5 Lessons Learned Being a Vampire in ‘Skyrim’s’ Dawnguard



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  1. #4 – I don’t know where you got the impression that we could help Harkon rebuild Castle Volkihar. I only got one upgrade option (or repair, rather) and it certainly was from Harkon.

    Apart from that, bang on!

    • You can get 2 upgrades: By asking to have rubble to the courtyard cleared and by getting Valerica out of the Soul Cairn (causing her to re-plant the garden)

      Other than that, the ruins all stay, which sucks.

  2. Khajiit aren’t feral…I’ve never encountered a Feral Khajiit, unless you’re referring to something from the expansion

    • *feral-looking :)

      • I’ve Recently baught the video game skyrim, I’ve played as the vampire lord and i have to say that is epic, its flawless. I love it.

  3. I bought GR Future Warfare on impulse instead of this! On PC!! Anyone who has played the PC version knows it’s plagued with bugs and even without them, it’s not that good (so far). Should’ve rented it, I’m very disappointed with Ubisoft.

    Will be picking this up next week.

  4. How much is Dawnguard?

  5. What can i say vampire lord is just so f***ing amazing quite over powered but who cares :D

    It costs 1600 Microsoft points probably around $20 it actually worth it. However was is it worth the wait? I can honestly tell you know. I found the Shivering Isles DLC 100 times better to be honest.

    • to be fair, SI was an expansion whereas Dawnguard is a simple DLC

  6. I don’t care about being a vampire so 1600 ms points is definitely not worth it. I’ll wait another year and buy GOTY edition used for 15 bucks with all the expansions.

    By the way, all the “vampire lord” pictures I see show a male looking creature. Does a female character turn into that too or a feminine version?

    • It’s worth it, actually. You can be a vampire hunter instead and you get cool werewolf perks. Also, there is a feminine version.

    • Uh yeah the females do get a femenine version I play a female nord vamp and the vampire lord is essentially skinnier with some form of bra :P

  7. In my opinion, this DLC kinda really sucked. I spent $20.00 at gamestop for about 15 hours of bullcrap Bethesda spat out at us. The game’s bugs are still pretty prevalent in the respect that I can’t place items randomly in my homes because they fall through floors and sometimes teleport to the other side of the room. On top of that, the vampire lord transformation makes my character’s feet (upto his knees)fall through my Whiterun floor.
    I honestly feel like this game is, in general, lacking very very much.
    This being said, the game is still fun, but I’m one who doesn’t play for story-lines, I play for the joy of making my own little slice of hell on Tamriel.
    If there are patches I can download to my 360, someone please let me know where to find them.

    -Lord Malum

    • “The game’s bugs are still pretty prevalent in the respect that I can’t place items randomly in my homes because they fall through floors and sometimes teleport to the other side of the room.” What homes, Dawnguard didn’t add any. “vampire lord transformation makes my character’s feet (upto his knees)fall through my Whiterun floor” Are you actually fighting in your whiterun home? “I honestly feel like this game is, in general, lacking very very much.” And that’s why most people get the PC version.

  8. Actually its kinda worth it the storylines pretty good ive only played vampire but dawnguard looks okay to. I almost wish id played the dawnguard side because of that stupid glitch with serana, apparently you can become a vp after you do the questline for the dawnguard to( i read serana will turn you later even if you pick other side. So maybe going dawnguard will get you both sides benefits. But watever overall its a solid 8.5/10 worth 20 bucks and hopefully the overpowered vampire stuff will pay for itself overtime :)

  9. My game freezes whenever I start to load my last save or the earlier ones. It also gives me an infinite loading screen when I try to make a new game. Ideas?

    • To the guy with the corrupt game saves… im gonna guess you tried an put a pc save onto your xbox 360… i did this and it got my whole hardrive corrupted let alone my skyrim saves. But at first it was just the save my advice delete save from skyrim and start over and dont mod the xbox version or you will end up like me getting your whole hard drive reformated. when i turned my 360 on it just kept telling me to reformat my hard drive and i could not do anything else because everything was corrupt it did register my xbl profiles game saves downloaded games nothing. so GOOD LUCK with that

  10. My BIGGEST problem with being a vampire lord is the fact that you cannot drink blood from dead bodies.

    You seriously should be able to do this.

