Prince Tenris Mirkblood, a San'layn

Vampires[1][2][3] or vampyr[4][5] are a type of undead[4][6] known to drink blood.[7]

Up until the third invasion of the Burning Legion on Azeroth, knowledge of vampyr was mostly limited to the San'layn. With the people of Azeroth flocking to the Broken Isles, Sir Finley Mrrgglton of the Explorers' League discovered an ancient vrykul vampyr in Stormheim who upon being woken up from his slumber by human pirates transformed them into vampires as well. This ancient vampyr, Blood-Thane Lucard, was killed by an order champion, though Mrrgglton had his doubts as to whether vampyr can truly die.[4]

Types on Azeroth



Captain Broketooth and the Red Blade were turned into vampyr by Lucard

  • Blood-Thane Lucard, a vrykul vampyr, was discovered by Sir Finley Mrrgglton in Dreyrgrot in Stormheim. His state was specifically compared to the San'layn by Mrrgglton, who had long suspected that some vrykul had also been cursed like the blood elves.[4] Sir Finley gave the order champion a sharp wooden stake to stab Lucard through the heart with, but it turned out to be ineffective.
    • The Red Blade is a fleet of human pirates found the tomb of Lucard, who upon being woken up seeped out a mist from the ancient ruins,[8] transforming the pirates into blood-crazed vampires.[9]






In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

A vampire is a creature that feeds off of the energy or blood of others. The rune spell known as Vampiric Mark of Striking is said to imbue a weapon with the essence of a vampire.[14]

Notes and trivia

See also


  1. ^ In the Shadow of the Sun
  2. ^ N [45WQ] Vampirates!
  3. ^  [Once Bitten, Twice Shy (10 player)]
  4. ^ a b c d N [10-45] What the Bonespeakers Buried
  5. ^ Blood-Princess Thal'ena dungeon journal
  6. ^ Blood-Crazed Swashbuckler
  7. ^ Lingering Hunger on Wowhead
  8. ^ N [10-45] A Stone of Blood
  9. ^ N [45WQ] Vampirates! - "Dreyrgrot is infested with pirate... vampires... pira-vamp... vampirates? GRAH! Just go slay them. The fools are plundering relics we buried for a reason. Such cursed artifacts were never meant to be unearthed."
  10. ^ Kirtonos Transform on Wowhead
  11. ^ The Demon Soul
  12. ^ Blizzard Entertainment Blizzard Entertainment. Venthyr - Covenants - Shadowlands. Retrieved on 2019-11-03.
  13. ^  [Vampiric Batling]
  14. ^ Johnstone, Mike. Magic & Mayhem, 72. ISBN 9781588469540.