Skyrim: Dawnguard – How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Vampire

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Is there a spark missing in your virtual marriage? In Skyrim, you could get married to tons of different characters throughout the open world, and Dawnguard adds one little layer to marriage. You didn’t read the title wrong, you can turn your lover into a predator of the living. Complete enough work for the Volkihar Vamps, and you’ll be given the opportunity to live forever in darkness with your one true love. Find out the full details below.

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How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Vampire

  • Before you turn your spouse into a Vampire Lord, you’ll need to join the Volkihar Vampire faction. It isn’t so hard, but if you’re worried you might miss it, we have a page dedicated to joining the vampires.
  • Learn how to join the Vampire Faction and become a Vampire Lord right here.
  • Now that you’re in the Vampire club, you’ll need to have yourself a spouse. You can’t turn your spouse into a vampire without a spouse, and the vampires won’t offer to help you if you don’t already have a spouse to turn. Don’t worry, we can still help you.
  • Learn how to get married, and see the full list of NPCs you can marry right here.
  • You’re now a vampire with a spouse. Talk to the many vampires around Castle Volkihar, and complete side-quests for them. Several side-quests will do.
  • Here’s a short list of the vampire side-quests you’ll need to complete: Ancient Power, The Hunt, Protecting the Bloodline, and Culling the Beast.
  • Don’t worry about completing all of them. After a few are completing, you will be pointed toward the vampire Vingalmo.
  • Speak with Vingalmo and he’ll tell you that your spouse can be made into a vampire.
  • Then, all you need to do is go to your spouse and use Vampire Seduction. While they’re seduced, feed on them like you would any other victim.
  • Return to Vingalmo, and the quest will be complete.
  • Now you can live forever with your spouse as damned creatures of the night. Enjoy!

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12 Comments on Skyrim: Dawnguard – How to Turn Your Spouse Into a Vampire


On June 29, 2012 at 10:20 pm

How awesome is that. I love you Gamefront.


On June 30, 2012 at 12:35 pm

what if im a vamp lord but sided with the dawnguard. i have the vampire seduction and all. so…?


On July 2, 2012 at 3:55 pm

i did all of these quest you listed above and i still cannot turn my spouse into a vampire.


On July 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm

I cannot turn my spouse or the moth priest through vampire seduction, the game just has me feed on them, they don’t become thralls at all. I have worked on it for several days. Even re-downloaded the Dawnguard a few times, still nothing!

Ra's answer

On July 23, 2012 at 4:18 pm

You reed on them and they will become a thrall


On July 25, 2012 at 7:43 pm

sick i will have an immortal bond


On August 3, 2012 at 9:20 pm

wait what if your spouse is too powerful for vampires seduction


On September 17, 2012 at 3:04 am

What if you did the quest already? can you still turn your spouse? i didnt get married until after that quest?? :(


On January 5, 2013 at 1:39 am

Well, I tried, but it keeps saying that mai spouse is too powerful for Seduction, how can I make it work?


On January 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm

I did each one of the quest but everytime I go up to him he points me to somebody else. Mind helping me out?

Kevin Thielenhaus

On January 21, 2013 at 7:40 am


Try going straight to Vingalmo, he might offer the quest right away. You’ll also need to make sure you have finished two quests; The Bloodstone Chalice, and The Bonds of Matrimony. If you speak with Vingalmo, you can also agree to complete side-quests (radiant) for him, which might help get you started.


On May 12, 2013 at 12:57 pm

I kind of slaughtered my wife. Can I marry again?