This is a complete list of the diseases you can catch in Morrowind. Yellow entries appear only in Tribunal, and blue entries only in Bloodmoon.
These are the most common diseases in Morrowind. They can all be cured with the Cure Common Disease effect, or you can protect yourself with the Resist Common Disease effect. Resist Magicka allows you to resist the drain effects of diseases, but does not protect from catching the diseases themselves. Some races are naturally resistant to diseases. Argonians, High Elves, Redguards, and Wood Elves each have 75% resistance. You can achieve 100% resistance after a point in the Main Quest. You can inflict yourself with a disease through console commands with the
AddSpell command and the proper disease ID.
Note: The numbers listed for effects are the maximum a disease can damage you; the minimum is always 10.
|Ataxia||ataxia||Drain Strength & Agility 10||Diseased Alit
|Ataxia is a mild common disease affecting the victim's strength and dexterity. Symptoms include generalized pain and muscle stiffness. It may be contracted from slaughterfish.|
|Brown Rot||brown rot||Drain Strength & Personality 10||Bonewalkers
Wraith of Sul-Senipul
|Brown rot is a mild common disease affecting the victim's strength and behavior. Symptoms include necrosis and sleeplessness. It may be contracted from the bonewalker, skeleton, greater bonewalker, or bonelord.|
|Chills||chills||Drain Intelligence, Agility & Willpower 30||Fedris Tharen||Chills is an extremely dangerous common disease affecting the victim's mind and coordination. Symptoms include clumsiness and mental confusion. It may be contracted from the bonewalker, skeleton, greater bonewalker, or bonelord.|
|Collywobbles||collywobbles||Drain Strength, Endurance & Speed 10||Diseased Shalk||Collywobbles is a serious common disease affecting a victim's strength, endurance, and mobility. Symptoms include uncontrollable shaking and chronic weariness. It may be contracted from the fiery shalk.|
|Crimson PlagueTR||crimson_plague||Drain Fatigue 100,
Drain Acrobatics & Athletics 20,
Drain Strength & Endurance 10
|Dampworm||dampworm||Drain Speed 30||(nothing) ||Dampworm is a serious common disease affecting a victim's mobility. Symptoms include uncontrollable muscle spasms and twitching. It may be contracted from the nix-hound.|
|Droops||droops||Drain Strength 30||Diseased Kwama Worker
|Droops is a serious common disease that affects a victim's strength. Symptoms include weak and flaccid muscle tissues. It may be contracted from all forms and stages of kwama.|
|Greenspore||greenspore||Drain Personality 20||Din
|Greenspore is a serious common disease affecting a victim's behavior. Symptoms include irritability and violent outbursts, and may include mild dementia. It may be contracted from slaughterfish.|
|Helljoint||helljoint||Drain Speed & Agility 10||Diseased Cliff Racer||Helljoint is a mild common disease affecting a victim's mobility and dexterity. Symptoms include persistent irritation and inflammation of joints. It may be contracted from the girdle-tailed cliff racer.|
|Rattles||rattles||Drain Willpower & Agility 10||(nothing) ||Rattles is a mild common disease affecting a victim's willpower and dexterity. Symptoms include muscle spasms and listlessness. It may be contracted from the nix-hound.|
|Rockjoint||rockjoint||Drain Agility 40||(nothing) ||Rockjoint is an acute common disease affecting a victim's manual dexterity. Symptoms include painful swelling and immobility of all joints. It may be contracted from the domesticated guar or dusky alit.|
|RotboneTR||rotbone||Drain Fatigue 3||Diseased DurzogTR|
|Rust Chancre||rust chancre||Drain Personality & Speed 10||(nothing) ||Rust chancre is a mild common disease affecting a victim's mobility and behavior. Symptoms include swelling and rash, and painful muscle spasms. It may be contracted from the waste rat.|
|Serpiginous Dementia||serpiginous dementia||Drain Intelligence, Personality & Willpower 10||(nothing) ||Serpiginous dementia is a serious common disease affecting the victim's mind and behavior. Symptoms include hallucinations and an itchy and unsightly scaly skin condition resembling snake scales.|
|Swamp Fever||swamp fever||Drain Strength & Endurance 20||Diseased Mudcrab
|Swamp fever is a mild common disease affecting the victim's strength and behavior. It may be contracted from the mudcrab. The symptoms include high body temperature and delirium, but there are no easily visible signs.|
|Porphyric Hemophilia||vampire blood aundae
vampire blood berne
