Turning into a Vampire in Skyrim
1. What vampires are in Skyrim
Vampires in the world of Skyrim are a far cry from the traditional bloodsucking creatures of our nightmares. Instead, they are a unique and powerful race of mortals that have chosen to embrace the supernatural forces at work in their world – and gain untold power and abilities in the process. Not all Vampires in Skyrim are created equal; some have chosen to embrace their vampiric nature and take on the form of legendary creatures of the night, while others have chosen to control their transformations and remain in their mortal guise. Whatever their form, all Vampires in Skyrim have the same core powers; increased strength, increased speed, increased health, and the ability to become invisible at will. Being a Vampire in Skyrim is a path many choose to explore, and one that comes with both advantages and disadvantages. Think carefully before you take this step, as you decide whether the power of Vampirism is worth the potential risks.
2. How to turn into a vampire
In The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, becoming a vampire can be an intimidating prospect. But with some research, it can be done. Here is how to turn yourself into a vampire:
- Travel to any of the three vampire dungeons (Fallowstone cave, Bloodstone cave, and Crow’s Wood)
- Defeat the undead bosses that inhabit each cave
- Receive your invitation from Lord Harkon to join the vampire court at Castle Volkihar
- Drink from the chalice inside the castle’s inner chamber
- You are now a vampire!
Congratulations! You have now turned yourself into a vampire. Becoming a vampire has its own benefits and drawbacks, so choose wisely before you take the plunge. Good luck!
3. Benefits of being a vampire
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim offers players a unique way to experience everything the game has to offer – by turning into a vampire. Being a vampire in the game has distinct advantages. Foremost is the ability to use powerful spells and abilities that are exclusive to vampires, such as Vampiric Drain, Mist Form, and Summon Gargoyle. These can all be used to help players get ahead in combat and progress through the game’s many dungeons and quests. Vampires also have the ability to regenerate health quickly, as well as feed on sleeping NPCs to replenish their health, without necessarily having to kill them. Additionally, vampires have resistance to fire and frost damage and can see better in the dark. With all of these in-game benefits, becoming a vampire in Skyrim definitely has its advantages and can make for an interesting play style.
4. Disadvantages of being a vampire
The disadvantages of becoming a vampire in Skyrim are plentiful, but the most obvious are the debilitating effects it has on your character. For starters, all of your stats are greatly reduced, meaning that it’s difficult to take on enemies or complete tasks in the same way that you did before. You’ll also suffer a penalty to your skills, making it so that spells and weapons are harder to use, while you may also find it difficult to travel during the day due to an increased weakness to sunlight. Additionally, you may find yourself hounded by enemies or other NPCs that oppose vampires, while the vampire disease itself cannot be cured unless you have the right knowledge, making it a real burden to carry.
5. Different stages of being a vampire
The Elder Scrolls Skyrim is full of supernatural creatures and opportunities to turn into one of them. Becoming a vampire is one such transformation, which comes in five different stages. If a character is bitten by a vampire and contracts BloodPox, they can choose to drink from the Vampire’s Blood Fountain to become a Stage 1 Vampire. As a Stage 1 Vampire, the character will possess greater agility and eyesight, along with an aversion to sunlight and fire. After 14 days, the character will transform into a Stage 2 Vampire, gaining a unique appearance and additional bonuses such as enhanced melee damage, faster experience gain, and resistance to frost. After another 14 days, Stage 3 Vampirism is reached; at this point, the character will suffer from a Frenzy when full moonlight is visible, and further bonuses are gained to the character’s stats. Following this, after another 14 days, Stage 4 Vampirism is achieved, where the character will gain even more bonuses to their stats along with the ability to turn into a swarm of bats. Finally, after an additional 14 days, the character will become a Stage 5 Vampire, granting them a more powerful form of the Vampiric Frenzy and the ultimate bonus to their stats.
6. How to cure vampirism
Ever wanted to turn into a vampire in Skyrim? If so, then you’ll be pleased to learn that it is possible to do so. However, it is important to be aware that it is not a permanent state and can be cured. Here’s how:
- Acquire the “Rescue From Fort Dawnguard” quest from a guard in Riften.
- Travel to Fort Dawnguard and speak with the leader of Dawnguard.
- Accept the quest they offer and travel to the Abandoned House.
- Retrieve the Elder Scroll and travel to the Soul Cairn.
- Investigate the Soul Cairn and collect the Ancient Vampire Dust.
- Return to Fort Dawnguard and speak with the leader. Ask them to cure you of vampirism.
Once you have completed the quest, you will be cured and your vampirism will be gone. This process can take up to a few days in-game, so you should be prepared for it to take some time. Be sure to also remember to restock any items you may have used during the quest. With these steps, you can cure yourself and turn back into a mortal.
7. Benefits of curing vampirism
Players who choose to cure their vampirism in The Elder Scrolls Skyrim will find that it offers numerous benefits. Not only do players lose their weaknesses to fire, sunlight, and garlic, but they also gain access to new abilities. Once cured, players will no longer have Vampire Feeding frenzy and will instead have the Vampire’s Seduction power. This power allows players to temporarily lull a target into submission, which can be used as a powerful bargaining chip. Additionally, curing vampirism eliminates the negative effects of Vampire Lord form. No longer will players be slowed down in combat or have to worry about their spells being interrupted; rather, they can cast magick with speed and accuracy. The elimination of negative effects also restores players’ access to all day levels, such as the Lady’s Stone, while also being able to enter a host of places that would previously have been inaccessible. All in all, by curing their vampirism, players unlock a wealth of possibilities previously unattainable to them.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an expansive game of adventure and exploration. Players are given the freedom to craft their own stories and characters as they embark on quests and battle the forces of evil in the fantasy world of Tamriel. One of the most interesting and captivating aspects of Skyrim is the option to become a vampire. From the vampire’s abilities to its weaknesses, the experience of playing as a vampire brings a unique, immersive challenge. With its rich lore and diverse array of character paths, Skyrim provides an unparalleled level of adventure and excitement. Whether you choose a path of strength and power or one of subtlety and manipulation, the possibilities are endless in this classic RPG.