Vampire creatures in the magic universe are the bloodsucking kind but there are some others like Szadek, Lord of Secrets, who feasts on dreams. Vampires are mostly Black and Red creatures. They use all colores except for Green.
An ability that almost all vampires in magic have is the ability to grow bigger (get +1/+1 counters) at the expense of other creatures. In addition to that they usually have the ability to fly.
Vampires are capable of achieving extraordinary lifespans, and are very distinctive in either their deeds or their appearance, and as such they are prominent candidates for legendarycreatures.