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Vampires were a type of undead that fed on blood. They were one of the most feared and powerful undead creatures.[6][4]

DescriptionEdit

A vampire looked very much like it did when alive, but with paler skin, hardened and feral features giving them a predatory aspect, and red eyes that were hard to forget. Their hands were clawed.[4]

They did not cast shadows and had no reflections in mirrors.[4]

PersonalityEdit

Vampires enjoyed fine things and engaging in decadent behavior, sharing such habits with liches. A vampire was always a creature of evil. If it was not evil in life, it became so in undeath.[4]

PowersEdit

A vampire retained all the abilities it had in life, and it gained the ability to drain blood and life energy, and to dominate other creatures with its gaze. A vampire could also command rats, bats, and wolves, or take the form of those creatures.[4]

WeaknessesEdit

They were eternally bound to their coffins and the unholy earth where they were buried.[4]

CreationEdit

A new vampire was created when another vampire drained the life out of a living creature. A humanoid or monstrous humanoid could become a vampire.[4]

Half-vampires could be created in one of two ways. First, in some rare cases, a vampire could consume enough blood that they could breed with a humanoid or monstrous humanoid, creating half-vampire offspring. Second, in even rarer cases, if a pregnant mother survived having her blood drained by a vampire, her unborn could be "tainted" with vampirism instead.[9]

Master vampires were vampires that had perfected the art of taking spawn, and as a result, could lead large gangs of them. They usually had one chosen spawn that was much better than the others. However, all of a master vampire's spawn were better than the norm: stronger, faster, and more numerous.[10]

ActivitiesEdit

They plotted always to empower themselves and produce spawn that would spread across the world.[4]

VarietiesEdit

Notable VampiresEdit

AppendixEdit

NotesEdit

The Lords of Darkness (1988) accessory described a "greater vampire" which was created from the life-draining kiss of a succubus. A greater vampire had all the abilities of a lesser vampire and could also move about freely in daylight, allowing it to take on the persona of a normal person, usually a wealthy individual. During the hours of daylight, the greater vampire retained its superior strength and spell immunities but could not use any of its special abilities such as life-drain, shapeshifting, or gaseous form.[11]

AppearancesEdit

Adventures
Board Games
Comics
Novels
Video Games

Further ReadingEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mike Mearls, Claudio Pozas, Robert J. Schwalb (April 2011). Heroes of Shadow. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 49–62. ISBN 978-0-7869-5745-3.
  2. Wizards RPG Team (2014). Monster Manual 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 297. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 258–259. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 250–253. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  5. 5.0 5.1 David "Zeb" Cook et al. (1989). Monstrous Compendium Volume One. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8738-6.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 99. ISBN 0-9356-9600-8.
  7. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 258. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  8. Skip Williams, Jonathan Tweet, Monte Cook (July 2003). Monster Manual 3.5. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 253. ISBN 0-7869-2893-X.
  9. Andy Collins, Bruce R. Cordell (October 2004). Libris Mortis: The Book of Undead. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 106. ISBN 0-7869-3433-6.
  10. Andy Collins, Bruce R. Cordell (October 2004). Libris Mortis: The Book of Undead. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 55–56. ISBN 0-7869-3433-6.
  11. Ed Greenwood et al. (1989). Lords of Darkness. (TSR, Inc), p. 49. ISBN 0-88038-622-3.

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