Female Vampire dragon
|Release date||October 31, 2008|
|Rarity||Rare - Holiday Dragon|
|Color||◾ Male: Dark gray-brown, white, and red
◾ Female: Cream and red
|Breed specific action||Bite|
|Habitat||None - must be bitten|
Vampire Dragons were released on Halloween 2008, and the first Halloween Dragons to be released on the site. During the release event, some users reported dead dragons, brewing speculation about the new eggs and hatchlings having actually killed dragons on the same scroll they were present on, a rumour later disproved by TJ09. It was confirmed that the affected dragons were killed as a measure to deter intentional glitch exploitation. Before this comment, many users killed the eggs to remove them from their scroll in fear that they would lose dragons on their scroll. Vampire dragons cannot breed and rely on other means to spread their species.
Though eggs of the breed no longer drop in the cave, the species can still be obtained via their breed specific action called Bite, which allows them to create Vampire eggs from ordinary eggs every 31 days. Dragons that can only mate within their own breeds cannot be "turned" by the Bite BSA (Unbreedables, Drakes, Pygmies and two-headed dragons) but all other eggs currently can. Success percentages before June 2011 were: 50% chance the egg bite is successful and you get to keep it, 25% chance the egg bite is successful but automatically abandoned, and 25% chance the egg is killed. Since the introduction of the new 5-letter dragon codes, the success rates of biting have apparently been tweaked. TJ09 indicated that he never guaranteed the 50/25/25 ratios. Only eggs with more than 3 days left can be bitten.
A consequence of the topic they reference, Vampire Dragons cannot be shown on an incubator, a joke on the idea that vampires do not show up in photographs or in mirrors.
Since the change in December 2010, Vampires have a "bitten" lineage link displayed on their view page and a link to the dragon that bit them.
Unlike the other Halloween dragons who get sorted as "Halloween Dragons" by the breed sort option on a scroll, Vampire dragons get sorted as Vampire dragons.
Official Dragon Description
"This egg is stone cold and smells rotten."
"This hatchling appears to be... dead?"
"This hatchling appears to be... dead? Perhaps not. It seems to be active during the night.""
"Vampire dragons are members of the undead. They sustain themselves by drinking the blood of others. It is said that they are only "alive" at night, and seem dead or asleep during the day, as they cannot endure sunlight for long periods of time. Vampire dragons can only reproduce by changing the eggs of other dragons, puncturing the shell with their fangs and injecting venom that kills the baby inside."
|Temporary Holiday Sprites
|Old Dead Egg
|Stage 0||Stage 1||Stage 2||Stage 3||Stage 4||Stage 5||Dead|