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Sun Damage

I have confirmed through some tests that sun damage actually follows this formula to a relatively good degree of accuracy (5% error) SunDamageConstant(multiplier)=damage where SunDamage Constant equals the number you see in your menu and the multiplier is 2 when within one hour off 12:00 a.m., and goes down by (1/3) increments. So the actual damage you take when 100% Vampire at 8:00 a.m. is (8)(.6667)= 5.33 damage a second Nordickie 21:05, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

Advancing through stages using the console

Is it possible to advance through the stages of vampirism using the console (25, 50, 75, 100) and skipping the 3 day waiting period. To be clear I am NOT speaking of becoming a vampire. I am asking if one is already a vampire is it possible to use the console to quickly advance him back and forth through the stages. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 02:53 on 8 December 2009 (UTC)

Appearance Change

This is really weird, I used the console to make it possible to become a vampire via Porphyllic Hemopholia. But when I became a vampire, my character's features were changed. Now that I've cured myself it's become even more obvious, his skin tone is lighter and his face is wider. After a second test, he looks exactly like he was before. Any thoughts/similar experiences on this? — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 21 December 2009

See this. --GKTalk2me 03:23, 22 December 2009 (UTC)


Does the vampirism effect actually turn the target into a vampire, or does it just create vampire facial features, or does it do nothing at all? Just wondering, going to make some mods involving fake vampirism (i.e. put a ring on and be vampire, take it off, no vampire. or a modified skeleton key script where it adds an ability with all the effects of being a 100% vampire for a different item.) — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 05:06 on 31 December 2009

As "target" you mean by the "Player's Character?" If so then yes It does turn the player's character into a vampire. They can feed on sleeping NPCs, have some boosted stats, acquire damage from sun after awhile, becoming 100% resistant to desease, and other stats.--DEadstone

Bug Solution?

Does loading your previous save before vampirism and then loading your vampirism saved game from in-game permanantly get rid of the face changing bug, or must it be repeated every time? — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 19 January 2010

It must be repeated each time you begin Oblivion. In my experience at least, any time a vampire-character game save is loaded from the main menu, it introduces the face-changing bug. It must be loaded from the in-game menu to avoid the bug. --GKtalk2me 04:07, 23 January 2010 (UTC)

Beast Vamps

I haven't become a vampire yet and I was wondering... Can Kajiits become a vampire???— Unsigned comment by (talk) on 27 January 2010

Yes, definitely. They will become paler and look older, and get the same red eyes as humans... which is a bit unsetling to be honest — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 15 February 2010

argonians, redguards, etc.

What about races who can't get disease? Can they still get the vampire disease? Argonians and Redguards can't get diseases, and I think there might be another race too. I want to become a vampire but my character is a Redguard. 21:40, 28 February 2010 (UTC)

I seem to recall reading about Porphyric Hemophilia having a bug (or maybe on purpose) that makes it byass disease resistence. Easiest way to figure it out would to pick Argonian and let a vampire wail on you. — Unsigned comment by Catmaniac66 (talkcontribs) on 1 March 2010
Altmer, Argonians, Bosmer, and Redguards all have 75% disease resistance, which means it's less likely but still possible to contract Porphyric Hemophilia, regardless of any "bypass"ing. --GKtalk2me 16:37, 1 March 2010 (UTC)

When I Last Checked, The scripting for Porphyric Hemophilia allows it to completely bypass any disease resistance. Even with 200% disease resistance you could still catch it. I believe that this was put in so the Vincent Valchene could give it to you without fail in the dark gift quest. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 14 June 2010

Becoming a vampire after curing Porphyric Hemophilia.

