Skyrim Dawnguard beta spills the info: new perks, shout and armored troll body guards

The story focuses on a vampire lord called Harkon who is trying to use and Elder Scroll to cover the sun and let vamps run wild. The DLC adds conversations you can overhear about recruiting vampire hunters which then lead you the additional content. You can either join Harkon or the Dawnguard who are trying to stop him.

Being a vampire gets you ability to become a flying vampire lord which work like being a werewolf and gets you a power called Vampiric Grip. This suspends enemies in the air while draining their health. You can also TURN INTO A CLOUD OF BATS! The downside to all this vamp power is that you will be attacked on sight although you can change back at any time.

Joining the Dawnguard on the other hand gets you new weapons including the crossbow. Unlike bows these are always ready to fire and can stagger targets but take longer to reload. This faction also let you  hire armored trolls as followers.

The new shout is called Soul Tear and lets you steal a soul and raise the victem as an undead companion. There’s also a new area called Soul Cairn which is spirit realm. There’s a few quests there and you can get a summon anywhere skeleton horse.

Here’s the rest over at the Elder Scrolls Wiki.

Here’s the new perk trees:

Vampire Perk Tree

Dawnguard Vampire skill tree

Perk Description Requirements
Power of the Grave 50 point bonus to health, magicka and stamina as a Vampire Lord.
Detect All Creatures Power of the Grave
Mist Form Turn yourself into an invulnerable cloud of mist while regenerating your health, magicka, and stamina. Detect All Creatures
Supernatural Reflexes You move quicker, while enemies move slower. Mist Form
Blood Healing Killing a person with a power attack bite restores all your health. Power of the Grave
Unearthly Will Night powers and Blood Magic cost 33% less. Power of the Grave
Poison Talons Melee attacks deal 20 points of poison damage. Unearthly Will/Blood Healing
Night Cloak A shroud of bats feed on enemies within melee range. Poison Talons
Vampiric Grip Blood Magic: Can pull a creature to you from a distance, and do choking damage once it’s close. Power of the Grave
Summon Gargoyle Summons a Gargoyle. Vampiric Grip
Corpse Curse Paralyze your foes with this magical blast. Summon Gargoyle

Werewolf Perk Tree

Werewolf skill tree dawnguard

Perk Level Description Requirements
Bestial Strength 1 Do 25% more damage as a werewolf.
Totem of Ice Brothers Bestial Strength
Totem of the Predator Bestial Strength
Totem of Terror Werewolf Howl of Terror affects even higher level creatures. Bestial Strength
Totem of the Moon Summon an ally werewolf with a howl. Totem of Ice Brothers
Animal Vigor 100 point bonus to health and stamina in beast form. Bestial Strength
Gorging Feeding heals twice as much health.