Vitality magic is magic that is attuned to blood and bone. As a list it allows for complete control over the physical aspect of living creatures, whether it be to heal or harm.
Vitality mages therefore can usually be found as battlefield medics, healers or very specialised battlemages. Though undeniably a useful list, some are inclined to be squeamish around vitality mages due to some of the grimmer spells they have access to. An exception is The Forged of the Iron Hills, one of whose two gods is an embodiment of blood magic.