Yeah you should
As for calling Gaelan an upstart little brat, is that really an accurate thing to say for a vampire that got kicked down a whole flight of stairs by someone slower than Gaelan. Just remember that not only are you talking to one of Mordred's favoured sons but you are also talking to the second fastest vampire in the castle apart from Mordred himself. He also has a 4+ ward save and higher strength though 2 lower toughness, the same weapon skill and so on and so forth. The only real advantage you have is the higher toughness, much higher when you use the spell. Then of course I have heavy armour and a 4+ ward save.
Can I just ask. Have you dropped a magic level? Because it doesn't say anywhere that you have and also you have counted your points up wrong. Yakov is actually 530 points. Check it if you want.
Actually, Revan why are the Blood Dragons superior in combat to the Strigoi in almost every way? They only have lower toughness and the wounds difference only happens with oldbloods with Strigoi oldbloods having 6 and Blood Dragon oldbloods having 5. In everything else Blood Dragons are superior. Indeed a Blood Dragon vampire is mostly better than a Strigoi Oldblood unless I'm reading this wrong.
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