Appearance: Young, vampirized peasant woman wearing tan hide corset and leggings
Attack Damage: 4 - 10 - 11 - 12
Speed: Very Fast
Repelled By Crucifix: No
Hits to Kill:
Machine Gun: 6
Description and strategy
Lesser Vampiresses are similar to Lesser Vampires. You'll always encounter them intially lying inside a wooden coffin, and it takes several seconds for them to awaken and begin attacking you. Every couple of hits will knock them down, but they'll keep getting back up until you do enough damage to kill them. Despite the similarities, vampiress behavior is sign
ificantly different from that of the male vampires.
Vampiresses are incredibly fast and aggressive, much more so than their Lesser Vampire counterparts. While a Lesser Vampire usually hangs back a little and fights cautiously, a Lesser Vampiress will pounce at you with reckless abandon and rapidly slash you with her claws. This makes them much more annoying enemies than Lesser Vampires, but fortunately they can survive less damage and die more quickly. For some reason, Vampiresses also do not fear the Crucifix or garlic, although they are still damaged by the holy blast from the crucifix. Like the Lesser Vampire, the best way to dispatch a Lesser Vampiress is to stake her in her coffin before she can rise and attack. Failing that, keep knocking her down with the crucifix until she no longer gets back up. Try to avoid letting her get too close, because it can be tough to get her off you. Lesser Vampiresses have the fastest ground speed of any monster in the game, and they can run faster than you can, so trying to run away from them doesn't do you much good. On Nightmare difficulty, Vampiresses are no longer knocked down by the Crucifix, which makes them significantly more dangerous, and makes staking them in their coffins before they rise much more important.