- As of 3.6.0, vampire bats, when killed, may come back to life as a vampire or vampire lord.
This is backwards; rather than being vampire bats, they're vampires in the shape of bats. Such shapeshifted vampires will retain various strengths and weaknesses of their main form that vampire bats (and fog clouds, and wolves) don't have, e.g. level drain resistance and weakness to silver. They can also be differentiated from real bats via a stethoscope; it should add the line ", shapechanger" to vampires (and chameleons and other shapeshifters). There's a ton of source references to functions pickvampshape and is_vampshifter, which is why I haven't tried to write up how the new shapeshifting works. -- Qazmlpok (talk) 16:58, 7 January 2016 (UTC)