Never found the vampiric blade, so I can't prepare it. I'm stuck with just what I can max out from Dracul himself. Still works, just even more
tedious. I have to hit him, go get life drained, reveal him, hit a different vampire to heal up, then hit him again. Rinse and repeat.
Drac punishment for using healing would have been devastating, taurag hates magic, glowing guardian hates life stealing, and the magic god just wasn't there).
The current lineup of deities is really restrictive on tactics based on HALPMEH, CYDSTEPP, or APHEELSIK. Combine one of these glyphs with any other restriction - like lifesteal in this case - and you'll be lucky if you have a single viable god available for worship.
Actually, I'm a little worried about CYDSTEPP in that regard. If Jehora still dislikes this glyph, that means three deities directly punish you for using this glyph, and Taurog renders it unusable by reducing mana below 10. Since the Pactmaker is no longer directly worshippable, that leaves only four gods that approve of CYDSTEPP, less than half the pantheon.