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Vampires (Ancient) are powerful undead creatures that feed upon the blood of the living, granting them strength and formidable supernatural abilities. Their physical attacks can inflict a Level drain effect. They always use the female vampire animation.

The Ancient vampire's melee strike causes a Level drain effect draining four experience levels per hit.

These vampires are superior in several attributes over the "standard" 8 and 9 Hit dice versions, as well as the 10-11 HD Elder vampire versions. They regenerate twice as fast, can only be struck with weapons of +3 or greater enchantment, have better Strength. Dexterity, Armor Class and THAC0. They have greater Hit point values as well.

Ancient vampires use a different script than Standard or Elder vampires. They will use Vampire Domination and Vampire Fear innate abilities targeting a player character within detection range, after a two-round delay.

If defeated, they provide a higher XP reward than Standard vampires.

See the Vampire page for a breakdown of basic abilities and discussion.

Mod content[]

Mods icon This section is about unofficial content that is only available via fan-made mods.

The Sword Coast Stratagems mod applicable to this creature discussion is on the Vampire page in Mod Content section. It should be noted that SCS has revised the name "Vampire" to "Ancient Vampire" for applicable creatures in the game files. The Modification also adds additional Ancient vampires in certain areas, spawns and scripts based on difficulty settings, for greater challenge.