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Vampire, Thrall

Servants and lackeys of vampires, vampire thralls receive blood from their masters’ veins periodically, granting them a number of benefits so long as they continue to receive their masters’ blood.

Medium humanoid (any race), any non-good alignment

Armor Class 12
Hit Points 52 (8d8 + 16)
Speed 30 ft.

STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA
14 (+2) 14 (+2) 14 (+2) 10 (+0) 12 (+1) 14 (+2)

Saving Throws Dexterity +4, Constitution +4
Senses darkvision 30 ft., passive Perception 11
Languages any one language (usually Common)
Challenge 2 (450 XP)

Special Traits

  • Blood-Bound. If the thrall has not consumed 1 ounce of blood from a vampire within the past week, it is poisoned for 1 week and it loses darkvision and its Keen Senses, Limited Regeneration, Spider Climb, and Sunlight Sensitivity traits until it consumes 1 ounce of vampire blood.
  • Keen Senses. The thrall has advantage on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight, hearing, or smell.
  • Limited Regeneration. The thrall regains 2 hp at the start of its turn if it has at least 1 hp and isn’t in sunlight. If the thrall takes radiant damage, this trait doesn’t function at the start of the thrall’s next turn.
  • Spider Climb. The thrall can climb difficult surfaces, including upside down on ceilings, without needing to make an ability check.
  • Sunlight Sensitivity. While in sunlight, the thrall has disadvantage on attack rolls, as well as on Wisdom (Perception) checks that rely on sight.

Actions

  • Multiattack. The vampire thrall makes two longsword attacks.
  • Longsword. Melee Weapon Attack: +4 to hit, reach 5 ft., one target. Hit: 6 (1d8 + 2) slashing damage or 7 (1d10 + 2) slashing damage if used with two hands.

About

Vampire thralls are not themselves undead, though many are hopeful they soon will be. Ingesting humanoid blood is in no way beneficial to a thrall, but this fact has not prevented many from trying.

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