Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2: Ventrue Clan abilities revealed

A clan for Jedi mind trick fans
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Obi-Wan Kenobi going “these aren’t the droids you’re looking for” has always been an iconic Star Wars moment and showed how useful the Force could be even outside of combat. So if you’re a vampire and you’ve just been spotted sucking the life out of some fool you’ve crossed paths with, an ability like that would come in very handy as well, right? In that case, you’re probably going to be quite happy joining the Ventrue Clan in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2.

This group of blue-blooded vampire nobility is all about dominating others and forcing puppets to carry out their will – manipulating someone’s memory is the least of their tricks.

Their version of the Jedi mind trick is called Cloud Memory and causes the target to forget that they’ve ever seen you, putting them into a very relaxed and unalert state. However, the Ventrue have more extreme tools at their disposal as well, such as Possession. This skill allows you to possess the target, seeing through its eyes. What’s more, you can order the possessed target to attack someone, causing chaos in the enemy ranks from afar.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 screenshot.
Seeing yourself through the eyes of the person you're killing? Now things are getting meta. / The Chinese Room / Paradox Interactive

You can even widen this effect with Mass Manipulation, subjugating all enemies you can see and ensuring that your abilities affect all of them – which is great if you want to go full Lelouch on their butts and use Terminal Decree, ordering them to wipe themselves out.

The Ventrue’s feeding mechanics are not too shabby either, as they can restore additional health whenever they suck blood. Their Flesh of Marble ability also makes feeding toughen up their skin so that they’re more damage-resistant.

As a Ventrue, you’ll essentially act as a puppeteer: You dominate weaker enemies, using them as pawns in your schemes or in combat, or force them to kill themselves right away, while you build up additional strength through feeding in order to take down any challenging foes resisting your mind control.

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, 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 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: