Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is stalking to a release which will bring the fans back into the iconic universe of the tabletop franchise that’s been hiding in the shadows for years. The World of Darkness IP has gone through quite a few changes over the last few years, and Paradox is making quite the effort to bring
The Thinbloods are quite the unique addition to the Clans roster in this game, bringing a new strategic layers to players making use of their myriad powers. There are three archetypes that players can make a choice from, each offering their own unique play style and power suite. The Thinbloods may not be the most physically impressive or combat-focused beings, but they are still a huge threat thanks to their incredible array of powers which draw on the mind and emotions, but they could also gain access to some sweet physical Disciplines as well.
Chiropteran – This archetype allows players to take advantage of the trope of bats for the sake of growing their vampiric power. Players can gain multiple active abilities, like Glide, which can combine with other Disciplines to make for an effective floating killing machine. Chiropteran Thinbloods will also be able to transform into bats and summon numerous swarms of bats to rip and bite their targets to pieces. The most powerful of these individuals can simply float high above the battlefield and rain death down from above.
Mentalism – These Thinblood types use their impressive mental acumen to throw objects and people around with ease. Using telekinesis, these beings can push and pull objects and people around an area, say into a trap, but that’s just the start. A Mentalist can also use advanced telekinesis to levitate prey and enemy combatants off the ground, either dropping them from great heights or using other Disciplines to deal damage to them.
Nebulation – Another tropish power suite that allows Thinbloods to take on a typical vampire power, this time it’s forms and command of nebulous mist. A Thinblood making use of the Mist Shroud ability can surround themselves with a cloak of shadow, allowing for more effective stealth as well as combat prowess. Not only will the Mists block incoming damage and muffle your movements, but at higher power levels you can even infect enemies with these shrouds, exploding them from within.
Check out the trailer for the Thinbloods Clan down below, they’re pretty cool. The game is coming up fast on it’s scheduled 2020 release. And although fans have quite the while to wait, biding their time until they can take a chunk out of their prey as they drain everything from them. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 is going to be quite the bloody fun game.