Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt Brujah Vandal Guide

Vampire the Masquerade - Bloodhunt Brujah Vandal Guide

With seven Archetypes to choose from in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, players can personalize their character’s play style. Vampires fight each other on the streets of prague trying to stay alive and complete the Bloodhunt.

The Bloodhunt Brujah Vandal, is a DPS-focused Archetype which is exceptional in close-ranged combat, gaining defensive bonuses from being close to the enemy and unleashing a tremendous ground pound assault to leave their opponents wide open to subsequent attacks.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Bloodhunt Vandal Archetype, its powers, and some extra tips.

Bloodhunt Vandal Powers

Brujah Vandal Powers - Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt

Archetype Power/Skill: Earth Shock

When a Vandal descends, they use the archetype power Earth Shock, which allows them to jump forward and crush the ground, generating a shockwave. When initiating combat, this is the most effective way to weaken your victim and leave them open to additional attacks. The Earth Shock can miss its target if used too close, therefore it must be carefully directed and launched from a safe distance.

Passive Power/Skill: Adrenaline Rush

Adrenaline Rush, the Vandal’s passive power, is also extremely useful. It stimulates players to battle at close range whenever feasible, as they earn a benefit to their defense when they are near to an enemy.

Clan Power/Skill: Soaring Leap

Soaring Leap, a Brujah Clan power, is available to players while playing Vandal, allowing them to propel themselves over the city in huge leaps.

Bloodhunt Vandal Gameplay Tips

It’s hardly surprising that Sharkmob AB depicts the Vandal Archetype as a Reckless Brawler, because the Vandals belong to the physically aggressive and fierce Brujah clan. Vandals utilize sustained damage attacks and overt weapons and attacks in battle and have a brutal combat style.

Vandals not only seek out confrontations, but they’re ecstatic about them. This is a terrific option if you just want to get out there and start doing damage.

Bloodhunt Vandal Blood Resonances

Brujah Vandal Blood Resonances - Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt

Vampire: The Masquerade’s kin get bonuses from the Blood Resonance they consume. The victim’s emotional state affects the benefits of different blood types. During a match in Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodhunt, it is critical for players to carefully select the best resonances to consume.

Vandals prefer Sanguine (pink) and Choleric (orange) resonances because of their affinity for melee combat and Adrenaline Rush, which gives them an inherent advantage in survival.

Choleric resonance is particularly powerful, increasing the player’s melee damage by 10%, 25%, and finally 50% as they gain more. The health regeneration benefit of Sanguine is also a good option and should be acquired whenever needed, thus Choleric is absolutely a priority.

Bloodhunt Vandal Build Recommended Weapons

Brujah Vandal Weapon Choice - Vampire the Masquerade Bloodhunt

The Vandal favors weapons that can be fired at close to midrange distances. A high-quality shotgun should therefore be a major priority, but SMGs and assault rifles can still be effective in their place if shotguns are not readily available.

Ranged weapons can be found in the following categories:

  • Assault Rifle – When compared to other full-auto weapons, the Assault rifle routinely outperforms the Silenced SMG and even the Shotguns in terms of effectiveness at practically any range.
  • Double-Barrelled Shotgun – At the beginning of a match, this weapon is a great choice because of its tremendous damage output.
  • Pump-Action Shotgun – Its expanded magazine capacity makes it an excellent choice for players who want to utilize a shotgun on a regular basis throughout a battle.
  • Silenced SMG – This weapon may be used as a primary or secondary weapon and still deal a lot of damage quickly.
  • Minigun – In spite of the lengthy reloading time, the Minigun may be extremely effective at close-to-medium range and can be deadly at long range.

When it comes to melee weapons, the Scourge Blades are devastating when used in conjunction with Adrenaline Rush, allowing the player to combine the Vandal’s increased defense with the Scourge Blades healing effects.

With this information, you should be prepared to play your first game as the Vandal, or perhaps you’ve learned something to help you improve your skills as player.

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