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"Vampire" (ヴァンパイア Vanpaia) is an archetype of Zombie-Type monsters. Initially, they were only supported by the manga-only card "Blood Curse" and the manga effect of "Overpowering Eye", but Shadow Specters revealed new "Vampire" support.

Camula in Yu-Gi-Oh! GX and Tilla Mook in Yu-Gi-Oh! R use "Vampire"-themed Decks.

In Shadow Specters, the archetype is supported by the Field Spell Card "Vampire Empire", which lets you destroy 1 card on the field by using the effect of "Vampire Lord", "Vampire Lady" or "Vampire Grace". "Vampire Grace" also Special Summon itself from the Graveyard when a Level 5 or higher Zombie-Type monster(s) is Special Summoned to your side of the field by the effect of a Zombie-Type monster. "Vampire Sorcerer" lets you add 1 Zombie-Type monster or 1 "Vampire" Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to your hand and you can Normal Summon 1 DARK "Vampire" monster without Tributing by banishing this card from your Graveyard. "Shadow Vampire" Special Summons 1 DARK "Vampire" monster from your hand or Deck (e.g. "Vampire Lord") to easily summon their new archetype-specific Xyz Monster "Vampire Bram the Edeleritter", who can Special Summon 1 monster in your opponent's Graveyard to your side of the field once per turn by detaching 1 Xyz Material.

The original name of "Vampire Orchis" is 「-ブラッド・オーキス-」 (Blood Orchis) and the original name of "Vampire Koala" is 「きゅうけつコアラ」 (Bloodsucking Koala), so they are both excluded from cards that supports "Vampire" monsters. However, "Red-Moon Baby" is part of this archetype because its original name is 「ヴァンパイア ・ ベビー 」 (Vampire Baby).

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