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Vampire Dust
Vampire Dust
Value 50 Weight 0.2
Alchemy Effects
1st Silence Silence
2nd Resist Disease Resist Disease
3rd Frost Damage Frost Damage
4th Invisibility Invisibility
# Samples 0
Creature Vampires
Vampire Thief

You can collect Vampire Dust from the corpses of vampires that you have killed. It is a valuable Alchemy ingredient. Vampire Dust is even more valuable if you complete the Order of the Virtuous Blood quest, which enables you to sell Vampire Dust to the Order for 250 gold.

There are actually three different types of Vampire Dust in the game: standard Vampire Dust, which is dropped by most vampires; a quest-specific Vampire Dust, which is dropped by Bloodcrust Vampires; and the quest-specifc Ashes of Hindaril. The first two types appear identical and are both identified simply as "Vampire Dust". If you are carrying both types you will see two different stacks of Vampire Dust in your inventory; both may be used together in the Alchemy menu to make some interesting potions. The Ashes of Hindaril are only dropped by one vampire and are identified by name.

Standard Vampire DustEdit

Standard Vampire Dust (EditorID: VampireDust, FormID: 00009182) is found on the corpses of all vampires you kill except:

Vampire Dungeons provides a complete list of all the places in Tamriel where vampires can be found. Vampires can be found in these dungeons at all levels, and in most cases (red circles on map), vampires are also guaranteed to be present.

Vampire Dust cannot be purchased from merchants, nor are there any guaranteed pre-harvested samples. The only other way to find it is randomly in some Necromancer and Vampire loot chests (starting at level 9).

If you are suspended from the Mages Guild for murdering a fellow guild member, you will need to collect twenty samples of Vampire Dust (as well as twenty Daedra Hearts) to be reinstated.

Standard Vampire Dust can be duplicated in the Arch-Mage's Enchanted Chest; you will end up with 11 samples of standard Vampire Dust. All 11 can be sold to the Order of the Virtuous Blood for 250 gold each. If you are the Arch-Mage and strapped for cash, this is an easy way to make a lot of money.

In most cases, it is necessary to kill the vampire before Vampire Dust appears on the corpse. However, the Afflicted Brethren found in Gutted Mine as part of Azura's quest always have Vampire Dust in their inventory and can theoretically be pickpocketed (although to complete the quest you still need to kill them). No additional Vampire Dust appears if you pickpocket one of the Afflicted Brethren and then kill him.

Locations of Vampires

Bloodcrust Vampire DustEdit

Bloodcrust Vampire Dust (EditorID: MG13VampireDust, FormID: 0004872C) is found only on the vampires in Bloodcrust Cavern during the Mages Guild quest Information at a Price. The Vampire Dust is always present in the vampires' inventory and can theoretically be pickpocketed. Its name, effects and appearance are identical to regular Vampire Dust; the only noticeable difference is that its weight is 0.1 instead of 0.2.

Bloodcrust Vampire Dust cannot be sold for the 250 gold bounty to the Order of the Virtuous Blood. Similarly, it cannot be used to pay the toll in the Mages Guild Suspension quest.

If you leave Bloodcrust Vampire Dust in the Arch-Mage's Enchanted Chest, it will be changed into standard Vampire Dust: you will end up with 11 samples of standard Vampire Dust.

Ashes of HindarilEdit

The Ashes of Hindaril (EditorID: MS40VampireDust, FormID: 000977DD) are the third type of Vampire Dust, and are only found on the corpse of a single vampire, Hindaril, who lives in Redwater Slough. You must kill Hindaril before the ashes will appear.

Technically, these ashes have the same alchemical properties as standard Vampire Dust. However, since they are a quest item for the Vampire Cure quest, they cannot be used for alchemy, sold, or otherwise removed from your inventory. The only way to get rid of them is to complete the quest, during which Melisande will take them from you. Even if you could somehow put them into the Arch-Mage's Enchanted Chest, these ashes would not be duplicated.


  • The Unofficial Oblivion Patch fixes several of the issues related to Vampire Dust:
    • Jakben, Earl of Imbel, Lord Lovidicus, the Pale Lady, Seridur and Vicente Valtieri will now have Vampire Dust on their corpses when they are killed.
    • The Afflicted Brethren in the Gutted Mine will no longer carry Vampire Dust in their inventory, but will drop it upon death, the same as other vampires.
    • The Vampire Dust collected from Bloodcrust Vampires can now be sold to the Order of the Virtuous Blood, and Raminus Polus will accept it for the Mages Guild Suspension quest.