Fire damage hurts them immensely, while they are resistant to frost damage. Staves, spells, and enchanted weaponry of the former variety works effectively against them in battle. Shock spells are also highly effective on them as they almost always use magic and shock spells drain Magicka
Possible spawn locations for this creature:
- Near Ustengrav.
- South of The Katariah.
- East of Rorikstead.
- South of Riften, at the Shadow Stone
- Haemar's Shame (after level 48)
- Near the Ritual Stone
- Movarth's Lair, near Morthal
- Broken Fang Cave (after level 48)
- Volkihar Keep
- Near Wayward Pass, engaging (and usually defeating) two Vigilants of Stendarr in combat
- Vampire Dust
- Black Mage Robes, can also be found wearing various types of armor such as Orcish Armor.
- One random potion, ingredient, Soul Gem, or Spell Tome.
- A Flawless Ruby.
- Vampire Armor.
- A Flawless Diamond (rarely)
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)