Skyrim: How To Cure Vampirism

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Being hated and hunted by polite society isn’t so great after all, is it vampires? In Skyrim, vampirism is a disease, a terrible one that ravages your body and eventually turns you into a monster without a steady supply of blood. That’s a hassle, so check out our quick and dirty instructions for defeating the disease and avoiding a future of immortal blood-drinking and pale skin. Stop moping in the dark, dump the coffin, and admire your reflection again — here’s how to cure yourself of vampirism.

With the vampire monkey off your back, continue your questing in Skyrim with our huge text and video walkthrough. For more tidbits of information, check out the cheats page.

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How To Cure Vampirism

  1. If you’ve contracted the disease, you won’t become a vampire for three days. Until then, you can get rid of the disease with any common disease-curing potion.
  2. You can also use the Shrine to Talos outside Whiterun or Dragonsreach, activating the shrine will cure you of all diseases.
  3. Before speaking to anyone, make sure you’re no longer a Stage 4 vampire. Stage 4 vampires are attacked on sight, to avoid this, wait until night and drink the blood of a sleeping person. Even sleeping beggars will do. Just crouch/sneak and interact with a sleeping NPC to drink their blood.
  4. If you’re still having trouble drinking blood, remember that you have two useful abilities as a Stage 4 vampires — Embrace of Shadows, and Vampire Seduction. Embrace of Shadows turns you invisible, while Vampire Seduction will make an NPC calm and cease wanting to attack you.
  5. Once you’re a Stage 1 vampire, normal diseas cures will no longer work. You’ll need a better way.
  6. To begin your quest, speak with any Inn Keeper or Bartender about rumors. They’ll tell you that a man named Falion in Morthal is studying vampires.
  7. Find Morthal east of Fort Snowhawk. Once there, talk to Falion and he’ll discuss how to cure vampirism.
  8. He’ll tell you to get a Black Soul Gem. If you don’t have one, Falion will sell you one. Before being cured, you’ll need to fill the Black Soul Gem.
  9. To fill a Black Soul Gem, you’ll need to cast a Soul Trap spell on a human, then kill them. Any human will work, including bandits and enemies.
  10. You’ll need to obtain a Soul Trap spell, sold by any magic vendor. If you’re really desperate, try the College of Winterhold, or explore Whiterun to find a shop. If you don’t have high magic skills, just purchase a Soul Trap scroll. NOTE: The Mage for the Jarl of Whiterun, the Jarl’s Court Mage, should have a Soul Trap spell.
  11. With a filled Black Soul Gem, return to Falion and talk to him to complete the ritual. You’re now cured of vampirism!

If you’ve got the cure, but not the disease, here’s how you become a vampire.

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390 Comments on Skyrim: How To Cure Vampirism

Glory Of Russia

On November 12, 2011 at 1:56 pm

Life saver


On November 12, 2011 at 6:44 pm

if failoin ever left his house!


On November 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Where is the Shrine to Talos in witherun ?


On November 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm

I actually really enjoy being a vampire and don’t really treat it as an affliction, the perk benefits of feeding withdrawal are stupidly powerful. I wish you could actually spread the disease in this game by feeding on people.


Cozy Carrot

On November 12, 2011 at 8:37 pm

The quest doesnt work if your a stage four vampire! becuase no one talks to you. someone please help. also i need to know if the vampire seduction spell will make Falion talk to you.


On November 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Need help with finding a soul trap spell or scroll? No magic vendors in whiterun and the one i could talk to at the college didnt have a scroll or book.


On November 12, 2011 at 9:24 pm

@ Cozy, you are going to have to feed on someone in order to get rid of Stage 4. After you get that, you can get the quest and easily get it done by going to a cave and killing a bandit.

@ Kingco, Fast Travel to Dragonsreach. When you go inside go to the room on the right where the alchemy table is and talk the NPC Named Forengar Secret-Fire. I bought my book from him for 263 Gold.

Also this guide is nice. I really didn’t like the vampirism but I am sure I will enjoy it later on in the game.


On November 12, 2011 at 9:57 pm

My black soul gem got taken away after i had to go and refuel so i wouldnt be blood-deprived came back and i couldnt complete the quest


On November 12, 2011 at 11:13 pm

what time is dawn


On November 13, 2011 at 12:10 am

My skin turned black? Anyway to be white again…


On November 13, 2011 at 1:15 am

I cant get the Black Soul Gem to be filled.. I keep casting the Soul Trap on bandits and killing them. Tells me I dont have a gem big enough every time..

wut do?


On November 13, 2011 at 3:49 am

This cure also isnt permanent as in Oblvion. Any permanent cures found?


On November 13, 2011 at 5:05 am

Where is the Shrine to Talos in witherun ?!!?!?!?!



On November 13, 2011 at 6:13 am

I have a problem with the quest “rising at dawn”.
I have completed “Meet Falion at dawn” but the next “Speak to Falion” when i do that it doesn’t happen anything.
Any ideas what to do to get cured?


On November 13, 2011 at 6:31 am

thank you very much. when i relized i had it it was to late.and thanks again


On November 13, 2011 at 7:20 am

How can i see what stage of Vampirism i am?


On November 13, 2011 at 7:54 am

is there a permanent way to cure it, i have done this and it has not stayed, any ideas?


On November 13, 2011 at 8:09 am

After i get the filled soul gem and speak to Falion he asks me to meet him at dawn, upon which he just starts attacking me? Any ideas?

Russia Persona

On November 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

alright this works! but i found out that if you’re in stage fourand you have a hierling following you, dont talk to him/her. They’ll immediatly try and kill you. And then you’ll have no friends!

Kurt Munro

On November 13, 2011 at 9:52 am

This is BS. I have to wait for Falion to be at his stupid point, and by waiting it makes me Stage 4 and he just attacks me, even though I spoke to him 5 minutes earlier about the Black Soul Gem.

Bull GUI doesn’t give you any info about anything. Step back from Oblivion.

Travis Yarwood

On November 13, 2011 at 10:01 am

Everyone Calm down! If your on stage 4 of a vampireism everyone will go after you(including him) and try kill need to feed on someone before you go..which is a mission but i done it!
i have a problem..i met him at dawn and he tried to kill me..ive just explained why now i have to talk to him again? i try to and he wont giv eme any other option than to ask about his poxy shop!
Someone Help Please!

Kurt Munro

On November 13, 2011 at 10:06 am

I found that The Mace of Molag Bal recharges a soul gem, so if you have that weapon charged it might work too, instead of travelling to buy the spell.

Kurt Munro

On November 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

Here’s some help. Type this into the console (access with key left of 1):

prid 0001aa5e (press return)
moveto player (press return)

That will move Falion to your position, so you don’t have to wait for him to leave his house.

player.moveto 0001aa5e – will move you to Falion’s position.

Really Frustrated Gamer

On November 13, 2011 at 11:10 am



On November 13, 2011 at 11:45 am

this is just retarded Embrace of shadow has no effect at all, i use it far from house out range for anyone to possibly see me, and they still come running after me even though am like a million miles away from the house, and see straight through the embrace, wouldn’t think its even possible to get out of stage 4


On November 13, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Okay, ive done everything, I got the black soul gem, filled it by killing a bandit, went to talk to Falio, he told me to meet him at dawn in the marsh, I wait in the shrine in the marsh til dawn, he shows up, but dosent give me any options other than his 3 basic ones… Wtf Is going on? Is there a glitch, or did I miss something?

brad sloan

On November 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

the shrine of talios does all.


On November 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

My vampire powers wont work. I egupied them like i would any spell but nothing happends. Idk what to do becouse I cant feed due to this. And ive always been good at sneaking but no matter how far away I am or hiden people seem to see me no matter what.


On November 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I was on day 2 and i tried a disease-curing potion and it did not work. i tried the Shrine to Talos outside Whiterun, this to did not work…. so i just went to the inn and started the Quest with Falion which work… if your a stage 4 vampire out side this town there is a house across the bridge just before you get to the marsh the door is lock and easy to pick, just feed on them a few times while doing the quest for Falion… this helped out alot!! thanks


On November 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm

There does seem to be a glitch with him performing the ceremony…

once he meets me at the marsh… he does nothing, just stands there.

This is complete bull… I cannot do anything….

Please fix now.


On November 13, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Morthal is the name of the town i think…. just get threw the town hide in the marsh wait till your hidden then sneak back that that house no guards are out that way… also when your looking for someone to kill go into the marsh there are bandits out there just asking for their soul to be taken…


On November 13, 2011 at 3:23 pm

is it dusk??


On November 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm

When he talks about the black marsh, where exactly do you meet him?

James the Khajiit

On November 13, 2011 at 3:35 pm

To use your powers, you have to use the same button as your Shouts.

I am currently in the process of curing stage 4 vampirism myself. I’m keeping optimistic about maintaining my life as a vampire, since I have a tenant living in my house in Whiterun whom I’ll feed of off.

What I did to initially find a victim in stage 4 was use the invisibility and picklock into someones house. If you have no picklocks, try an inn.


On November 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

im at stage 1 of vampirism and i love it
besides i always get hunted by assassins so guess thats good


On November 13, 2011 at 5:18 pm

FYI need to be stage one vamp for it to work. I met him there at 330 and then he did some thing diffrent.. this was after my failed attempts and going back to a saved game few times trying to figure out what to do

Julia Labo

On November 13, 2011 at 6:09 pm

So the embracing the shadows spell didn’t work for me, but I still managed to feed. (Had to take all my armor and weapons off to sneak into the guy’s house). Then I followed this guide. The only thing that I had trouble with was the fact that when you use the soul capture spell it puts it in the smallest soul capture gem you have on you, so you have to drop all the others first. Just a heads-up :-)


On November 13, 2011 at 8:33 pm

To everyone having trouble with the actual ceremony:
Just quit and reload a save from b4 the quest, that will probably fix it

To people who don’t know what stage they are:
Go to the active effects menu in magic and look at your resistance to fire, poison, etc. that deals with vampirism. if its’ 25%, ur level 1. if its 50%, ur level 2, and etc.

To people who can’t get out of stage 4:
If you’re part of a faction like the dark brotherhood or the theives guild go there and feed off of them, they won’t be hostile


On November 13, 2011 at 8:38 pm

Just like to add that Falion will tell you to meet him at some circle of worship at Dawn. You are not cured right away, you have to meet him at the circle and at Dawn. What sucks is I didn’t know I had to feed and so I waited at his house until 4:00 AM. His kid freaks out Falion chases me around so I ran to the circle and let him kill me thinking that was part of the ritual. Because he does suggest he will do something like that. Anyway, long story short, feed, feed and then feed again before doing the ritual. Now, I need to go back in time because I did not know I needed to suck blood. Vampirism is turning out to be the worst part of the game.


On November 13, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I know from stories about being a vamp in oblivion i dont want that.. so when i (by mistake) ate vampire dust & became a vampire the first i did was go online and look for the cure.. (the elder scrolls should have internet:D)

anyway.. is it just me or does your eye colour change when you become a vampire.. mine are black now & where blue.. i cured being a vampire.. but my eyes are still black


On November 14, 2011 at 3:05 am

Dont have enough magic to cast soul trap so where can I find a soul trap scroll then? Hate being stuck as vampire.

Blixa Bargeld

On November 14, 2011 at 3:14 am

There’s another way… Much easier way. But not without consequences.
You can become a werewolf. This will cure you of all stages of vampirism and all it’s symptoms. This will also make you immune to all further diseases and infections. You can become a werewolf after completing a Companions’ quest in Underforge in Whiterun.
So if you are having trouble finding the pesky Scroll of Soul Trap like I did, this is a very easy way. Cheers.


On November 14, 2011 at 5:51 am

I have no idea how to get any soul trap. everywhere i go they attack me. So i dont know if i have to start the game again or just keep going

Really Frustrated Gamer

On November 14, 2011 at 6:40 am

Go West of the western watchtower to fort greymoore, kill everyone and go back at night and there will be a sleeping maid to feed.


On November 14, 2011 at 6:53 am

When I noticed that I was a vampire, it was too late.


On November 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

I also get attacked by everyone making it impossible to go to towns and merchants


On November 14, 2011 at 7:52 am

seriosuly, it sounds like most of the above posters are either retarded or have never learned how to read.

the guide works 100% if you actually read it and follow what you’re told to do in game.


On November 14, 2011 at 10:07 am

You can buy soul trap cheaply off of Falion himself and a black soul gem can be found next to the arcane enchanter in the same room as the master vampire during the first compaions quest.

Kevin Thielenhaus

On November 14, 2011 at 10:42 am

Everyone in need of the Soul Trap spell — Check it!

The Mage for the Jarl of Whiterun, in the castle, should have a Soul Trap spell.

pissed of player

On November 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm

This vampirism BS is too much. I Can’t find anywhere someone to drink blood. this is stupid…

@Really Frustrated Gamer: Go West of the western watchtower to fort greymoore, kill everyone and go back at night and there will be a sleeping maid to feed. NOT TRUE, done that more than once bud no maid is anywhere….FAIL

@dumb_ass_players: seriosuly, it sounds like most of the above posters are either retarded or have never learned how to read.

the guide works 100% if you actually read it and follow what you’re told to do in game. FAIL::::



On November 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Ok,I can get the soul trap tome but that does me no good as my magic isn’t high enough. I need the scroll and I can’t find any one who sells the scroll.

