Skyrim Dawnguard DLC – How to Become a Vampire

The moment you free Serena, you’ll be tasked to accompany her to a castle north of Soltitude. From there, you will meet one of the most oldest Vampire that will give you two choices; become a vampire or be their enemy, which means you’ll be siding with the Dawnguard.

In becoming a Vampire, there are various things that can happen and it will be based on what you’ve done so far in the game. If you’ve contracted a Vampire disease, you will have to cure it first. Before heading to the castle, make sure that you’re clean from disease and also be careful as there are times they are violent the moment you enter the castle. To those who are having a hard time initiating the quest, simply talk to the Guard in major towns but make sure you don’t have any bounty on your head.

Another thing to remember before you can be a Vampire is that you can never go back. If you made a pact with Circle and accepted the curse of the Werewolf, you will have to choose whether you want to become a Werewolf, a monster that hunts Vampire as well, or remove it to become a Vampire. Those who decides to become a Werewolf will raise a flag on the Vampires and will become very violent towards you.

Once you decided to become a Vampire, here’s the scene that you will see that is part of the initiation process:

If you become a Vampire, you will have access through a lot of perks that you can use for your character.

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  1. justin
    June 26, 2012, 1:12 PM

    who’s serena??

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  2. Josh
    June 26, 2012, 2:49 PM

    Yeah, would really like to know where Serena is. The guards are just telling me about Dawnguard.

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  3. Mark Fajardo
    June 26, 2012, 3:02 PM

    Serena (I think that’s her name, I forgot) is the Vampire you free in a dungeon when the Dawngard soldier asks you to investigate.

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  4. justin
    June 26, 2012, 11:23 PM

    Serena is the vampire lord harkans daughter, and if you are having trouble getting the quest to start, go to riften, you’ll see an orc by the name of durak, he should be sitting on te bridge right in town going to the bee and barb, he’ll tell you about the dawnguard and invite you to the fort to speak with his superior, once you’ve done that he will send you on a quest to find out what it is the vampires are searching for, when you finish this quest you will meet serena, you will have to escort her back to the castle, on youur arrival with her her father, lord Harkan, will offer you the “gift” of vampirism as a reward, you can take it or leave it.

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  5. the loner
    June 26, 2012, 11:56 PM

    what dungeon is serena located at

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  6. Skrimmer
    February 25, 2013, 9:18 PM

    Her name is Serana BTW people. She is the main character of the Dawnguard quest line because she is the one who you are helping through the whole thing. She pretty much becomes your best friend. Do the Dawnguard quest and you’ll see.

    My question is this: My character is a vampire. Her blood boils when she’s in the sun, she’s weak to fire, weak to sunlight, and all of that other stuff. I contracted the disease on accident . But her eyes haven’t changed, I don’t even get the option to feed on anyone. How am I supposed to cure this?? I talk to the people in the Inns but they don’t tell me to talk to Falion to cure it. What should I do? HELP!

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