Vampire knight

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

vampire knight VVampire knight.png
HP 45-93
HD 11
XP 1307
Speed 10
AC 10
EV 10
Will 80
Attack1 33 (hit: plain)
Attack2 15 (bite: vampiric)

Resistances rC+, rPois+++,
rN+++, rTorm,
rRot+++, rDrown,
Vulnerabilities Holy, Holy wrath
Habitat Land
Intelligence High
Uses Weapons & armour
Starting equipment
Open doors
Holiness Undead
Size Medium
Type vampire, vampire
Flags Blood scent
See invisible
A powerful vampire noble who complements its combat prowess with dark magic.

It wants to drink your blood!

Useful Info

Vampire knights are a tougher form of vampire, with a much more powerful melee attack and a more dangerous spell list. If they manage to find a heavy weapon they can deal impressive amounts of damage. They can be found in the Crypt and the Depths, sometimes with a couple of phantasmal warriors.


Spell set
Slot1 Blink Close Wizard flag
Slot2 Paralyse Wizard flag
Slot3 Haste Wizard flag
Slot4 Invisibility Wizard flag
Slot5 Vampiric Draining Emergency flag, Wizard flag

Tips & Tricks

  • The biggest danger in fighting vampire knights is if they manage to paralyze you, though decent magic resistance will make this unlikely.
  • An invisible vampire knight can deal gruesome amounts of damage quickly, particularly for evasion based characters or lightly-armoured casters. Don't neglect see invisible when you think one is near.