The vampire is a neutral chaos role and this role is not immune at night, so anybody willing to kill this character at night can get the job done easily. A vampire will appear to the sheriff as not suspicious. To an investigator, the vampire will appear as a doctor, a serial killer, or a vampire. Finally, a consigliere will be able to find out easily that you are a vampire.
Goal of Vampire
The ultimate goal of the vampire is to kill all those persons that will oppose him. The vampire can kill town members, mafia members, serial killers, arsonists, and werewolves. Each night the vampire is placed into a secret vampire chat and in this chat, he can talk about day’s events and who to convert into a vampire the upcoming night. However, a vampire hunter can read all that is written so be careful with names and identifiable typing and emoticons. Every night, the vampires will vote in this chat on who they want to convert. If the vote is tied, the person who is bit will be randomly selected from the two tied options. The vampire that will perform the bite will be the youngest vampire. You can identify the youngest vampire by looking at the brackets around the names in the vampire box. In the box, you will see it mentioned whether the vampire is youngest or not. If the youngest vampire is role blocked, then nobody will be converted that night. The escort which role blocked the youngest vampire wouldn’t turn into a vampire.
If there are four vampires, they won’t be able to bite another person until there are less than four vampires again. It means that the maximum number of vampires in the game can be four. However, if an amnesiac chooses to be a vampire, then his role will be put aside and he can turn himself into a vampire even when there are four vampires present already. So, this is an exception to the 4 vampires rule and the exception is available only to the amnesiac. Once there are five vampires including the amnesiac at this point, you will have to kill two vampires in order to convert a new person to a vampire.
Persons Immune to Vampire Bites
There are numerous people that are immune to vampire bites: the mafia, the serial killer, executioner, arsonist, and the vampire hunter are all immune to a vampire bite. If you attempt to bite a vampire immune role, you will get a notification saying that you are failed to convert this particular person into a vampire. If you try to convert someone who is in jail, the conversion will not go through. If you target a person being healed by the doctor, the conversion will not go through. The person you were trying to bite will get a notification saying they were healed, and the doctor will not receive any information that they saved that person’s life. A vested survivor or a vested bodyguard will transform into a vampire occasionally. If you try to convert a veteran who is on alert, you will die and he will not be converted into a vampire. If you try to bite a person who is protected by a bodyguard, you will die. If you target a vigilante who shot a town member, you can convert him and prevent the guilt; however, this only works on the night when the vigilante shoots someone. So, if it’s a night after, the vigilante will die of guilt.
The Vampire Hunter
If there is a vampire hunter in the game, you are guaranteed to have vampires in the game. If you are visiting the vampire hunter when he is jailed or role blocked, it will not prevent the vampire hunter from killing you. If the youngest vampire and the vampire hunter go to the same person, it will make no difference. The youngest vampire will not die and the person he converted will also live without being killed by the vampire hunter. They will only be killable by the vampire hunter the next day. If a bodyguard protects a vampire and a vampire hunter visits that person, the bodyguard will die and so will the vampire hunter. Now, it’s worth noting that if you put it in your will, I am the vampire hunter and I am visiting this person, and if the bodyguard puts the same thing too, then it is pretty obvious that the identity of the vampire will be revealed. It is quite difficult for you to brag away from that situation if you are a vampire. If a vampire hunter eliminates all vampires, he will turn into a vigilante who has one bullet. Now, he will be able to shoot any person he likes.
Tips and Tricks
The vampire needs to think of what is the biggest factor in converting. The biggest risk to vampire victory is mafia because they can pick and kill the vampire at a faster rate than the vampires can recruit. Now, when the town members have the information to get the mafia lynched – the town members such as sheriff, spies, investigators – the vampires need to avoid converting them because those are the people that will remove the mafia. Vampire should never randomly try to lynch somebody even though as part of the Town of Salem’s killing-role kind of instinct; instead, they should be focused on getting the mafia lynched because they are the biggest threat to their victory. It is very much in the vampires’ interest to get the vampire hunter lynched. Now, if an angry vampire mob goes after a vampire hunter, probably they will manage to get the vampire hunter lynched. Now, if there is a second vampire hunter in the crowd, you should also try your best to get him lynched because he can also prove to be fatal.
Tactical vampire recruitment
Tactical vampire recruitment is also the key; if you convert the confirmed spy or mayor, it may be possible to test these people again to verify that whether they are turned into vampires or not. For example, a former revealed mayor will have one vote instead of three when he is turned into a vampire; now, your highest priority is the confirmed town roles which cannot visibly perform their actions such as a retributionist, a medium, a lookout, a doctor and a bodyguard. They can lead remaining town members into a false direction and are safest to convert.
Now, escorts, transporters, jesters, survivors, and amnesiacs, they are all good to target in the game and will increase the number of vampires significantly if attacked. Now, killing roles such as jailers, vigilantes, and even the veteran can be useful to vampires, but they can also be the bane of their existence. So, they can kill off the mafia or any mutual killing roles, but they can also kill off vampires. Now, in deciding when to target these roles you should look at how the game is playing out and think whether there are quite a lot of bad people; if there are, then probably there is time to kill them before they kill all the vampires.
Stay Normal after You Are Turned
Try to stay normal after you are turned and try to be as helpful to the town as you can. If you completely change your approach, the town will notice your actions, and probably they will vote against you and will get you hung. If the vampire isn’t included in the role list and you happen to be one then try to hide as long as possible. Now, the only way the town can know that they are vampires is if a vampire hunter dies, or if the vampire hunter tells the town that I am the vampire hunter. Otherwise, the town won’t suspect that there are vampires.
Use the Information
Use the information that you found out as a townie to inform yourself as a vampire. After you have been turned, you need to try and work out who is a potential target and who is a potential threat to your new team. If you were sheriff and before you died you found out someone was definitely mafia then tell it to your vampire friends because you don’t want to waste a night when you could convert a new vampire. If you are a spy, you should tell your friends who mafia visited. You will get a long list of townies, and you will get a list of neutral roles as well. This would be your contribution to the vampire community.