Vampire in Vicious Steel is done! And without Balanced Dagger, Elven Boots or Dragon Shield.
Prepped Amulet of Yendor, Quest Items, Patches, Fewer Glyphs, Whupaz, Reflex, Compression and Bear Mace. Was lucky to find Wonafyt and Midas Gloves early, Good Glenrick subdungeon nearby and Platemail fairly early too. Was able to get to Level 7 before I needed Yendor. Second subdungeon had the health-stealing imps.
.... did have to restart about 20 times though