I've already become a werewolf in Skyrim, but how do you become a vampire? Is there anything special I need to do, or things I shouldn't do?

  • @Mark at first I thought it'd be a dupe, but then I did a search and it turns out no one has actually asked how to become a vampire, so that's why I answered it. – l I Nov 16 '11 at 3:16
  • @yx. Ah, I can see that. Revised it to make that explicit. – user3389 Nov 16 '11 at 3:19

You cannot become a vampire while you are a werewolf because werewolves are immune to all diseases, so you cannot contract Sanguinare Vampiris

If you cure your werewolf issue, then you can contract the disease simply by allowing a vampire to do damage to you until you receive it.

Afterwards, idling for 72 hours will turn you into a full fledged vampire.

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    Rumor has it there is a bug that prevents a cured ex-werewolf from becoming a vampire, so please let us know if this actually works? – Konerak Nov 16 '11 at 8:07
  • there is a bug that prevents this from happening if you are an ex werewolf. – Skizzlefrits Nov 16 '11 at 15:00
  • If you have the Dawnguard DLC installed you can become a vampire despite being a werewolf during the quest line. – Elva Sep 10 '12 at 8:45

You can be a vampire while you are a werewolf only with the Dawnguard expansion. Serana or her father can turn you either way.

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    You can become a vampire lord when you are a werewolf, but you will be "cured" of your lycanthropy in the process. – tjd Aug 28 '17 at 13:50

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