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A Bloodseeker Palanquin of the Soulblight vampires.
Grand alliance Death
Associated factions Soulblight Gravelords
Major characters Belladamma
Lauka Vai
Races Malignant
Mounts Nightmare
Zombie Dragon
Vehicles Bloodseeker Palanquin
Coven Throne
Creatures Bat
Fell Bat
Spell lores Lore of the Vampires
Archetypes Vampire Lord
Warbands Crimson Court

Soulblight vampires are powerful undead creatures who are a curse upon the living and who hunger endlessly for fresh blood.


All vampires can trace their lineage back to Neferata, who drank Nagash's blood, becoming immortal but also, like her blood-children, becoming ever subject to his will.[8]


Soulblight Vampires have everlasting, inhuman strength and an insatiable lust for blood. Countless kings and queens across the Mortal Realms bear this "curse". Many are blood children of the Mortarchs Neferata and Mannfred von Carstein who build empires and carry out plots, schemes, and wars on their behalf. Some seek to forge their own place in the dangerous hierarchy of the dead, [1] with those of Neferata's bloodline tending towards at least a semblance of civilisation and those of Mannfred's likely to be macabre and treating mortals as cattle. [8] Soulblight vampires often have dark, magical powers enabling them to control and raise the dead, up to and including Zombie Dragons.[10]


Some ride to war as Blood Knights clad in heavy plate armour whilst others glide into battle upon Coven Thrones, sipping the blood of mortals, surrounded by clouds of servile spirits and beautiful handmaidens. Some are driven mad by the curse and form the dreaded Flesh-eater Courts.[1] They can vary as much in appearance as they do in nature - some are decadent courtiers or deadly knights (or even both!); on the Parching Wastes in the Realm of Aqshy ash vampires are skeletally thin and pale with knife-like claws while the tribal chieftans of the Realm of Ghur are huge, hairy, befanged monsters.[10]


The Bloodlines from the World-that-Was are still part of the nature of the various vampires. There are multiple, each of them with a specific affinity:[5]

  • Dragon Warriors with superior combat skills.[5]
  • Lords of Night with the ability to more easily influence their minions.[5]
  • Necromantic with the ability to cause fear and superior wizardry.[5]
  • Swift Death with superior speed and agility.[5]
  • Shape-Shifting with the ability to take on bestial forms.[11b]


These bloodlines likely refer to the vampiric bloodlines of Abhorash, Neferata, W'soran, and Vashanesh, with a fifth being Ushoran whose children formed the Flesh-eater Courts.



Some vampires become obsessed completely by the consumption of blood, seeking always the perfect taste of mortal blood and become known as Sanguinarchs. Some take to the battlefield on Bloodseeker Palanquins to sample the blood of those they consider worthy, but others live within mortal cities or temples, manipulating their hosts' bloodlines to provide the perfect blend. When a Sanguinarch goes to war, she is often accompanied by a cloud of banshees - who may have been, in life, rivals or chosen victims and now slice their creator's prey to fill her chalice. [10]


Vargheists are monstrous bestial vampires who are often kept to the shadows of their kin's court, but none can deny their power on the battlefield. Many vampires fear that should they be deprived of blood they will become a Vargheist.[8]


Bats, large and small, also carry the curse, with Fell Bats being some of the larger breeds that can be found. When they descend to battle they are often accompanied by lesser Bat Swarms.[1]


The Vargskyr are vampires of the Vyrkos bloodline that could not control their animalistic nature. Their minds are shattered and their flesh transmuted to the point where they have become colossal bat-like beasts. These horrors patiently stalk their prey before ripping them asunder in displays of staggering violence.[11c]


Units Abyssal Terror - Bat Swarm - Blood Knight - Bloodseeker Palanquin (Sanguinarch - Spectral Host) - Coven Throne (Pallid Handmaiden - Spectral Host - Vampire Queen) - Fell Bat - Nightmare - Vampire Lord - Vargheist - Vengorian Lord - Vyrkos Blood-born - Zombie Dragon
Characters Adhema - Ahalaset - Annika - Arvan - Aylessa - Belladamma Volga - Cado Ezechiar - Corsovo Volari - Cyssandra - Dessina Avaranthe - Doyenne Dalvia - Durrano - Emalia Grimsour - Evered Halorecht - Exiled Dead (Deintalos) - Genevieve Dieudonné - Giraldus - Harkdron - Harrowgheist - Helvir - Jedefor - Ivya Volga - Jirrini - Kaelena - Karlina von Carstein - Karya Treveign - Kemsit - Kritza - Lauka Vai - Magdalena - Mannfred - Markus - Mathas Hellezan - Mereneth - Naaima - Nagen - Nagra Halorecht - Neferata - Nyssa Volari - Radukar - Raia - Salvera - Shordemaire - The Blood Dragon - Tolurion - Vasara - Velaza Bentessas - Varkos Varactyr - Venzor - Vhordrai - Vinhela - Vorst Treveign - Yessanna - Zhlatomir
Armoury - Artwork - Miniatures

