wounding
Shield of Wounds Heavy Shield 1 10 Instant shield of wounds


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

Alchemy Ingredients
Ingredient WeightIcon.png Gold First Effect Second Effect Third Effect Fourth Effect Item ID
Coda Flower 0.10 23 ingred_bc_coda_flower
Ectoplasm 0.10 10 ingred_ectoplasm_01
Fire Petal 0.10 2 ingred_fire_petal_01
Fire Salts 0.10 100 ingred_fire_salts_01
Gold Kanet 0.10 5 ingred_gold_kanet_01
Gravetar BM 0.10 5 ingred_gravetar_01
Green Lichen 0.10 1 ingred_green_lichen_01
Horn Lily Bulb TR 1.00 1 Ingred_horn_lily_bulb_01
Large Corprusmeat Hunk 1.00 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_05
Large Wrapped Corprusmeat 1.00 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_01
Medium Corprusmeat Hunk 0.50 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_06
Medium Wrapped Corprusmeat 0.50 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_03
Roland's Tear 0.10 5 ingred_gold_kanet_unique
Roobrush 0.10 1 ingred_roobrush_01
Ruby 0.20 200 ingred_ruby_01
Scathecraw 0.10 2 ingred_scathecraw_01
Scrap Metal 10.00 20 ingred_scrap_metal_01
Small Corprusmeat Hunk 0.20 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_07
Small Wrapped Corprusmeat 0.20 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_02
Wrapped Corprusmeat Hunk 0.00 0 ingred_6th_corprusmeat_04

Potions and scrolls[]

Potions and Scrolls
Item Type WeightIcon.png Gold Magnitude
Item ID
Scroll of Grey Death Scroll 0.20 112 10 30 5 sc_greydeath


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

Enchanted Weapons
Weapon Type Magnitude
Item ID
Battle Axe of Wounds Axe 2H 1 10 30 battle axe of wounds
Elanande's War Axe TR Axe 1H 5 5 Instant ebony war axe_elanande
Gavel of the Ordinator Blunt 1H 1 10 30 gavel of the ordinator
Sword of White Woe Long Blade 1H 1 10 30 sword of white woe
War Axe of Wounds Axe 1H 1 10 Instant war axe of wounds
Warhammer of Wounds Blunt 2H 1 10 30 warhammer of wounds
Wings of the Queen of Bats Axe 2H 1 10 30 axe_queen_of_bats_unique

See also[]