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The Sims 3: Vampire

Vampires in the Supernatural and Late Night Expansions

By Thomas Hickman (aka samoht04)

The Sims 3 Late Night Vampires

Vampires were first introduced into the game through The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion. Some people have said that Vampires are one of those features that you want to turn off but can’t, as the Story Progression will automatically create Vampires in any Neighbourhood. I personally find them to be great additions to the game. They are the Supernatural Creature of the Late Night Expansion like the mummies of World Adventures and the Simbots of Ambitions. There is a lot to learn about the new Vampire life state, so I will try to show you as much as I can.

The Sims 3 SupernaturalThe Sims 3 Supernatural: Vampire Improvements
Simmers who purchase The Sims 3 Supernatural will also get vampires, which are in a slightly improved state. Vampires don't gain hidden skill levels as fairies, witches, and werewolves do. However, they do now have their own Lifetime Wish (Turn the Town) and their fangs can be customized in Create-a-Sim. Vampires get a few new social interactions with Supernatural as well.

Perhaps the biggest improvements for them are their new options in the daylight. Alchemists can make sunscreen that allows vampires to dodge the ill effects of the sun, and an Elixir which will turn a Sim into a Vampire. With the Immortal Lifetime Reward, they not only stop aging but also get a +30 moodlet for being in the sun, as they now sparkle.

How to become a Vampire:
First your Sim must befriend a Vampire otherwise they won’t get the option to become one. Your Sim must choose to ‘Be Turned’ into a Vampire from a Vampire Friend. You can not get turned without selecting the ‘Ask to be turned’ interaction. This will then lead to the period of Metamorphosis. After a bite on the neck...

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Sims are covered in swirling red mist and black bat shapes, then the chaos settles. No changes in appearance will be evident at this stage. An unusual blemish moodlet will be placed on the Sim, and one of several messages from the Vampire who turned them, such as:

“You took that well! I am Impressed! Your future is about to get a little more interesting!"
"It is done. Prepare to wake into an eternal night!"

For a few days your Sim will stay the same, but during that period several messages will pop up:

“The bite itches ever so slightly. It’s enough to resist the urge to scratch though."
Followed a day or two later with:
“The heat! It’s as if my blood is on fire, literally boiling within my veins. What have I gotten myself into?

And then finally a few days later the Sim will ‘Complete Metamorphosis’ . The Sim will begin to glow with a few red sparkles then a consuming burning light. Red lasers shoot from the Sim's eyes and once again the swirling red mist and black bats will appear. When the metamorphosis is complete you will be left with a Vampire. Their Eyes will shine -- they do not turn red but get sharper and brighter. My Sim had blue eyes and now has bright blue shining eyes. During that transformation you will receive the message:

“I feel as if a part of me has died, yet every other fibre of my being is raging with vitality, I crave something, yet I don’t know what. It’s…Like..a…Thirst.."
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It is now that you can use your Vampire Powers! If it is night time your Vampire will receive the ‘Vampiric Vigor’ Moodlet which is supposed to give your Vampire energy due to the darkness. Congratulations you now have a Vampire!

Vampire Moodlets:
There are a few new Moodlets from being a Vampire or being near one, they are listed below:

Vampiric Vigor: This moodlet is a permanent moodlet when it is dark, it gives your Vampire energy at night time, along with boosting their skill gains dramatically.

Sated: This is from feeding on other Sims' plasma. Only your mortal friends can give plasma to your Vampire through feeding.

Thirsty: As opposed to hungry, your Sim needs some Plasma.

Hunted: This is a non-vampire moodlet from Vampires; it is from being in the presence of a vampire you are not friends with. It normally does not mean anything, just that your Sim is feeling uncomfortable.

Changes to the User Interface:
There are a few changes to your Sim's Interface. First is that your Vampire's needs will change. Hunger will change to Thirst and the needs panel will change to a dark blue/purple color with black bars. Your Vampire's favourite food will also change to a Blood Type. The largest impact will be on aging, as below.

Vampire Life Spans
Baby: 3 Days from Birth
Toddler: 7 Days
Child: 7 Days
Teenager: 14 Days
Young Adult: 105 Days
Adult: 105 Days
Elder: 72 Days +

Vampires across the Generations:
With Vampires we can now have Full and Half-Blood Vampire Bloodlines. Sims can have Vampire children which are horribly creepy. They are pale and have bright eyes. They fully receive their powers when they become Young Adults, and at that time take on the desire for plasma.

Vampire children and toddlers can benefit from the Vampire state's faster learning speeds, so there is an exception to the life state's effect on young Sims.

The Vampire State's Influence on Skill Gains:
Becoming a vampire will help your Sim to gain skills faster, and they will not suffer from fatigue when exercising.

Vampire Social Interactions:
There are several new interactions available after a Sim has turned into a Vampire:

Make Sim think of you: This makes the other sim think about yours.

