First AppearanceCore Set
Card AppearanceCreatures, Items
DescriptionWhen a card with Drain deals damage on your turn, you also gain that much health.
StatisticsWillpower 4Agility 4Agility 10Endurance 7Dual Attribute 7Dual Attribute 3Triple Attribute 3
This count includes unobtainable and untrained cards and cards that change during play.

Drain is a keyword that can be found on Creatures and Items in the Elder Scrolls Legends that first appeared in the Core Set. When a card with Drain deals damage on your turn, you also gain that much health (also referred to as life).
The health gain also works when the creature is given an item or action that adds the ability to do instant damage. This makes Drain an easy way to gain back health when you are on the brink of death and can be used to stabilize your board control in the later stages of the match. To gain back health without destroying the opponent’s Rune and possibly trigger their Prophecies, attacking a defending creature can be a better alternative. Drain is predominantly associated with Agility and Endurance and in a lesser extent with Willpower. Creatures with the keyword can be recognized by their Drain icon at the bottom of the card.


  • Battle: All damage dealt in Battle will also be gained in health.
  • Ward: Warded creatures absorb all incoming damage and no health gain will occur.

Cards with Drain[edit]

NameType (Subtype)Attribute/ClassMagickaPowerHealthRarityText
Ageless VampireAgeless VampireCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance5552Rare RareDrain
Apex WolfApex WolfCreature (Wolf)Willpower Willpower6443Epic EpicBreakthrough, Drain
Last Gasp: Draw the top creature of your deck and give it Breakthrough and Drain.
Ayrenn, Dominion QueenAyrenn, Dominion QueenCreature (High Elf)IntelligenceWillpowerWillpowerAgility Aldmeri Dominion8664Legendary LegendaryDrain
Summon: Draw a random action from your discard pile.
When you draw an action on your turn, deal 1 damage to your opponent.
Barrow StalkerBarrow StalkerCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance2232Rare RareDrain, Guard
Black Hand MessengerBlack Hand MessengerCreature (Dark Elf)IntelligenceAgilityAgility Assassin3023Epic EpicDrain
Summon: Deal 2 damage to a creature.
Last Gasp: Deal 2 damage to your opponent.
Blighted WerebatBlighted WerebatCreature (Beast)Agility Agility5443Epic EpicDrain
At the end of your turn, if you have a creature with 5 power or more, deal 2 damage to your opponent.
BrynjolfBrynjolfCreature (Nord)Agility Agility5454Legendary LegendaryDrain
When a friendly creature Pilfers or Drains, gain 1 magicka this turn.
Cheydinhal SapperCheydinhal SapperCreature (Imperial)Willpower Willpower1131Common CommonDrain
Clockwork ScorpionClockwork ScorpionCreature (Fabricant)Agility Agility6371Common CommonDrain, Lethal
Dagoth UrDagoth UrCreature (God)StrengthIntelligenceIntelligenceAgility House Dagoth12884Legendary LegendaryBreakthrough, Charge, Drain, Guard, Lethal, Ward
Dark SeducerDark SeducerCreature (Daedra)Endurance Endurance8773Epic EpicDrain, Guard
Dark Seducer Drains on both turns.
Death ScytheDeath ScytheActionIntelligenceAgilityAgilityEndurance House Telvanni13Epic EpicDrain
Deal damage to a creature equal to the number of creatures that died this turn.
Dominion BattlereeveDominion BattlereeveCreature (High Elf)IntelligenceWillpowerWillpowerAgility Aldmeri Dominion3332Rare RareDrain
Summon, Last Gasp, and Slay: Deal 1 damage to your opponent.
Ebonheart OracleEbonheart OracleCreature (Imperial)Willpower Willpower5354Legendary LegendaryDrain
Double the amount of health you gain.
Gateslayer AxeGateslayer AxeItemNeutral Neutral24Legendary LegendaryDrain
Last Gasp: Return Gateslayer Axe to your hand.
Giant BatGiant BatCreature (Beast)Agility Agility3221Common CommonCharge, Drain
Golden InitiateGolden InitiateCreature (Daedra)Willpower Willpower3331Common CommonProphecy, Drain
Grim Shield-BrotherGrim Shield-BrotherCreature (Werewolf)Endurance Endurance3341Common CommonDrain
Hand of DagothHand of DagothCreature (Ash Creature)StrengthIntelligenceIntelligenceAgility House Dagoth5543Epic EpicBreakthrough, Drain, Ward
Imbued KhajiitImbued KhajiitCreature (Khajiit)Willpower Willpower3241Common CommonDrain
When Imbued Khajiit is Consumed, give the consuming creature +1/+1 and Drain.
Mehrunes Dagon's SeducerMehrunes Dagon’s SeducerCreature (Daedra)Willpower Willpower4362Rare RareBreakthrough, Drain
Moonlight WerebatMoonlight WerebatCreature (Beast)Agility Agility4423Epic EpicProphecy, Drain
Night ShadowNight ShadowCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance6653Epic EpicBreakthrough, Drain
Night Talon LordNight Talon LordCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance9884Legendary LegendaryDrain
Slay: Summon the slain creature.
Nix-Hound FabricantNix-Hound FabricantCreature (Fabricant)Agility Agility4331Common CommonDrain
Summon: If you have a Neutral card in play, Shackle an enemy creature.
Palace ProwlerPalace ProwlerCreature (Khajiit)Agility Agility1111Common CommonDrain
Pilfer: Gain 1 magicka this turn.
Protector of the ManeProtector of the ManeCreature (Khajiit)WillpowerAgilityAgility Monk5443Epic EpicDrain, Guard
When you gain health, Protector of the Mane gains +1/+1.
Quarra Clan BloodkinQuarra Clan BloodkinCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance2151Common CommonDrain
Queen BarenziahQueen BarenziahCreature (Dark Elf)IntelligenceAgilityAgility Assassin4634Legendary LegendaryDrain
Summon: Give all other friendly creatures in this lane Guard.
Quin'rawl BurglarQuin’rawl BurglarCreature (Khajiit)Agility Agility6444Legendary LegendaryDrain
Pilfer: +4/+4
Redoran ForerunnerRedoran ForerunnerCreature (Dark Elf)StrengthWillpowerWillpowerEndurance House Redoran2112Rare RareCharge, Drain, Ward
Risen FabricantRisen FabricantCreature (Fabricant)Neutral Neutral5551Common CommonDrain
Smuggler UnderbossSmuggler UnderbossCreature (Breton)StrengthWillpowerWillpowerAgility House Hlaalu4433Epic EpicDrain
At the end of your turn, if you played three cards this turn, Smuggler Underboss is immune to damage until your next turn.
Undying DragonUndying DragonCreature (Dragon)Willpower Willpower6554Legendary LegendaryDrain
+5/+5 while you have 30 or more health.
Vivec City PilgrimVivec City PilgrimCreature (Nord)Willpower Willpower2221Common CommonDrain
Exalt 3:
Volkihar LordVolkihar LordCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance9774Legendary LegendaryDrain
Voracious SprigganVoracious SprigganCreature (Spriggan)Agility Agility1211Common CommonDrain
Will-o-the-WispWill-o-the-WispCreature (Spirit)Agility Agility2321Common CommonDrain