So where can I buy the scroll please?

pissed of player

On November 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm


Use this…


On November 14, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Quest worked fine for me. Theres a mining camp near marthol you can use to feed. Just wait till like three am, use embrace of shadows and munch on someone sleeping in one of the tents. Do it like three times just to be extra safe. (no idea if more than once makes a difference). Use a weapon with soul trap, it’s easier than the spell and handy to have anyway. Try sticking all but your black gem in a container somewheres so the soul goes into the gem you need it to. After that just do what he says. Hope that helps anyone havin troubles


On November 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm

for those of you having problems after you talk to him at dawn and he does not continue the ritual, use these console commands

rid 0001aa5e (press return)
moveto player (press return)

he will spawn in front of you so make sure your in the middle of the place and he will then say good your here and continue with the quest.


On November 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

i meant to say prid 0001aa5e

Noob replys :D

On November 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Oh hey, I dont know if any of you found this out, but there is a shine to Talos that cures it In whiterun its easy to spot.((before 4th stage of vampire Stages)) And its by the guy Who keeps Screeming about Talos, cant miss it :D


On November 14, 2011 at 8:44 pm

Also, you dont have to use console command to put him in circle (my console doesnt work at all for some reason). Just attack the dude, run to the circle and then put your weapons down so he stop attacking you. He will begind the ritual right after.


On November 15, 2011 at 1:44 am

just do as he asks buy a soul trap spell off him an a black soul gem feed on a farmer at night in his house an ur all set if cnt find mission start means u havent been to the inn an aske for rumers this worked all for me an i have the AU standard version

chase cook

On November 15, 2011 at 4:28 am

omg thank you so much;

by: Kurt Munro

On November 13, 2011 at 10:28 am

Here’s some help. Type this into the console (access with key left of 1):

prid 0001aa5e (press return)
moveto player (press return)

That will move Falion to your position, so you don’t have to wait for him to leave his house.

player.moveto 0001aa5e – will move you to Falion’s position

i waited till dawn at the spot but turned into the stage 4. it said i completed the meet part of the quest but he attacked so i couldnt talk to him. after i fed nothing would bring him back to the meeting place to finish the speak part of the quest but this. your a lifesaver, i was about to throw this game your the window

chase cook

On November 15, 2011 at 4:43 am

out the window**

Effing A

On November 15, 2011 at 5:23 am

If your stuck on stage 4 of vampirism, try to get a companion so u can command him to sleep and feed on him, being a vampire annoyed the out of me until i started doing this


On November 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I bought my soul trap spell from Falion with 300g :)


On November 15, 2011 at 2:57 pm

this vampirething is the worst part of this game, hope they patch this or give SOME sort of information how to Ing cure it… (BUT my tip is remove this BULL… there are no in twilight girls in skyrim)

gratz on finding out how to cure it… just took me 5 hours and now i ragequit… time for battlefield :D


On November 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm

I hate that the shiren n the cure diesease potion don’t work n Im only a level one vampire
Help ?


On November 15, 2011 at 4:09 pm

hey guys so i finally found a fool proof way of going back to level 1 vampirism, take off all armor and weapons and at night say around 3am fast travel to a stormcloak camp, even if you have slaughtered everyone in this camp there will b one main guy still therre who you cannot kill for some strange reason, but that is who i feed on i just now did it thank god i about broke my disk in half, im tired of being chased lol but try it out if you need a location therre is a camp southeast of riverwood on the mountain and northwest of helgen good luck


On November 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

there is a permanent cure, just become a werewolf by joining the companions and doing a couple of quests


On November 15, 2011 at 11:52 pm

WHAT to DO?!?

Im stage 4 – Cant go any near ppl or they “see me through walls” and attack me straigt away.

I would like to know – STEP FOR STEP…!!
How do i go near without beeing discovered?
And presice WHEN do i use my “power” (invisible and “charm”)
noone write how to do the “go near” – “Charm” – “Drink blod” ??

..and I must be extreamly tiered, since i dont get any detailed help out of reading this thread!?!


On November 16, 2011 at 1:29 am

I’ve read all the comments on this, and not a single one of them solves my problem. I obtained the Black Soul gem from him – charged it with my soul tap weapon, and went back to him. But although I say to him that I have a black soul gem, he says its empty. I checked and it was a lesser soul. So I bought another like 600g, and trapped a greater soul in it. Went back, and he still says the same: That it’s empty. Tried in all stages of vampirism(except 4th ofc).

Anyone tried a similar glitch, or do I do something wrong at some point?


On November 16, 2011 at 2:50 am

Hi guys, for those who have problem with starting the ritual by Falion. you should push him toward the ritual. when you push him toward the circle he would move automatically to give you space as programmed in the game. but you use this trick to move him toward the circle. once he’s near the circle you can go in the center of the circle and ask him to start the conversation. Everything’s Done!

* Hope Bethesda soon patch this bug as he stays far from circle and you can’t reach him to start the ritual.


On November 16, 2011 at 5:40 am

I’ve been attack by Alva from the village of morthal and I’ve become a vampire?! I didn’t even know she was a vamp! anyway I went directly to buy a potion to cure myself and it didn’t work, I also went to the talos shrine and it didn’t work. Pisses me off i didn’t want to become a vampire for now. I’m doing the dark brotherhood quests and I can’t get anywhere without someone trying to kill me ! has that happen to anyone?

Captain Arf

On November 16, 2011 at 8:17 am

For everyone whos a stage 4 vampire and who has joined the companions, they won’t attack you and they will protect you from the guards and i think that if you become a werewolf you will no longer be a vampire so try it out, i haven’t yet and it’s just a theory but it might work


On November 16, 2011 at 10:09 am

I just rushed in to Whiterun, bit one of the patients in the temple of whatever and rushed out. The invisibilty thing is worthless.. Im going to do the ritual now, I hope it works.


On November 16, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I ing hate vampirism in this game. They should remove it, or at least make it easier to get rid of. The simplest solution would be to make feeding easier. Feeding on people either pisses off the guards and they try to murder you or if you don’t feed they try to kill you anyway after becoming a level 4 vampire. Bethesda please fix this, it’s ruining my skyrim experience. I’m actually considering starting a new character, as I can’t deal with this nonsense anymore.


On November 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I was really excited for a solution when I read this, but I’m a stage 4 vampire and even this guy whose supposed to help me is attacking me! I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do!


On November 16, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Hey i am at stage 4 vampirism but when i ever i go to sneak and feed on an npc all i am getting is the pickpocket option but not the feed option


On November 16, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Hmm was a werewolf when I became a vampire
so now im both werewolf and a stage 4 vampire
no way to get rid of it


On November 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Your food must be asleep…..

Man named sou

On November 16, 2011 at 10:24 pm

As stage 4, unepuip all armor , use invisible power to sneak up a sleeping person and feed. Worked for me. Good luck

Man named sou

On November 16, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Well unepuip everything and use Embrace the Shadows power. I went to Kynesgrove to feed.


On November 17, 2011 at 8:45 am

I have a glitch. Falion doesn’t cure me, he just walks away! And that thing in Whiterun doesn’t work. It says that it cured me, but that isn’t true!I still have red eyes and vampire spells.


On November 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Go to Whiterun and do a couple fetch/kill quests (I think 3)
They will ask to meet you in the Underforge where they will give you wolf blood and Vampirism is cured. You can then keep or cure the lycanthropy, but there are no down sides to it until you choose to transform to wolf form.


On November 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm

Thanks to this guide I don’t have to start all over again, I hate vampires lol. I have a huge problem trying to get Falion to preform the ritual. There was a dragon attacking the area right as he showed up. So I had to battle with the dragon and kill it in order to start the ritual. It was pissing me off so damn much.


On November 17, 2011 at 8:17 pm

This guide worked no problem.
if you have a problem, you’re either not thinking things through or not reading the guide.


On November 18, 2011 at 10:01 am

*** STAGE 4 CURE ***
You know your stage 4 when everyone starts attacking you and you have the extra powers.

First – Head to one of the two farms just outside Whiterun to the east of the stables.

Stand outside door… ask any companions to “wait here”
Strip off armour weapons
Use Embrace Vampire power and sneak
Pick Door
Walk up to farmer or wife on sleeping
They will start to wake up and as they get up stop sneaking and use the seduction power
They will then climb back into bed and you will have the option of selecting them and then select the feed option
feed as many times as you like then run for it if a guard comes in

If you have already talked to Falion (which is likely as he assumes you have met him after the first dawn that passes)…he would have returned to his home and you can no longer talk to him about the cure or the gem..

Simply head back to the shrine wait the amount of hours till about 12am then go forward +1 hour until he appears usually around 2am

Talk to him.. he should not attack you since you fed on the farmer he will conduct the ritual and you are cured.


On November 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

I got the Soul Trap but it won’t let me use it. It keeps saying I don’t have enough Magicka yet the bar is completely filled….


On November 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm



On November 18, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Your not suppose to be in here.


On November 18, 2011 at 4:54 pm



On November 19, 2011 at 4:29 pm

My character’s skin turn dark as redguard when he became a vampire.
i hav no idea how to deal with this,so I’ve try “showracemenu” and creating my character face again [I cant just change skin colour bcus it change only the body,his face's still dark...] and use console command set my character skills and attribute bcus when i want to create a new face i need to choose race, this’ll rollback all of skills and attributes. It looks cool at first, but when I have to feed on someone….I CANT!! there’s no feed choice after I press my E botton
-___- and Vampire Sight skill’s gone too……. I cant find it in my spell list

if someone know how to fix this, please tell me [thx for reading]


On November 19, 2011 at 4:57 pm

well i had a mask in my inventory. Thank God but if you have a mask on while your a stage 4 vampire people will still talk to you and you can still get quests. The masks have to cover the front and back of face and atleast have to end at the shoulders.


On November 20, 2011 at 1:35 am


I’m guessing you’re a huge when not writing on the Interwebs.


On November 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

If you’re having trouble getting out of Stage 4 Vampire, here is a good strategy. To the northeast of Morthal, at the entrance-ish of the marsh, there is a cave called “Movarth’s Lair.” It’s filled with vampires (irrelevant), but if you kill everything in the cave, you’ll find a bed. Sleep there until it’s late into the night (so everyone will be asleep). Then travel back to Morthal, to that house across the bridge and beside the lumbar workshop. Take off all your armor, use your “Embrace the Shadows” power, all while in sneak mode. Enter the house, a man and woman should be asleep. Drink their blood, and be on your merry way. Good luck everyone!


On November 20, 2011 at 1:14 pm



On November 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm


Falion sells the Black soul Gems and Soul Trap spells!


On November 21, 2011 at 1:21 am

Getting the werewolf mod from whiterun Companions quests will give 100% resistance to diseases, this might save from future vampirism!


On November 21, 2011 at 5:46 am

What are these ?common disease-curing potions.. I really need to know quick.. I\ve been thirsty 2 times at the time of the sunset..


On November 21, 2011 at 6:44 am

Some people have said this is bugged and Falion just stands a few meters away from the summonig circle, only offering 3 basic dialog options instead of performing the ritual.


Use unrelenting force to push him into the circle. This will make him hostile, so then just knock him out with your weapon and when he stands he will be unhostile. Keep repeating this until you get him in the center on the summoning circle. That is enough to trigger the sequence.

It worked for me anyway.


On November 21, 2011 at 9:17 am

Was a great help. For now I can continue my quest as the Dragonborn, thank you.


On November 21, 2011 at 10:40 am

I need help im a level 4 vamp everyone trying to kill me so im finding it hard to do the quest to get rid of it as he just attacks me, i been told if you drink blood you go back levels is this right?, so just want some help or tip on how to get rid as its making me start to think i should start all over again.


On November 21, 2011 at 10:56 am

The shrine to talos is just below the stairs to Dragonsreach, right next to the guy who is preaching. If you are going down the stairs from dragonsreach and you are at the bottom you should be staring at a big dead tree, look to your left there will be a statue of a guy with a sword and right in front of it a smaller shrine about half the size of a person, click that. Hope this helps just wish it wasn’t so far down in the comments


On November 21, 2011 at 11:04 am

For people stuck on Level 4 Vampire:

Every time you feed on someone you either go back to Level 1 or go down a level (can’t remember which), once you’re back to Level 1 just make sure you feed on one person every night and you’ll be fine. That’s if you want to stay a vampire.

When you’re Level 4 and you need to feed, right outside of Windhelm there’s a couple of nice little farm houses that only have one or two people living in them. Fast travel just outside of Windhelm from about midnight to 3am. Walk right inside (the doors are usually unlocked) and once you’re in turn on Vampire Seduction and the people shouldn’t wake up. If they’re getting up when you walk in they should lay down and go back to sleep. Drink their blood and NPC’s no longer attack you.

After that just stay on a healthy one farmer a night diet to avoid going Level 4 again. If you want to completely cure your vampirism follow the nice guide GameFront has provided us with and make sure you’re a Level 1 vampire through the duration of it.

When you get to the ritual circle, if Falion is outside of the circle just push him into it and stand in the center and talk to him. After he cures you go to the Companions and go through their quests to become a Werewolf. It’s much better than being a vampire, as you transform at will. So if you don’t want to go wolf you dont have to. Then you’re permanently cured from vampirism as well as all other diseases.

Hope this helps



On November 21, 2011 at 11:10 am

Thanks BK31 i will give it a go as being a vamp sucks lol.


On November 21, 2011 at 8:48 pm


he was stuck in his house for me,

1, stike him in his house.
2, run to circle.
3, use harmony spell,
4, talk.


On November 22, 2011 at 12:15 am

I’m stuck as a stage 4 vampire and I CAN’T FEED. I have sneak in the 70′s and several pieces of sneak gear on. I’m not being detected. I can jump on the heads of sleeping people and they don’t wake up. My issue is, when I go to feed, all it does is open the inventory of the sleeping person. I was able to feed normally at stage 1, 2 & 3, but I was out running a few quests and didn’t want to hassle with returning to feed until I was done with the quests. I never anticipated that once I hit stage 4 I’d not be able to feed anymore. I can’t do the quest for the cure because I’m attacked on sight, and I didn’t really want to be cured. I just want to be able to talk to people again and sell this crap I’ve been carrying around for days. I’ve tried feeding on dozens of different sleeping people in different towns. Every one is the same. It just opens the inventory to pickpocket and does NOT pop up the question asking if I want to feed. No matter what I do, it won’t work. I have hours into this save and I really don’t want to have to lose all that due to a ridiculous bug. Anyone know how to remove vampirism with the console?


