Oblivion talk:Vampire Dust

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Arch Mage's Chest[edit]

It might be worth mentioning that vampire dust created from the arch-mage's chest cannot be sold for the 250 gold bounty. --Aristeo 19:16, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

Except for the fact that dust from the enchanted chest can be sold for the 250 gold bounty. So instead, I'll clarify that point :) --Nephele 21:11, 27 September 2006 (EDT)

Types of Vampire dust[edit]

In the IC market district, I purchased three samples of Vampire dust, but could not give it to Roland Jensiric for 250 gold. It was exactly the same as the dust taken from dead Vampires, but weighed 0.2, instead of 0.1. Any ideas?--Merco 12:06, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

Actually, standard vampire dust weighs 0.2 (I just fixed a mistake on the page with the weights). But merchants don't normally sell vampire dust. Do you remember who you bought the vampire dust from? Is it possible that you had previously sold the merchant vampire dust that you collected in Bloodcrust Cavern? --NepheleTalk 12:34, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

It appears as though I was mistaken, as I purchased the Vampire dust from Sinderion. I believe I must have sold it to him after the Information at a Price quest. And as he keeps everything you sell him...--Merco 12:45, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

Mystery solved :) --NepheleTalk 12:52, 15 August 2007 (EDT)

Duplicating Rare Vampire Dust[edit]

Is it possible to duplicate the .01 weight vampire dust to be able to get all four effects in one potion?

The Enchanted Chest page says that duplicating Rare dust results and the original rare dust turning into regular dust, and adding 10 samples of regular dust to the chest. - Korunox 09:09, 15 February 2008 (EST)
Would it be posible to duplicate it using the Scrolls Duplication glitch or the Arrow Duplication glitch-- 18:26, 19 February 2009 (EST)

Pickpocketing Vampire Dust[edit]

It says that Vampire dust can theoreticaly be pickpocketed, I recently not only pickpocketed it, but I got 2 units of Vampire dust from first pickpocketing, then killing the vampires. I do think it was for the Information at a Price quest though, so could someone check whether or not this also applies to 'regular' vampires? I dont have access to a PC that can run Oblivion at the moment. - Korunox 09:08, 15 February 2008 (EST)

I don't see how you would possibly get two Vampire Dusts. As it already states in the article, it is possible to pickpocket Vampire Dust from the Bloodcrust vampires. Those vampires are one of just two cases in the game where Vampire Dust can be pickpocketed (the other case is Gutted Mine); pickpocketing does not work for regular vampires (again, already stated in the article).
But the only Vampire Dust that the Bloodcrust vampires possess is the one that you pickpocket. They do not have a separate "death item" and therefore no Vampire Dust will be generated when they die. Are you sure you didn't pickpocket one of the vampires, then kill a second one and find new Vampire Dust there? --NepheleTalk 14:26, 17 February 2008 (EST)
I am only sure about that I certainly got 2 Dusts from the vampires. Can't it be different in my game than the one who made the article (patched or non-patched). I was at least stealthy at all times; pickpocketing, then killing them with 6x sneak damage. I am, again, sure that there was 1 dust in their inventory, and 1 after they died. It was as if the Dust was on their armor, you can only loot that after death. - Korunox 15:55, 17 February 2008 (EST)
OK, having just spent way too much time verifying this in game, I stand by my original claims. I was able to pickpocket 5 of the 10 Bloodcrust Vampires. Each time, after killing them they had no Vampire Dust on their corpses. I only found Vampire Dust on the corpses of the Bloodcrust Vampires who I did not try to pickpocket. No, I did not have the patience to successfully pickpocket all 10 Bloodcrust Vampires, but five good cases to check seems like plenty to me. Furthermore, after emptying the cave and looting every vampire, I only had ten "special" Vampire Dusts: one for each Bloodcrust Vampire and no evidence that I had ever collected two dusts from the same vampire. These tests were all done on Xbox 360 with all current patches.
Furthermore, I went through in the construction set and double-checked the details for each individual Bloodcrust Vampire. None of them have a "death item." Therefore, there is no reason to think that one or two of the vampires might actly differently from all the others. And the construction set data also confirms that what I tested on the Xbox 360 is also what would be seen in the PC version of the game, with all current official patches.
So if you're seeing something different then it's because your version is different. I see no evidence that this is something that has ever been changed by one of the official patches. So that leaves the possibility that a third-party mod has altered the Bloodcrust Vampires. If that's the case, then it's not information that's relevant to a UESP article because anomalous behaviour introduced by third-party mods does not belong on quest pages. --NepheleTalk 04:16, 19 February 2008 (EST)
I have lost my password, so lets do it this way. I have recently purchased a PS3 with the GOTY edition. Seems like the pickpocketable dusts are those of the Gutted Mine vampires (azura's quest). However after you pickpocket the vampires for the dust, they no longer 'drop' it on death. Just thought I should let you know. Thanks for the trouble though. Korunox80.57.223.216 17:49, 8 May 2009 (EDT)