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Count Victor Draynor Drakan lives in a coffin in the basement of Draynor Manor. He is responsible for many deaths of avid adventurers who have fallen prey to his sharp fangs. Count Draynor is the target in the Vampire Slayer quest which requires the player to kill him to save the people of Draynor Village, who have been terrorised by Count Draynor for centuries. He is the weakest vampire in RuneScape, owing to his leaving Morytania and dwelling west of the River Salve.

He can be fought in the Nightmare Zone after the quest is complete.You won't need a stake then.

Killing Count Draynor does count towards vampire slayer tasks.


Count Draynor can't be killed with a typical, everyday weapon, but he can be damaged by one. A player needs to have a stake and a hammer and drive a stake through his heart, although players have to take almost all of his health first. If a player does not have the hammer and stake, he will heal to full health when his health points are low. It is strongly advised to bring Garlic with you to weaken him. Having decent food will help for very low level players. Additionally, he is one of the only monsters in RuneScape that does not award experience in combat.

However, due to Count Draynor's low magic defence, low class combat spells like Earth Strike and Fire Strike can also severely damage him, and may be a viable option. Once he is almost dead, use the stake to stab him and finish him off. If you decide to kill him with magic, many armours add negative stats to your magic skill, so make sure you remove them.

Additionally, the health recovery rate of Count Draynor is very high, it's possible to have to deal damage equivalent to twice his health to kill him. This rate decreases over time if you brought Garlic.

Good equipment such as mithril armour, a scimitar or longsword, a defensive prayer, along with a garlic will make the battle easy to mid-level players, allowing them to only use a few pieces of food. He can be killed with melee at 1 strength/1 attack by using an iron dagger(p++).


  • The Count Draynor character is loosely based on the popular Count Dracula from a 1897 horror novel of the same name.
  • He is one of only two Vampyres to appear in free-to-play worlds. The other is Count Check.
  • His monocle might be a reference to The Count from the children's television series Sesame Street.
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