On November 22, 2011 at 6:31 am

dudes calm DOWN
its easy
i’ve been vampire in oblivion and i cure it and i cure again in skyrim i caught disease from a fight i went to morthal before that cheap what is ur vampire level is go to magic bar go to powers look throw vampire powers in that bar if u are stage 4 there is 4 powers remember even if u feed u always have 2 of that powers so feeding is important where it’s simple find a sleeping beauty take it easy if u are stage 4 its even easier u can be invisible sneak around go to people homes at midnight
u meet falion in mortal remember to feed before chat to him buy black soul gem from him he even had soul trap spell book need a little money
buy from him all of them kill a bandit or anyone else the world soul trapped appears on screen
if u are short on magic find the god damn scroll understand???
go to the circle near city wait until 4:00 am falcons appear he cures u
but its not hard its ur choice to be a vamire or not i prefer not cause i like to fool around in sky rim days and in sunlight u are weak
mates its easyyyyyyy


On November 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

vampires has a lot of benefits at night remember this too


On November 22, 2011 at 9:09 am

After killing half of the population of whiterun ive decided to stop being a vampire… now my only question is. Will the ppl of whiterun ressurect or will they remain dead? :/

Roger Tvorssak

On November 22, 2011 at 10:24 pm

I drink my own period and i go on stage 1


On November 22, 2011 at 10:39 pm

open console with Tilde ~ key
type this in console.
setstage 000eafd5 10

your vampirism will be totally gone and people will no longer be aggro to you.

useful for the people who are frustrated with the disease, like i was


On November 23, 2011 at 7:29 am

This is for everyone who is at stage 4 vampirism.

I just spent the past 8+ hours traveling all over the map looking for houses to feed from. It got to the point where I just said F it and started killing everyone I could in every house I could get to. Every single time they woke up the moment I moved after entering the house and it frustrated me to no end because isn’t that what the Embrace is supposed to help out with?

Then I read a comment on this thread about removing all your clothes and weapons and IT WORKS. Strip down till you can’t remove anything else and go to Morthal and to the north of the town you fill find a watermill and a single house across the river (Jorgen and Lomi). If you take everything off you’ll be able to FINALLY feed and get your ass in gear on the quest to cure the vampirism.


On November 23, 2011 at 1:50 pm

THANX !! works fine ! no prob at all


On November 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

As Skree000 mentioned,

Open console with ~

setstage 000eafd5 10

Many folks keep saying “just hit pickpocket and feed”, most of that are stage 4 vampires understand this much already, but the game itself still has a bug here n there. Not sure what triggers it, but stage 4 works fine for the most part. If you play in it moreso than not, you’re more likely to run into the glitch of not seeing the “feed” option and it just goes straight into viewing the person’s inventory.
This curing method works effortlessly and will save about 10 hours of headache wondering why you don’t see the feed option when you should. After typing in the cure code, immediately head to your favorite vampire cave and voila. No resetting and losing all the hard work.
Saved me from having to restart a good 20 hours logged into a character. Good luck n happy bloodtivities.


On November 23, 2011 at 11:18 pm

You can cure your vampirism by drinking werewolf blood aswell (don’t want to spoil how you get that). But in return you become a werewolf. It’s not really a bad thing as the only downfall to lycanthropy is that you can no longer become well rested , everything else is a nice little perk unlike with vampirism.


On November 24, 2011 at 3:34 am

best place to find sleeping persons is either the rebellion camps or empire camps after you have killed everyone. There will be the leader left because you cant kill him or her and there will also be no one that can guard them while they sleep. also they are usually found in remote areas so not much chance of running into others


On November 24, 2011 at 10:41 am

If you can’t cast soul trap spell, can’t find a scroll… Learn how to enchant weapons…
If you’re already a stage 1 vamp, cure disease potions and shrines will NOT CURE YOU.
Have to do that BEFORE the first three days are up. After clearing a vamp dungeon, check the current affects tab on the mage page, stamina drain = vamp disease. If you don’t want to become a vamp again, CURE NOW. After the first three days are up, you’re forked and have to learn to deal with it or follow the quest to dispell it.
For those who can’t feed while a vamp…. Learn how to play for cryin out loud.
Using console commands is fine for pc’rs.. But how about a glitch fix for console gamers?
Console command = cheating, go back to call of duty or some other sht game if you can’t play this withou cheating.
Can’t find anyone to feed off? Holy crap people…. Do yourself (and the forums) a favour, and sell your game for a box of Kleenex
Your tag along will only sleep at night, when other npc’s should be sleeping

I just love reading these posts, all the whiners whom can’t figure sht out on their own crying that they can’t cast a spell cause they have no mana help me!!! Waaahaaahaaa

I’m a Bosmer, vamp


On November 24, 2011 at 10:45 am

… Damn iPhone…
Bosmer vamp, full on thieves guild, DB member, master of sneak, archery, pick pocket, and illusion.

Being a Vampire is awesome, but difficult during the day when goin up against dragons… That’s my ONLY issue with being one.

So to all the peeps who don’t wantto be one and are either crying or raging about it…
Here’s a quarter, call someone who cares.


On November 24, 2011 at 10:56 am

I also found a way to fill the soul gem with a soul. You can find a bow in Folgrunthur that fills a soul gem with a soul. Folgrunther can be found in the swamps between Morthal and Solitude.


On November 24, 2011 at 1:17 pm

I enchanted an elven bow after smithing it to exquisite.
Used a greater gem, filled with a greater that I found in a chest.
Set the chant for trap within 2 seconds of death, and it’ll give close to 250 uses.

Learn to use enchantments and the game is easier


On November 24, 2011 at 2:28 pm

For those playing the 360 version (may work on the PS3, too) and Falion does not come into the circle to perform the ritual. You will have to get behind Falion and push him into the circle. It is easier if you walk into him instead of running because you have the tendency to run around stationary objects. Once he is in the circle, stand in the center and he will automatically start the ceremony.

@dumb_ass_players There’s a glitch in the game that keeps Falion from entering the Marsh Shrine Circle, so no, just reading and following these instructions does not always work.


On November 25, 2011 at 9:56 am

Just for shts n giggles, I did the quest to cure vamp last night. Sure enough, bugger didn’t enter the circle. I pulled my dagger, entered block stance and pushed him… Too bad I accidentally hit him once, and of all the worst time for mehrune’s razor to proc, I killed the bugger. Reloaded, unequipped weapon, and equipped a shield and did it again.


On November 25, 2011 at 10:36 am

A way to soul trap is to conjure a weapon because if you have your skill upgraded enough getting a kill with a conjured weapon automatically soul traps it.

Angry WereVamp

On November 25, 2011 at 2:38 pm

So, If becoming a Werewolf is a perma cure.. How the hell did i gain Vampirism after i was already a Werewolf o.0

Not impressed =p


On November 26, 2011 at 11:16 am

Skree000 your comment worked!!! console command….wanted to actually see this ritual performed….but didnt work :(


On November 26, 2011 at 12:00 pm

i had the problem with falion not entering the circle be there at 4 am and dont help him kill the crab until he is in or close to the circle if hes not in the circle enter a block stance and push him in.. hopefully hes close.


On November 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm

So, i have a filled black soul gem, and all it say’s i have to do is talk to falion or whatever, but when i talk to him he doesnt say anything or do anything that cures me! HEEEEELLLLLPPPPPP


On November 26, 2011 at 3:46 pm

How to NEVER get Vampirism:

1) ALWAYS carry at least (1) potion of Cure Disease, available from Arcadia’s Cauldron in Whiterun for ~300g (right next to Belethor’s General Goods). Don’t use it for any other diseases (they’re not as serious). Preferably carry 2 or 3 of these things

2) After fighting vampires, ALWAYS check your status (go to character menu, Magic, Active Effects) to see if you have Sanguinaire Vampiris or whatever. Don’t check after you fight EVERY vampire, check after you’re done the dungeon, have decided that you’ll be avoiding vampires like the plague for a while, or until almost 3 days have passed.

3) If you have the disease, drink the potion. Voila! I have never even gotten to Stage 1 Vampirism by following these three simple steps. If you think ~300g for a Cure Disease potion is expensive, just wait until Falion tries to sell you the Black Soul Gem (it’s pretty rare, too) you need to get red of Stage 1+ Vampirism for 800g!


On November 27, 2011 at 10:01 am

ive been feeding on the sleeping guardians lol


On November 27, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I had alot of trouble with this at first, after reading through a few different threads around the net, I got it to work on PS3….
1. Fast travel to just outside Morthal ( I went to Morvarth’s Lair)
2. Unequip any armor and weapons (I’m talkin run in your underwear)
3. Wait untill around 2-3 am and break into the first house on the right in front of the bridge in Morthal (will be ) using the invisibility power while sneeking. once inside, sneek over to the sleeping homeowners and “activate” them, not talking!! You should get a feed option, feed at least 4 times to be sure, then sneek out. Once you feed, you will be fine to walk amongst the townfolk with no problems.
5. Go to the local Inn and ask about rumors, and that will start the quest to heal you.
6. Go to Failon during normal hours (8-8) making sure you don’t need to feed, if for some reason you don’t make it in time, repeat steps 2-4 as needed.
7. Failon offers the gem and “Spell Tome:Soul trap” for around 236.
8. This next part is important, when you go out to capture a soul, be sure the only soul gem you are carrying is the Black soul gem you purchased for this purpose.
9. I went to an old mine where I know enemies are, because I hadn’t cleared them yet, cast the soul trap spell on him and beat the crap out of him (mind you, health, stamina and magik recover when your not in sunlight, I recommend fighting at night)
10. Take the full soul gem back to Falion during the day, while your well fed.
11. Go to where you initially fast travled (Morvarth’s Lair) and wait untill about 2 am, go to the “Jorgen and Lami’s House) Feed and meet Failon around 3:45am at the quest marker. Once it says you met, now talk, unequip any weapons and hit Failon barehanded once and run into the middle of the ritual circle, once he gets in there with you, put your hands down as to surrender and stop fight, once he stops fighting you, talk to him, and you should be able to start the ritual.
I managed to do this all while a dragon was flying over me and attacking Morthal, so I KNOW it’s possible, LOL. Good luck guys, and happy hunting


On November 27, 2011 at 5:31 pm

EDIT::::: Step 3 Wait untill around 2-3 am and break into the first house on the right in front of the bridge in Morthal (will be Jorgen and Lami’s House ) using the invisibility power while sneeking. once inside, sneek over to the sleeping homeowners and “activate” them, not talking!! You should get a feed option, feed at least 4 times to be sure, then sneek out. Once you feed, you will be fine to walk amongst the townfolk with no problems.


On November 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

there is another way to cure it if you drink the blood of a warewolf you turn into one and cancels out bein a vampire

but im not sure if you can cure being a warewolf a second time i know you can get multi witch heads so worth a try i guess.


On November 27, 2011 at 7:52 pm

wow, how do you people not know how to find a person sleeping?? You go into someones house late at night and they are sleeping!!!!! Don’t go into a house in a town, go to like a farm area outside of a town! if ur sneak is bad make sure to unequip all your armor!


On November 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

I would also like to add if you having trouble getting into fal’s house i.e always locked

1. Remember to feed every night to keep the disease from progressing there always an orc in the inn u can feed on just just press e whilst hes asleep and feed easy.
2. Become thane by like always helpng the people of the town when i got this quest it said 1/3 carnt remember first one but the other two as i found it hard to find people to help is the women in the potion shop wants a book a simple pick up in another city. The other is a guy called benor who partols around the town speack to him have a fist fight when quest complete and you can always ask him to acompany you as well for quests.
3. after becoming thane go back to the fal’s house and its unlocked go in and speack to him.


On November 27, 2011 at 8:19 pm

btw the inn best place to feed dont need unequip anythin just walk in feed walk out.


On November 28, 2011 at 9:50 pm

i managed to feed up at high hrothgar – took everything off and made myself invisible first..


On November 29, 2011 at 2:51 pm

uesp . net will explain how to catch Sanguinare Vampiris (the vampire disease) and how to cure it including the suggestion (with instructions) to turn into a werewolf if you would like.

if you want a console command to remove vampirism try setstage 000eafd5 10. you will apparently look different after this command but vampirism will be gone.

Side note: if you want to undo things like eye and skin colour changes that happens when your a vamp you can do this with the console command: showracemenu and then just changing how you look to how you like. (do NOT use this if you are still a vampire, you wont be able to feed again if you change your race.)


On November 30, 2011 at 8:31 am

@ angry werevamp

On your active effects page, does it actually list the sanguine disease? Or, I suppose at this point, do you have the vampire spells and powers?
After having cured vamp, and going through most of the other quests, I’m doing the companion quest line, and am also a werewolf, though I’ve not had any issue with contracting sanguine again


On November 30, 2011 at 9:33 am

The Shrine of Talos in Whiterun is by the man screaming. If you head to Dragonsreach, the castle in Whiterun, the Shrine is on the right, before you go up the steps towards the castle inside the city of Whiterun.


On December 2, 2011 at 11:03 am

Or just type in a console command like:

setstage 00eafd5 10

and get rid of this stupid thing.

