Do or Don't - Soulblight Gravelords

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The resurgence of vampires as intriguing and menacing figures in popular culture is attributed to characters like Dio Brando from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and the depiction of vampires in Warhammer.

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Vampires in Warhammer's setting hold significant power and command over other supernatural entities, contrasting with their often flamboyant and dominative portrayal in other media.

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The concept of the "Soulblight curse" in Age of Sigmar (AoS) introduces a compelling layer to vampire lore, showcasing their struggle against an inner monstrous nature that eventually overtakes them.

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Vampires in AoS maintain a semblance of nobility and control, even as they navigate the challenges of living under Nagash's rule and their own ambitions within the complex societal hierarchy of the undead.

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The lore emphasizes the strategic and military prowess of vampires, who lead undead armies in battles that shape the fate of the Mortal Realms, highlighting their role as key players in Warhammer's narrative.

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Despite their power and influence, vampires in AoS face the existential threat of the Soulblight curse, a narrative device that adds depth to their characters by portraying them as both powerful and tragically flawed.

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How did Twilight influence the perception of vampires?

โ€”Twilight transformed vampires from feared monsters into glittering figures, diminishing their horror aspect.

What revitalized interest in vampires?

โ€”Dio Brando and Warhammer contributed to making vampires interesting again by showcasing them as menacing and powerful.

What role do vampires play in Warhammer?

โ€”In Warhammer, vampires command supernatural beings and significantly influence events, including ghost hauntings and zombie apocalypses.

What is the soulblight curse?

โ€”The soulblight curse is Warhammerโ€™s interpretation of the inner beast in vampires, turning them into true monsters over time.

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00:00 "If you're like me and around 25 years old, you probably remember the time from the mid-2000s to the early 2010s when vampires were pretty much the lamest horror villain there was... entirely blame this franchise: Twilight."

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00:45 "Warhammer took a somewhat different approach to vampires... they're just in charge of pretty much every other supernatural being in the world."

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02:42 "The Soulblight Gravelords are the vampiric faction of Warhammer Age of Sigmar... soon enough there's thousands of the blood suckers."

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04:47 "The vampires swiftly began creating dynasties to rule over... Manfred and Neferata of course are the big head honchos."

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07:58 "When the Stormcast Eternals made their grand debut, the Soulblight began moving in earnest as well... pushing back the forces of Chaos."

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10:03 "With Nagash's body broken and stuck as a spirit in Nagashizzar, they had a chance like never before to enact their own schemes unpunished."

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12:19 "The Soulblight Gravelords still march across reality with Undead hordes numbering in the millions, inflating their numbers with refugees."

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12:37 "Positives for lore: The Soulblight Gravelords are vampires, once again taking their spot as the coolest horror monster around."

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25:52 "For the L cons, the Soulblight Gravelords are hovering dangerously close to stupid evil... politicking runs deep through this faction."

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30:17 "As with almost all Undead factions, Your Heroes are what make and break your army."

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34:24 "All right, it's gotten to a point where a friend of mine mentioned that hey Colin, you keep bringing up cod zombies in videos."

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