|Skill Level||Novice (0)|
|Magicka Cost||See table|
|Effect||Drain health from target enemy and add to self|
|Spell ID||See table|
Vampiric Drain is a Vampire Destruction spell in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. This Novice-level Destruction spell may only be cast by the Dragonborn after becoming a Vampire. Enemy vampires cast this spell as well. The spell drains Health from an opponent and heals the caster with it. Targets of this spell can contract Sanguinare Vampiris, which leads to Vampirism unless cured within three days. The spell can be equipped to either the left or right hand and dual wielded, but the dual wielding perks will not affect the spell. However, Destruction mana perks will be active.
As a vampire, the Dragonborn has 4 stages of Vampiric Drain. The table below describes the stages:
|1||Drains 2 health per second||6 magicka per second||0008D5BF|
|2||Drains 3 health per second||10 magicka per second||0008D5C0|
|3||Drains 4 health per second||13 magicka per second||0008D5C1|
|4||Drains 5 health per second||17 magicka per second||0008D5C2|
When the player has the Vampire Lord power from The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard, the Vampiric Drain spell becomes a missile-like spell which is always equipped in the right hand, and killing living enemies with it increases the level to the next Vampire Lord Perk (except on dragons).
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard If Serana is the current follower, the Vampire Lord version of this spell is weakened to the point where its power is negligible. (This has since been patched)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard As the player's stage of vampirism changes, this spell will disappear from the favorites list and need to be readded, even if progressing to a version of the spell that was favorited previously.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard Using this spell to level up the Destruction skill will not work. This is possibly because it has a restore health side-effect. That may off balance the experience mechanism, or, more likely, it is considered the same as the Vampire Lord spell and thusly will only be coded for the purpose of gaining those Vampire Lord perks. However, this spell does not gain any perks for the Vampire Lord, rendering it a broken spell.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)
|Arniel's Convection • Blizzard • Chain Lightning • Fire Storm • Fireball • Firebolt • Fire Rune • Flame Cloak • Flames • Frost Cloak • Frostbite • Frost Rune • Ice Spike • Ice Storm • Incinerate • Icy Spear • Lightning Bolt • Lightning Cloak • Lightning Rune • Lightning Storm • Sparks • Thunderbolt • Wall of Flames • Wall of Frost • Wall of Storms • Vampiric Drain|
|Schools of Magic|
|Alteration • Conjuration • Destruction • Illusion • Restoration|
|Destruction Ritual Spell • Magicka • Perks • Magic • The College of Winterhold • Destruction trainers • Runes • Disintegrate|