Life Drain is a type of Magical Damage that cannot be used by players, only creatures. It is displayed in the game console as Red Text, and it is similar to other magical damage in that it cannot be blocked, and is not reduced by your armor even though it looks the same as if you were taking Physical Damage due to the color text displayed. It is the same as Mana Drain, except it takes your hitpoints instead of mana.

Life Drain is represented in the Damage Input Analyser and Cyclopedia with the following icon: Life Drain.


List of creatures that can use Life Drain:

Some specific forms of Life Drains

  • Life Drain Hit (This attack is only used if you are next to the monster it may look like a death hit or other element but you know is life drain if you see red sparkles.
  • Small Life Drain Wave (This attack similar to Energy Wave but with SD hits, however it does life drain damage.)
  • Life Drain Berserk (Displays red sparkles around the creature in a radius similar to the Berserk spell.)

Life Drain Protection

The following equipment reduces damage taken from Life Drain:


There are no Helmets protecting against Life Drain.


There are no Armors protecting against Life Drain.


There are no Legs protecting against Life Drain.


There are no Boots protecting against Life Drain.


There are no Shields protecting against Life Drain.


There are no Spellbooks protecting against Life Drain.

Melee Weapons

There are no Melee Weapons protecting against Life Drain.

Bows and Crossbows

There are no Bows and Crossbows protecting against Life Drain.

Rods and Wands

There are no Rods and Wands protecting against Life Drain.


Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist. Duration Charges Lvl Vocation Dropped By
Ring of Souls Ring of Souls.gif 0.80 physical +2%, life drain +10% 2 hours 200

Amulets and Necklaces

Name Arm Weight Attributes Resist. Duration Charges Lvl Vocation Dropped By
Garlic Necklace Garlic Necklace.gif 3.80 life drain +20% 150
Necklace of the Deep Necklace of the Deep.gif 5.00 life drain +50% 50 120

Light Sources

Name Attributes Resist. Weight Color Radius Dropped By
Bone Fiddle Bone Fiddle.gif life drain +5% 38.00
  • This item is not dropped by any creatures.