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I'd prefer the vampires simply because werewolves don't have much control over their ferociousness during full moon, and as such they are raging beasts who may kill their friends. On the other hand, vampires could survive on animal blood.
In terms of weaknesses, the vampire ones are greater as it stands, sunlight, garlic, holy water, while werewolves only have the silver problem. So this is a major plus for werewolves, but not at the cost of potentially being able to kill loved ones without being able to control oneself.
However, werewolves can die of old age, while vampires can not. So if you turn all loved ones to vampires, you're all set.
It's kind of annoying not being able to see yourself in a mirror though. But not worse then smelling like wet dog all the time.
I disagree strongly for several reasons, firstly, the first werewolf was Lycaon and he was said to be immortal so why aren't other Lycanthropes?, secondly, I don't think animal blood is enough for Vampires and even if it was where would they get it from; ordering some would be costly and draw suspicion and even if you lived in the forest and hunted for free the amount of dead animals completely drained of blood was also draw suspicion and thirdly why would you smell of wet dog all the time? you're only half a wolf once a month (that's 1/28 days max)
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Vampires would use tactics and weapons. Why would they try to manfight a werewolf? At least if we go by vampires = smart and wolfs = feral, werewolfs wouldnt stand a chance.
Maybe they would kill a few vampires, but overall it's just like humans vs any predator.
Firstly the first werewolf was Lycaon and he was said to be 'cursed' with immortality so surely that means other Lycanthropes are immortal too, secondly, I don't think animal blood is enough for Vampires and even if it was where would they get it from; ordering some would be costly and draw suspicion and even if they lived in the forest and hunted for free the amount of dead animals completely drained of blood would also draw suspicion and thirdly why would you smell of wet dog all the time? you're only half a wolf once a month (that's 1/28 days max). Werewolves are stronger, quicker, more inconspicuous (no one blames an animal attack on an innocent human do they), and over time they just get stronger from absorbing the moonlight as well as they can learn to control their transformation whereas Vampires are constantly craving blood and will attack anything to get to it and finally werewolves have only one weakness silver, which is just as lethal to Vampires, Amborgio, the first Vampire was cursed by the goddess Artemis to never touch silver along with numerous other weaknesses so even if metal can kill werewolves, the vampires won't be able to pick up the silver sword to fight, meaning they have to resort to close combat which just ends up with one f**ked up Vampire corpse. A Burn!!!!!
vampires. all sorts of cool magical powers. and if you use the volkihar, the werewolf is fucked because the vampire lord form is as physically strong as a werewolf and is modified by magical energy. also, mist form and poisonous talons.
One on one, I'd probably go with the Werewolf. So long as the Vampire doesn't have some kind of advantage like weaponry or the Werewolf not being able to transform, the Werewolf is just so much stronger and pretty much ignores most of the Vampire's advantages. Werewolves can't be bitten or mesmerised or seduced, and has far more strength and speed.
Of course, Vampires are usually quite smart in fiction. So a Vampire would never fight fair, and would make sure they either have numbers, weapons or some other advantage to tip the odds in their favour. Or just convince some humans to hunt the Werewolf for them while they stand back and watch.
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I'm inclined to say a Werewolf would win in a fight, assuming there are no weapons. Add those in and your question might as well be "Who would win, a man with a sword, or a lion?"
I think it heavily depends on the accompanying lore etc but my gut feeling is werewolves. They have less weaknesses, seem to be stronger and still retain the same intelligence as vampires.
Hard to say really, depends on what myths etc you go after.
If choosing by what I like most, I would go with Werewolves, always liked them more then Vampires (mainly cause getting them suckers shoved down the throat all the times).
I always go with it's rather even between them both in a battle, both have pros and cons.
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That depends completely on the interpretation of the two, I mean there are so many radically different concepts of the two it's impossible to even know what someone is talking about when they use those words anymore. Well I say anymore... really there was never any universal definition of them, the early myths are highly divergent and pretty vague.
But I'm going to say werewolf because I like werewolves.
P.S. This really seems like the sort of thread that should have a poll.
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Obviously, if we had built 2 3v3 or 5v5 arena teams, vampires should win most times. That being popculture influenced. Traditional myths, it might depend on who learns of the other first? Vamp night hunting a sleeping human that hasn't changed, a human hunting a day sleeping vamp etc
We wouldn't assume "Dear Wolfie, i know about you. Meet me at the flagpole at the next full moon at midnight. Come alone. signed, Vampy McVamp" cuz that's just idiotic.
I'd lean Vampires.
The only weakness of the Lycanthrope/werewolf is silver, however, a vampire can never kill a werewolf because vampires are cursed to never ever ever ever touch silver (Ambrogio) therefore the vampire would have to resort to hand to hand combat resulting in his head being torn off, the only person capable of killing a werewolf is honestly only either an extremely talented mortal werewolf hunter or another werewolf, in a war werewolves would dominate, then mortal hunters, then twishite werewolves/puppies then vampires, then twishite vampires (which would commit suicide in self grief crying "I sparkle" BOOM! a bullet is fired)
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Definitely Werewolves maybe not the best myth, but damn they look cool.
Vampires are strategists. I think the Werewolf would win in a 1v1 brawl against a Vampire.
There are far too many variants in the respective lore of both creatures to definitively say which would win in a combat situation, though selecting a specific version of each to discuss would be interesting. Regardless, I don't think the common werewolf weakness to silver should be taken into account, considering it was just made up less than a century ago and has no link to older werewolf lore.
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Werewolf on a 1 on 1. I tend to base my lore on WoD and vampires are more balanced between social abilities and combat, whereas the werewolf is far more combat oriented. For that very reason though, it's not very likely to be a 1 on 1.
If you go by the traditional European myths werewolves are much stronger.
Werewolves don't need the moon to transform that was an invention of Hollywood they can turn at will and during the day. Silver, Fire, decapitation, and wolfs bane are the only way to kill a Werewolf. Wolfs bane can kill but is more of a painful deterrent like garlic for a vampire.
Vampires sometimes die when exposed to sunlight others are just inanimate during the day but all the old myths agree that they cant walk during the daytime. Daywalking is a movie thing they cant operate during the daytime. Silver, holy items, decapitation, stake through the heart, and sunlight will work almost 100% of the time. Garlic, running water (a river), and holy ground will keep a vampire at bay.
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