Necromancers who wish to cheat death become Vampires with ever-youthful - but empty - bodies. Any damage that Vampires inflict upon the living heals their own immortal forms. Gifted with hundreds of years of combat experience, they are so swift with their swords that none can retaliate against their strikes.OffBck

The vampire is the fourth-level creature of the Necropolis in Heroes of Might and Magic V.

The No Enemy Retaliation ability means there is little reason not to attack every round, and Life Drain makes it far easier to end most combats with as many vampires as the player started with. The vampire is best used aggressively.


  • Undead - This creature is not alive (like all other Necropolis creatures) and its morale is always neutral. It cannot be affected by Poison- , Blind- or Mind-related magic.OffBck
  • No Enemy Retaliation - Enemies never retaliate after melee attacks by creatures with this ability.OffBck
  • Life Drain - When attacking enemy units, this creature can drain their health and use it to restore its own, or even to resurrect some killed creatures.OffBck

Basic creatures
Skeleton · Zombie · Ghost · Vampire · Lich · Wight · Bone dragon
Upgraded creatures
Skeleton archer · Plague zombie · Spectre · Vampire lord · Archlich · Wraith · Spectral dragon
Alternate upgrades
Skeleton warrior · Rot zombie · Poltergeist · Vampire prince · Lich master · Banshee · Ghost dragon
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