It might be notable that you can become a vampire again if you cured during the 3 day period when you first catch Porphyric Hemophilia by cure disease potions, spells etc. Unless I've encountered a bug or glitch. Jammy-182 17:54, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

No, you cannot become a Vampire again once you are cured. I think you're confusing Porphyric Hemophilia the disease and Vampirism. After you cure Vampirism you can still catch the disease, however, the disease will not turn you into a Vampire a second time or third time ect.-- 20:12, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
No, Jammy is right, because you never actually had the disease Vampirism, just Porphyric Hemophelia, which turns you into a vampire. You can get Porphyric Hemophelia a million times, as long as it never matures into Vampirism.--Arch-Mage Matt 20:19, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
Arch-Mage Matt is correct. Before the 3 day period has passed, one is not a vampire. Therefore, one can treat the Porphyric Hemophilia with a Cure Disease effect. Since one was never a vampire, the script that prohibits future vampirism is not activated. Darkdoom227 20:27, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
My apologies, I misread what he said. Sorry.-- 20:28, 9 March 2010 (UTC)
No worries. The information you provided is still accurate - after curing vampirism, one cannot become a vampire again. However, curing Porphyric Hemophilia can occur indefinitely. Darkdoom227 20:30, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

~I got myself in a glich somehow, im an argonian male and i have all vampire attributes, and everyone's scared of me ( wont talk back to me ) but i dont look it, i cant feed, or cure it. any clues........ email me at

does vampire change argornian appeerince?

hi i was just wondering if being a vamprire changes a argornians apeerince?(i know that it will make ther face changg but i'm talking about their eyes because they're already red and i'm not planing on becoming a vampire any time soon so i can't tell you!)GUM!!! 17:38, 15 March 2010 (UTC)

umm...does anybody know if it changes your eyes?--GUM!!! 23:05, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Yes. Having been an Argonian vampire, I can say this from experience. However, the Argonian gains light red or pinkish HUMAN eyes. It can be a bit...creepy. 00:03, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

ok thanks!--GUM!!! 00:05, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

I started out with my argonian being a blueish color like the Morrowind argonians. When i became a vampire i turned to the standard red. Talk about an apperance change... -- 14:57, 18 August 2010 (UTC)

I have recently started a new game as a khajiit and i went straight to barren cave and contracted porphyric hemophelia. However, i have waite 6 days and still no change, any hints? :)

Have you slept? May seem like a stupid question, but oh well. Razor 21:40, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

Shopkeepers who hate vampires.

Well, does anyone think we should have a list of all the shopkeepers who won't deal with a maxed out vamp? — Unsigned comment by Jean-Velejeanne (talkcontribs) on 20 March 2010

I don't think so. It would be pointless, as when you're at 100% vampire I don't think anyone but the Dark Brotherhood/Black Hand will talk to you anyways. 22:26, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
I agree its pointless :P --Kri-Dar 22:40, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
If you find a shopkeeper who will deal with you (apart from M'raaj-Dar and his replacement), that would be worth mentioning. rpeh •TCE 12:08, 24 March 2010 (UTC)
Many NPCs, not just shopkeepers, will avoid talking to you. This can actually be taken care of by a Greater Power that you get when you become a vampire called "Vampire's Seduction". Or, if you have the means to create your own spells, simply make a spell that charms 100 pts for 1 second, and cast it on anyone who won't talk to you. So far, I haven't found anyone on which this doesn't work. Ghost Host 14:57, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

~ just putting in my two cents, im 100% vampire, all shopkeeprs talk to me (with exception of roaming keepers and people you buy stuff for frostcraig, deepscorn hollow and the theivs den), all guards do, most NCP's wont talk to me, but its odd not hurt by sunlight, have all attributes, cant/wont let me drink blood, and i cant cure myself, im sure im in a glich but im not sure how to get out of it.~

Khajiit bug: White burned Brown?!

I found a bug that has occurred every time I've played as a Khajiit. I always make the skin white, but when I get turned into a vampire, the skin returned to it's default color of brown. Does anyone know why?Mortono 18:25, 21 March 2010 (UTC)

I believe the game is set to turn the character to the 'paler' brown/yellow color that comes with being a vampire; it ignores your actual color completely. This happens with my white Argonians as well. 01:56, 28 March 2010 (UTC)
Would it happen to my blue argonian as well? If so i would have to renounce to vampirism...and also what if I cure it after? Would it turn back to my normal blue or would it go to default red?
*update* I just finished the cure vampirism quest and it does turn you back to your original color! :)
this may be because your character has taken sun damage, when my dark elf took sun damage his skin changed to a very dark brown. but it changed back to pale when i got indoors.--Rydude17 11:08, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Differences from Morrowind?

