"Recent converts often underestimate vampires, believing them to be something like intelligent predators. Allow me to warn you against this misconception: better by far to avoid vampires as if they were the bubonic plague. Vampires are not only merely intelligent, but highly-educated, shrewd, and more than capable of controlling their lust for blood. On top of this, vampires are often superior to necromancers in regard to the powers of darkness." (From "Necarium Tomeus" by Necromaster Barbaross the Deceased)
Advanced magic casters
- Dead: Immune: Death Magic; Resistance: -25 Life Magic; Cannot be healed by life magic.
- Vampiric Power: Resistance: -25 Spirit Magic, +100 Elemental Magic
- Vampirism: Vampirism: 40%
Can be recruited after building a Vampire Mansion in a Undead city.
Vampires can be upgraded to Elder Vampires for 700 Gold.
Good front line troops against the living (and particularly mages). Vampirism will keep them alive for long. Useless against undead, even ordinary skeletons will finally cut them down.