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What's your favourite Bloodline

What's your favourite Bloodline


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Shareya

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*carefully sneaks into the forums*

For me it would have to be Lahmians, followed by Von Carsteins (though the gap between the two is large). Ever since I learned about them, I could not help but adore how they operate and the new "Neferata" book made me worship their leader even more.

*sneaks off*
 
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Lahmains! I just love the whole "she's only a little girl with no weapons or army so why is everyone...argh!'

I am looking forward to finding a way to make the Coven Throne work.
 
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According to me, the choice is obvious: Lahmia. I agree with Shareya, the book forced me to love Neferata. Let me say that Lahmian Vampires aren't less powerful (sometimes common conclusion of people is that if some character doesn't use brutal force to defeat enemy he/she is weak or powerless) then other bloodlines, they just ,,work" really subtly way.

However, I like the Blood Dragon line as well, maybe a little bit less than Lahmia's.
 

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So I went the least popualar way - yay necromancers!

I always liked powerful spellcasters standing behind legions of risen or otherwise summoned creatures, rivaling armies of counties and kingdoms. In WFB vampire is completely able to do that - but the magical pureness of a necromancer was always more appealing. I like them especially when they engage in their magickal studies, trying to get better at controlling it, to understand the fabric of reality and find themselves having not enough time. Undeath as a completely lucid choice - all is fair when it comes to knowing more and perfecting oneself. This kind of necromancer is a powerful spellcaster, knowing all kind of tricks besides raising skellies and calling it a day.
Eventually - turning towards black magic when trying to get loved one out of deaths embrace is also kinda neat. Still cliched, but better than "I will punish those guys that bullied me years ago" one can find in the first paragraph in the necromancer's description in our current AB.

I usually like vampires being the warriors and unholy generals of undead armies, while leaving the matter of raising it to a dedicated necromancers, but it's also nice in WFB that it's all flexible. Only do not monopolize necromancy and leave something for guys that find the need to drink blood troublesome and not really worth the profits - one does not need to be strong and quick to sit in his/her tower and read forbidden tomes ;)

But when it comes to vampires - Blood Dragons for me - when not being the ultimate arcane master of the undeath, martial prowess is the way to go. I like specialization ;) After this probably the dangerous ladies of Lahmia.
 

Shareya

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Lady Eva said:
According to me, the choice is obvious: Lahmia. I agree with Shareya, the book forced me to love Neferata. Let me say that Lahmian Vampires aren't less powerful (sometimes common conclusion of people is that if some character doesn't use brutal force to defeat enemy he/she is weak or powerless) then other bloodlines, they just ,,work" really subtly way.

However, I like the Blood Dragon line as well, maybe a little bit less than Lahmia's.
Yay \o/ Welcome to the forums!
 

Ordo Cruentus

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Blood Dragon.

All of the benefits of Vampirism, practically none of the downsides. Also, magic is for wimps. :vampire3:

Besides man...Blood Dragon. Blood Dragon. That just sounds cool.
 

Count Vashra

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Master Vampire said:
The all time famous poll has returned!

My favourite Bloodline is from a fluff perspective: Strigoi! They hate everything... are loners... live in caves and live on the just dead. Basically, everything you can't expect from a stereotypical vampire!

Meaning the Strigoi is a vampire only known in the Warhammer World as far as I know. There is nothing wrong with stereotypical vampires but I love unique ideas.

Discuss! :biggrin:
There actually are Strigoi Vampires in other stories. They are basically the Strigoi from here, but aren't a devolved-line-ashamed-of-what-they-have-become type. They are vicious, powerful, and dangerous.
 
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Blood Dragons. Tragic, fallen champions or the ultimate knights. Fighting for honour and glory in battle even though they are damned. I like to imagine that there are some who still fight for what they believed in when they were mortal too, like a dark defender who fights fire with fire, and who hate themselves for feeding off the blood of the living, always wanting to find a way to return to their old life.

Abhorash is really cool too, especially how he is one of the few vampires who actually cured himself of vampirism, and is now the ultimate warrior, a man who never dies.