    I wonder what the Vamp Lord thinks: “Hmm, I’m getting really thirsty and I might become hated a feared soon and there are a number of fresh bodies lying around me, oh well, I shouldn’t drink from them.”

    • you understand if anything that drinking blood should only make a vampire immensely stronger. Bethesda screwed dawnguard up completely. why would the vampiristic qualities become stronger when you don’t drink blood? (when blood is the one thing that vampires technically need to survive)??? you try going without water for 3 days tell me how you feel.

  11. Vampires can’t drink the blood of the dead. Watch an interview with a vampire. And they seemed to base all of this dlc off vampire movies, i mean come on the vampire form is pretty much ripped straight from Brams drac. My overall feeling is $20 for this dlc is abit steep considering how freaking big and jam packed the shivering isles is.

    That being said being a vampire lord is very cool, the two homes are very nice for either a good guy or bad guy whichever way you like it served, and it adds some fun stuff, which is more than call of duty’s million expansion packs at organ prices for 2 regurgitated maps.

    However the big pitfall of Dawnguard is pitifully boring storyline. I dont want to spoil it but honestly their isn’t a whole lot to spoil. In the end you come out with a new home. Thats it. You cant make choices, you cant decide who lives and dies. Maybe I don’t like this vamp girl. Maybe I would rather blot out the sun. Maybe I like the evil elf guy. Why cant I choose that? Im the guy who sought out every daedric artifact and has literally murdered hundreds of people as a vampire. Your gonna tell me that it fits that I choose to side with some bimbo over taking over the earth? b******* bethesda, b*******. When I get a gaming pc im getting a goty edition for $10 on the PC for the $40 I just made on the xbox version, modding this vamp girl nailed dead to the table along with her mom in castle volkihar and turning off the sun. Thats what I would have done.

    • my opinion is that u enjoy apocalypse-like movies too much.True,bethesda should have given us more choices but but no sun would have eventualy renderd humanity doomed so good luck playing TES 6!

  12. The vampire lord is amazing looking & can hover also.. makes me kinda bummed i made a high elf heavy armored sword & sheild loud & proud style warrior.. if you made a stealth/illusion magic build your vampire skills would stack with your base skills and make you god-like probly.. to late for me.. im just going to murder all vamps.. & protect tamriel i guess :(

  13. I feel the Vampire Lord ability fails in combat. When I’m in combat, I’ve often experienced that it’s just easier to go in normal mode and just use the s*** I’ve always used.

    Can toss in a quick comment that I just have played dawnguard for a couple of hours

  14. I downloaded this dlc last summer and just now got around to playing it over the winter holidays. While I do enjoy getting back into Skyrim and experincing the Dawnguard dlc, being a vampire Lord seems pretty lame compared to what I can already do with my high level skills as a warrior. I got rid of that vampire ability as soon as I could.

  15. Hey, that’s not the only way to become a vampire lord. *Spoiler coming up* If you help the Dawnguard and defeat the vampire lord, Serana will be able to turn you into a vampire lord also, so no matter what you do, you still have that option!

  16. Yea i put alot of time into my dark elf to be the perfect stealth illusion conjurer & archer.. its good news to me i can help the dawnguard & after destroying Harkon & his flesh minions.. become a vampire lord with serana.. i play as a good guy really so it feels good to kno that ill be one of the last vamp lords and everyone will thank me for destroying them lol.. my secret agenda.. destroying my competition lmfao

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  18. I dont know why people are fussing and B******* over everything in the dawn guard storyline and vampire lord looks, Ect. theres nothing wrong with it. That may be my opinion but what everyone needs to do is just be quiet and be greatful that they even put the vampire lord storyline in the skyrim video game.

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