The Vampiric Wolf is a rare and dangerous variety of wolf in Baldur's Gate. This wolf can only be harmed by magical means, and it steals health from its targets with each point of damage dealt while potentially paralyzing them; Held if failing a Save vs. Death. As their name implies, they are undead and can likely be turned by clerics.
A good way to judge your party's ability to deal with a vampiric wolf is to watch its current health state through the tooltip. If it frequently reads "uninjured," you are likely not dealing enough damage to it quickly enough to defeat it.
- In the original Baldur's Gate, none of the basic feats of creatures are correctly assigned to the vampiric wolves, although all values already exist in the game files: instead of being undead vampiric wolves, they are classified as humanoid human mages. This is fixed since Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn and in the Enhanced Editions.Baldur's Gate (1998)
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