Vampire bat

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For a list of all vampires, see list of vampires.

vampire bat bVampire bat.png
HP 6-15
HD 3
XP 56
Speed 30
AC 1
EV 14
MR 10
Attack1 3 (bite: vampiric)


Type of Meat None
Resistances rPois+++, rN+++,
rTorm, rRot+++,
rDrown, rWater
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence Animal
Uses Uses nothing
Holiness Undead
Size Tiny
Type bat, vampire bat
Flags Batty
Evil
Flying
No poly
See invisible
Warm-blooded
A large black bat with vicious fangs that feeds on blood. This is the preferred form for vampires in disguise.

“For something is amiss and out of place
When mice with wings can wear a human face.”
-Theodore Roethke, “The Bat”. 1938.


Useful Info

Vampire bats resemble standard bats, but are actually weak vampires in disguise; their bites restore their HP, and they are slightly more durable than bats. They often come with a pack of bat allies as well, but these are no more dangerous than they were when you were a level 1 character. You can find vampire bats in the middle-Dungeon or in certain vaults of the Lair.

Tips & Tricks

  • In spite of the name and flavour text, they cannot transform into actual vampires.
  • They have the usual assortment of undead strengths and weaknesses, but they're generally so weak that this doesn't matter.