Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2: Tremere abilities revealed

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If you want to be a muscular meathead in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, then joining the Brujah Clan is a very good idea. However, if you’re more of a scholarly type and like the idea of manipulating someone’s life juices from afar without them being able to do anything against your awesome power, then signing up to become a member of the Tremere Clan may be just the right thing to do for you.

Bloodlines 2 is set to be released later in 2024 and players will be able to join four different clans to start their adventure in the RPG. Each leans into a different playstyle, though it’s already been confirmed that choosing a clan doesn’t completely lock you into a certain way of playing – you’re still able to learn abilities from the skill trees of other families, albeit at a higher cost.

What the Tremere Clan has to offer an ambitious Kindred is control – control over the blood not only of mere humans, but even fellow vampires.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2: Tremere abilities

Any member of the Tremere gains access to a Clan Passive called Corrosive Touch. It dissolves any body you’ve sucked empty of blood, leaving behind no trace for anyone to follow – that might come in handy for a stealthy style of play.

However, the Tremere also have access to something from the opposite direction – Cauldron of Blood tortures its victim, slowly boiling their blood from inside their bodies. Those affected by the ability fall down on their knees, screaming. This, in turn, lures in nearby enemies or civilians. It’s a neat tool to attract more fodder to your position or drive people away from a path you want to take.

Naturally, you can’t just manipulate other peoples’ blood – your own is no exception. Recall takes advantage of that by allowing you to place a ward at one position and then teleporting yourself to the marked position by using the ability from somewhere else. If enemies happen to be at your teleportation spot, they’ll get disintegrated by your appearance.

Blood Curse enables you to curse a victim, causing them to swell up and explode when taking damage the next time – ouch. Use this against someone standing in a group of enemies and you can get rid of a bunch of them with one strike.

Then there’s Blood Salvo, which conjures a set of blood daggers that can be thrown at enemies with lethal intent.

Finally, the Tremere Clan Perk is called Greed, which gives players the chance to get extra blood from feeding, allowing them to use abilities at a higher rate than other Kindred.

Due to their ability to cause great harm not only to humans, but other vampires as well, Tremere are generally distrusted by vampire society – and that will be noticeable in your dialog choices as a member of this clan.


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Marco Wutz

MARCO WUTZ

Marco Wutz is a writer from Parkstetten, Germany. He has a degree in Ancient History and a particular love for real-time and turn-based strategy games like StarCraft, Age of Empires, Total War, Age of Wonders, Crusader Kings, and Civilization as well as a soft spot for Genshin Impact and Honkai: Star Rail. He began covering StarCraft 2 as a writer in 2011 for the largest German community around the game and hosted a live tournament on a stage at gamescom 2014 before he went on to work for Bonjwa, one of the country's biggest Twitch channels. He branched out to write in English in 2015 by joining tl.net, the global center of the StarCraft scene run by Team Liquid, which was nominated as the Best Coverage Website of the Year at the Esports Industry Awards in 2017. He worked as a translator on The Crusader Stands Watch, a biography in memory of Dennis "INTERNETHULK" Hawelka, and provided live coverage of many StarCraft 2 events on the social channels of tl.net as well as DreamHack, the world's largest gaming festival. From there, he transitioned into writing about the games industry in general after his graduation, joining GLHF, a content agency specializing in video games coverage for media partners across the globe, in 2021. He has also written for NGL.ONE, kicker, ComputerBild, USA Today's ForTheWin, The Sun, Men's Journal, and Parade. Email: marco.wutz@glhf.gg