Read Mind - Traits, Career, Sign, Relationships, Favorites: Lets your Sim find out more information about the target Sim.

Drink : Makes your Sim drink the plasma of another Sim.

Offer to turn: This gives another Sim who is a friend or higher the option to be turned into a vampire by your Sim.

You can only use these powers on one sim once every so often since the minds of normal sims are weak.

Vampires don't die in the sun without The Sims 3 Seasons Expansion installed (they die like all other Sims to heat). They do need to stay out of it to avoid a nasty moodlet. First, heating up will appear and you'll have a few hours to get indoors. After a while 'Too Much Sun' appears and lasts two full days, with the Sim needing to stay out of the sun for it to go away. The vampire's mood will fall through the floor until it's gone. The moodlet manager and day spa can both remove this effect early. Supernatural owners can use sunscreen and the immortal lifetime reward to combat the sun's ill effects.

Vampire Powers:
To sum up all of a Vampire's powers, they receive:

  • Super Speed when running
  • Mind Reading/Control of other Sims
  • No Fatigue from working out at night
  • Massive boost to skill gains at night
  • The ability to turn other Sims into Vampires

The Sims 3 Late Night Vampires

How to feed Vampire Sims
Every single Vampire that is over the age of Young Adult will need plasma. They will have to suck the plasma of other Sims who are friends or higher, or eat Plasma Fruit. They can grow the Plasma Fruit Plant or buy some from the Supermarket. Additionally, Plasma packets can be found in the fridge under ‘Quick meal’. Children and Teens eat normal food.

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Here is some information on the Plasma Fruit Plant gathered by Caitie on the forum:

Rarity: Special (obviously)
Fertilizer Strength: Outstanding
Harvest Value: §26-§80*
Growth Time:Fertilized w/ Life Fruit: 8 days
No Fertilizer: 12 days
Yield: 2 fruits
*Note: Because there are no Plasma Plant spawners under buydebug, and no "naturally occurring" plants that I've been able to find, the small end of the range refers to not a "normal" quality fruit, but a "nice" quality, like you would get in a grocery store.

Special Notes on Plasma Plants:

  • Vampires will eat plasma fruit at times in lieu of "plasma" at the source.
  • It grows on a bush, much like a bell pepper or life fruit.
  • The bush tends to produce one fruit, and then another a few days later, at which time the plant dies.  But I did have one bush that coughed up both fruits at the same time.
  • Having a plasma plant on a lot will attract the vampire magic gnome.  Because this is the first time I've ever dealt with plasma plants, I don't know exactly when in the growth process the gnome generates, or even how many plants you need to have on the lot to spawn one. I do know that in my experience, it was generated when my first batch was mature.
  • Cooking with plasma fruit in their inventory (stu surprise, pancakes, waffles, cobbler) will allow a vampire Sim to make dishes that replenish thirst, but this could make normal Sims sick!

How to turn back from being a Vampire
If you are tired of being a Vampire just hop on over to your local Science Facility and pay $3000 to be turned back into a normal Sim!

The Sims 3 Late Night Vampires

Comments (103)

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Laliari says...
With Supernatural, a vampire drinking from a fairy will get an extra moodlet (+20 I think, can't remember) because of the "blessed magic in the blood," or something like that.

