A Vampire Count.

Vampire Count is a powerful Vampire who has risen above their kin as a leader and champion, whilst being not quite as powerful or influential as a Vampire Lord.


Vampires who have reached the level of Count have grown, matured, and consolidated their powers and abilities. They are no longer the terror of mere towns and hamlets, nor are they content to prey on isolated individuals. Their influence is felt across the land, and they dominate mortals, Undead and several of their Vampire kin as well. A Vampire count is nothing like the wild, bestial creature he started out as; instead, he is a patient and meticulous hunter of men. He is also a man with a plan and the means to carry it out, and he fears no rag-tag group of adventurers who think they can stop him.[1]

Seafaring Vampire Counts are instead known as Vampire Fleet Captains.[3]

Known Vampire Counts

  • The Seneschals - A small group of elite Blood Knights, each a mighty dark champion who served as the Vampire Lord, Merovech's personal bodyguard.
  • Helmut von Carstein - Another of Mannfred's lieutenants, who acted as the standard bearer of his undead army.


  • After the 5th Edition, most Vampire Counts were simply referred to as Vampires on the Tabletop, to avoid confusion with the new faction.[2]
  • The title of Vampire Count is not to be confused with the Vampire Count of Sylvania, a title given to the ruling Vampire Lord of that land.



  • 1Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- Night's Dark Masters
  • 2Warhammer Armies: Vampire Counts (5th Edition)
  • 3: Total War: Warhammer
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