Soulblight Gravelords Death
Beasts of the GraveDeadwalkersDeathlordsDeathmagesDeathrattleSoulblight
Background Elders of VyrkosLichesMortarchSoulblight CurseVampiresWightsZombies
Magic Lore (DeathmagesVampires) • Unit-specific Spells (DeathlordsDeathmagesSoulblight) • Necromancy
Soulblight Dynasties & Other Nations
Legions Legion of BloodLegion of Night
Soulblight Dynasties AtrapaiAvengoriiGestoutKastelaiKhirogarviiTengorezVyrkosWraith Fleet
Deathrattle Kingdoms Cold-Iron Kingdoms - Gharnost - Hallow Barrows - Helspoint - Zygor
Beasts of the Grave TerrorgheistZombie Dragon
Deadwalkers ArcwalkerCorpse CartCorpsemasterDire WolfDeadwalker ZombieKosargi Nightguard
Deathmages Mortis Engine (CorpsemasterSpectral Host) • NecromancerNightmare
Deathrattle Black KnightGrave GuardSkeletal SteedDeathrattle SkeletonWight King
Soulblight Vampires Blood KnightBloodseeker Palanquin (SanguinarchSpectral Host) • Coven Throne (Pallid HandmaidenSpectral HostVampire Queen) • Vampire LordVargheistVengorian LordVyrkos Blood-born
Beasts Abyssal TerrorBat SwarmFell BatNightmareZombie Dragon
Unique GorslavExiled DeadTorgilliusZondara's GravebreakersHalgrimSepulchral GuardSons of VelmornAnnikaBelladamma VolgaCado EzechiarCrimson CourtKritzaIvya VolgaLauka VaiRadukar (BeastWolf) • Sekhar and OuborothVhordraiMannfredNeferata
Deities & Mortarchs Mannfred von CarsteinMorbhegNagashNeferataOuboroth
Beasts of the Grave CrypsloughHoarfrost Helghaste WormScreeching LeviathanSynork Spinebat
Deadwalkers Blood-a-bonesExiled Dead (MarcovRegulusCoylBaultVlashIone) • GorslavPater Blackteeth
Deathmages AlvarasCrelis ArulIsa ven-DrakDiresius KaussMenuasaraz-Senuamaraz-KemurzilLhusimMeremgharGotho OrranRhedgarShadasTorgilliusValagharr
Deathrattle CortekCold-Iron KingDark Lord of DespairHalgoraxJade Skull EmperorOleksander HalgrimRealmreaver LordSarpaSepulchral Guard (Prince of DustChampionHarvesterWarden) • Yaros
Soulblight AdhemaAhalasetAnnikaArvanAylessaBelladamma VolgaCado EzechiarCorsovo VolariCyssandraDessina AvarantheDoyenne DalviaDurranoEmalia GrimsourEvered HalorechtExiled Dead (Deintalos) • Genevieve DieudonnéGiraldusHarkdronHarrowgheistHelvirJedeforIvya VolgaJirriniKaelenaKarlina von CarsteinKarya TreveignKemsitKritzaLauka VaiMagdalenaMannfredMarkusMathas HellezanMerenethNaaimaNagenNagra HalorechtNeferataNyssa VolariRadukarRaiaSalveraShordemaireThe Blood DragonTolurionVasaraVelaza BentessasVarkos VaractyrVenzorVhordraiVinhelaVorst TreveignYessannaZhlatomir
Grand Alliances and factions
DeathlordsFlesh-Eater CourtsLegions of Nagash (Grand Host of NagashLegion of BloodLegion of GriefLegion of NightLegion of Sacrament) • NighthauntOssiarch BonereapersSoulblight Gravelords (Beasts of the GraveDeadwalkersDeathmagesDeathrattleSoulblight)