Does being a Vampire still have the penalty of being unable to restore health on sleeping? If so, does waiting restore any health? Also, does feeding restore any health, or does it merely affect what stage of Vampirism your character has? Mathiusdragoon 12:37, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

hmm...not being a vampire in either of the games i can't give a steady answer but i think that your hleath will regenarate and feeding won't heal you cause it isn't a spell but i'm not sure that's correct thow--GUM!!! 22:55, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

You can recover health normally when you sleep, and wait. Feeding does not restore health, but brings down the vampirism level.--Arch-Mage MattTalk 23:47, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

~~Except when you are in the sun in stage two +, of course.--Arch-Mage MattTalk 23:49, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

Can you duplicate ???

Hey I was wondering if I could duplicate items for this quest. You need 5 grand soul gems to start this quest and I only have 3 so if I duplicate grand soul gems using the duplication glitch will Melisda accept them?

yeah probly but i've never done the quest but there dosn't seem to be any thing that wouldn't alow it--GUM!!! 13:36, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

you can, you need to buy or get at least 3 of any 1 scroll. Double click or tap the scroll and then drop the item you want to duplicate. but u can only duplicate 1 at a time. So drop 2 of your gems then double click the scroll then drop the 1 remaining soul gem and there should be more on the ground ! : ) [Your welcome. Tim]

Will the arrow glitch also do it? (Arny 13:31, 11 May 2010 (UTC))

yeah i don't really know why the other person put that there but if you have some patchs the arrow glitch won't work and you'll have to use scroll one--GUM!!! 15:05, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
no im on 360 with no patches and the arrow glitch works so Ill use that Arny 08:22, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Just a little side note on the duplication glitch- You don't -have- to drop what you're duplicating until you only have one, unless you have more of the item than the scrolls you use to duplicate it. Otherwise you'll just get the same amount of the stated item + the extras you're still carrying. EX: Duping 3 Soul Gems with 20 Scrolls = 22 Soul Gems. anonymous 11:20, 2 July 2010

I am positive she accepts the soul gems from scroll/arrow duplication as I have done it in the past,she accepts them. I just never finished the quest due to having PS3 GOTY. :\. Roleplayer242621 17:38, 27 July 2010 (UTC)


Owners of the PS3 GOTY have no way to cure vampirism, because the witch will not accept bloodgrass, no matter how much you have, or where you get it from. this can end up ruining your game if your not absolutely sure you want to remain a vampire forever.

i recently removed this because it seems unlikely because there's people who did this quest on ps3--GUM!!! 20:33, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

Put it back then. Just because there are workarounds doesn't mean the glitch doesn't exist. Mental Gear 16:17, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
no like the reason i moved it is because it probly just happend to this one person because if nobody could do it then bethasda would release a patch ojn the new games--GUM!!! 16:28, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
It happens to every person using the PS3 Game of the Year edition, and Bethesda are an incompetent developer when it comes to quality assurance. I think that several years of repeated incidents are a bit more trustworthy than an assumption that starts with 'probably'. If it was a 'one-off' glitch it wouldn't be here. Mental Gear 17:10, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
ok then well if this is a wide known problem i'd like to here if any one else had this problem of not being able to do this quest--GUM!!! 17:11, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Bethesda is not an incompetent developer at the time the ps3 was a new console for which they had never programmed before you cant expect it to be perfect, maybe if they made it again today it wouldn't be that bad and would have the same glitches as the 360 --Arny 17:14, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
Fair point Arny, until you consider that Bethesda were not the lead dev on the PS3 port, and that the PC versions used to have this bug before a patch. However Gum, I must stress that this is a VERY common problem. Mental Gear 17:15, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
GUM I dont have the ps3 version but ive heard all over the internet about this bug so I think it exists --Arny 17:18, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
It most difinitely exist. That is why there is a whole section dedicated to the subject. --Krusty 17:21, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
oh ok then if it's on that page then why do we need it here?--GUM!!! 17:31, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
We do not need it here. This is a page about Vampirism in general, while the bug is related to the Vampire Cure quest. --Krusty 17:46, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
But with that said, I think it would still be well-suited to this page. If a PS3 owner looks at this page, reads it through and considers it would be good to be a vampire, then they wouldn't be aware of the bug unless they read about it on the quest's page. Just my own thoughts but I'd say it's kind of necessary to list what's arguably the worst thing about vampirism on a page about it. Mental Gear 20:05, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
He's right there are several bugs in vampirism and this could be added to warn ps3 owners I could Wright a list of bugs right now --Arny 19:39, 1 June 2010 (UTC)
It's standard policy not to duplicate material across pages. In this case, the bug is to do with the quest so it gets mentioned there. It isn't a bug with vampirism, so there's no reason for it to be here. rpeh •TCE 04:50, 2 June 2010 (UTC)

