|Coax both magical and mortal energies from your hapless opponent.|
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- Main article: Dragon Shouts
The first word is found in the course of the Dawnguard campaign in Dimhollow Crypt, in the large chamber after finding Serana during the quest "Awakening". Another word can be found in the Forgotten Vale, on an island in the middle of a frozen lake east of the world map indicator guarded by the twin dragons Naaslaarum and Voslaarum. Another word can be found at Arcwind Point to the left of the altar.
1 Word: 5 points of damage to stamina for 30s, stagger effect of 0.8
2 Words: 5 points of damage to stamina and magicka for 30s, stagger effect of 0.8
3 Words: 5 points of damage to stamina, magicka and health for 30s, stagger effect of 0.8
This shout does not absorb those values; it only causes damage. It is unknown if this is a bug or was intentionally done by the developers.
- Gormlaith Golden-Hilt prefers to use this shout instead of Disarm or Unrelenting Force once Dawnguard is installed.
- The version used by Revered and Legendary dragons does more damage and will home in on the Dragonborn from a distance. Damage can be avoided by standing behind something solid as the creature shouts.
This section contains bugs related to Drain Vitality. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:
- Marked for Death shouts known, a second version (or several more) of the former using the same words as Marked For Death will appear in the shout menu and will be usable, with all the words having a cooldown of 12. Its description will say "Drains 1 points of Health per second for 20 seconds. Drains 1 point of Magicka per second for 20 seconds. Drains 1 points of Stamina per second for 20 seconds." Spending a soul on Marked For Death also counts as using it on said copy, since they use the same words. Each time a new word is learned for Marked for Death, it is learned for this alternate version as well
If the Dragonborn has at least 1 word of both the Drain Vitality and
- The only known way to avoid this bug is to start a new game without Dawnguard installed, then waiting until all 3 words of Marked For Death have been acquired before installing it.[confirmation needed]
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