Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 introduces the four playable vampire clans
Over the last month, Paradox Interactive and The Chinese Room have introduced the four playable vampire clans found in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.
Brief overviews of the Brujah, Tremere, Banu Haqim, and Ventrue can be found below.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 is set to release in Fall 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC (Steam, Epic, GOG). For more on the game, you can check out the re-reveal announcement trailer, or details on main character Phyre.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Clans
In Bloodlines 2, the Brujah feature a brutal melee style with signature vampiric abilities, called Disciplines. Those who choose to assign Phyre to the Brujah clan will be rewarded for jumping into the fray. Players can utilize the Brujah’s charge Discipline to gain momentum, grab an enemy, drag them, and body slam them into walls.
Brujah is the learned clan, the clan of radicals, the clan commonly misjudged as punks looking for trouble, the Brujah are guided by passion and dedication to an ideal. And if they have the supernatural strength to back that passion up, who are you to argue? Rebellion unites their blood, whether that rebellion is of the subtle lend me your ears kind or the fists out, fire in the streets sack of Rome kind is down to the individual.
In Bloodlines 2, the Tremere use their power to control their own blood and of their foes. Those who choose to assign Phyre to the Tremere clan benefit from long-distance attacks, attacking with their own vitae, and even rip the blood out of the veins of their enemy.
Clan Tremere embraces scholars, academics, researchers, and other relentless pursuers of knowledge. These Kindred have an obsession with blood and vitae — vampire Blood — beyond even that of other Kindred, an obsession which extends to its control. Whether the blood coursing through their enemies veins, or a Tremere’s own vitae, a drop of red can turn into a deadly weapon in the hands of an experienced Warlock.
In Bloodlines 2, the Banu Haqim specialize in combat from the shadows with unseen maneuvers and silent takedowns. They lurk in the shadows, using their vampiric Disciplines to hunt and remain hidden, dealing swift and precise strikes to enforce their sense of justice.
Cursed with a thirst for the Blood of other vampires, the Banu Haqim stalk the night as judges and lawbringers. To this end, most Banu Haqim adhere to a strict code of conduct - derived from law, faith, or personal ethics - sating their Hunger on those that breach these convictions.
In Bloodlines 2, the persuasive Ventrue use the Disciplines of Presence and Dominate to mesmerize and awe unsuspecting foes. Those who choose to assign Phyre to the Ventrue clan will find both increased resistance to physical damage and powers of mental coercion.
Ventrue vampires usually choose their progeny from mortals familiar with power, wealth and influence. Seeing themselves as the rightful leaders of vampire society, Kindred of clan Ventrue take up the mantle of leadership wherever possible, often in the form of high positions in Camarilla Courts.