100% Resistance to disease? I don't think so...

I just contracted Astral Vapours from a Zombie in The Old Way, the only problem is that I'm a high elf vampire, my natural disease resistance is 75% and add the 100% from being a vampire, I really shouldn't of contracted this disease should I? If you don't believe me I'll upload a picture of my active effects page, I play on the Xbox 360, The disease isn't an inconvenience I can cure it right now if I wanted to but I just want to know how the hell I contracted it...--VergilSparda 13:23, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Maybe you got hit with a weakness to disease (if there is) spell. I know with my arogonian vampire i somehow managed to get the same disease. perhaps theres different levels of diseases, not in the morrowind sense though, kind of link strength. So you would need a higher resistance (perhaps even over 100) to protect from. With my argonian vampire ive managed to get astral vapors and rock joint MikeTalk 13:45, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
If you can't do maths : 75 + 100 = 175% That's my total spell resistance. And The only Weakness to disease spells are "Weakness to Disease 25%" which still gives me 150% resistance, if you got the same disease too maybe Astral Vapours isn't affected by the 100% resistance caused by vampirism? Oh and Zombies can't cast spells... So I wasn't affected by a weakness spell..--VergilSparda 13:50, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Try reading the last part of my last post, I was suggesting that different diseases had different "strengths" but not like in morrowing. Maybe a higher "strength" disease would require higher resistance. argonians have 75 or 100 resist, vampires have 100 and my vampire argonian has managed to get both rock joint and astral vapors on stage 1 vampirisim. maybe that has something to do with it... stages... MikeTalk 14:02, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Diseases don't have "strengths" though, if they did it would be on their PAGE--VergilSparda 14:04, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Speaking of the page I looked on the "bugs" section and I found "Astral Vapors ignores disease resistance. Characters with 100% Resist Disease and 100% Resist Magic (eliminating the possibility that a Weakness to Disease effect could be added) can be infected with Astral Vapors."

Seems I was right haha :P--VergilSparda 14:06, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Still doesnt explain how my argonian vampire (ill start addressing him by name:Silver-eye) got rockjoint... MikeTalk 14:10, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Weakness to disease, probably a spell that got you or something like that.--Corevette789 22:29, 13 June 2010 (UTC)

Astral vapors is similar to Porphyric Hemophilia in that it bypasses Disease resistance. See Below: "unless you have the Unofficial Oblivion Patch installed, it bypasses disease resistance." Sorry bud but you gotta get rid of it the old fashioned way (potions, scrolls, spells, altars etc.) — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 14 June 2010

In a article, I cannot remember where, but it said specifically that vampirism is, quite literally, a unique disease of it's own, and is seperate from the Disease section, disite cure disease effects curing it, you cannot resist it at all. I cannot remember where it said this, but it said no matter what, a Resist Disease effect does not change your resistance to Vampirism-Related diseases AT ALL. Roleplayer242621 18:43, 25 July 2010 (UTC)

You mean Porphiric Haemophilia? Yes it's true that that disease cannot be stopped by resistance spells or abilities, as it was mentioned already on the discussion above.--VergilSparda 19:32, 25 July 2010 (UTC)


