A good way to cure the Drain Vitality glitch is to place a shrine of the Divines in your character’s shrine area. This shrine must remain active until an official patch is released. Another method is to disable the Mark For Dead plugin. However, this technique is only effective if you have learned all three Mark For Dead words. If you’ve already learned all three, you can safely remove the plugin. If not, you can leave it on and try the method described above.
Once you have learned all three Drain Vitality shouts, you will automatically get the second and third ones as well. The right words of power are used to produce the effect, and you will not be able to learn new ones from Greybeards until the number of rounds equal to the tier of the shout is reached. Duplicate shouts drain vitality, but they do not cause enemies to become hostile.
Creatures caught in the area affected by a shout must make a Dexterity saving throw against the DC of the shout’s effect. If they fail, they take 1d6 cold damage. Smaller creatures are not affected by this effect. Large creatures are immune to it. Once a creature is affected by a shout, it cannot be touched by a spell until the end of the effect, and the effect lasts for three rounds.
Learning new MFD word
The Drain Vitality glitch occurs when you learn a new MFD word. This glitch can be resolved by removing the Marked For Death plugin, and learning a new word named “Drain Vitality.” You will no longer be able to use the shout until you update the plugin. To prevent the glitch, make sure that your shrine of the Divines is active and running. Learning new MFD words will also prevent the bug from reappearing.
The first rule of avoiding dupes while draining vitality is to save your game before learning a new word. If you want to use this skill on a dupe, you must use the correct words to drain vitality. Once you know these words, you can use the same word again. This is how you can get to the leveling goal faster. Luckily, there is a way to avoid this problem.
Fixing the glitch
There are a number of ways to fix the Drain Vitality glitch in the game. The first method involves the use of a console command. If you are experiencing this bug, you should try to disable Mark For Dead, but if that doesn’t work, you can still disable the plugin altogether. You can also remove the Mark For Dead plugin if you have all 3 MFD words. This method will fix the issue but you need to keep the shrine of the Divines active until the game patch comes.
Another way to fix the Drain Vitality glitch is to uninstall the Dawnguard expansion. The game contains two major shout glitches – Marked for Death and Drain Vitality. When you use these two skills, you will not receive any hostile responses and won’t be able to update quests. By uninstalling Dawnguard, you will be able to fix the glitch. In some cases, you may need to reinstall Dawnguard in order to fix the glitch.