The 'Blood' items from the Blacksmith, such as 'Blood Cape' all give +1 to Vampirism.

What does Vampirism do?

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    @fbueckert That question is about runes, this one is aimed at equipment.
    – 3ventic
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 15:06
  • @3ventic The example is about equipment, but I believe the question is asking how that skill works generally. Which still may or may not be a duplicate.
    – Frank
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 15:08
  • Yeah, this pretty much answers my question - for whatever reason, i could only get 1 question to come up for the tag [rogue-legacy] in a search. Try for yourself: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/rogue-legacy
    – jblaske
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 15:33
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    Although the equipment and runes are functionally the same, I believe they are named somewhat differently(vampire rune vs vampirism on equipment) and therefore not really a duplicate.
    – Colin D
    Commented Sep 16, 2013 at 15:59

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Vampirism on equipment works the same way as the vampire rune. After each kill you get 2 hp back. These effects stack with other weapons and runes.

See this answer for more information about vampire, siphon, & balance runes.


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