Paradox released a new reveal video and news about the first of the five playable clans on release. The first one is, as expected the Brujah (which is on my prediction list also including Tremere, Ventrue, Malk and Torie). The intro video is well done and gives a good rundown of what the Brujah is all about. However, what really catches my eye is it seems full blooded clans unlike the table top and previous Bloodlines, will be limited to two disciplines, not 3. The reason for this as they note in the email sent kindred will keep their thinblood powers to make up for the 'third' ability. Very interesting needless to say. Lastly, at the end of the video is another 3 secs of pre-Alpha game play. None the less here is their run down of the clan in question, in-game character model and the reveal video, post your thoughts below;
The Brujahs’ powers are as overwhelming as their convictions. Players who join the Rabble can unlock two ancient disciplines that enhance their physical abilities: Potence and Celerity. Potence is the Brujah’s signature discipline and imbues their undead bodies with the pinnacle of raw Kindred strength - nobody underestimates the strength of a Brujah twice. While Potence enhances strength, Celerity enhances a Brujah’s speed, allowing them to strike faster, dodge quicker, and escape more nimbly than any mortal creature.
Learn more details about the Brujah’s disciplines and their powers below:
- Fist of Caine - Deliver a devastating punch that turns walls into rubble and throws enemies through the air. Upgrades to Fist of Cain enhance the devastating effects even further.
- Earthshock - Smash the ground with titanic force, creating a shockwave around the player that damages and knocks down anyone who dares to stray too close. Upgrading Earthshock causes the Brujah’s onslaught to send out fissures, damaging anyone caught in the cataclysm.
- Unseen Storm - Dash in any direction with such speed that you momentarily disappear from view, allowing you to land attacks, dodge around enemies, or get away before the dust has settled. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Unseen Storm.
- Accelerate - Move so fast that everything else in the world appears to slow down to a standstill. Assailants seem frozen in their attacks, cars crawl forward, bullets zip by lazily, and the vampire can perform stunts that, with an 80’s synth track in the background, would make for an awesome movie scene. Upgrades further enhance the effects of Accelerate.
Of note, the use of Potence or Celerity in front of any mortal is a Masquerade Violation.
Players who join the Brujah clan can use these disciplines in addition to the individual powers from their Thinblood past.