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Vampirism is a power skill which that consumes a portion of player's health in exchange for a leech effect of player's melee attacks and a speed boost for 10 seconds.


  • Special Effects:
    • Upon usage, player loses an amount of health equals [40% base, 20% max] max health. For 10 seconds, player's movement speed is increased by 20%, and all of their melee hits heal 2% max health.
      • Heavy melee weapons (which have "Cannot be interrupted by an enemy's attack" affix) heal 4% max health instead.
      • The healing effect has a cooldown of 0.25 seconds.
  • Tags: NoDamage, Heal


  • The skill cannot be activated if the player is at 0% max health.
  • Melee attacks that aren't dealt by weapons, such as the dive attack or the Phaser Icon.pngPhaser skill will heal the player for 2% of their maximum health while this skill is active.


  • 0.1: Introduced.
  • 0.4: Now also works with ranged weapons.
  • 1.4: Scaling changed from Skill Hp.png Tactics/ Survival to Str Hp.png Brutality/ Survival instead.
  • 1.9: Reworked Vampirism.
    • No longer an area of effect skill that causes nearby enemies to bleed and drop healing items when killed.
    • No longer requires a health flask or a level change to use again. Has a normal cooldown instead.
    • Now transform remaining health plus a portion of missing health into recovery.
  • 2.8: Reworked.
    • No longer transforms health into recovery. Instead, sacrifices a portion of max health to give a leech buff on melee attacks and a speed boost for 10 seconds.
  • 2.9: Unlock cost increased from 45 cells to 80.
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