Here's a list of items that cover the face. Useful if you don't like your vampire face or abusing glitches. Please add more to the list! (Unconfirmed)

Daedric Helmet
Orcish Helmet
Gray Cowl of Nocturnal
Masque of Clavicus Vile

Sorry if my list is formatted wrong, slow connection right now. --Zander490 18:37, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Confirmed list of Paper Bags: Masque of Clavicus Vile, Daedric Helmet, Dwarven Helmet, Gray Cowl of Nocturnal. Orcish helmets do cover the face, but not much. The Gray Cowl is the only real "mask" I know of in this game, so it stays. Hope this helps. --Zander490 19:24, 16 June 2010 (UTC)

Healing While Vampire

If you use a healing spell such as Heal 25 points for 6 seconds You are allowed to wait out in the sunlight however you Will die (I did after doing it for a few hours...) You may also be able to fast travel but I'm not sure what would happen Also my game won't load as i'm taking sun damage from that moment anybody able to help with that?

I am very familiar with vampire characters and can shed some light on this topic. If your directly in sunlight then heal and fast travel, PROVIDED IT ALLOWS YOU TO FAST TRAVELL, You woulden't die, as fast travelling never damages you dispite the time of day as a vampire, but I would suggest waiting until night time to fast travell anyways. As for the corrupted save file, your only choice is to revert to a previous save, I have had that situation before, but perhaps with the console, I have no idea, I have this game for the PS3, So as far as the PS3/360 Format is concerned there is no saving a corrupt save file if it freezes in the loading process, to my knowledge. Roleplayer242621 17:35, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

No change Limit?

I've noticed with Oblivion that when you become a vampire, it will not wait the three day waiting period before changing your vampire level as well as no wait after contracting the disease. So basically, i would contract the disease and when i went to go sleep, it would skip the sleep stage and make me a vampire immediatly. And after having vampirisim, it will advance to the next stage regardless of how long i sleep. (anywhere from 1hour to 24hours, but it will always change whenever i wake up)

I have tryed many vampire script fix mods and NONE of them fix this problem.

A little Help?

Message to Rpeh

I really dislike the way you are way too quick to dismiss ideas,...Take no offence, but dispite being usable once per day, having a level 37 DBH Speaker vampire I can easily say I rarely need to talk to NPCs, even though I AM Big on roleplaying. I usually only NEED To use it once per day, thus, I feel it was a legitimate editation and was uncalledfor when you undid it. PLEASE Try FIXING Ideas insted of just deleting them. For instance, you could also note that the Imperial Race is high on personality and speechcraft which can help offset the large disposition needed to speak to humanoids as a 100% vampire. Aditionally, the majority of the races in this game ARE Imperial, and thus will increase their disposition further to you. Again, please take no offence, but it is really something I think you should work on in the future, as I have seen MANY Good ideas with a solid foundatin be dismissed jsut because the original version was faulty, it had plenty of working room, and dispite this, was also deleted. Perhaps it needed revising, but it still brought up usable ideas, and if touched up upon, would of been very helpful to me when I first started vampiric characters, but since your a veteran here on UESP, I Suppose I will leave it off so you don't have to be bothered with re-deleting it, but I still disagree with it's deletion. Roleplayer242621 17:31, 27 July 2010 (UTC)

Dark Elf Vampire post cure

So, I have a female Dark Elf and I was able to get the potion to cure her of Vampirism, however when I do cure her pretty much everything returns to normal except for the shape of her face. Like when she was a Vampire she still has... -Small eyes -Large nose -Elongated face pretty much every besides the wrinkles and color, and shaped no wear near to how I originally created her. I have read pretty much every where that everything should go back to normal. Do I need to do something more before I cure her?

Also, even after the cure my character still has Porphyric Hemophilia. Shouldn't that go away too?

I have the XB360 GOTY Ed.