Sorry I can't remember the exact details right this second. Just thought I'd mention it anyway.
10th September 2012 5:38pm
Alicia says...
My Vampire sim drank from a fairy and got a + 20 moodlet saying he got a buzz and half or something like that. And does anyone want to get sims 4? I'm not, it looks too cartoonish and not well animated, the gameplay looks pretty crummy too.
5th January 2014 2:07pm
jammie-lee says...
I think that if you become a vampire its cool but what I your a mermaid and are a vampire aswell wont you die because mermaids need water and avampiires hate the sun?
18th January 2014 7:41pm
laurne says...
you can't be both at the same time, you can only be one occult at a time
22nd January 2014 11:09pm
Hannah says...
You mean "blessed magic in the vlood,"
16th January 2014 6:21pm
EmmaB says...
I know the admins will already know this but before it's edited just thought if someone read it now, vampires can now be created in CAS with the Supernatural expansion pack :)
13th September 2012 1:13pm
Delilah says...
I think they already said that, in the trailer, and the guide.. Well, at least you are being helpful to note it.
16th February 2013 7:39am
Angel says...
I really want this i'm a huge vampire fan and I love Vampires! I've look thorough all this information it looks so much better than the sims 2 vampires i like how they actually drink blood I'ts at the top of my Christmas list I know i'll get it I just don't wanna wait that long lol now i'm all exited!
14th September 2012 5:45am
Ellie says...
Vampire children are the best of the best when it comes to learning skills. It is almost scary and confusing they learn so fast. My child mastered painting in one night and writing in about a one sim hour. I'm working on having her master every skill before reaching adulthood, when their learning slows. My child is only getting smarter and smarter and is starting to freak me out. I recommend them if you want to have some real fun.
15th September 2012 5:42pm
Tiffany says...
Ummm ok I have a vampire child his parents are a witch and a vampire- and although he learns fast he isnt scary fast like yours- does it have to do with the fact that his mum is a witch instead of a vampire??
24th May 2013 11:29am
MeganC says...
I'm pretty sure that's what it is. The more "pure blood" a vampire is, the more powers they have. For instance, if a human and vampire mate, the half-blood kid may not have vampire powers, and they wouldn't learn as fast. BOTH parents need to be vampires to get the best result.
Unless you have mods involved - Sims are either vampire or they aren't.  There are no hybrids.
18th June 2013 5:51pm
Cailin says...
I'm pretty sure there is a difference though. It's not a "hybrid", it's just being a "pureblood" or "halfblood"... I don't knw, but my child sim learns at a scary rate - and did as a teenager as well, and now still learns faster as an adult than my other vampires who I turned. And those whose parents were a vampire and human.
2nd March 2014 4:05am
Rune says...
there is also a lifetime reward for vampires in supernatural expansion pack that allows your vampires to stop ageing and makes them able to walk in the sun without negative moodlets, in fact, your sim twinkles in the sun (twilight, anyone?)
21st September 2012 9:49am
Pantherea says...
Yeah... The vampires /sparkle/ when in sunlight if they have the "immortal" LTR. I'm NOT going to get that for mine. Rather have them eventually die than making sparkly vampires. My opinion, tho. It is nice that you CAN if you want to.
9th December 2012 3:59pm
Simmer means cook says...
I don't like that they sparkle either, and it seems to be the majority vote. However, I don't want my vampires to die...Once my Sim maxes out Logic she will throw herself into Alchemy and get crackin' on sunscreen!
2nd March 2013 9:23pm
Anonymous says...
You could always get the 'Age Freeze Potion' LTR and make Sunscreen Potion...
23rd June 2013 6:59am
simlover says...
but also sunscreen makes them sparkle I tried it out myself
31st December 2013 7:42am
Sam says...
The Vampire Gnome has a 15% chance to spawn when you have at least 3 plasma fruit bushes on your lot. (I found this at ModTheSims' wiki and thought I'd share over here.)
1st October 2012 9:54am
Stuffy says...
The Vampire Gnome also sells for 1000 Simoleons, so it's a nice bonus!
I have grown two generations of Plasma bushes (planting 6 at a time, then harvesting and planting the improved fruit) and had the Gnome appear three times.
10th April 2013 10:56pm
CaseyE says...
Wow, I'm so glad i read this. The sucky part is that if you're in a relationship with someone (girlfriend, spouse, fiance) then you can't turn them (or it's just too difficult) I wish it was easier :l
2nd October 2012 2:03am
KatB says...
Actually, after she gave up her witch powers for him, my sim was able to ask her vampire husband to change her. I think they fixed that for SN, because I remember not being able to do that in LN.
8th October 2012 1:14pm
eva says...
my sims is a witch and she has a husband who is a vampire. i always make my sims talk to her husband but there is no interaction to change her into a vampire. maybe because in island paradise, turning witch to vampire is impossible? but my sims have wish become a vampire. im so desperate. please help me
You can't turn her into a vampire because she's a witch.  She's already an occult so you have to remove that status before making her another one.
14th July 2013 8:40am
damien says...
can u add something about the half bloods cause i had one a vampire and a witch had a witch baby with vampire eyes thats all i know
2nd October 2012 10:05pm
dim4sim says...
without any external mods, a sim can have only one occult at a time. the child is either a vampire or a witch, but not both. you will be able to tell once the baby ages up to a child level--if you see an incredibly increased skill gain, they are most likely a vampire.
4th October 2012 4:39pm
Donavvin says...
I can't figure out how to hunt though. i mean, I have a target and everything, but I can't actually drink from her. i thought when you hunted it could be a sim you didn't know...
17th October 2012 7:07pm
Simish12 says...
u can hunt someone u don't know but first u must hypnotize them
5th May 2013 2:04pm
iloveradcliffe says...
Something similar happened to me just now. I did the hunt interaction, found a hunt target but cannot drink from him, we're good friends now and still can't drink from him. Its been like a week now (sim days) and he's still my target and cannot hunt or drink from anybody else. My hunt target is also a fairy, dunno if that helps. But yeah, does anybody know what's wrong with my game? .. Because I have "hunted" plenty before.
31st July 2013 6:28am
Alicia says...
My computer gets stuck allways when I start suckyng blud. It's not fair!
19th October 2012 4:43pm
Sydney says...
24th March 2013 6:11pm
Amanda A says...
i would like to know what is the difference between full blood vampires and half-blood vampires
25th October 2012 6:37pm
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