#### Iry

##### Hero

**BUT!!**(Dramatic Drumroll)

When damage reduces you to 0 hit points and there is damage remaining, you die if the remaining damage equals or exceeds your hit point maximum. A vampire deals 7 Piercing and 10 Necrotic damage (unless you roll for damage). In order to rise as a vampire in this way you must have 10 or fewer maximum hit points.

If you have 1-8 maximum hit points remaining, then 17 damage will invoke Instant Death. This means you need exactly 9 or 10 hit points to avoid Instant Death and die through having your maximum hit points reduced to 0.

But that is silly and should just be handwaved.