You can only cure vampirism 3 days or less after being infected, otherwise it's perminant, as the quest in GOTY Edition makes the woman not accept Bloodgrass, making it impossible to finish. But i'm not sure if it'd unage you, seeming as Vampirism directly changes your age. (You age by 20 years), then again, i've never cured it because i've never been infected unintentionally, and I too have GOTY (For PS3) And cannot cure it to find out. However if a "Potion of Cure Disease" dosen't cure Porphyric Hemophilia, you've ahd it for 4 or more days and are stuck with it. :{. Roleplayer242621 14:10, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

I've cured vampirism before on my xbox GOTY edition with no problems. I had it for several weeks(game time) too. I'm not sure why your character didn't return to normal. The only thing different about my character is that he's male. Maybe a gender glitch?... Also, the bloodgrass glitch is only for PS3. {WTrevlac} November 16, 2010

I've cured on 360 GOTY with no problems. Also Rolplayer,you can only cure Porphyric Hemophilia within the first 3 days. Vampirism is different.Oh and check the bugs on the page.

No Sun Damage near Gates

Moved from article: At least in the shivering isles addon, when you go very near an active oblivion gate, sun damage will cease, and after a short while (10-20 secs) fast travel will be possible from underneath the "shadow" of an oblivion gate. Granted it can be difficult to reach an oblivion gate on anything but 50% vampirism, however it is possible.

This seems very unlikely to me, as the only things that change sun damage in the game that I'm aware of involve clear-cut game changes, like entering a new location or going underwater. I think some verification is needed as to whether, when, and where this actually occurs before adding it to the article. Robin Hoodtalk 21:51, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

If the weather is cloudy, you will take less sun damage than when it's clear. And since there's no sun damage inside oblivion planes, this may be true. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 22:20 on 26 August 2010
Now that would make sense! In which case, it's not the "shadow of an oblivion gate" that's protecting you, it's the weather that it creates. I'm on my way out for a bit, but if someone reads this and can confirm it, we can add a note to the page about that. I suspect weather's already there somewhere, but we could note specifically that "gate-weather" also decreases/eliminates sun damage. Robin Hoodtalk 22:56, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

You CAN get bitten while sleeping.

I just started yet I did the quest that involved with the comité in the Imperial City. I did the quest killed the "fake one" can't remember name, then he got replaced by the guy who wasn't a vampire after all, was sleeping the same day, and BOOM, a message appeared saying; "You've woken up with alot of blood on your neck you're screaming terrified blah blah". 10:48, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

That's just one of the dreams you can get after you've contracted Porphyric Hemophilia. rpeh •TCE 13:39, 23 September 2010 (UTC)


At the Destruction page, I noticed that Vampirism is a Destruction effect. This means that if I mod it into the game as a spell (by using the Construction Set) and cast it on someone will it be considered hostile? Also, if I use it on someone, will he/she instantly become a vampire? --Rigas Papadopoulos 04:57, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Vampirism isn't marked as being hostile, but it can't be targeted at anybody other than yourself, even in the Construction Set, so the question becomes moot. I suspect if you were able to alter that, though, the rest would be doable. There's quite a lot of things that need to be changed to for Vampirism, though, so there could be other issues I haven't considered. Robin Hoodtalk 20:48, 23 September 2010 (UTC)

Turn others?

Are you able to change others into vampires without use of construction set?

No. At least not without getting a mod.--Ghurhak gro-Demril or TAOYes? 01:43, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Console Method Three

After using tombstones, click each and for each type: set doonce to 0 in the console and you'll be able to use it again. — Unsigned comment by (talk) at 18:41 on 12 October 2010

Good point. I'll just confirm that it works (I see no reason it wouldn't), and then add it to the article. Robin Hoodtalk 06:20, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

Vamp Haterz

Hey my big brother played oblivion as a vampire and whenever he talked to someone they said, "aaah! get away from me!" but he didn't have any other disease besides vapirism, the article says that no npc would notice you're a vampire. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 26 October 2010