(press tilde to open console)


On December 2, 2011 at 11:58 pm

After hours of searching, I found if you face friended either the storm cloak camp or the other camp they will not attack you, even in state 4

Benny sparks

On December 3, 2011 at 1:51 pm

This is the worst part of this game! I hate this stupid effect! It has honestly taken all fun out of the game and I actually just started a new ing account


On December 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

Im screwed wit this though… I’m only level 9 and missed the fact i was a vampire, now I’m stage 4!!!
However Im doing a whiterun mission and I have Falkas with me as a temporary companion for the mission. Problem is he cannot be commanded or dismissed. If i go back to town I am Kill on sight. If I go to an inn, they attack me and he slaughters everyone.
Also alas the set stage command doesn’t work either.

Any other ideas peeps please?


On December 4, 2011 at 1:19 pm

This wasn’t so bad and worked flawlessly for me on XBOX once I figured out how it all worked.

I faced several odd problems to begin with. I pursued the quest line to meet with Falion. However traveling at night to maintain stamina left his door locked. Likewise I was blood starved so the guards attacked. Luckily Ive been leveling sneak so avoiding them and hiding from them was no problem, but I had no lock picks… This became even bigger of a problem later as I realized I could appease my assailants by drinking blood of sleeping people to become fed and no starved. Then what did I hear but the ominous roar of an approaching dragon… sheesh what else can happen. I waited and hid trying to get a few shots off at the beast but mostly trying to avoid guards and attempting to get them to do my dirty work. It was a hopeless endeavor. Killing the dragon was not a problem but getting it land somewhere where I wouldn’t be raped by the guards wasn’t. I gave up on the soul and reloaded to an earlier time in hopes that the dragon wouldn’t spawn. It didn’t.

So off to find lock picks, since I couldn’t very well waltz into a trade store and buy them I had to get creative. I snuck to the inn at night walked into the door and immediately cast the invisibility power from vampire infection. I learned the hard way that opening a door actually dissipates the spell and it is 1 cast per day :(

So invisible in the inn i hoped for someone to go to sleep but they were too riled up from the vampire that walked in the front door and disappeared, or maybe having too much fun drinking the night away. I waited around in a corner until they calmed and picked pockets to find exactly 3 lock picks… I better make these count I thought to myself.

I kamikazeed out the front door after agro-ing the bartender while pickpocketing and getting greedy. Sprinted (it was still night) out into the marsh and toggled sneak for a while attempting to avoid any more problems. I lost the band of guards, bards, drunks, and the occasional mud crab. I snuck back watching the time, I had to get this right. At around 4am I hit the small house right outside of town, fed off the inhabitants and managed to find another lockpick in their pockets. I walked out the front door and found peace. I waited a few hours to make sure Falion was awake before barging in with umpteen thousand questions. In the meantime someone had hired a thug to beat me up. He followed me un-noticed to Falions abode and entered behind me as I began a conversation with Falion. After Falions opening words I quit the dialog before I was beat to death by the thug and took him out forgetting to use soul trap to fill the already acquired black soul gem :(

I talked to him and got the info needed. Now off to fill the gem, but first unload some goods to Falion so I don’t risk over encumbering myself. Now I needed a plan. Out in the marsh safe again I checked my map and saved progress. I looked for the nearest cave, structure, anything that may have humanoids dwelling within it. Within an in game half hour there is a mining colony. I made the trek to find that I was not allowed to kill the humanoids there.. darn it, but I could feed up so I did.

I decided to wander around until I found something, and luckily down the road I did. A band of bandits had ambushed a traveling carriage. I dispatched the assailants and filled my gem.

Back to the mining camp to feed once more I traveled back to Falion to let him know of my success. We agreed to meet at the circle at dawn. I traveled there and made a dry run to figure out my timing. I needed to be there and fed when Falion was there and have enough time left to wait in case he took his time.

Back to the mining camp for a free feed at 3:15, back to the circle for 4:00. Wait no Falion! Then I heard it, someone was fighting in the marsh, whatever was attacking this poor soul had reduced him to submission. Oh no! Could this be Falion? I cant let him die, he is the only one who can help me! I followed his voice and sure enough he had angered a mudcrab and is apparently not the best fighter. I dropped the crab in one fell swat from my offhand Ebony Sword(Epic). Falion continued to his marker. I spoke with him, but low and behold he only had his 3 default options… Darn-it all to Oblivion!

I luckily saved right before just in case. I decided to experiment, I waited 1 hour, from 4:30 to 5:30. He shifted places and was now primed to help me! He performed the ritual and now I’m all clean!

In summary: There is a convenient mining camp not far from the circle with easy to suck humanoids sleeping in open tents. If you need a soul down the road were bandits but they may not be there for everyone. Make sure you are fed before meeting Falion at the circle. I tried him between 4:15 and 4:30 but not ready for the ritual, I waited 1 hour till 5:30 and he was then ready. So try that if you are having problems getting him to acknowledge your problem. Save a lot and be careful with your timings.


On December 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm

This alone ruined the game for me I will no longer be playing lol


On December 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

OMG vampirisim is worst then herpes. I already gave him the black soul gem which took way too n long god! But I gave it to him and he said to meet at the circle at dusk and ive waited 3 days and that er wont leave his house and meet me there this vampire thing is as hell i got on oblivion too and i hated it even more on that one but on this i just woke up and it said I was a vampire i wish i would have known that I could have stopped it before but they never tell you so how you suppose to know, and they never tell you eventually every npc in the game is going to go insane will forever try and murder you if you dont feed. But someone please help why wont this meet me at the in ritual site?!


On December 6, 2011 at 1:10 am

i am a blood thirsty vampire and when even i walk into a city people attack me.. how can i cure this?


On December 6, 2011 at 3:17 am

also if you get turned into a werewolf you are no longer a vamp


On December 6, 2011 at 7:12 am

I did everything it told me to do and now i go to talk to falion about my soul full gem and he doesnt say anything about how i filled it. the options are, why did you set up shop here, whats for sale, and can you tell me about this place. BUT I HAVE THE FULL GEM!!!!!!! please help


On December 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I have problem with this quest (playing on PS3). I have followed all steps of the quest, turn up on the ritual circle (well fed) however Failon didn’t turn up… Is this a bug for PS3? Any help will be appreciated…


On December 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm

I’m playing on PS3. I am stuck as a vampire. I’ve started both routes to be cured but now am stuck.

Option 1: get the filled black soul gem for Falian and meet at dawn for the ritual. Done. Went to meet at dawn and missed him. Now, I can’t do the ritual (though he is there at dawn every day) and I can restart the quest.

Option 2: contract Lycanthropy. I started the Companions quest but didn’t get very far. I got to “follow Farkas to your quarters” and I did. But I stupidly fed on someone sleeping while he was still there and saw me. Chaos broke out. I fled. Now when I go back, it’s still on “follow Farkas…” but going to him, I can only speak to him and he doesn’t lead me to my quarters. Now I’m stuck as a vamp.

There are a few other bugs/glitches I’ve noticed too. For instance, Lydia got stuck in a doorway and it took me forever to get her out.


On December 7, 2011 at 2:16 am

Im playing on PS3. I show up to Falion with a Filled Black soul gem. I leave and come back but he never tries to sell me one. He tells me to bring a black soul gem filled, yet the white words don’t come on the screen. So it never goes into effect that I talked to him. What do I DO??


On December 7, 2011 at 2:19 am

I have the same damn problem. i can’t get past this part.


On December 7, 2011 at 2:21 am

I found out what to do. Just turn your system off, then reload your previous save not, the current one. Finally Falion will help you out!!


On December 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm

His has been a huge pain for me. Took forever to find someone who was asleep then I got attacked by assassins during the ritual which broke the quest for me. The best thing to do is to either revert to a previous save or use the console commands mentioned above.


On December 7, 2011 at 2:37 pm

takin off all ur armor would reduce the noise that u make when u sneak into someones house and also make sure that no one can see you goin into there house as well when your goin to feed on there blood


On December 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm

Hey everyone who is ING!! about being a vampire, I got two words for ya!…Grow up!! This is why we all bought this game…for the adventures. real gamers know that you have to adapt to your situation. Quite cheating,and crying about it!,your just lucky this is not an online game,because i would hunt you down and eat you myself!! to my fellow REAL GAMMERS:WOW! did’nt see this becomming such a problem? people have NO CLUE what else is instore for those who thought this was a “simple game”..LMFAO this is only the start of a KICK ASS GAME!!!


On December 8, 2011 at 12:27 am

Sooo… I’ve ‘accidentally’ killed Falion and have no saved game that I can fall back on. Am I now doomed to spend the rest of my wretched existence in the shadows? Are there any other options for a cure – or am I just plain screwed? :)


On December 8, 2011 at 1:57 am

@sasdas: Thanks, your the best!


On December 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm

Thank you for saving us with the summon command on Falion. The curse has been lifted!


On December 9, 2011 at 5:09 am




On December 9, 2011 at 6:15 am

seriously people.. just try.. everytime i fast traveled during this quest i just went straight for that temple in whiterun and sucked on some dying soldier’s neck.. and then continued on with the quest.. everything as described, worked..


On December 10, 2011 at 12:46 am

so i did everything gave failon my gem.. waited forever to meet with him almost an hour.. and he just never shows up.. ever.. reloaded tried again sans starting the whole rising dawn quest over. WTF why doesnt he show up this is the 3rd day ive been dealing with this stupid vampire and im doing everything right why isnt the game cooperating! seriously about 5 hours of just trying to get rid of this disease im getting really frustrated


On December 11, 2011 at 12:09 am

Hey… i got a problem with vampirism: I’m an Argonian and my character is vampire stage 4 already… i wanted to change to Dark Elf then i change,after i change i want to sneak to other people’s house then when i press the “Pickpocket” there’s no “Feed” option. Somebody knows how to solve it?


On December 11, 2011 at 10:41 am

I made sure I fed on people near bridge before ritual. However he was stuck. Get a shield and push him toward ritual circle. Eventually he gives the option to start. Very annoying.


On December 11, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Honestly without this I would be screwed, In oblivion i had a guy at level 46 and he became a vampire and the autosave saved in skingrad while it was pure daylight out. I accidentally deleted my save so I was condemned to the autosave in the sun, long story short I got F***ed and had to restart my file, and now the same thing happened in skyrim and it killed my ambitions of playing until I read this. SO THANK YOU!!! F Vampires, Companions all the way!!


On December 11, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I normally wouldn’t post a comment on this but I have never been so pissed off in my life at a video game. I realize there are hundreds of comments on this issue but I basically used the method of taking of all gear to feed then travelled to the circle. Before dawn I killed the mudcrab so there would be nothing preventing falion from reaching the circle, I stood on the back side of the circle and waited until 6am. Boom, goes the dynamite, good luck to you all!


On December 12, 2011 at 12:49 am

Another way to cure vampirism is to simply join the companions and drink Werewolf blood when you get the quest and if you don’t want to be a werewolf just cure it later on. It will be a lot less frustrating to worry about that then worrying about being out in the sun all the time. However, not matter which path of curing it you choose you can never go back to being a vampire. (Which I somewhat regret with my stealth character but not completely xD)


On December 13, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Easy way to feed. Go to the graybeards wait for one to go to sleep have your self a epic meal time


On December 15, 2011 at 12:23 am

setstage 000eafd5 10


On December 15, 2011 at 5:36 am

I’m at stage 4 of vampirism.
I got a filled black soul gem but I can’t talk to Falion.
And i don’t have a champenion quest.
How the hell can I become human again?


On December 16, 2011 at 4:34 pm

bunch of retards the lot of you


On December 18, 2011 at 12:22 am

Reading the comments here serve only to completely decimate one’s faith in humanity. Beyond everything about vampirism in Skyrim being super intuitive, the author of the post above answered damn near every question asked.
Vampirism progresses in stages, from 1-4, as you abstain from “feeding.”
To feed, go up to any sleeping npc (spouse included) and select feed.
That’ll put you back at stage 1. NPC’s will not attack you, not for being a vampire anyway.
This will also reduce your vampire abilities to the base 25% bonus.

My recommendation for vampires (if you actually intend to play as a vampire you know you have to change how you play) open console: within quotes “set timescale to 1″
This will make the rate of change of time realtime. The normal value is 16 or something. You can run around night for longer, don’t have to deal with the diminished regen.

Zz MoppHead zZ

On December 18, 2011 at 12:26 pm

You guys are idiots you should have waited until you were the start if a new rank e.g 17-18 become a full vampire and if you don’t like it oh well go back to the last save thickOs


On December 18, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Listen, if you are a vampir, be invisibile and take of all of your clothes because off silent sneaking! Any kind of armor make noise and wake up people. later you can progress skills in sneaking and reduce noise from armors…


On December 19, 2011 at 1:19 am

@ sasdas, mate your a legend, fixed the problem of him not offering an option to perform the ritual.

Anyone having that issue, read sasdas’ comment.


On December 19, 2011 at 6:59 pm

If your a stage four vampire just sneak into someone’s house in rorickstead or ivarstead and feed, it’s easy!
I have TWO filled black soul gems but every time I talk to falion he says I need to fill them :/. Does it matter what size soul is in the gem? Any help please.


On December 20, 2011 at 6:48 pm

Thanks! Useful tips, I am gonna try to get cured.


On December 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm

yeah ! I did it ! Thanks !
Just like the author said, I asked any Inn keeper about rumors, and they would ask me to talk to Falion about the cure. Falion then asked me to fill a soul , and I bought the black gem and the Soul Trap Spell. And I fast travelled to Embarshard Mine after feeding ( in case I would become the Stage 4 vampire) , to cast and kill the bandits there. Then I went back to Falion, and yes, he agreed to do a ritual. Around 5Am at the ritual place, Falion cured my vampirism ! Yes! Finally! I am back to normal life!


