Elder Scrolls Online Greymoor: How To Become A Vampire

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Elder Scrolls Online continues to grow, with its Greymoor expansion arriving on May 18 for PC and Mac gamers and on June 2 for PS4 and Xbox players.

With the expansion due to focus heavily on Vampires, you might be wondering how to become one yourself – and why you'd want to. Here's our guide.

Elder Scrolls Online Vampire Guide


New for Greymoor

Vampire skills are being overhauled with the upcoming Greymoor expansion, or should we say revamp? The update 26 patch, available free to all ESO players.

“For the combat, we used a set of clearly defined gameplay concepts to help describe the experience and the ability synergies we wanted to create. With the main themes being Blood Magic, hit-and-run aggressiveness, and stealth and elusiveness.”, explains Kyle Nowak, combat designer.

Players will be able to use Eviscerate to deal more damage when they've got lower health, while also being able to sacrifice health for increased weapon and spell damage. 

Meanwhile, a new Ultimate ability called Blood Scion will change players into a monster while boosting health, stamina, and magic.

You can see for yourself in this new trailer.

Why become a Vampire?


Vampirism is just another aspect of ESO's role-playing sandbox, offering something entirely different – the need to feed.

While you'll need to chow down on unsuspecting townspeople to keep your strength up, it's arguably worth it. You'll be able to create swarms of bats, drain enemy life essence, dissolve into mist, and boost your recovery and damage output.

How to become a Vampire

Becoming a Vampire is easy, but not foolproof. You'll need to be bitten by a Bloodfiend, triggering a quest "Scion of the Blood Matron", or buy the "Curse of Vampirism" for 1500 Crowns.

You can find Bloodfiends in Bangkorai, The Rift, and Reaper's March.