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Male Vampire Lord

Vampire Lord is a new type of vampire introduced in The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard. Like the werewolf form, the Dragonborn can choose to take on the form of a Vampire Lord, however, the duration of the transformation is controlled by the Dragonborn, unlike the werewolf form. Vampire Lords also have several natural abilities:

  • Bats - the ability to transform into a swarm of bats and fly a short distance, used mainly as a means of escape
  • Vampire Sight - enhanced night vision
  • Raise Dead - an ability similar to Reanimate
  • Drain Life - a spell which drains the health of an enemy, manifested as a glowing red ball


New spells and powers become available as you progress the vampire lord perk tree

Perks Requirements Description
Power of the Grave None 50 point bonus to health, magicka and stamina as Vampire Lord
Blood Healing Power of the Grave Killing a person with a power attack bite restores all your health
Unearthly Will Power of the Grave Night Powers and Blood Magic cost 33% less
Vampiric Grip Power of the Grave Blood Magic: Can pull a creature to you from a distance, and do choking damage once it's close. A spell that can be used to grab NPCs/Creatures and deal small choking damage and upon releasing the spell button will fling the NPC/Creature away. This does not affect dragons.
Detect All Creatures Power of the Grave Night Power: Detect all creatures, even Dwarven Automatons. A Power that is the illusions Detect Dead and Detect Life combined.
Summon Gargoyle Vampiric Grip Blood Magic: Can conjure a gargoyle to fight for you. A spell that can be used to summon a allied gargoyle. These are not affected by the conjuration tree's Twin Souls.
Mist Form Detect All Creatures Night Power: Transform into an invulnerable mist, while health, magicka, and stamina regenerate. Transforms you into swarm of mist similar to Become Ethereal
Corpse Curse Summon Gargoyle Blood Magic: Target is paralyzed. A spell that is basically the Alteration Spell Paralyze
Supernatural Reflexes Mist Form Night Power: Everything slows down while you move faster. A power which is the Vampire Lord equivalent of Slow Time
Poison Talons Blood Healing or Unearthly Will Melee attacks do 20 points of poison damage
Night Cloak Poison Talons In combat you are surrounded by a cloud of bats that feed on enemies within melee range