On December 21, 2011 at 12:29 am

Thanks, but didn’t work. Falion stole my gem and stiffed me. He just wants to sell me his services of spell casting. Now, I killed him for soliciting his wares when I didn’t want them. Wish I could do this to all advertisers. ;-) 1 month of vamping now, learning to live with it. Feeding is very easy now, so is killing whole villages. The champions no longer exist, along with the stormcloaks. Would like to try to make a frost troll a vamp. That would be one mean mother…. Giants and their wooly pets too.


On December 21, 2011 at 6:34 am

Hey, I have done every step right, it’s just as soon as it gets to the day I am cured at dawn, I’m at the stage of vampire and everyone tries to kill me – including Falion. Any ideas or ways everyone can stop killing me or do I have to start game again?
*I don’t have any auto-saves before stage 1, so there’s no way I can load that and just use a disease-cure potion.


On December 21, 2011 at 8:17 am


How about trying load the saves before stage 4, when you are Stage 2 or 3? Then try to sneak into houses and feed? Feeding always bring you back to Stage one, and then, citizens as well as Falion would not attack you and Falion could get you cured. Good luck!

Skyrim Player for a VERY LONG time

On December 21, 2011 at 11:13 pm

I LOVE the eyes of a vampire. So bloodthirsty and scary just like Babette’s.

@Jack: I did that once, when I was still a Skyrim nub, then I took an arrow in the knee.


On December 22, 2011 at 7:27 am

I will never love the eyes of a blood sucker, even if I take an arrow in the knee.


On December 22, 2011 at 11:29 am

I have 2 black soul gems in my inventory 1 filled with a petty and 1 with a lesser soul and I have a bug where no matter what I kill it says “No soul gem large enough”. I have like 30 other soul gems from grand to petty that are empty also =( can anyone help me?

SRHxLucky Herb

On December 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm

When people are always attacking you Rodney King style that usually means your a stage 4 vampire. to get yourself to a stage 3 you have to crouch and preform a good old fashioned B&E {breaking and entering] while still crouching feed on the person or persons’ still sleeping cozy in there beds. Next while still a stage 3 vampire go to Morthall go to the inn ask the bartender if she’d “heard any rumors” meet up with Falion, fill a black soul gem with a trap soul scroll, enchanted item, spell will work go back to Falion and your screen will fade black leaving me to believe you are no longer a sparkly vampire.


On December 22, 2011 at 2:45 pm

if you press Alt+F4 you should be cured of vampirism at the next sunrise.


On December 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

Worst part of the game (& lemme tell ya, there’s been lots!!!) – I for the life of me can’t figure out why everyone raves over this buggy POS game – want to play something like this, go play WOW – this vampirism is the est thing I’ve ever seen – aside from the vendor / speechcraft relation…utterly fed up w/ this game & immensely pissed off at folks who told me it was better than Dragon Age 1 – it ain’t – tries to be, but fails, epicly – now off to go back to a save from 3 hours ago to get rid of this vampire dumb I didn’t even know I had so I could get it cured….so f’effing pisses off right now! & ya, this ‘Black Soul Gem’ b/s – ….


On December 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

this worked for me .

i was a stage 4 vampire before i even knew id been bitten,
apperntly i was my 5th day into been a vampire.

i fast traveld to just outside (Movarths Lair)
i sneaked at 2am up to the little small house just outside of morthal
where a man and women sleep. theres a guard that walks the bridge but he wont see you
if done correctly .
entre there house after 1am . feed on either of them at least 3 or 4 times .

now fast travel to any town with an inn. i used whiterun and the bannerd marre .
ask the inn keeper about nay rumours, keep repeating this question untill
she mentions Falion .

now fast tarvel again to morthal and go and meet Failon .
at this point i all ready had a black soul gem.
QUEST starts .

kill a bandit and collect his soul . return to Failon .
QUEST to meet Failon at dawn starts .

Wait till 2am then sneak on over to the same house again and feed on either than man or lady
get some vampire feeding done there.

then head on into the woods to meet Falion at the stone cirlce .
he showed up around 5.40am on my game .

—– the tricky part!! QUEST =Speak to Falion !!

after he shows up he sometimes waits on the outside of the circled stones . and that doesnt alow you to start the ritual/QUEST .
so walk upto him, holding no weapons or shield, and just try to slowly push him towards the stones/circle . untill the QUEST starts for you. dont anger him or he will attack you.

Failon will then complete his ritual and you should be cleared of vampirism .


On December 23, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Ok im going to give you the step by step run through, but first this is how you tell what stage you are on go to your active effects and look for RESIST FROST 1st stage is 25% 2nd is 50% 3rd is 75% and 4th is 100%.

Go to any inn and talk to the inn keeper about rummors untill its no longer highlited.
Go to Morthal and follow the quest arrow and talk to Failon (if you have never talked to him before there may be script about rumors of him just pick one and continue) Once you he has finished explaing what needs to be done buy the black soul gem from him.
a. enchant a weapon with soul trap, buy a scroll that traps souls, or buy a spell that traps souls and then find a bandit or other HUMAN npc and kill
it while the soul trap effect is going.
Go back to Failon and tell him you have filled the soul gem. He will tell you to meet him somewhere just follow the quest arrow.
Wait untill 5:30 AM and Failon should be there (if not its a glitch just wait another 24 hours and i think it fixes itself) Now speak with Failon and say you are ready for the ritual he will talk for a bit then your screen will go dark and come back CONGRATS you are cured
If you are at stage 4 and cant find anyone to feed on look around outside for any inns or huts as they usually have npcs in them wait for nightfall and drink your fill.
If you have not drunk the blood to become a werewolf durring the companions questline drinking the blood from the basin removes the vampire traits completely.


On December 24, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Everyone find the author “LARRY” in this, after reading down through it all 99.9% of it is bull…. Larry gives you a step by step guide which is 100% accurate on how to do this, the man is spot on with everything and it took me about 6 hours to try and do this until Larry helped, 30 mins and I was 100% fixed. Thanks Larry you’re a ledge ;)


On December 25, 2011 at 5:32 pm

Actually, if you have the ‘Voice of the Emperor’ Power which Imperials should have. There is a way to make Falion cure you if you were a stage four vampire. It’ll take a few days to cure your disease but it will work if you use the ‘Voice of the Emperor’ at the right place and times. That power will make anybody act normal to you for a short while. Falion will individually hunt you down if you are still near the the town of Morthal. That is how I got to speak with him using the ‘Voice of the Emperor’. Use the ‘select’ button to sleep and fastforward time so you can use the ‘Voice of the Emperor’ again.


On December 25, 2011 at 5:47 pm

All you need to do is push him closer to the stones and it will work


On December 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

THIS WORKS EVERY TIME. and i tried for like 2 hours to feed.

Fast travel to Windhelm Stables..make sure you get there around 1am.

Take off armor and weapons, everything.
Put on your vampire invisibility power…from the stables, run east to the first house on the farm. Make sure your in “sneak” mode..
unlock the door, and there is a lady sleeping. Push feed 3-4 times.
There you go! Stage 1.
I found to do this and then fill the gem then go back and do this once more before going back to Falion.


On December 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

I almost threw this f**king game out the window. He never started the ritual when i met him i spent 4 hours feeding and going back, finally he moved close enough where i could talk to him and he did the ritual. Finally. This game was good till i became a vampire. good thing it finally worked cause my disk would be shattered by now. bad move on the game makers part, its gonna cause alot of problems and it has already


On December 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm

If you guys know this you must sneak while you have the embrace of shadows because even tho they cant see you they can still hear you. And second if you have a higher sneaking skill this would be alot easier for you


On December 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Ran through the above process, worked well. I stopped playing Oblivion after this one, but went through the charade this time. Like the werewolf approach as well, but didn’t want to trade out that problem for the other.


On December 27, 2011 at 4:28 pm



To PERMANENTLY cure Vampirism you have to become a Werewolf.

To do that go to the companions and talk to them about doing quests then obviously do quests until you enter the circle.

To get people to talk to you if you’re a evolved vampire, you must feed on people, just break in to someones home and activate them then go nom on them do that until you reach stage 1 again (to buy more time) and then continue with the companions questline, remember once you become a werefolf you can’t catch vampirism again.

Too people that are sceptical about becoming a werewolf let me tell you.
It’s awesome you have NO CHANGES when in HUMAN form except for weakness to silverweapons. (which is only in the companions questline) and you are insanly powerfull in beastform and fast in beastform.

and you can cure lycanthropy (werewolf uhh… ism!) but that is PERMANENT soo you can NOT becoma a werewolf again and you can then in turn catch Vampirism again and have no permanent cure for it afterwads.

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On December 30, 2011 at 4:11 pm

It worked for me i dont know what half of you are complaining about…..


On December 31, 2011 at 6:40 pm

This vampire curse thing has caused me a load of grief. Was looking at Falion (with my back to Morthal)and Falion was directly facing me. At exactly 07:00 (skyrim time) he started to walk back to Morthal and in doing so walked across the centre of the stone and said “Oh Good, Your Here”. Ritual performed. (There seems to be a glitch in the game where Falion doesnt knowingly want to tread on the circle stone center – you gotta make him stand on it). Ones things for sure ** now that im cured im always going to carry a cure disease potion incase more vampires are encountered. Couldnt have made this work without these posts, so thanks. ** Even with its faults and accentricities…Skyrim IS the best games on PS3. A truly crafted, atmospheric and quality game. Hope you guys get to perform the ritual soon. Cheers, Mark.


On January 1, 2012 at 8:04 am

The main explanation about people succeeding, people failing, people ranting and people quitting, is because of glitches in the game that makes someone cured, and some not.

Im on a PC, so i will try the “magic code”…

setstage 000eafd5 10


On January 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

thankyou after three or four skyrim days it
1. firstly feed at morthal
2. speak to falion and buy a empty black soul gem.
3. go to magic school at winterhold and buy soul trap
4. go to falion again he will tell you to meet at the circle.
5. go feed again at about 5am.
6.around 6.30 wait for falion to go to the circle but dont get too close.
7. then approach him.speak to him and it should work well it did for me or the tv was going out the window. good luck.


On January 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm

What the hell, its impossible to feed on people, when your a stage 4 vampire everyone automatically attacks you, i cant feed on anyone all want is to be cured help!


On January 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm

reid39 take off yr equipment and go invisable sneak into the hall at morthal or at falkreath at 3am ish sneak to a bedroom then x button (ps3) and then you dont get attacked from there follow my shortened version. it does work.


On January 1, 2012 at 3:50 pm

reid39 they need to be asleep. remember once youve fed go to an inn or bar ask the barmaid about any rumors and it will activate the quest go and feed again just to make sure.


On January 1, 2012 at 5:40 pm

yea so if i get to stage four, i just head over to some chap called lorius in his farm northeast from whiterun. nice little isolated house there, but make sure ur invisible before u start breakin in or else theyll somehow wake up. this ‘rising at dawn’ quest was ruined for me cos that dude falion got attacked by a giant crap on his way to the circle yoke. then he suddenly forgot everytin and i cant complete it. stuck as a vampire and it sucks.


On January 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

eh.. a giant crab not a giant crap. oops


On January 2, 2012 at 10:14 pm

hit the tilde ` then type: setstage 000eafd5 10


On January 2, 2012 at 10:34 pm

The shrine of flaps is right by the temple of kynereth


On January 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm

Such a in life saver


On January 3, 2012 at 2:59 am

Hey I was wondering, if you become a vampire again, can Falion cure you again?


On January 3, 2012 at 4:48 am

I just vant to have some bloooood. D:<


On January 3, 2012 at 4:50 am



On January 3, 2012 at 4:51 am



On January 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

I’m tired of taking these arrows to the knee.. I’m a stage 4 vampire and i cant feed.. On anybody, and i’m struggling to even get close with my abilities. If someone could please write a descriptive guide on how i can do this it would be much appreciated. I am now becoming more and more bored with the game with every second I am a Vampire because i cant do anything.


On January 3, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Because i try 2 days to cure this damn vampirism thing and after i meet him a damn bug wont let me cure i use a cheat :
So if Falion is bugged to u also and dont wanna cure you in console :
setstage 000eafd5 10

hlp plz

On January 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm

im a full vamp im geting attacked by everyone including the graybeards the only thing that wont attack me is the dragon on top of the throat of the world will this work for me? help


On January 3, 2012 at 2:56 pm

hlp plz are u reatarded?! read 1 post above

hlp plz

On January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

@lol yes… yes i am

hlp plz

On January 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

also i use a 360 so what do i do about this whole
“setstage 000eafd5 10″ thing

hlp plz

On January 3, 2012 at 4:51 pm

im stuck upstairs in the jarl of whiteruns manor with loads of guards attacking me every time i sign in

hlp plz

On January 3, 2012 at 5:15 pm

also i want to point out vampires should only be killable outside at day. inside or at night they should have major upgrades in everything that would be more realistic (fantasywise)


On January 3, 2012 at 11:32 pm

@help plz

You can simply tell your follower to sleep in a bed, then feed on them.

Alternatively, Stop being so stupid, and load an earlier save game.

please help

On January 4, 2012 at 7:04 am

i have the black soul gem filled but when i go back to falion he wont talk about the cure/ritual. help!?!?!


On January 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

Fail, everyone… fail.

Not Alone

On January 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Follow the cure at the top. If the guy (Falion) who is supposed to cure you just stand outside the circle repeating the same answers, do this, it worked for me.

Just use your hands and sock him. He will come after you. Go into the circle and put your hands down. He will forgive you and start the ritual.

Also, buy the gem and spell off the Falion. He has both for cheap.

For feeding. Hit the house across from the mill at Morthal during the day. Pick the lock. The wife will be home. Kill her normally and take her key to the house. Feed on her husband at night.

