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SKILL LINE

VAMPIRE

VAMPIRE

Category: World
Other skill lines in World : Excavation, Legerdemain, Scrying, Soul Magic and Werewolf

The Vampire skill-line is part of the "World" category in the Elder Scrolls Online. The Vampire skill-line has active skills and passives, as well as four different Vampire stages. The Ultimate transforms you into a Vampire Lord for a short duration.

How do you unlock the Vampire skill-line?


There are three different ways how you can get Vampirism in the Elder Scrolls Online. You can simply purchase Vampirism via Crown Store, this will instantly turn you into a Vampire. You can get infected by another player or via a Bloodfiend NPC, once infected you have the debuff “Noxiphilic Sanguivoria/Vampirism” on you. With this debuff you can go to one of the three Vampire Shrines to complete the quest and turn into a Vampire.

For a detailed explanation please visit the Vampire Guide.

How do you level up the Vampire skill-line?


To level up the Vampire skill-line in the Elder Scrolls Online you have to simply kill enemies or complete quests to earn experience. Slotting several Vampire skills on your bar will increase the experienced gained towards the Vampire skill-line in ESO. In theory you can become a Vampire and forget about it, at some point you will reach the maximum level, please be aware that there are drawbacks to being a Vampire.

The damage numbers of the skills that you see below are used for comparison. The numbers are based on a naked level 50 character without any skills, passives, attributes and champion points allocated. Your damage numbers will change depending on what gear, skills, attributes, champion points, enchantments or buffs your character has.
Ultimate abilities
Blood Scion icon Blood Scion Blood Scion
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Transform into a monstrous creature of the night, instantly healing to full Health. While transformed, your Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina are increased by 10000, you heal for 15% of all damage you deal, and you can see enemies through walls.
arrow Perfect Scion icon Perfect Scion Perfect Scion
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Transform into a monstrous creature of the night, instantly healing to full Health. While transformed, your Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina are increased by 10000, you heal for 15% of all damage you deal, and you can see enemies through walls. You also ascend to Vampire Stage 5, which grants all the benefits of Vampire Stage 4 with none of the drawbacks.

You ascend to Vampire Stage 5.
arrow Swarming Scion icon Swarming Scion Swarming Scion
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Transform into a monstrous creature of the night, instantly healing to full Health. While transformed, your Max Health, Magicka, and Stamina are increased by 10000, you heal for 15% of all damage you deal, and you can see enemies through walls. Bats also swarm around you and shred enemies that come close, dealing 870 Magic Damage every 1 second.

Bats swarm around you and deal damage to enemies that come close.
Active abilities
Eviscerate icon Eviscerate Eviscerate
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Rend an enemy, dealing 2323 Magic Damage. Deals up to 33% more damage based on your missing Health.
arrow Arterial Burst icon Arterial Burst Arterial Burst
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Rend an enemy, dealing 2399 Magic Damage. Deals up to 33% more damage based on your missing Health. If you use this ability while you are under 50% Health, it will always be a Critical Strike.

Will always be a Critical Strike if you cast it while under half Health.
arrow Blood for Blood icon Blood for Blood Blood for Blood
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Rend an enemy, dealing 2323 Magic Damage. Deals up to 75% more damage based on your missing Health. After you cast this ability, you cannot be healed by allies for 3 seconds.

Costs Health to cast, but greatly increases the execute scaling. After casting the ability, you cannot be healed by allies for a short duration.
Blood Frenzy icon Blood Frenzy Blood Frenzy
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Allow your monstrous appetites to take hold, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 630. While toggled on, the Health cost of this ability increases by 20% every second and you cannot be healed by anyone other than yourself.
arrow Sated Fury icon Sated Fury Sated Fury
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Allow your monstrous appetites to take hold, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 630. While toggled on, the Health cost of this ability increases by 20% every second and you cannot be healed by anyone other than yourself. When you toggle this ability off, you heal for 33% of the total Health cost you spent while it was toggled on.

