Vampire or vampyr are a type of undead who drink blood in order to sustain themselves. Up until the third invasion of the Burning Legion on Azeroth, knowledge of vampyr was mostly limited to the darkfallen. With the people of Azeroth flocking to the Broken Isles, of the Explorers' League discovered an ancient vrykul vampyr in Stormheim who upon being woken up from his slumber by human pirates transformed them into vampires as well. This ancient vampyr, , was killed by a Class Leader but Sir Finley Mrrgglton had his doubts as to whether vampyr can truly die.
- The darkfallen are a race of vampire blood elves loyal to the Scourge.
- Their leader, , transforms adventurers into vampires by biting them during her encounter in Icecrown Citadel.
- Lana'thel's daughter, 's Adventure Guide entry directly describes her mother as a vampyr.
- "Vampire Rush" is an ability used by Darkfallen Commanders.
- uses an ability called "Embrace of the Vampyr".
- , a vrykul vampyr, was discovered by in Stormheim. His state was specifically compared to the darkfallen by Mrrgglton, who had long suspected that some vrykul had also been cursed like the blood elves.
- The Red Blade fleet of human pirates found the tomb of in Dreyrgrot, who upon being woken up seeped out a mist from the ancient ruins, transforming the pirates into blood-crazed vampires. Sir Finley Mrrgglton gave the order leader a sharp wooden stake to stab Lucard through the heart with, but it turned out to be ineffective.
Similar to vampyr
- , an undead who dwelled in the original Scholomance, drank the blood of his victims and transformed into a vampire (using the model of a gargoyle).
- Nathrezim are "psychic vampires" who feed on the weak-minded and often use their victims as slaves.
- Vampire bats are large bats that have been trained as scouts and mounts by the Forsaken of the Undercity and the Amani trolls of Zul'Aman.
- is a Blood death knight ability.
- and are spells used by Shadow priests.
In the RPG
- The vrykul of Northrend were initially described as vampiric by Chris Metzen at BlizzCon 2007, but this aspect was seemingly scrapped before the release of Wrath of the Lich King.