They will not instantly notice you are a Vampire. If you look more carefully, you will see that the reason they say that, it's because he was at 100% Vampirism. If someone is at 100% Vampirism, most people will refuse to speak with him unless their dispotition is 100. --Rigas Papadopoulos • TalkDeeds 05:53, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
The article doesn't say that in any case: see Oblivion:Vampirism#Disadvantages. rpeh •TCE 07:16, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

Sleeping in a vampire cave

I've not tested this first hand, but a friend warned me not to sleep in a vampire's cave/dungeon if you find a bed there, as he contracted porphyric hemophelia by doing so, as he told me. It might be worth testing or noting for the 'intentional' ways of getting the disease. — Unsigned comment by (talk) on 7 November 2010

Your friend is wrong. You get PH by being bitten during combat; you don't get it from sleeping. He probably got a vampire dream when sleeping and is getting confused with that. rpeh •TCE 11:35, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

But in morrowind once i woke up and a vampire was looming over me :o !!! Could they do that on oblivion??? Vikixox 18:46, 21 January 2011 (UTC)


is there a console command or any way to be vampire without changing skin color? i am a black/crimson argonian and being vampire makes me pink -.- Magicovento 20:21, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Oblivion:Console_Command_Tutorial#ShowRaceMenu, ShowBirthsignMenu, and ShowClassMenu 16:02, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
allready tried ShowRaceMenu command, it is not working. i tried it when i was not a vampire it works perfectly but when i became vampire ShowRaceMenu stuff does not work. after changing the appereance and saving, when i load the game it makes no diffrences. i am guessing when u are a vampire game does not let u have a dark skin or something like that? Magicovento 19:48, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
i just tried ShowRaceMenu command again, but this time i pressed done when i am finished (instead of saving and loading). strangely it works but it resets all my stats as expected. should i use player.setav command to restore my stats, is there another way? Magicovento 20:01, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
-.- my bad, pressing done after changing color in showracemenu, does not work either. when u save and reload the crappy color comes back. *sigh*.. Magicovento 20:44, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Vampire Races.

Shouldn't we add pictures of all the races with Vampirism, male and female, to the page? (I cannot do this because I own the Xbox 360 version of Oblivion)G-Raffe 10:17, 27 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't think that's really necessary. rpeh •TCE 10:54, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


When I was playing as Khajiit I intentionally became a vampire and it changed my appearance ( Shortened hair to default, red eyes, reset head shape back to default.) but even after I cured vampirism by doing the counts quest, it did not revert my khajiit head back to what I made it.

Is it a glitch or is it supposed to reset to default?-- 19:38, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Did you read the first Bug? --Brf 20:40, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Yes...but all the changes happened right after becoming a vampire...should I have reloaded right then till it worked?-- 22:47, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Sun-damage loading crash. POSSIBLE FIX

It seems I forgot about this bug despite reading up on it here a while ago. My vampirism is at 50%, and I quicksaved/autosaved outside during the day (exiting a building), so I'm taking sun damage, so now the quicksave and autosave won't load. The problem is, I haven't properly Saved the game in some time (a good 10 hours or so playing time). Is there any kind of fix for this? A way to perhaps fix the quicksave? 03:32, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

After searching for a fix to this bug I discovered the following advice (the link states how to fix a corrupt save, do not be deterred, the process was successful despite my quicksave file not being 'corrupt' :

It may be the case that this link may not work, so i'll explain. First, make sure that Oblivion is not running. Open your savegame directory (usually this is found in your Documents folder, under My Games > Oblivion > Saves) and find the file named 'quicksave.bak'. Be sure to make a duplicate of the .bak file and place it elsewhere, such as the desktop, in the case that this fix does not work, and anything breaks. Re-name this file 'quicksave.ess', and confirm the overwrite process. It may be the case that the new file is named 'quicksave (2).ess', this is not a problem, the save file will still load in-game, you will just have two quicksaves. When loading the save file in-game, be sure to pick the newer verrsion. It will mosty likely be the case that your progress will be set back by a small amount of time (for me, my progress was set to a time when I had quicksaved inside a building, safe from the sun-damage bug).

While it's not certain that this will always fix the problem for everyone, it worked for myself, and so is definitely worth a try. 15:31, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

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