Level 48?! No wonder it killed me so easily. And so often. (Lv39 Nord) I was heading north from Refugee's Rest when I came across 2 people locked in battle. A Vigilant something or other and "her". It was only till I had a third of my health left that I realised she was a vamp. I had so many potions... but I had to use 'em all in my desperate efforts to escape. Thank god I found Whirlwind Sprint and the Greybeards upgraded it otherwise I'd have been screwed.
I finally lost her at Traitor's Post which thankfully I'd only just cleared out before and there I saved and plotted revenge. But even then I still kept dying. I had a Flawless Elven Bow with Glass Arrows that I'd happened upon some time before and sniped her from the hillside. I was some distance away so I managed to hit her a few times before the Drain effect kicked in and she started spamming Shock spells (God I hated that). I tank my way through things so this was a nightmare. And what was worse when I finally got her in the red-red (I'm a pretty decent archer so I did nice damage) and she started to flee I discovered she could teleport (in hindsight it was probably just invisibilty but I'd believe anything at this point). But eventually I finally nailed her with a Glass Arrow in the throat and my nightmare was over and to my glee- no diseases!! And she'd killed the Ice Wolf that had been hounding me since I discovered her!
All this happened about five minutes ago btw. The moral of this story is this, dear readers- Do not. Take a DAMN thing. For granted! I got very VERY lucky tonight! If had been less of the gamer I am now or if I had less potions in my possession I would have lost all my progress since I'd autosaved from Windhelm. These things are dangerous at my current level! (I hope) Thanks for your time and hope my warning will serve you well- or at least entertain you a little. (I was seriously panicking) 18.104.22.168 09:00, November 1, 2012 (UTC)