Can vamparism be cured?


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A pc might get turned into a vampire, assuming he can get free, can anything be done to cure his affliction? I'm guessing something like miracle or wish would work, but anything less extreme?

Silver Crusade

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Perhaps a Break enchantment along with a remove curse......and a raise dead?

This sort of thing falls in the realm of GM fiat.

I'm sorry I don't have anything better to suggest.


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Salubri wrote:
A pc might get turned into a vampire, assuming he can get free, can anything be done to cure his affliction? I'm guessing something like miracle or wish would work, but anything less extreme?

Resurrection works.

Undead Type says:
•Not affected by raise dead and reincarnate spells or abilities. Resurrection and true resurrection can affect undead creatures. These spells turn undead creatures back into the living creatures they were before becoming undead.

So using resurrection (if he fails save?) will cure him.


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Stake him in the heart, cut off his head, and burn him....

There. Cured.


Yeah, Resurrection, True Res, Wish, or Miracle are pretty much the only things that can do it.


Keep in mind, vamparism in pathfinder only happens AFTER the victim is dead. It isn't a blood born illness. Removing it would leave you with a corpse, not a healthy person.

Scarab Sages

The GM could always make up an awesome quest line involving the collection of various rare and dangerous herbs for a very eccentric hermit to create a cure out of.


Mandreth wrote:
The GM could always make up an awesome quest line involving the collection of various rare and dangerous herbs for a very eccentric hermit to create a cure out of.

That Hermit would probably either turn out to be an avatar of Pharasma... or a necromancer seeking ingredients to complete his phylactory.


Pendagast wrote:

Stake him in the heart, cut off his head, and burn him....

There. Cured.

Damn! Beat me to it. Can we still stuff his mouth full of holy wafers?


no. you are stuck being sparkly for the rest of eternity.


Carrion Crown:
Someone is actually trying to find a cure for vampirism in Golarion. Forgot who it was, though.


Frankthedm wrote:
Keep in mind, vamparism in pathfinder only happens AFTER the victim is dead. It isn't a blood born illness. Removing it would leave you with a corpse, not a healthy person.

Exept it would because it says it does.

Quote:
These spells turn undead creatures back into the living creatures they were before becoming undead.

It does not say it turns you back into what you were when you became undead or that it removes the undeadness from you. It specifically states it makes you back into the living creature you were before you became undead.


Gilfalas wrote:
It specifically states it makes you back into the living creature you were before you became undead.

However, IIRC, there is a time limit for both of these spells.


Salubri wrote:
A pc might get turned into a vampire, assuming he can get free, can anything be done to cure his affliction?

The answer lies herein.


Midnight_Angel wrote:
Gilfalas wrote:
It specifically states it makes you back into the living creature you were before you became undead.
However, IIRC, there is a time limit for both of these spells.

Good point. You have 10 years per caster level to use these spells on the afflicted person. If they have been undead long enough even these spells will not be able to bring them back.

So the more ancient undead are probably out of your reach to help but anyone who has been made undead recently should be able to be saved.

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