Feeding is easy. Sneak up and when is say “pick pocket” select the sleeping person and it will bring up a voice to feed or pick pocket.

please help

On January 4, 2012 at 5:59 pm

thx i finally got cured soooo much better

skyrim playa

On January 4, 2012 at 10:56 pm

what happens if you become a full vapire? and can you still go out in daylight?


On January 5, 2012 at 9:14 am

way to not patch this problem bethesda

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 9:29 am

@aaron well i just got 2 lunar weapons and 1500+ gold (at the time) plus how do i get her to sleep (lydia) when im in the jarls manor/mansion or what ever.(from this point its just a waste of your time) also while wrighting this i felt some coins in my trousers that where on my radiator and they where very hot

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

thx i got out of whiterun ran to anises cabin killed her made lydia sleep bit her went to whiterun back to normal lydia missing
went to anises cabin she was waiting for me(lydia) went outside to go home
brighthome screen shook
(my thoughts: wtf) look around nothing on bar at top
walk forward abit to riverwood BAM dragon lands infront of me
(my thoughts: ah crap…)
to be continued


hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 10:17 am

not only that but it breaths fire
vamp ability: WEAKNESS TO FIRE

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 10:20 am

also the time on this is 8 hrs different to mine

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 10:29 am

killed the dragon nicked the stuff and now selling it

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

after much consideration i have decided to stay as a vamp and just feed off lydia each day

hlp plz

On January 5, 2012 at 12:26 pm

omg just killed a giant in close combat


On January 6, 2012 at 8:55 am

To everyone having problems feeding, simple
1. work on your sneak level and get that up…
2. use enchanted gear that enhances you sneak and potions.
With this combo people can nearly walk right next to you and not see you.
as for people having problems filling soul gems, it has to be a Grand soul, a persons soul as the guy says, you have to kill a person, not a wolf or bear or anything just a person. FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS, both above and in game instructions.
as for finding people asleep, try after midnight around 3 is when i feed, and there are lots of cottages and shakes in the middle of no where all over skyrim where people live alone as well as small camps and stuff where there are not tons of guards.
and as mentions above you can feed of lydia and other companions you get. it is not hard.


On January 6, 2012 at 11:49 am

Just enter and cure vampirism.

Click ¸¨ (next to no. 1)
enter: setstage 00eafd5 10
press enter


On January 6, 2012 at 1:27 pm

I love the benefits of being a vamp for combat.. but my next goal in-game (smithing) would be a hassle having to feed all the time. IF i cure, can i get again or is it a one time only deal?


On January 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I tried curing my Vampirism once, but then I took an arrow in the knee!


On January 6, 2012 at 8:51 pm

you have to bye the black soul jem ar have it with just pickpocket him and take it from him


On January 8, 2012 at 3:34 am

If you looking to feed, two people are asleep (during sleeping hours)in the house behind the inn. Use sneak all the time at night while you are a stage 4…and it will work. Although very annpoying to be a vampire..take a step back and realise that this is yet another thing that makes this game so great. Skyrim is to the PS3 what Star Wars was to the cinema. One wish?.. They remake Oblivion how they made Skyrim.


On January 9, 2012 at 10:29 pm

The dumbest thing I have ever seen in a game just annoying, Thank…

Dragonborn from Redguard

On January 10, 2012 at 7:33 am

Nothing like being a vampire and fighting dragons. Weakness to fire hurts like hell. -_-


On January 11, 2012 at 11:19 am

I did talk to Falion and did everything and got cured but I had to kill him because someone told me to. Then I contracted the disease again how do I get rid of it this time? Please help. Thanks everyone.


On January 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

The amount of fire -resist ur are is the lvl vampire you are.
lvl 1 25%
lvl 2 50%
lvl 3 75%
lvl 4 well ur already screwed


On January 11, 2012 at 9:48 pm

You people are all retarded. there are houses and farms outside all of the cities. you also have a sneak ability for a reason. Just make sure to be a stage 1 vampire the whole time. watch your active effects page and feed constantly


On January 12, 2012 at 12:18 pm

multiplayer would not ruin it it should have servers that you make so you can play multiplayer campain/freeroam with 1 or 2 friends


On January 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

like minecraft but easier to set up a server


On January 12, 2012 at 6:19 pm

If you go to high hrothgar at night there’s normally some grey beards sleeping. They don’t attack you and you can feed on them.


On January 12, 2012 at 7:24 pm

This actually works if you just follow the guide. It’s been like two months in game and I have not been a vampire since. I didn’t need to do the companion quest or anything. It works. Deuces


On January 13, 2012 at 1:16 pm

I was really having fun in this game until I contracted this. I find impossible to go anywhere or do anything as sneak does not work, embrace of shadows does not work, People locate me from far away, I can’t find anyone to feed on, when I do they wake up. I have an old glassfront TV so I was not able to read the text telling me…..’YOUR BECOMING A VAMPIRE’……This is a horrible feature of a great game. If I have no success at getting cured I’m probably going to hang out at the local gamestop where my friends work and tell them not to buy it. Why would you put such a feature in a game without a strategy guide that tells you how to fix it? I don’t know why anyone would put a mode like this in the game at all. Please, Please, Please someone help me. I’ve read most of the above but the challenge is going places without attracting attention and getting killed.


On January 13, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I have a companion, so I send that to sleep to drain her blood. It worls to me.


On January 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

After I was bitten I became a permanent vampire and now whenever i try speaking to Falion he attacks me. Help please?


On January 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Learned how to feed, initiated and nearly completed Falion mission. He took the soul gem but did not say anything and did not cure me???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


On January 14, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Also, made sure to be stage 1, went and followed him way out of morthal. He did not add to mission, or even have the option of buying anything from him


On January 14, 2012 at 7:53 pm

He comes out at 2AM to the shrine. I attacked him and overcame him and so he kneels instead of dying because he one of the NPC’s that doesn’t die. When he stood back up this seemed to re-trigger the mission and complete the ritual. This is some sort of bug in the game I’ve heard. Hope this helps someone.


On January 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Being in the thieves guild comes in handy here because Ive found that they will still talk to me. Also the dark brotherhood.


On January 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

I completed the ritual the first time with no problem. Just be sure to feed. And if you are in the thieves guild, the den is a good place to feed


On January 16, 2012 at 10:18 am

for those of you having problems after you talk to him at dawn and he does not continue the ritual, use these console commands

rid 0001aa5e (press return)
moveto player (press return)

he will spawn in front of you so make sure your in the middle of the place and he will then say good your here and continue with the quest.

Mr B

On January 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Go to a lightly protected village and kill the guards, enter a house at night and feed on the owner, you will now be able to travel for a day without being attacked. Visit Falion at Morthal (his door seems to be open in the evening) and ask about being cured and buy a black soul gem from him. Go back to the village and feed, then visit the sage at Dragonsreach and buy the soul trap tome and activate it. Find somebody to use the soul trap on at the village at night and kill them within 60 seconds to collect their soul in the gem. Feed again and then go back to Falion where he will meet you at dawn in the marshes and cure you.


On January 17, 2012 at 4:25 pm

okay, my skyrim disk is telling me that it is unreadable and to either wash off the disk, or restart my xbox console. so i cleaned it off, didnt work. then i restarted my xbox, also didnt work. i am going to return it, since i have a warranty on it, but anyway- skyrim doesnt work on my account but it works on my brothers account… has that happened to anyone else?


On January 18, 2012 at 4:37 am

I’ve seen many people give advice on this and they seem not to understand so I will try and say this in a more descriptive matter.

If already a Stage 4 Vampire (People Attack on Sight) then go to ANY place you know that people have a house. Save once you are close to the house (Just incase you get caught) Take of Armour/Weapons if your Low leveled in Sneak (If lower than 25 I suggest stashing all your Items in a nearby storage). Now before you enter the house make sure you are already in sneak, Enter the house, SLOWLY move your joystick in the direction you need to go (The slower you move in Sneak the less chance of being caught). Stick to the shadows if possible, Get close to the bed but If the Sleeping person is faced towards you only get close enough to pickpocket by clicking the legs or feet. Once you Pickpocket; a window will pop up asking to feed; Feed on the sleeping person, an animation will appear, repeat this 4 times. Each Time you feed you decrease a stage of vampirism. Now you will NOT be attacked on sight.

1. To begin your quest, speak with any Inn Keeper or Bartender about rumors. They’ll tell you that a man named Falion in Morthal is studying vampires. Click “Start” and make the quest your current Objective as it will be easier to find Falion/Morthal if not already found.

2. Go to Morthal, Once there, talk to Falion and he’ll discuss how to cure vampirism (Must be during the day or he will call the guards due to trespassing).
He’ll tell you to get a Black Soul Gem. If you don’t have one, Falion will sell you one. Before being cured, you’ll need to fill the Black Soul Gem.

3. To fill a Black Soul Gem, you’ll need to cast a Soul Trap spell on a human, then kill them. Any human will work, including bandits and enemies. (If you do not have Soul Trap then go to any of the Jarl’s Castles/Longhouses, inside you will find a mage. Trade with them and they will have a Soul Trap Tome OR buy a Soul Trap Scroll if you have 100 Magicka or below.)

4. With a filled Black Soul Gem, return to Falion and talk to him to continue the Quest, he will ask to meet at the Ritual Site at dawn (Between 6Pm and 5Am depending how fast he walks there).
If he does not enter the circle and will not continue with the Ritual after he arrives, push him in the circle by using your Shout or Push him by walk against him.

You’re now cured of vampirism! Hope this helped with the Sneaking Issues + Ritual Glitch.

gary the master orc

On January 18, 2012 at 9:10 am

hey im not sure if anyone brought this up but… if u turn lyican before getting turned into a vamp ur inmune to it. also i think if u turn while being a vamp u will turn into a lycan and be cured. hope this helps

weeman jay

On January 18, 2012 at 11:01 am

Seems like the creators really hate vampires, they want to make anybody that is one or even like the idea of them completely miserable while they spend time in their fantasy world. Lol thats great, if you wanna be a vampire go play something else.


On January 18, 2012 at 1:50 pm

this worked fine for me something has oviously gone wrong with part of your games

finding a sleeping person wait till about 1am sneak into a shop by picking the lock and suck the blood of the shop keeper in thier bed

Skyrim Addict

On January 20, 2012 at 2:20 am

Is there like an alternative way? Because at the moment Falion is not against slicing me in half… With an iron dagger…………


On January 20, 2012 at 11:40 pm

where is the black marsh?


On January 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

If you try to feed on the dark brohood the person u tried to feed on will try to kill you if you have high health u can have he/she chase you while u hit her then use healing hands to heal her


On January 22, 2012 at 1:24 am

Well i have a problem with getting him to come to the place at dawn. He won’t leave hos house


On January 22, 2012 at 1:36 am

Oh yea and how do you move him to where you are on an xbox?


On January 22, 2012 at 6:25 am

Done. Don’t know why everyone is complaining. I completed the quest and am no longer a vampire. Some people just need to learn how to read.


On January 22, 2012 at 1:24 pm

why the would anyone ad a ed thing like this in a game


On January 22, 2012 at 3:32 pm

To everybody having troubles getting him to go in the circle. Let him get there first. He won’t go all the way in the circle but he will preform the ritual


On January 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

alright well i’m on stage 4 of vampirism and i’m trying to feed on the blood of someone but i always get caught. I’ve tried going to stormclock base camps and going into sneak using my invisability and they always wake up. I’ve went to whiterun and tried to sneak into the gaurd’s little sleeping place or whatever and when i went into the door of whiterun (i was in sneak and i was using my invisability) i automatically lose the sneak and everyone attacked me. I’ve tried like everything and they all catch me, i mean i only have 45 sneak i guess it would be high enough but i jsut can’t get it! anyone got any suggestions?


On January 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Okay, if unless you have done with dark brotherhood quests, outside of Ivarstead, their should be a homeless person in a ruined house. wait till he falls asleep, and drink his blood.


On January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm

On stage 4 it’s realy hard to do the quest, so if you play on a PC and you don’t mind “cheating” a bit, open the console (key at the left of 1 on the keyboard) type “setstage 000eafd5 10″ and press enter. Vampirism cured and no problems occurred so far..


On January 26, 2012 at 7:23 am

man this is.. how do i put it, funny? frustrating? a mix of both i guess. I failed so very close like many others. Just a few hours into stage 4. First I thought it was part of story that you have to rush through everyone wanting to kill you, and when you reach Falion you will be cured and everything gets back to normal. But he started to attack me, that made me lol

I tried many things before search and found this help. And then the glitch. It is almost so funny that they didnt test this, since it is basically like a gameover.

It has been kinda frustrating i guess, but when i read some posts with one that said about dragon interfere with the ritual i lol

Anyway, i solved the problem with the code.
prid 0001aa5e (press return)
moveto player (press return)

so thank you all :)


On January 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

if u go to the northwatch keep there is a prisoner u can feed on also

Hircine's Follower

On January 27, 2012 at 4:19 am

I don’t know if anyone’s already posted this coz I cbf reading it all but there is a permenent cure/block to vampirism and that is to become a werewolf. I’m sure most of you already knew this but I’m just saying.


On January 27, 2012 at 12:26 pm

easiest way is to reverse once already at stage 4 for me was to drink the blood from people (i drank like five peoples blood to make sure it would work) then go to whiterun and talk to the companions and if not already a companion then become one and do their missions to get into the circle and become a ware wolf. once a ware wolf it will kill the vampire disease and ten you can never get it again. also you get to use ware wolf powers so its badass.


On January 28, 2012 at 4:30 am

everyone Falion will attack if your at stage 4. if your sneak is low and you don’t have muffle you get caught even when invisible. the only permanent cure is to become and stay a werewolf. learn to use the vampire seduction power and calm spells


On January 28, 2012 at 4:19 pm


Stonehills Mine just east of Morthal has miners who sleep in tents during the night. (Possibly the day but I went at night) There should be at least 4 people to feed off of from there.
It’s at the bottom of the mountain and slightly north/east. Just follow the path. I hope this helps.


On January 29, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Why were there 2 kids sleeping in Falion’s bed? I picked the lock, the girl called the guard, and Falion followed in right after.


On February 2, 2012 at 5:06 am

HELP!!! I am a Stage 4 vampire I can’t go anywhere without
a mob of 40 following me PLZ tell me there is still a way to cure me PLZ!!! I tried joining the companions because I heard after you become a werewolf you are cured but all the companions did was attack me on-sight HELP!!!!!!!!


On February 2, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Anyone who is having problems feeding:
•join darkbrotherhood and feed on them, they won’t attack regardless of vampire stage, not sure if this works with other guilds, but the DBH is far away from the cities or npc’s of any kind, anyway my question was, after the ritual, can you become a vampire again? Without console commands, I cured my vampirism because I was of too low a level to fight anything through the day, and that may sound ok but dragons can come down at any time and then you’re pretty ed :/ any reply would be very much appreciated (:


On February 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm

I Had Some Troubles Also, This Is What I Did For Those Who Are Having Trouble. I Went And Bought The Black Soul Gem AND The Spell Book: Soul Trap FROM Falion. Then I Went To A Random Cave Used The Spell On A Bandit And Killed Him, Then I Went Back To Morthal. This Is Really Important! MAKE SURE YOU PUT ON CLOTHES THAT HAVE BASICALLY NO WEIGHT. Anyone Can Here Steel Armor Or Imperial Armor Or Ect.!! So Put On Light Clothes. At 2 AM, In Morthal, Go The The Only House Across The River, Pick Their Lock, Feed THREE Times, Then At 3 OR 4 AM, Go The The Ritual Circle. Wait For Him To Get There.
I Had Problems With Him Not Starting The Ritual, He Only Had His Usual Commands. So What I Did, I Got In My Crouch/Sneak Position, And Walked Behind Him, After A Little Bit He Will Walk Forward (As If He Were Getting Out Of Your Way.) Keep Doing That Until He In Close The The Circle, Then Walk Onto The Circle And He Should Say, “Good, Your Here.”
Hope I Helped! Happy Playing(:


On February 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’m Not Sure If you Can Become One Again, But You Could Try To Eat The Vampire Dust. That’s How I Became One. I Was Looking For What Different Ingredients Did What For My Alchemy, And Sadly, BIG MISTAKE. Hahaa. Just Go To Ingredients Then Press A Or X Depending On Console, And Your Character Should Eat It(: Hope I Helped. <3 Ash.


On February 3, 2012 at 2:02 am

setstage VC01 195 solved it.


On February 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

this worked so well! now i can fast travel knowing im not going to be killed as soon as i do! and the only good thing about vampirism is the resistance… apart from that, its …


On February 4, 2012 at 10:25 am

I NEED HELP!!!!! the guy will not help me so i can not turn back to normal! Please help!!


On February 4, 2012 at 11:19 am

You are all idiots. If u are on day 4 then your screwed. Reload to where to have enough time left and do the quest. I fixed mine on day 3, it’s the only right way, and it’s simple. I don’t have to worry about any of that stupid vampire/werewolf crap anymore. So please everyone stop crying about the obvious effects of vampirism, and just fix it before it’s too late. And if it is, then pay attention more.


On February 4, 2012 at 11:25 am

You are all idiots! Just do the God damn quest BEFORE it’s too late, and u won’t have to worry about all this stupid werewolf and neck-biting crap anymore. Pretty simple…


On February 5, 2012 at 1:12 am

Pleas help me!! I can’t find a place to drink blood. They are mot sleeping.


On February 5, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Ya know, if you don’t fancy yourself a mage you could always just enchant a random weapon with soul trap (if you have it)and kill a bandit with your enchanted weapon and it should fill your black soul gem,then bring it back to Falion

Smartest Skyrimer

On February 7, 2012 at 6:25 pm

You are all stupid.
Go into ANY INN after 10:00 pm. and there will MOST LIKELY be people sleeping in the rooms. Some small towns have no guests, but Riften, Solitude, and Markarth for sure have guests at night. Also try going into a Jarl’s house/palace. After 10pm is when they usually go to bed so you can feed on them also. FYI: for some of you non-observant players out there, you only need to feed ONCE to get reduced to level one Vampirism even if you’re at level 4. Also if you need to know what level of vampirism you are currently on,(X Box 360) press B (PS3 press SQUARE) (PC Idk >:\ )and go to magic then go to active effects and scroll all the way down it will either be second to last or last to the bottom, if the resistance level is -25% you are level one, -50% level 2, -75% level 3, and -100% level 4.
-Hope this helped!


On February 9, 2012 at 9:29 am

So once I feed upon a sleeping victim, how long do I have before the locals realize that I am a vampire again and start attacking? Is it minutes, hours or days?


On February 9, 2012 at 9:36 am

I’m a vampire but I want to become a pimp. Is there a spell or quest to complete to become a pimp? I saw some good youtube videos where the nord character goes from a full suit of armor and helmet to a purple suit, and a feathered hat. The staff turned into a pimp cane, and a bottle of mead turned into a pimp cup. There was also a new backhand slap ability added to the skills.


On February 11, 2012 at 10:38 pm

I heard of the macho man randy savage dragons, that breath out OHH YEAAHHH.


On February 12, 2012 at 4:57 am

Guys found a reallly easy way to cure vampirism, if you have a follower get her/hi to sleeep on a bed by just commanding them to do so then feed off them. Also I would do this inside your own house since no npcs including mad people can come inside


On February 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I’m a stage four vampire, and for some reason it won’t let me feed. Help?


On February 17, 2012 at 1:45 pm

I keep talking to this guy failon trying to get the option for the cure but there’s only three. Is there a special place to meet him? It’s easy being a vampire its just the day light thing is annoying so I wanna rid myself of it. Please be as detailed as possible and don’t say just talk to him.


On February 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Does it not work for PS3?


On February 17, 2012 at 11:11 pm

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!


On February 19, 2012 at 10:33 am

Anyone who said that you need to drop all soul gems to fill the black one is full of crap. I just did it with my inventory full of gems. Also, I don’t know how you have not been able to complete the quest before becoming stage 4 Vampire. I started and ended the quest a stage 1, without feeding. Thank you for this guide, it was really helpful.


On February 19, 2012 at 9:18 pm

I completed the quests as a stage 2 vampire and i’m still a vampire??wtf? I think falion is a major d bag who took my money for a black soul gem. Can I possibly kill him and his children?


On February 20, 2012 at 11:50 am

i just get attacked by him at the ritual place… any ideas?

Jakob Hines

On February 20, 2012 at 11:56 am

Where is the easiest place to feed?


On February 21, 2012 at 8:55 am

If u re stuck with the Vampire do these steps

Origin – I think you get infected when a vampire hits you. I had to do a quest in Morthal where i had to kill a master vampire who was directing a vampire gal named alva in the village. If u do this , check ur active effects under the magic tab and see whether u have the disease with vampire blood or something labelled in `red`. There is a percentage that could help you to find ur vampire leval . Crazy happens depending on your vampire level. if resistance level is -25% = level 1, -50% level 2, -75% level 3, and -100% level 4. This level 4 if the stage where everyone attacks you on sight and you cant complete the quest to cure the disease.
( more on that later )


1. First identify that you have Vampirism. ( check origin above for details.)

2. Go to any inn as quickly as possible and talk to the innkeeper.

3. Click the rumours dialog option.

4. The quest opens

5. Before you go to the preist, travel to drangonreach and find the court wizard

6. Purchase spell tome : soul trap or scroll if available

&. Go to morthal and meet the wizard according to the quest

7. Buy his black soul gem for 300 gold

8. Go to a easy bandit lurking spot. ( the map will aid you to find keeps
in these keeps bandits roam by. Otherwise go to Helgen it is bandit a city)

9.Cast the soul trap and collect a soul

10. If it is daytime the prest is sleep. go to the preists house quickly and feed urself leisuerly from him before you reach level 4. Then go to the inn and purchase a room and sleep until 10.30pm.

11. Meet the preist and select the appropriate dialog and he will take ur gem.

12. When he says to meet him at dawn go back to the inn and sleep again in ur already purchased room. make sure you get up around 2.30am.

13. Go the preists house and wait for him. at sharp 3.00am he will show up. follow him to the circle or whereever.

14. The game from here suffers a major glitch. it seems that everyone played including me suffered from this lag and it takes a hell lot of time to get around.
heres how

15. In the glitch you cant perform the damn ritual. When u talk to the preist on the ritual spot there is no dialog to continue the ritual. Do these steps accordingly
1. open the console with ~ button
2. type these
prid 0001aa5e (press enter)
moveto player (press enter)

3. exit console then you will see the preist reapperinng on top of you, this is ok just step aside and he will say the magic words ” Good, You are here “. Then u can perform the ritual as normal. After this no more vampire stuff until u get into contact with one later on.

This all thing took me about 4 hours to cure myself. with this desease you cant go outside because the stamina , health , and magika u used wont regenerate in day time and as i sed in level 4 u get attacked by everyone. This is bad as u cant travel in daytime without keeping your stuff from not regenerating.

You can do whatever you want without paying attention to these tips but let me assure you this worked fine for me after much frustation and now i am where i started before the disease.

So Relax try this And dont worry no harm done and you can enjoy Skyrim as u used to do and i wish bethesda will fix this before they lose die hard RPG fans after frustation………………………………….


On February 21, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Just become a werewolf thts da only way 4 stage 4


On February 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

On the computer
Open console with ~

setstage 000eafd5 10

works like a charm! Nothing happens to your quest progress, nothing happens to your levels and perks, nothing happens to your inventory. The only thing that’s different? Well, you’re not a vampire!
If you still have the same look as when you were one, well you’re on the computer anyways. Just press ~ again and type “showracemenu” and change your look again.


On February 23, 2012 at 11:18 pm

So all the people who cant find peeps to feed on wait till nite time go to the guard barracks in witerun and feed off them


On February 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm

if you’re a level four and he attacks you just use a spell to calm him down. i used voice of the emperor which calms everyone down for 60 seconds. it’ll automatically go into the dialogue to cure you.


On February 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm

Ok, this is getting incredibly annoying? Must have been waiting at the Shrine for four in-game days now, the man does not show up. I’m probably level four now, but I sure as hell wasn’t when I first showed up, had just fed off my follower. This is making me so god damn pissed. Fing glitches!

Pain in the Ass

On February 28, 2012 at 11:38 am

Since when do vampires wait till your sleeping to attack you and suck your blood? What a stupid thing to add to an amazing game,has ruined the whole game for me as I cant get near anyone to suck their blood and since im level 4 i cant do any missions.


On March 1, 2012 at 6:53 am

Cetainly worked for me. Ps3. Took almost no effort at all. I already had a black sould gem filled with a grand soul. Just had to wait. Fixed it all.

XX_BladeX47_XX(PSN name)

On March 7, 2012 at 10:40 am

Thanks for the information im sick of everyone trying to kill me. I cant even go and buy somethin without being attacked.


On March 7, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I have not done the quest yet, but the option to cure it before it starts (within 3 days) is incorrect. I have tried 2 shrines of talos and a potion of cure disease, neither of which did anything to my vampirism. After using the potion my stats screen still does not show “days as vampire” so it appears that i am still within my 3 days but these so called “cures” have done nothing. Still weak to fire based on vampiric blood.


On March 8, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Thank you so much! It worked, and it only took me around 5 minutes. I discovered a new way of making coins as well. Fill a bunch of soul gems and sell them for 200+ each :) )) I already bought 2 new horses and a fully upgraded house. Thank you so much <3


On March 8, 2012 at 4:55 pm

PS: When he says “Meet me at dawn” try waiting to about 4-5 AM. I just stood there and waited 1-2 hours at a time and it helped me greatly :)


On March 13, 2012 at 1:14 pm

When I noticed I was a vamp, I was in the Hall of Kings, because I had noticed the weakness when the sun rose, I thought I’d see if Ulfric had the answer. Right before I could talk to him my screen glowed red and said “Your blood starts to boil as your final step into vampirism is complete.” I was weirded out and then I was walking out and a guard made the comment “Your looking a little pale, are you afraid of the sun or something?” Then the game froze and so I went here. Thanks for the help.


On March 13, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Key for stress free feedings. Grab a follower. Lydia works just fine. Now vampirism is not so bad of an issue. Just order her to sleep in some bed on your way out of the dungeon you hPpen to be in, that way you’ll be phase uno before you have to go back to town. Just remember to tell her to follow you when you’re full. She tends to wait after your feeding. Vampirism is intended cor stealth characters in skyrim. Unlike morrowind where they had a different strain of vampirism for each “class”. My only reason for curing it is the sunlight issue. I recommed you all try to kill a few fire breathing dragons during daylight hours before completing this quest. Dont forget to save.


On March 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Ok so im a werewolf but my little bro is a v.amp stage 4 and really quick cuz my timing is short where are ppl u can feed on so yea or who is the closest person to kill for a soul gem. Thanks


On March 20, 2012 at 4:48 am

I got so stressed when I became a stage 4 vampire, it ruins the game and I was so close to giving up but there is a slight glitch with the game when you meet failon.
I got to the stage where I met failon at the shrine and then it says ‘talk to failon’ but nothing happens! Lol
I finally found out how to talk to him! :D
Failon doesent walk on the shrine so I pushed him near it with your Voice shout, he may stagger or attack you but if you beat him don’t worry as he cant die, he will collapse but when he gets back up he should walk over the Shrine, at that point talk to him quickly!

