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Health Icon MW

The symbol for health.

Health in The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind represents the total amount of damage a character or creature can take before dying. Health also affects the ability to resist diseases. Should a character or creature's health reach or become less than zero, they will die. Essential Characters can be killed, unlike other games in The Elder Scrolls series.

Health increases with each level gained, when certain items are equipped, and if certain spells are currently active. Characters and creatures have health correspondent to their level and equipped items. Health can be restored through magic, consuming potions and beverages, or by leveling up. Fast traveling and waiting also fully restore health.

MechanicsEdit

The starting health of the Nerevarine is equal to the sum of Strength and Endurance divided by 2. The Lady birthsign does not affect starting health. The bonus health gain from leveling up is not retroactive. Therefore, it is most advantageous to build up Endurance early on to maximize health. However, future changes in Endurance still affect the base quantity Health. The primary way to permanently increase health is to increase Endurance after leveling up.

Restoring healthEdit

Health can be restored through magic, consuming potions and beverages, or by leveling up. Waiting and Resting in a bed or on a bench also fully restores health. Ingredients also restore health and can produce potions that do the same. Unless the ingredient has a health-related effect as its first effect, the ingredient must be first combined with related ingredients via alchemy to make a potion with that effect.

Show: Spells
The following spells restore health:
Show: Ingredients
The following ingredients restore health:

Damaging healthEdit

Health can be damaged by various combat means, from magic spells to sword cuts. Potion ingredients and spells can also reproduce these effects. Sources that negatively affect health can either damage health directly, drain health by decreasing its maximum value, or absorb health by siphoning from the target to the caster.

Damage healthEdit

Show: Spells
The following spells damage health:
Show: Ingredients
The following ingredients damage health:

Drain healthEdit

Show: Spells
The following spells drain health:
Show: Ingredients
The following ingredients drain health:

Absorb healthEdit

Show: Spells
The following spells absorb health:
Note: There are no alchemical ingredients with the 'absorb health' effect.


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