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Permanently lowers the [[Morrowind:Health|Health]] of the target by M points. This is one means of attacking creatures which are resistant to elemental damage such as Fire and Frost, though it is considerably more expensive in terms of casting cost.
Another way of obtaining a Damage Health effect is with
''[[Morrowind:Absorb Health|Absorb Health]] ''. ''Absorb Health '' spells cost the same amount of magicka as ''Damage Health '', but have the added benefit of restoring your health. When creating enchanted items, ''Absorb Health '' is also a far better choice for non-elemental damage.