Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Introduces The Hedonistic Toreador Clan

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Paradox Interactive has revealed that the next playable clan in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be the Toreador, which is the clan of artists, who are sometimes known by the less complimentary names, such as degenerates, divas, harlots, and hedonists.

Clan Toreador is obsessed with both beauty and the creation of artwork, regardless of the form it may take. The fact that beauty is in the eye of the beholder means that the Toreador are as varied in their morals and pursuits as most regular humans. The Toreador have always had a close relationship with humans, due to how important physical beauty is to race that is driven by their biological urges, which means that the Toreador may have more control over their mortal servants than any other clan.

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If the player takes on the bloodline of the Toreador, then they will gain access to the Celerity and Presence disciplines. Celerity increases the speed of the user, which manifests in two powers - Unseen Storm (the ability to dash in order to approach or dodge an enemy) and Accelerate (the ability to slow down time). Presence makes the user unnaturally attractive, which manifests in two powers - Awe (everyone who sees the vampire is frozen on the spot), and Entrance (the ability to control an entire group of people and use them against an enemy.)

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The website for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 does not reveal how the Toreador clan Bane will work in the game. In the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop game, a Toreador will lose dice on rolls if they find themselves in less than beautiful surroundings. It's unclear how this will factor into the game, or if it will be replaced with a new Bane.

The confirmation that the Presence discipline is appearing in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 answers one of the lingering questions that was brought up during the announcement of the Brujah clan. In the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop game, the Brujah receive three disciplines (Celerity, Potence, and Presence), but they only receive Celerity and Potence in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The fact that the Toreador receive Presence confirms that the discipline hasn't been cut and that each clan will only receive two disciplines, as well as their unique thinblood powers, rather than the three that they acquire in the tabletop game.

It has been confirmed that the thinbloods, the Brujah, the Tremere, and the Toreador are all playable clans in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. The official website for the game has two blank slots left, with one of them likely being Ventrue based on its background image, with the other possibly being either Malkavian or Nosferatu based on its artwork.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in March 2020.

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