vampire blood quarra
|Restore Fatigue 1, Vampirism||Vampires|
|Sanies LupinusBM||werewolf blood||Drain Fatigue 1, Werewolf||WerewolvesBM|
|Witbane||witbane||Drain Agility 40||Diseased Rat||Witbane is an acute common disease affecting a victim's memory and thought processes. Symptoms include loss of memory and disorientation. It may be contracted from the rat.|
|Wither||wither||Drain Strength & Endurance 10||Dreamers||Wither is a mild common disease that affects a victim's strength and endurance. Symptoms include loss of energy and shortness of breath. It may be contracted from dreugh.|
|Yellow Tick||yellow tick||Drain Strength & Speed 10||Diseased Kagouti
|Yellow tick is a mild common disease affecting a victim's strength and mobility. Symptoms include dark, bruise-like swelling, sensitive to touch. It may be contracted from the least kagouti.|
There are also other diseases, called Blight diseases, in Morrowind. These are more serious, and slightly harder to cure. It is recommended to carry either a few potions, scrolls or an enchanted item (such as Amulet of Ashamanu or Amulet of Flesh Made Whole) with the Cure Blight Disease effect when venturing into the Ashlands, Molag Amur, or Red Mountain areas, where these diseases are prevalent. It's also possible to cure oneself of blight diseases with spells, but they are so expensive and hard to cast that this is not a practical option for most characters. Resist Blight Disease can protect from catching blight diseases, but is impractical to use compared to simply curing after catching one. Like with regular diseases, the drain effects of blight diseases can be resisted with Resist Magicka, though it does not protect from catching the diseases themselves. A free 'on Touch' Cure Blight Disease spell (with the lowest casting cost) can be obtained from the real Ashmask of Vivec, which makes it useful for a few quests where NPCs need to be cured.
Note: As with the common diseases, the values are the maximum it can affect you. The minimum is 20 for all Blight diseases.
|Ash Woe Blight||ash woe blight||Drain Intelligence & Willpower 40||Ascended Sleeper
|Ash-woe is an acute blight disease affecting a victim's will and thought processes. It may be contracted from corprus beasts or other blighted creatures.|
|Ash-chancre||ash-chancre||Drain Personality 40||Ascended Sleeper
Blighted Cliff Racer
|Ash-chancre is an acute blight disease affecting a victim's behavior. It may be contracted from corprus beasts or other blight monsters.|
|Black-Heart Blight||black-heart blight||Drain Strength & Endurance 40||Ascended Sleeper
Blighted Nix Hound
|Black-heart is an acute blight disease affecting a victim's strength and endurance. It may be contracted from corprus beasts or other blight monsters.|
|Chanthrax Blight||chanthrax blight||Drain Agility & Speed 40||Ascended Sleeper
Kwama Warriors in
|Chanthrax is an acute blight disease affecting a victim's dexterity and mobility. It may be contracted from corprus beasts or other blight monsters.|
Worst of all the afflictions is the dreaded Corprus Disease, also known as the "Divine Disease". While technically a type of Blight disease, it has (in lore) no known cure, although Divayth Fyr in Tel Fyr spends his days researching one in the Corprusarium.
There are only two ways to get this disease: during the Sixth House Base mission during the Main Quest (this is completely unavoidable) and during the Disease Carrier quest in the Tribunal Temple quest line (this is a game-breaking bug).
Corprus is sometimes called the "Divine Disease" by followers of Dagoth Ur, and it is not truly a disease at all, but the physical effects of the deity's power on mortal flesh. Corprus metastases (i.e., big chunks of diseased flesh) are often eaten by the afflicted, negating any need for other food. It also plays a key role in the creation of Ash Creatures: followers of Dagoth Ur close to his power are slowly transformed into powerful Ash Creatures, such as the Ascended Sleeper, while his weaker followers, like the Dreamers, eventually rot and become Corprus Stalkers and Lame Corprus.
Drain Intelligence, Willpower, Personality & Speed 1
Fortify Strength & Endurance 1,
Resist Common Disease 100%,
Resist Blight Disease 100%,
Resist Corprus Disease 100%
|Dagoth Gares (Main Quest)
Tanusea Veloth (Disease Carrier)
|Corprus is a deadly disease profoundly affecting a victim's mind and body. Symptoms include dementia, violent behavior, and distorted, disfiguring skin growths. It may be contracted from corprus beasts or other blight monsters.|