- The amount of damage you can take before you die. Increases every time you gain a level.
The red bar in the lower left corner of the screen indicates current and maximum health.
- Maximum health at the beginning of the game is determined by
(Strength + Endurance) / 2.
- The 25 Endurance given by choosing The Lady Birthsign does not increase starting health.
- When leveling up, health is increased by 10% of Endurance.
Health can be damaged in a variety of ways, and reaching 0 health causes death.
- In Combat, weapon hits always damage health.
- Hand-to-hand only damages fatigue until the target is knocked to the ground, at which point they take health damage instead.
- Magical effects that damage health include Damage Health, Fire Damage, Frost Damage, Shock Damage, and Poison. Absorb Health acts as a damage effect on the target. Drain Health damages current health, but it restores health by the same amount when the duration expires.
- Several environmental effects can damage health:
- Falling from high distances damages health, but the damage is reduced by Acrobatics.
- Staying underwater until your breath meter runs out rapidly damages health until you can breathe.
- Standing in lava rapidly damages health while in contact.
- You can restore your health with the Restore Health effect. Using Absorb Health also restores the caster's health.
- Resting, but not waiting, will restore health equal to 10% of Endurance per hour.
- This value also uses a floating point and can accumulate.
- Fortify Health effects increase current and maximum health for the duration.
Reaching 0 health causes death. When you die, you will be prompted to load your most recent saved game. If you choose "no", you will get the option to load another save, start a new game, or quit.
Armor and Weapons also have a health value, which is listed as its condition. This value is shown in the item tooltip and as a red bar underneath the equipped weapon icon in the lower left corner near your health bar.