In The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead, Roger Ma’s followup to The Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead, he prepares readers for the inevitable event of a vampire attack.
Ma starts with dispelling the myths surrounding vampires, such as them being shapeshifters, and then gets into the anatomy of a vampire.
Next up we get into vampire combat tips including conditioning, weapons, strategies and techniques.
Without giving away too much of the book, I will tell you two things I’m sure you’re wondering about.
First, yes, wooden stakes are an excellent weapon in vampire combat, but they require an extremely high skill level to use effectively. Ma includes a list of the best wood types (hardwoods) to use when creating wooden stakes.
Secondly, garlic is indeed another great weapon to use against vampires, and Ma includes a recipe for garlic mace (warning: it takes 60 days to make) for those times you don’t have garlic cloves on you.
Be sure to grab a copy of The Vampire Combat Manual for your loved ones. You never know when you may have to fight a vampire and it’s best to be prepared.