In addition to their high speed, they also have the ability to transform into Bats which makes them very hard to run away from.
They are tough enemies to fight without weapons - They have 6 hit points and recover from being stunned much faster than other enemies.
A good technique for killing them quickly without weapons is to stun them and quickly place a bomb on them, which will hopefully blow them up before they recover. The cape they drop is usually worth the use of your equipment.
- Even though they are seen wearing red capes, the cape dropped will be yellow.
- Inside the game sprites, there's a red cape that would presumably be the one dropped by Vampires.