Vampire Lord; new Elite Specialization for Thief or Necromancer.
This would be interesting to play and great for role-playing but has no practicality in the current meta of Guild Wars 2, still it was fun speculate. I play a lot of Necro so I know this elite spec wouldn't work.
Imagine your character teleporting around the battlefield, stalking it's target, then applying massive amounts of bleed on said target, while gaining health for the stacks of bleeding applied, this is the Vampire Lord.
This elite spec has a focus on life steal, Bleeding, fear, confusion and shadowstepping all things vampires are capable of doing. It takes a bit from both Thief and Necromancer which is why it would be good elite spec for either of them. An interesting skill would be to remove all stacks of bleeding on target to recover health and gain Boons; more stacks on target the more Boons/duration the vampire Lord gets. Some Utility skills could be an Immobilize, AoE apply bleed, and shadowstepping.
Necro's have the Vampiric traits and a lot of life steal skills, so they're the closest to vampires in game so far. The only thing they would need is shadowstepping. The Vampire lord elite spec would just be an enhancement on Necro skills that are already present, mostly the Blood magic trait line. The new line would be more focus on shadowstepping and stealth. The F1 Shroud skill could become a vampire form for the Necro, pulsing life steal to all targets near it.
Shadowstepping is one of the mechanics of the Thief and so happens to be very vampire skill. Now they just need to be scary and bloodthirsty. The Vampire Lord on thief would give them the ability to apply fear and confusion which care two condi's the thief doesn't have, so it would be an interesting mix. The F1 Steal skill should still shadowstep you to the target but now you'll life steal and apply stacks of bleeding.
Please share your thoughts on this elite spec or if you have your own to share