Published on May 30th, 2019 | by Admin
Bloodlines 2 Clan Reveal – Malkavian Background and Disciplines
Paradox Interactive has revealed the fifth and final full-blood Vampire clan in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2: Malkavian! Also known as the Clan of the Moon, nothing stays hidden from those who can see everything the world wants to hide. Bloodlines 2 will have 5 playable full-blood clans at launch, with more are to be added post-launch free of charge.
To learn more about the Malkavian, their motives, and see one of their abilities in action check out a new video at: https://youtu.be/_s7O0OWohvE
Malkavians possess knowledge of things no other clan can comprehend, but this knowledge comes at a price. The mind of a Malkavian can be afflicted by psychosis, compulsive disorders, or other uncounted illnesses. Uneasy in their presence and distrustful of their motives, the Seattle Kindred community has traditionally ostracised Malkavians. Some, however, recognise Malkavians’ unique abilities and regard them as Oracles and skilled advisers.
Malkavians invade the minds of their victims, using Dementation to impart an imperfect version of their psychoses on them. Auspex allows Malkavians to slip deeper into their condition, expanding their senses beyond the boundaries of their bodies.
- Haunt – Imparts an unseen spectre in the minds of victims. Unable to control themselves, they’ll try to flee in a panic.
- Berserk – Fills the vampire’s targets with an uncontrollable rage, causing them to lash out at anything nearby – even the air itself, if no better target is available.
Use of Dementation, while thoroughly unsettling, is not a Masquerade Violation.
- Aura Sense – Allows the vampire to spot NPCs through walls, read crowds at a glance, and mark individuals, staying aware of them even over long distances. It also reveals the weaknesses of a marked NPC.
- Psychic Projection – Forces the vampire’s mind from their body, allowing it to explore the area in astral form and use Aura Sight to mark any character they spot. The vampire’s senses have developed to such an extent that they may end up telepathically overwhelming the senses of others for a short while.
Use of Auspex is not a Masquerade Violation.
Like the first Bloodlines, playing as a Malkavian will change the way the city reacts to your presence and reveal unique dialogue options not available to other clans.
Finally, while this is our last clan reveal we have much more of Bloodlines 2 to show you