That’s how it worked for me :D finally lol hope this helps


On March 21, 2012 at 3:58 am

i can’t get the cure because falion tries to kill what then


On March 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I just want to say that anyone having a problem with vampirism should just play Pokemon…both me and my fiance are new to these elder scrolls games, I actually don’t play I just watch her but have played role playing games since before half of you were born and it took us less than a half an hour to cure her vampire problem after reading this guide…either learn to read or learn to play a game your fragile mind can handle. Its really easy to just follow directions…and sneaking up on sleeping people to feed is a stroll in the park lol seriously you guys are terrible at this hahaha


On March 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm

Hey everybody! If you have a pc and you want to cure the disease, hit the tilde key (~) and type in setstage 000eafd3 10 (or setstage eafd3 10). This should get rid of even stage 4 vampirism. it worked for me


On March 25, 2012 at 3:00 am

Here is one answer might help : Ok, so you followed all the steps, black soul gem, eat on souls, and come to see Falion but he still saying the 3 useless sentence… What I did, (third personn view), try to push him with a shield (no weapon on the other hand)… yes, almost nothing happen… but after few seconds, he start to walk 2 meters close to temple… repeat one or twice and boum! he will cure the vampirism.
As “Lordjoe1987″ said it might also work using the Thu’um to push him few meters closer to the temple.


On March 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm

i am past stage 4 and what not and i cant even walk into a town and talk to anyone because they all chase me and try and set me on fire and murder me horribly, also, i cant find an empty soul gem. so now im pretty screwed and can barely complete any quests…


On April 8, 2012 at 9:10 am

I bought the Soul Trap book from Falion himself ;) Also, thanks for this tutorial, it’s a real life saver!


On April 21, 2012 at 5:32 am

Hi, thanks, I saved my thane by making him pray for that statue in my town.


On April 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

also if u need to feed go to river wood and get some robes and no armor and use ur shadow thing now crouch down and sneek into a house but when u pick the lock ur invibilty wears of move slowly and crouch to avoid detection it works if u r patient and move around quietly avoid walls with loose things u will get heard i dd it riverwood easyest for me hope this helped ask me if u need moe help on this i figured it all out now


On May 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I don’t even know how it happend.. I just started to feel these “weird thirsts” and all. And suddenly it said I was a freaking vampire. And it honsetly annoyed me so much! People told me I looked weird and all. Then all the people in the city attacked me. I went to an old save and used a potion called “cure disease” I sure hope it works, or else I’ll start from scratch even though I’ve come this far.


On May 16, 2012 at 5:13 am

please help anybody,i became a vampire n now im hated in cities,most of my weapons,potions,armor and valuables r in my house in whiterun but i cant get there without being mobed by guards and people please help


On May 22, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Got it… Soo u have to fed like crazy before meeting with the guy.. I literally fed on the people who live across the bridge like 20 times.. and you should meet the guy around 530am.


On June 24, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Where is the black marsh??? falion tells you to meet him there at dawn so he can do the ceremony but I can’t find it!!! >:(


On June 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Can you only drain the blood from someone if ther sleep, or what im really confused


On July 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm

Gods be praised!


On July 9, 2012 at 12:45 pm

If you go to High Hrothgar at stage 4 the Greybeards won’t attack you. So just find one that’s sleeping and feed on them and as long as none of the other Greybeards see you feeding they won’t attack you. So use them if you need to feed. :)


On July 9, 2012 at 5:21 pm

You could also become a werewolf if you’re infected. Just join the companions or go werewolf hunting >:D


On July 10, 2012 at 12:36 pm

i like poop


On July 12, 2012 at 11:44 am

i have the soul gem, but no inn keeper is giving me any vampire rumors, and i found Falion but theres no convo option about curing me at all. Do I have to wait till I’m full on vampire or what?

frazer wolfclan

On July 16, 2012 at 7:32 pm

i enjoy being a hybrid and when ur a vampire/werewolf and u have done the quest already to get rid of vampirism and you cant feed any more just contract the deasise again, works in any stage and back to stage one really usefull tip if needed i did this because my vampires sight diapered and couldnt feed but when i contracted it again then i could feed and wasnt getting attacked any more


On July 19, 2012 at 11:27 am

GUYS, this does work, even for level 4. Just did it there!
I had the whole screaming and running away thing. As long as you feed, you’ll go back to normal. I snuck about small towns like Morthal until I found someone sleeping, best to do it as late at night as possible.
Another trick if you don’t want Failoin to attack you is visit him in his house. Fast forward til tenish til he goes to bed. Even though the wee girl is there, if you go invisible either with vamp powers or vampire dust you can feed. When he wakes up, run for it into the forest. Then fast forward time to 4am and meet him, and volia! Bye Bye vampire!

vampire scientist

On July 20, 2012 at 6:24 pm

you don’t need a soul trap, you can use one but i would recommend learning the enchantment of the weapon you get after saving whiterun from the dragon. if you learn that you can put the enchantment on another weapon e.g. scimitar. but if you can’t find a strong enough weapon you can also use the soul trap i can’t seem to find.


On July 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

does the Soul captured have to be the same species as your character? or just human?


On July 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Hi so I did all of this, and I think it is a glitch in the game… I did all of the above, meet falion in the swamp at dawn, and he is like stuck… so I turn off the game turn it back on and if I talk to him he just tries to sell me stuff and it is the regular menu… so I went back and loaded a previous save.. did everything all over again and it is still the same outcome he is standing there, not curing me! I think I have to give up hope and start a new game… Where on the map is Talos shrine?? I have done zig zags around whiterun and i dont hink i am finding what you are talking about.. will it cure me ?


On August 16, 2012 at 11:05 pm

Omg i hate being a vampire


On September 23, 2012 at 8:21 am


i have the “Black Soul Gem” and im not a stage 4 vampire and every one trying to kill me :/

i even use cure all portion and the shrines from the temple even i met falion he too trying to kill me lol :P

you should tell me what to do with this black soul gem if we own one :|


On September 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Yeah, ou all suck at sneaking.


On October 4, 2012 at 7:59 pm

so I did the quest to cure vampirism and for some reason I’m still a vampire. I also happen too be a werewolf so i didn’t think i could contract vampirism but somehow I did. Now that I’ve done the cure quest I cannot do it again and cannot continue my Dawnguard quests (I sided with the dawnguard). Anybody have some advice, or a mod that can get rid of vampirism?


On October 17, 2012 at 4:03 am

Should Falion attack you.. calm him and you will be cured


On October 18, 2012 at 5:03 pm

i hate being a vampire


On November 5, 2012 at 8:59 am

Wow, guys, seriously. Are there this many trolls in the same place, or do you just suck? This guide works, I can assure you.
1) Make sure you aren’t and won’t be stage 4 vampire when you interact with Falion, or anyone else, for that matter, who isn’t a follower or something.
2) To get back to stage 1 vampirism, feed on someone. To do this, you must SNEAK up to a sleeping person and interact with them – this will bring up two options – namely pickpocket or steal. They sleep at NIGHT, ok? And usually in their BEDS. To sneak, enter sneaking mode (use the damned left Ctrl, or Strg in German) and don’t carry armor unless you have a sound-removing buff. Using invisibility will help, but it won’t remove sounds. So ing remember to stay unseen AND unheard in order to successfully sneak.
3) Get yourself a damned black soul gem filled with a damn HUMANOID soul!
4) Now talk to Falion (again) and follow him. Don’t ing stand around or go look at flowers while he’s walking away. You’ll lose him just like you’d lose your mom if you get distracted while she’s walking onward in a busy city.
5) Do AS IS SAID in the quest/by Falion/by people who ing know what they’re talking about, and everything is going to be alright.



On November 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

Oh, one more thing. If you can’t find someone, make sure that the reason isn’t that you’ve killed them! Most dead people stay dead.


On November 11, 2012 at 10:46 am

also an extra way to cure it : if you haven’t become a full member of the companions yet. And then i mean the turning in a werewolf part. when you first get to go to the ”werewolf turning” ceremony and actually became a werewolf, then you have lost the vampirism :-)


On December 21, 2012 at 9:49 am

Guys, im stuck here!!! i think I’m a stage 4 vampire by now and ive travelled to Morthor to see if i can find Fallion. Ive found him, however he too wants to kill me!! i do not have any calm spells or scrolls left to use and no way to stop him attacking me along with the other lot in the village. what can i do? everywhere i go im attacked and without me regenerating i die straight away. any help and advice??


On January 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

For the people who need certain spells and can’t find them, where they were supposed to be:
If your level for that spell is not high enough, then it won’t become available,
I wanted the fire cloak spell, but found nothing as my persons level was 18 but my actual destruction magic was only 38, as soon as I got it to 40 I found it….

Also beware a spell also may not become available until you have enough magicka to actually cast the spell.

Skyrim Khajit

On January 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm

Oh my god, thank you.


On January 20, 2013 at 5:40 pm

alot easier to cure then oblivion!!! and alot less creepy dialogue, and by that i mean virtually none


On January 23, 2013 at 3:38 pm

Feed on sleeping guild member will not attack


On February 24, 2013 at 11:33 am

Im tryin to cure myself again, but talking to that guy again about curing doesn’t come up, wtf do i do to cure myself again??

Aspect of Life

On March 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I did everything. I spoke to the person at the inn, I spoke to Falion, I got the black soul gem, and I give him the soul gem. I go to the summoning circle, and when I talk to him, the game gives me three basic dialogue options! This was just a waste of my time, and a black soul gem!


On May 16, 2013 at 4:29 am

It does work if you are a level four. I have just done it.

Travel to Hjaalmarch stormcloak camp at night and there are people sleeping there.
Sneak up on a sleeping person and feed on them.
Travel back to Morthal when you aren’t a hungry powerful vampire and they leave you alone.
Go and speak to Falion.
You can buy a black soul gem and the spell book from him too.

Hope this helps.


On May 16, 2013 at 4:34 am

Also remember to meet him at Dawn so around 6. He turns up.

The first time it only let me ask the same 3 questions so i waited 24 hours and it worked


On May 28, 2013 at 7:34 pm

Found cure for stage 4 vampire, feed off of someone 10 or so times, then leave the area and go somewhere that as an inn, speak to the inn keeper if possible and get the quest, “Waking at Dawn” or whatever it is….forgot all ready…..still.. do the quest and ta-da your not a vampire anymore


On July 8, 2013 at 9:16 pm

Assuming you all don’t have glitched out games…. Ya’ll are stupid. I just spend a good 10 minutes scolling down this list of complaints and how to’s. Got me all worked up thinkin’ this was going to be hard and confusing and in minutes trying… I was 100% cured… common sense!!!!!


On July 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

i’ve tried the shrine but not working and i cant do quest for the black soul gem because everyone is attacking me, also how do i know what level of vampirism i am


On August 30, 2013 at 12:42 am

That was alot of help because i thought once you go black you never go back


On September 9, 2013 at 2:08 am

Just a heads up – There is a possible chance of glitching if you get cured whilst having Vampire Sight activated. This results in the perk becoming permanent. The effects are the screen becoming very blurred, over exposed and nearly impossible to see in the sunlight. However, this will benefit you in the dark.


On December 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I was a Vampire a year ago and I made the Quest of the Black Soul Gems. I think I was in stage 4 or 3 and it worked perfectly. Now I see that before stage 4 you can take any potion to get cured. Damn….


On December 31, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Can’t even get there, they all just try to kille me. Especially that girl that is suppose to help me…


On January 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Ok for every1 needing a soul trap spell or scroll the female black smith outside of war madding in white run sells a sword that is enchanted to soul trap


On March 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm

How is your on stage 3/4


On April 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

I already did that mission and now I past level 1 vampire again! What do I do? ?


On April 20, 2014 at 3:07 am

Amazing feat. I fed on a guard while 4 were in the same room as me and one was looking at me. My sneaking is a hig level but still… I needed the cure thank you.


On April 23, 2014 at 2:08 am

Its funny. I first thought I can’t turn off the Vampire lord power, but now-a-days I know it is possible. But thanks to this, I can cure my so far best character’s vampirism and get rid of all the problems I have had during day.


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On June 6, 2014 at 7:08 am

Encore un poste sincèrement intéressant


On June 6, 2014 at 11:10 am

Un gigantesque remerciement à l’admin de ce site


On June 28, 2014 at 12:15 am

If you are playing on PS3 and it bugs out just attack falion once but don’t kill him then sheath your weapon and it should be fixed


On July 16, 2014 at 10:40 am

There is a problem, when i go to falion he attacks me and i can’t speak him to cure me


On July 22, 2014 at 3:38 pm


[don't be a zobek]


On July 24, 2014 at 6:15 pm

have the soul gem and went back to Failion but everyone including him keeps attacking.


On August 20, 2014 at 2:53 am

All of you are stupid as hell. Go to any town around 2-3 in the morning. Sneak into a house after lock picking. Keep sneaking to where the room is, someone will be sleeping. Guaranteed. Feed. Voila done. Or, use vampire seduction. To do so, equip and use as if you’re using a shout. Sneak up behind the person you used it on and push button to pick pocket. Choose feed option. Done. Come on guys -face palms


On October 13, 2014 at 4:38 am

This is actually ruined the game for me I can’t do anything you say cause everyone is trying to kill me, I can’t find anyone sleeping and none of the powers work, I’m actually gonna sell the game cause of it its ridici

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On May 23, 2015 at 6:14 pm

I can’t do quests while everyone in every town is trying to kill me. Please give me a solution that actually works for a stage four vampire.


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