In Skyrim’s expansive open world filled with magic, dragons, and mythical creatures, players, including the Dragonborn protagonist, may contract vampirism over time. If left untreated, this condition can lead to permanent vampirism for the character. That is why I have curated a guide on how to cure vampirism in Skyrim.
What is Vampirism in Skyrim?
In Elder Scrolls V, vampirism is a syndrome caused by the “Sanguinare Vampiris” disease. This peculiar disease can be contracted via multiple ways, and the easiest of all would be to get attacked by a vampire either physically or by Vampire drain Touch.
Once the player has got the disease, it spreads until you find a cure for it. Normally, if vampirism is left untreated for three in-game days, the character eventually turns into a vampire.
Preventing Vampirism in Skyrim
- To prevent becoming a vampire in Skyrim, use a “Potion of Cure Disease” or pray at a shrine within three in-game days of contracting the disease.
- These methods cure the “Sanguinare Vampiris” disease, preventing the progression to vampirism
Curing Vampirism in Skyrim
Similar to the multiple ways your character contracts vampirism in Skyrim, there are also numerous ways to get rid of this disease as well. Some of the methods are quite straightforward, while others can be a little challenging.
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Command Prompt Method
On PC, use the command prompt in Skyrim by opening the console and typing “setstage 000EAFD5 10” to cure the “Sanguinare Vampiris” disease within the three in-game days deadline.
Lycanthropy to Become Werewolf
Alternatively, avoid becoming a vampire by embracing lycanthropy. Join the Companions and become a werewolf through Aela, the huntress, to block the possibility of contracting vampirism
Rising at Dawn Questline
This is the so-called conventional method of curing vampirism in Skyrim. If you do not fancy the easiest methods, then this one can be your only last option to cure vampirism in Skyrim. You begin by going to a bar called “Dead Man’s Drink” located at the South end of the map in Falkreath.
Then, you need to talk to Valga Vinica, the bartender, about rumors going around in the town. At this point, the bartender will give you hints regarding a red-guard mage NPC called Falion of Morthal to have studied vampires, Draugr, and the undead.
So, this is your first clue to visit Morthal, located on the far North side end of Skyrim. If you are having trouble finding Morthal, it is in the Drajkmyr Marsh of Hjaalmarch to the southeast of solitude.
Once you meet up with Falion, he will inform you that he can perform a ritual to cure vampirism. For this, he will ask for a “Black Soul gem” first. Now gaining a black soul gem is easy enough. Either Falion will offer to sell you one for 156 Gold, or you can get it from most necromancers if you find Falion’s offer expensive. Then all you need to do is cast a Soul trap or kill a human with an enchanted weapon, and you will fill the Black Soul Gem with a humanoid soul.
Now, meet up with Falion at the stone circle so he can cure your infection. Keep in mind that you can always re-do this quest since Falion always agrees to cure vampirism. So even if you get infected multiple times, you can always use this method to get cured.
That is pretty much all you need to know about how to cure vampirism in Skyrim. Have you ever encountered this disease in your playthrough? How did you happen to cure it? Let us know more of your thoughts in the comments section below.
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