That being said I like the idea of the Necromancers, like a cabal or school of sorcerers dedicated to servitude of Nagash, who commands them from Nagashizzar, and whose purpose is to exterminate all life. Necrarchs, being vampire Necromancers, are also one of my favourites, but there's something about having an army of undead led by mortal wizards that's just more easily related to.
 

Shareya

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Abhorash is really cool too, especially how he is one of the few vampires who actually cured himself of vampirism, and is now the ultimate warrior, a man who never dies.
We still do not know if this is the case! Older vampires need to feed very rarely and it is possible that the blood of a dragon simply slaked his thirst for a few thousand years but not forever O _ O
 

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No, in the older fluff it pretty much says that draining the vampire cured him of his thirst - it was one of his key things as he didn't want to feed on humans.
 

Shareya

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I do need to go over the last armybook to see if it was stated that quite bluntly there as well. In the end this is just my personal theory to some of the fluff that makes it quite clear that older vamps feed quite rarely and potent blood just tends to slake off thirst for a long time.
 

Shareya

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Yes you would. No honest man would use a smiley like that!

I have read Night of the dark masters but I admit I tend to skip over Blood Dragons as they are quite dull ( for me ).
 
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Shareya said:
Yes you would. No honest man would use a smiley like that!

I have read Night of the dark masters but I admit I tend to skip over Blood Dragons as they are quite dull ( for me ).
On page 22 of the latest army book under the Lineage of Blood section it says, under the year 253, the following:

"Abhorash slays a Dragon in the Worlds Edge Mountains and drinks its blood, curing himself of his Blood Thirst forever. His followers spread across the world seeking to emulate their master."
 

Menkeroth

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I tend to go to the Blood Dragons - knights and warriors, with only a few to beat them in combat (to be honest, though, only Chaos Lords can best them, with the exception of Archaon, besting everyone and everything).
 
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So, for me, I like the Blood Dragons.

I have weird tastes. There's something really neat about vampires-as-transhumans, trying to escape the - honestly rather crappy - human condition in a world of gods and monsters. Sick of having your homes and families raided by monstrous creatures, your sanity blasted by chaos, and your aspirations squashed by equally screwed up power hungry humans? Good news! You can get away from all that by becoming something more, something greater.

It's just that there's a price, of course...

And along come the Blood Dragons. They have achieved transhumanity-throug-vampirism. They are better than they were, but that's not enough. They chafe at the restrictions of vampirism. It isn't enough! They want more. They need more. They need to be completely unbound by any restrictions at all.

So they hunt down dragons and drink their blood in order to have all the gain and none of the pain.

You've just gotta respect that.

I'd have picked necromancers for similar reasons, but I don't really like GW's take on them. I prefer my necromancers as visionary maniacs refusing to accept the so-called "inevitability" of death rather than unwashed and degraded lunatics. So I didn't really feel like I could vote for necromancers here.
 
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Von Carstein, I love the Idea of the vampires enacting their will on the mortal world
Through political intrigue and then before you know it they have an almost "unkillable" army at your doorstep
 

Abhorash.

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Menkeroth said:
I tend to go to the Blood Dragons - knights and warriors, with only a few to beat them in combat (to be honest, though, only Chaos Lords can best them, with the exception of Archaon, besting everyone and everything).
I would argue a "lord level" Blood Dragon would most likely paste a Chaos Lord. And Abhorash taking on Archaon would be a toss up; however biases lead me to pick Abhorash.
 

Menkeroth

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Yes, Chaos Lords and Blood Knights / Dragons are worthy of each other, but Abhorash against Archaon? Archaon is the Lord of End Times, the Everchosen of the Dark Gods, he can't be defeated even by such a mighty warrior (especially when remembering that Storm of Chaos didn't happen).
 

Abhorash.

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Archaon was tossed around by Grimgor Ironhide; and fled the fight due to not wanting to die. So If Grimgor can do it I think Abhorash has a good chance.
 
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