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Vampirism in Elder Scrolls Online or also known as Sanguinare Vampiris is an affliction your character can catch from Blood Fiends, a rare enemy that only spawns in certain locations. They are level 39 and spawn two at a time. A Blood Fiend's attacks do not have a guaranteed chance of inflicting vampirism, so you may have to get hit multiple times or even revive and try again if they kill you.

Further observation is required to determine exactly when Blood Fiends spawn, but they share their spawn locations with infectious Werewolves and will only appear on nights the Werewolves do not. There is a rumor that they only appear on a new moon (blood moon), but in reality infectious Blood Fiends can be encountered until at least just before a full moon. (Blood Fiends spawning until just before full moon confirmed; testing at full moon and until just before new moon required.)

Blood Fiends can begin to spawn after the sun sets and can continue to respawn until the sun rises, but as they are a rare enemy there is no guarantee you'll encounter one at all or that they'll respawn if you do.

Vampirism itself allows access to the Vampire Skills World Skill line. These skills are primarily Magicka based, and would benefit a Magicka build more than they'd benefit a Stamina build. They are similar to the Nightblade class's Siphoning skills and include abilities that stun targets, steal health, and grant damage reduction. After contracting Vampirism, you'll need to complete the Scion of the Blood Matron quest (found from an NPC in the graveyard near the East Evermore Wayshrine) before you can use any of the skills.

 

Vampirism Stages

Stage

Health Recovery

Damage from Fire

Ability Cost

1 -0% +0% -0%
2 -25% +15% -7%
3 -50% +20% -14%
4 -75% +25% -21%

 

How to Become a Vampire

  • You can caught Noxiphilic Sanguivoria by fighting some special Bloodfiends, or by being bitten by a vampire player who has the Blood Ritual ability. The bloodfiends only appear at night, and only in select locations in one zone for each faction: Bangkorai for Daggerfall Covenant, The Rift for Ebonheart Pact, and Reaper's March for Aldmeri Dominion.
  •  It is not necessary to kill the bloodfiend; once bitten, you can run away, allowing other players to contract the disease from the same enemy. Once you have contracted the disease, you must complete the quest Scion of the Blood Matron to fully commit yourself as a vampire.
  • The Curse of Vampirism can also be bought from the Crown Store for 1,500 Crowns. You do not need to do the quest if you take this route, as the initial disease stage is skipped and the skill line is unlocked immediately. Note: If you purchase a vampire bite from the Crowns Store, make sure that you are logged onto the character you wish to apply the bite to when you purchase it. It will only apply to that single character.
  • Screenshots and information provided by VladiriusDiablo

 

Skills

 

Vampire Skills in Elder Scrolls Online can be obtained by being bitten by a player with Blood Ritual or by being bitten by high level Vampires in the later PvE zones. This Skill Line levels up by gaining xp. The skills do not need to be on your bar. Any points spent into the line cannot be re-distributed at a shrine if the player has cured vampirism. Re-spec your points BEFORE curing yourself.

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Bat Swarm

Ultimate
  • Darken the sky with a cloud of bats, dealing [x] Magic Damage to nearby enemies every 1 second for 5 seconds.
Vampire Rank 5 275 Ultimate Instant 10m radius
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Clouding Swarm
(Morph)
  • Darken the sky with a cloud of bats, dealing [x] Magic Damage to nearby enemies every 1 second for 5 seconds.
  •  While the bats swarm around you this ability changes into Materialize, allowing you to instantly teleport to an enemy and strike them for [X] Magic Damage.
Bat Swarm Rank IV 200
Ultimate
Instant 10m radius
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Devouring Swarm
(Morph)
  • Darken the sky with a cloud of bats, dealing [x] Magic Damage to nearby enemies every 1 second for 5s.
  • Also heals [y] Health for each enemy they damage.
  • Gain life for each target hit.
Bat Swarm Rank IV 200 Ultimate Instant 10m radius

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Drain Essence

Active
  • Consume an enemy's life force, dealing [x] Magic Damage and restoring 20% of your missing Health every 1 second for 3 seconds.
  • When you activate the drain, the enemy is stunned for 3 seconds.
Vampire Rank 1 2700 Magicka 3s 12m range
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Invigorating Drain
(Morph)
  • Consume an enemy's life force, dealing [x] Magic Damage and restoring 20% of your missing Health every 1 second for 3 seconds.
  • When you activate the drain, the enemy is stunned for 3 seconds.
  • Player recovers [x] Ultimate every 1 second.
Drain Essence Rank IV 2700 Magicka 3s 12m range
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Accelerating Drain
(Morph)
  • Consume an enemy's life force, dealing [x] Magic Damage and restoring 20% of your missing Health every 1 second for 3 seconds.
  • When you activate the drain, the enemy is stunned for 3 seconds.
  • Grants Minor Expedition, increasing movement speed by 10% for 17-20 seconds.
Drain Essence Rank IV 2700 Magicka 3s 12m range

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Mist Form

Active
  • Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% for 3-4 seconds.
  • Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Magicka Recovery is disabled.
Vampire Rank 3 5940 Magicka Instant Self
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Elusive Mist
(Morph)
  • Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% and granting you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for 4 seconds.
  • Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Magicka Recovery is disabled.
  • Also grants Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed.
Mist Form Rank IV 5670-5940 Magicka Instant Self
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Baleful Mist
(Morph)
  • Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% and dealing [x] Magic Damage to nearby enemies every 1 second for 4 seconds.
  • Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Magicka Recovery is disabled.
  • Also deals damage to nearby enemies.
Mist Form Rank IV 5670-5940 Magicka Instant Self

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Savage Feeding

Passive Rank I Vampire Rank 2 -- -- --
Rank II Savage Feeding Rank I -- -- --

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Supernatural Recovery

Passive Rank I While you have Vampirism stage 2 or higher:
  • Increases Magicka and Stamina recovery by 5%.
Vampire Rank 4 -- -- --
Rank II While you have Vampirism stage 2 or higher:
  • Increases Magicka and Stamina recovery by 10%.
Supernatural Recovery Rank I -- -- --

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Blood Ritual

Passive
  • Allows player to turn another player into a Vampire once every 7 days, by returning to the Vampire ritual site.
  • Players infected by Lycanthropy cannot be turned.
Vampire Rank 6 -- -- --

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Undeath

Passive Rank I While you have Vampirism stage 3 or higher:
  • Reduces damage dealt to you when you fall below 30% Health.
  • Reduces your damage taken by up to 33% based on your missing Health
Vampire Rank 7 -- -- --
Rank II While you have Vampirism stage 3 or higher:
  • Reduces damage dealt to you when you fall below 50% Health.
  • Reduces your damage taken by up to 33% based on your missing Health
Undeath Rank I -- -- --

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Unnatural Resistance

Passive Reduces the severity of the Health Recovery determent in Vampirism stages 2 through 4. Vampire Rank 8 -- -- --

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Dark Stalker

Passive While you have Vampirism stage 4:
  • Ignore the Movement Speed penalty while in Crouch.
  • Decrease the time it takes to Crouch by 50% during the night.
Vampire Rank 9 -- -- --




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