When you toggle the ability off, you heal for a portion of the Health cost you spent.
arrow Simmering Frenzy icon Simmering Frenzy Simmering Frenzy
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Allow your monstrous appetites to take hold, increasing your Weapon and Spell Damage by 660. While toggled on, the Health cost of this ability increases by 20% and Weapon and Spell Damage bonus increases by 10% every second. You also cannot be healed by anyone other than yourself.

The Weapon and Spell Damage bonus also increases the longer it remains toggled on.
Vampiric Drain icon Vampiric Drain Vampiric Drain
Vampiric Drain icon
Siphon away your enemies' vitality, dealing 580 Magic Damage and healing you for 25% of your missing Health every 1 second for 3 seconds.
arrow Drain Vigor icon Drain Vigor Drain Vigor
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Siphon away your enemies' vitality, dealing 580 Magic Damage, healing you for 25% of your missing Health, and restoring 10% of your missing Stamina every 1 second for 3 seconds.

Restores a portion of your missing Stamina.
arrow Exhilarating Drain icon Exhilarating Drain Exhilarating Drain
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Siphon away your enemies' vitality, dealing 580 Magic Damage, healing you for 25% of your missing Health, and generating 5 Ultimate every 1 second for 3 seconds.

Generates Ultimate.
Mesmerize icon Mesmerize Mesmerize
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Subdue enemies in front of you with your baleful gaze, stunning them for 5 seconds if they are facing your direction. This stun cannot be blocked.
arrow Hypnosis icon Hypnosis Hypnosis
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Subdue enemies around you with your baleful gaze, stunning them for 5 seconds if they are facing your direction. This stun cannot be blocked.

Affects all enemies around you.
arrow Stupefy icon Stupefy Stupefy
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Subdue enemies in front of you with your baleful gaze, stunning them for 5 seconds if they are facing your direction. This stun cannot be blocked. After the stun ends they remain stupefied, reducing their Movement Speed by 53% for 5 seconds.

Enemies are snared after the stun ends.
Mist Form icon Mist Form Mist Form
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Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% for as long as you maintain the channel. Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Recovery stats are disabled.
arrow Blood Mist icon Blood Mist Blood Mist
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Dissolve into a bloody mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% for as long as you maintain the channel. While in this form you deal 398 Magic Damage every 1 second to enemies around you and heal for the damage caused. Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed by any other ability and your Recovery stats are disabled.

Deals damage to enemies around you and heals for the damage caused.
arrow Elusive Mist icon Elusive Mist Elusive Mist
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Dissolve into a dark mist, reducing your damage taken by 75% and granting you Major Expedition, increasing your Movement Speed by 30% for as long as you maintain the channel. Entering this form removes and grants immunity to all disabling and immobilization effects, but you cannot be healed and your Recovery stats are disabled.

Increases your Movement Speed.
Passive abilities
Feed icon Feed Feed
Feed icon
Allows you to feed on an unsuspecting target, killing them and increasing your Vampire Stage. Higher Stages make you a stronger Vampire at the cost of your humanity. Stages decrease over long periods of time. Stage 1/2/3/4 Health Recovery: -10%/-30%/-60%/-100% Flame Damage Taken: +5%/+8%/+13%/+20% Regular Ability Costs: +3%/+5%/+8%/+12% Vampire Ability Costs: -6%/-10%/-16%/-24%
Dark Stalker icon Dark Stalker Dark Stalker
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Ignore the Movement Speed penalty of Sneak. Decreases the time it takes to enter Sneak by 50%.
Strike from the Shadows icon Strike from the Shadows Strike from the Shadows
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When you leave Sneak, invisibility, or Mist Form your Weapon and Spell Damage is increased by 300 for 6 seconds.
Blood Ritual icon Blood Ritual Blood Ritual
Blood Ritual icon
Allows you to infect another player with Noxiphilic Sanguivoria once every 7 days by returning to the Vampire ritual site. Players already infected with Lycanthropy cannot be infected with Noxiphilic Sanguivoria.
Undeath icon Undeath Undeath
Undeath icon
Reduces your damage taken by up to 30% based on your missing Health.
Unnatural Movement icon Unnatural Movement Unnatural Movement
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Reduces the cost of Sprint by 50%. If you continuously Sprint for 3 seconds you automatically become invisible.

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