Not one of the harder quest nemeses, Count Dracula respects Elbereth and has no magic capabilities. Although he has a level-drain attack, as an Undead Slayer you will automatically be immune to this ability. However, there is a risk that among Dracula's bodyguards there will be a vampire mage capable of casting summon nasties and various other dangerous spells. This can present a major challenge to a level 12 or 13 character. On the other hand, with conflict, you can use those monsters against Dracula himself, potentially destroying him without waking him up yourself.