Cards associated with Drain[edit]

NameType (Subtype)Attribute/ClassMagickaPowerHealthRarityText
Auridon PaladinAuridon PaladinCreature (High Elf)Willpower Willpower4441Common CommonWhen you play an action, Auridon Paladin gains Drain this turn.
Bloodline OutcastBloodline OutcastCreature (Vampire)Endurance Endurance7771Common CommonWhen a creature dies, Bloodline Outcast gains Drain this turn.
Clockwork DragonClockwork DragonCreature (Dragon)Neutral Neutral5443Epic EpicSummon: If Clockwork Dragon is in the left lane, +2/+0 and Drain. Otherwise, +0/+2 and Guard.
Daedric TitanDaedric TitanCreature (Daedra)Agility Agility5643Epic EpicWhile you have another creature in each line, Daedric Titan has Drain and your opponent can’t target it with actions.
Dark ManeDark ManeCreature (Khajiit)WillpowerAgilityAgility Monk2233Epic EpicWhen you summon a creature in this lane, if it’s full, Dark Mane moves.
When Dark Mane moves, it gains +2/+0 and Drain this turn.
Dominion OathmanDominion OathmanCreature (High Elf)Agility Agility1221Common CommonSummon: If you have a…
Willpower card in play, Drain.
Intelligence card in play, Drain.
Intelligence card in play, deal 2 damage to your opponent.
Doomfang AllyDoomfang AllyCreature (Reachman)Neutral Neutral3332Rare RareSummon: If the top card of your deck is…
Strength: +2/+0
Intelligence: +2/+0
Intelligence: Ward
Willpower: Drain
Agility: Drain
Agility: Lethal
Endurance: +0/+2
Monk's StrikeMonk’s StrikeActionWillpowerAgilityAgility Monk42Rare RareMove a friendly creature and give it +3/+0 and Drain this turn.
Moonphase SuthayMoonphase SuthayCreature (Khajiit)Agility Agility3221Common CommonWax: +1/+1 and Drain.
Wane: Draw a card.
Pillaging TribunePillaging TribuneCreature (Imperial)Willpower Willpower5543Epic EpicSummon: Give a friendly creature Drain this turn.
Ravenous HungerRavenous HungerCreature (Daedra)Willpower Willpower2413Epic EpicSummon: Gains Drain if there is an enemy creature in this lane.
Ruthless FreebooterRuthless FreebooterCreature (Khajiit)Agility Agility2221Common CommonTreasure HuntDrain: +1/+1 and Drain.
Treasure HuntLethal: +1/+1 and Lethal.
Snake Tooth NecklaceSnake Tooth NecklaceItemAgility Agility22Rare Rare+1/+1
Summon: Give the wielder Drain this turn.
The Ultimate HeistThe Ultimate HeistActionAgility Agility123Epic EpicCosts 3 less for each time you’ve Pilfered or Drained this turn.
Deal damage to your opponent destroying their front rune. Steal the card drawn from the rune. If it’s a Prophecy, you may play it for free.


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