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Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 Introduces The Controlling Ventrue Clan

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Paradox Interactive has confirmed that the next playable clan in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will be the Ventrue, who are known as both as the Blue Bloods and the Clan of Kings. The Ventrue are often the rulers of vampiric society, regardless of sect, which means that they have to contend will all of the people below them who are gunning for the top spot.

Clan Ventrue believes themselves to be the rulers of vampiric society and that only they have the skill and wisdom needed to control both the Kindred and the mortals. The Ventrue are often despised by members of the other clans (most notably the Brujah) for their tendency to exert their will over others and to hide behind the law and the traditions when pursuing their schemes.

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If the player takes on the bloodline of the Ventrue, then they will gain access to the disciplines of Dominate and Fortitude. Dominate is the power to control the minds of others, which manifests in two abilities - Mesmerize (forces the opponent to enter a trance from which they cannot escape) and Command (force an enemy to follow their orders). Fortitude is supernatural resistance and it manifests in two abilities - Absorb (briefly enter a stance where the user heals damage instead of taking it) and Personal Armor (reduces damage from attacks and may cause the enemy to stagger).

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The weakness of Clan Ventrue in the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop game is that they can only drink blood from specific kinds of people, which is determined upon character creation and is different for each vampire. It's possible that one Ventrue may only be able to feed on women who have given birth, while another can only feed on those they think are beautiful. In the original Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, the Ventrue player could not feed on animals or "lowlifes," which would be easy to replicate in Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2.

Now that the Ventrue are confirmed for Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2, it means that there is only one playable clan left to be announced for the base version of the game. The background image suggests that it will either be the Malkavians or the Nosferatu, but it's possible that Paradox Interactive might throw a curve ball and choose a more obscure clan to include in the game.

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

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