Although Vampire teams include a number of extremely capable players, they are let down by the unreliability of the Vampires. While they should be concentrating on the game, their attention often wanders to their hunger and before you know it they are off for a quick bite!
Vampires look really good at first glance and they have the potential to be one of the best players in the game. They are the only players who start with ST4 and AG4, couple that with Regenerate and Hypnotic Gaze and you can see why. These great players are backed up by cheap Thralls to flesh the team out. They are probably the best equiped team for breaking a cage, two Vampires working in tandem can usually get through to the ball carrier. Utilise Hypnotic Gaze well and you can really surprise the opposition.
Unfortunatly the Vampires are hindered by Bloodlust, this can make them really unpredictable and sometimes fatal to your own players. Neither of the player types start with any ball handling or blocking related skills as well. The team rerolls are also expensive and this team really needs them. The more Vampires you have on the pitch at a time the more unmanageable the team becomes.
They are very much not a team for beginners. They probably are one of the hardest teams to coach, that goes for experienced coaches as well. Vampires are capable of things other teams aren’t but they require a lot of planning and management to use successfully. I would highly recommend a rookie coach to start elsewhere as they are guarenteed frustration.
- ST4 AG4 Vampires
- Cheap Lineman
- Hypnotic Gaze
- Expensive Rerolls
- Lacking Skills