Another clan has been revealed this week in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 as we see the emergence of The Tremere make their appearance. Paradox Interactive made the full reveal earlier today on their Twitch channel, and we have a bit of a bio and powers from the clan to share with you here, as well as a proper introduction trailer for the clan. Something to look forward to in 2020.
Tremere were not allowed in significant numbers throughout Seattle's history, though that has changed recently. After the fall of the Pyramid, Tremere have sought allies wherever they can find them, offering services and secrets that were once only kept to themselves. At least a few Tremere have managed to settle in the Pacific Northwest. However, not all Kindred in Seattle warmly welcome the warlocks into their city, citing historical precedent and general distrust of their ways. Still, the blood magic of the Tremere cannot be denied as a force to be respected. Whether or not the Tremere are here to stay is another matter entirele.
The Tremere employ powerful blood magic to uncover secrets and unleash harrowing attacks. Players who join the Tremere's ranks can unlock two new disciplines to expand their arsenal: Thaumaturgy and Auspex. Thaumaturgy is the Tremere's signature blood sorcery which grants unparalleled destructive power. Auspex expands the Tremere's senses beyond the boundaries of their bodies, ensuring nothing stays hidden to the Warlocks.
Skewer – Launches a small portion of the vampire's blood at the feet of their enemies, where it erupts in a patch of razor-sharp spikes. Once they dissolve, a stream of blood flows back to the caster.
Purge – Allows the vampire to make their victims vomit up blood, damaging them heavily. A stream of blood flows back to the caster.
Blood Boil – A master of Thaumaturgy may cast Purge for a second time on an affected NPC, causing the blood in their veins to sear. The wretch explodes within moments; bystanders in a large area are damaged. Blood from each victim streams back to the caster.
Use of Thaumaturgy in front of witnesses is a Masquerade Violation.
Aura Sense – Allows the vampire to spot NPCs even through walls, read crowds at a glance, and mark individuals to keep them in their sights over long distances. It also allows the user to spot the weaknesses in a marked NPC's attack and defense.
Psychic Projection – Detaches the vampire's mind from their body. Untethered, they can explore the area in astral form, remaining free to use Aura Sight to mark any character they spot. Beyond that, the vampire's mastery of their own senses has grown to such an extent that they can telepathically overwhelm the senses of others for a short while.