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Drain Vitality is a dragon shout in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. This shout is used by both Legendary Dragons and Revered Dragons.

EffectsEdit

  • 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.

Word WallEdit

Thu'um Dragon Language
Transliteration Translation
Drain Vitality
Locations: Dimhollow Crypt, Forgotten Vale, and Arcwind Point
Gaan Gaan-wordwall
HET NOK KOPRaaK DO SVOLO
WO PIRaaK MULaaG Wah KRiiN
DOVah NUZ NI GaaN Wah
KRiiN POGaaN
Here lies (the) body of Svolo,
Who possessed strength to kill a
Dragon but not (the) stamina to
kill many.
Lah Lah-wordwall
LUNGERD WahLaaN QETHSEGOL
ahMULii VahRUKT THORGRIMA
DeiNMaaR DO SahQON YOLOS
ahRK DROG DO Lah
Lungerd raised (this) stone
in her husband's memory (of) Thorgrima
Keeper of crimson fire
And lord of magicka.
Haas Haas-wordwall
HET Mah ARNVID FaaL
STaaDNAU WEN HaaS DENOS
MINDIN KeiN DO GALIK KOLOS
ROK OFaaL DILOS AHRaaN
Here fell Arnvid the
Unbound, whose health decline
After (the) war of Galik crags
he received (a) fatal wound.

TriviaEdit

  • 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 hone in on the Dragonborn from a distance. Damage can be avoided by standing behind something solid as the creature shouts.

BugsEdit

This section contains bugs related to Drain Vitality. Before adding a bug to this list, consider the following:

  1. Please reload an old save to confirm if the bug is still happening.
  2. If the bug is still occurring, please post the bug report with the appropriate system template  360  / XB1  ,  PS3  / PS4  ,  PC  / MAC  , depending on which platform(s) the bug has been encountered on.
  3. Be descriptive when listing the bug and fixes, but avoid having conversations in the description and/or using first-person-anecdotes: such discussions belong on the appropriate forum board.
  •  PC   360   PS3   PS4   XB1   If the Dragonborn has acquired at least 1 word of both the Drain Vitality and Marked for Death shouts, a second version (or several more) of one of them, that uses the same words, 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. Each time a new word is learned for Marked for Death, it is learned for this alternate version as well.
    • Fix: Start a new game without Dawnguard installed, after acquiring all 3 words of Marked for Death, it is now possible to install Dawnguard, then acquire Drain Vitality, without the glitched duplicate shout.
    • Fix: Un-installing Dawnguard (which will remove all of Dawnguard's content and quest progression), then completing the Marked for Death shout. And, finally, re-installing Dawnguard.

AppearancesEdit


Start a Discussion Discussions about Drain Vitality

  • Drain vitality copies?

    18 messages
    • This is quite an old thread, the bug does have a section on the shouts bugs list here.
    • be careful because sometimes the word wall with "Drain vitality" might not work at all and the pointer will still float above it if...
  • My game shows that I have 3 Drain Vitality shouts. How?

    4 messages
    • i have the same problem. 3 drain vitality with the same description of the powers. so does anyone know if those two xtra drain vitality take ...
    • this might be a bit late but i just tried this with console commands adding the second word "Lun" and the third word "Aus&qu...