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    So you wish to turn into a vampire in Skyrim? You’re not the only one, plenty of players consider vampirism as one of the coolest characteristics of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. After all, who wouldn’t want to suck the blood of hall those cute villagers and Guardsmen? Still, despite all its perks, becoming a vampire isn’t so easy. That’s why we decided to show you how to become a vampire in Skyrim, step by step, no steps skipped. We’ve also included each of the perks and powers you receive as a vampire.

    In Skyrim, vampires are widespread. They come in many different forms. You might be fortunate to encounter an ancient vampire lord or a random necromancer with a vampire slave. A vampire is a being that has been cursed with vampirism, which means that it cannot possibly die of old age or sickness and must feed on the blood of the living forever. or for a couple of days, depending on if you get bored of being a vampire quick or not. However, we will give you the short of it, Vampirism is most definitely not easy, and it’s not necessarily always fun.

    How To Become A Vampire In Skyrim

    What is Vampirism in Skyrim? (Perks & Drawbacks)

    For those who are not yet familiar with it, Vampirism is a disease transmitted to any human or elf who has been bitten by any other vampire. You can also contract it by drinking vampire blood. Once infected, you will experience several noticeable effects such as enhanced speed, boosted strength, and greater agility. However, you also have to put up with vulnerability to the sunlight, weakness to fire damage, and reduced health regeneration.

    So, is Vampirism in Skyrim worth it? Well, I guess it all depends on what kind of gamer you are. If roleplaying is a total badass who doesn’t care about insignificant issues like sunlight or silverware (because those things either burn or hurt) Then yes, by all means, go for it! So if Vampirism sounds like your cup of tea, then read on because we’re gonna walk you through exactly how to do it.

    How To Become A Vampire In Skyrim (Beginner Friendly Guide)

    You can become a vampire through combat. By far the easiest way to do this is to fight a vampire NPC in the wild, as they have a very high chance of infecting you with the disease. Once you have contracted it, you will quickly notice that your health starts to drop rapidly.

    This first stage is known as Vampiris Sanguinaria, and typically lasts for about three days. Throughout those three days, you will decline in overall health every day until you finally reach the bottom of your health on the third day. By the end of stage 4, your status will reach full-fledged vampirism. Keep in mind that you should not try to cure Sanguinare Vampiris and just trust the process.

    In case you’re curious, here are all the 4 stages of becoming a vampire in Skyrim:

    STAGE 1: 25% more resistant to cold 25% weaker to fire 15 points less in health, magic, and stamina.

    • For a minute you can see better in the dark. And you can use it as much as you want since it has no cost.
    • You absorb 2 health per second from your target.
    • Once every 24 hours, you can revive a dead creature to fight by your side for 60 seconds. Only works on enemies level 6 or less.

    STAGE 2: 50% more resistant to cold 50% weaker to fire 30 points less in health, magic, and stamina.

    • Enemies up to level 8 will not fight or flee, for 30 seconds.
    • You are able to absorb up to 3 health points per second from your target.
    • The revived creature can be up to level 13.

    STAGE 3: 75% more resistant to cold 75% weaker to fire 45 points less in health, magic, and stamina.

    • You can now absorb 4 HP per second from your target.
    • The revived creature can be up to level 21.

    STAGE 4: 100% more resistant to cold 100% weaker to fire 60 points less in health, magic, and stamina.

    • You will be able to see in the dark, in addition to having Invisibility for 3 minutes.
    • You absorb 5 HP per second from your target.
    • The revived creature can be up to level 30.

    Remember that to become any type of vampire you must be 100% human. You will not be able to become a vampire if you did become a Werewolf in Skyrim before or if you have the Hircine’s lycanthropy gene.

    How To Stop Being A Vampire In Skyrim?

    If you want to stop being a vampire in Skyrim, you will be asked to start the quest called “Rising at Dawn”. First, you’re gonna need to feed yourself well and then visit any inn and talk to the innkeeper. Who will mention that you have a bad face and will then refer you to a scholar who can cure vampirism named Falion who is located at Morthal. After obtaining the information, your quest will start and you just have to follow the steps as in any other secondary quest.

    Here is a complete walkthrough for the Rising at Dawn quest :

    This concludes our gaming guide for today, by now you should know how to become a vampire in Skyrim, what are the perks and drawbacks related to Vamprisim, and also how to cure it. If you have any questions related to this matter, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below, we’ll make sure to get back with the answers you seek.

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