Superior Rune of Vampirism

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Superior Rune of Vampirism

Req. level
Silver coin 16 Copper coin
Game link
Trading post
External links

Double-click to apply to a piece of armor.

(1): +25 Power.png Power
(2): +35 Vitality.png Vitality
(3): +50 Power.png Power
(4): +65 Vitality.png Vitality
(5): +100 Power.png Power
(6): +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.

— In-game description



Superior Rune of Vampirism
Recipe sheet superior rune.png Recipe: Rune of Vampirism
Upgrade Component
Output qty.
Armorsmith tango icon 20px.png Armorsmith
Leatherworker tango icon 20px.png Leatherworker
Tailor tango icon 20px.png Tailor
Req. rating
Chat link

Extracted from[edit]


  • The 6th rune bonus has no cooldown.
  • The 6th rune bonus will trigger as long as you have dealt damage to that foe.
  • The health restoration of the 6th rune bonus is standard healing and thus will not have an effect on players immune to it, such as those in Shroud or Downed.
  • The prices for armor that contains this are as follows, though it may be more efficient to buy the rune directly off the Trading Post instead:
Item Trading post
Buy Sell
Scallywag Greaves.png Berserker's Scallywag Greaves of Vampirism
Seer Gloves.png Berserker's Seer Gloves of Vampirism
Seer Mantle.png Berserker's Seer Mantle of Vampirism
Sneakthief Coat.png Berserker's Sneakthief Coat of Vampirism
Sneakthief Gloves.png Berserker's Sneakthief Gloves of Vampirism
Scallywag Helm.png Carrion Scallywag Helm of Vampirism (Account bound) (Account bound)
Scallywag Helm.png Carrion Scallywag Helm of Vampirism
Scallywag Gauntlets.png Cleric's Scallywag Gauntlets of Vampirism
Seer Gloves.png Cleric's Seer Gloves of Vampirism
Sneakthief Coat.png Cleric's Sneakthief Coat of Vampirism
Sneakthief Coat.png Rampager's Sneakthief Coat of Vampirism
Sneakthief Sandals.png Rampager's Sneakthief Sandals of Vampirism
Scallywag Chest.png Rurik's Chestguard
Scallywag Gauntlets.png Rurik's Gauntlets
Scallywag Greaves.png Rurik's Greaves
Scallywag Helm.png Rurik's Helm
Scallywag Legs.png Rurik's Legplates
Scallywag Pauldrons.png Rurik's Pauldrons
Scallywag Helm.png Shaman's Scallywag Helm of Vampirism
Scallywag Legs.png Shaman's Scallywag Legs of Vampirism
Scallywag Pauldrons.png Shaman's Scallywag Pauldrons of Vampirism
Seer Pants.png Shaman's Seer Pants of Vampirism

Version history[edit]

For a detailed rune history, see here.

Patch Changes
August 17, 2021
  • Fixed a bug that could cause the healing from the 6-piece rune bonus to fail to activate when killing enemies in certain content types or locations.
November 26, 2018
  • Fixed a bug in which the 6-piece bonus of this rune set healed defeated players.
November 13, 2018

Rune update:

  1. Unchanged
  2. +35 Vitality
  3. Unchanged
  4. +65 Vitality
  5. Unchanged
  6. +10% Maximum Health; restore 10% of your health upon killing a foe.
May 20, 2016
  • Fixed a bug that disabled the leeching aspect of this rune from dealing damage. Fixed a bug that added healing power contribution to this item.
April 19, 2016
  • Several skills and traits have had their Life Steal functionality standardized, fixing several exploits and bugs across the game:
October 23, 2015 Heart of Thorns release:
  • Changed the sixth bonus to stealing life when dropping below 25% life.
September 29, 2015
  • Updated this rune so that profession abilities are no longer able to be used while transformed by this rune set.
May 19, 2015
  • Updated the sixth tier ability (mist form) to activate when struck while under 25% health, and profession-specific skills are no longer usable.
March 16, 2015
  • The fourth bonus (steal life when using a healing skill) of this rune set will now function properly after resurrection.
April 15, 2014 Rune rework update:
  1. Unchanged.
  2. Increased chance to trigger from 5 to 15%, Increased cooldown from 15 to 25 seconds.
  3. Unchanged.
  4. Unchanged.
  5. Increased power bonus from 90 to 100.
  6. Increased health threshold from 10 to 20%.
August 28, 2012 Game release:
  • Superior Rune of Vampirism has been added to the game.