Morrowind:Drain Attribute

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MW-icon-effect-Drain Attribute.jpg Drain Attribute
School Destruction
Type Offensive
Base Cost 1
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Drain Attribute, M points for D seconds

Temporarily lowers one of the target's attributes by M points for D seconds. Derived attributes such as Fatigue, Magicka, and Encumbrance will be recalculated if applicable. After the spell expires, the attribute will be raised by the same number of points, recalculating any derived attributes affected.

Alchemy Ingredients[edit]

The following alchemy ingredients will cause a Drain Attribute effect if mixed in a potion:

* These are first-effect ingredients, so you will experience the effect by eating them raw as well.

Related Effects[edit]


  • If you are under the effect of a Fortify Attribute, and are then hit with a Drain effect for the same attribute, then when the Drain expires, the attribute will not return to its former value, making the Drain behave more like a Damage Attribute. The only way to solve this is to remove whatever was causing the Fortify effect, and then apply a Restore Attribute effect. You may then put the Fortify effect back on to be returned to your former attribute value.
  • You can't create potions with more than one Drain Attribute effect. The effect that appears first is the one that the potion will have.
  • If you drain your own Intelligence to zero, your magicka will be fully replenished when the effect ends. This can be especially useful for characters born under the sign of the Atronach, although some might consider this cheating.