I'm about to play VTMB for the first time and wanted to know, what clan I should choose? I read over this image and installed the unofficial patch, but all the options seem pretty cool. Does it really matter since I can just replay the game?
Like it says, pretty much anything but nosferatu or malkavian are good for a first playthrough. Personally I went Ventrue first, they're pretty good at talking and tanking stuff. Really depends on what you're going for OP
You probably shouldn't go with Nosferatu or Malkavian for your first run as they change quite a bit. Toreador is also probably the most boring clan.
Other than that, be free to choose one that seems fun for you.
Well, their disciplines are Fortitude, Presence, and Dominate
Basically Fortitude makes you really fucking durable, even against supernatural damage
Presence debuffs enemies and makes them less able to do shit against you
Dominate gives you a variety of things, it's sort of like presence but it's focused on one person (until higher levels.) It can also be used in dialogue sometimes to dominate someone into doing your bidding.
Personally I think ventrue are best at melee, and while they aren't THE best melee clan, they get a lot of things to help them out in close range, as well as dominate for long range stuff.
For non-combat stuff, I'd say focus on Persuade, Research, and Stealth. Lockpicking is also really useful. Also, the prince will treat you a bit better if you're Ventrue like he is. Overall pretty fun clan, they get some cool outfits
>all the options seem pretty cool
you are right. IHMO VTMB is one of few games, where are all clans interesting, different and fun to play. You don't even have to follow Malkavian and Nosferatu advice - I wish I could play VTMB for the first time as Malkavian. Most important thing is
don't open it.
Tremere for your first playthrough, Malkavian for your second.
Tremere will teach you the gravity of both being a member of the undead and a member of the Camarilla. On top of that, you get to shack up with your clan's primogen and learn a lot from him that you otherwise wouldn't as the other clans.
Some people will try to tell you that Tremere makes the game too easy, but in my opinion that's just another reason why it should be the first clan you play as. Nothing will turn you off of the game faster than getting ashed in some of the later stages of the game and thaumaturgy makes for a great equalizer.
>Like it says, pretty much anything but nosferatu or malkavian are good for a first playthrough.
I've literally only ever played this game as a Malkavian or a Nosferatu. The normal clans feel so fucking boring.
well, persuade is definitely better than the other speech skills, haggle/finance is useless, hacking is useless if you've played the game a thousand times like me. inspection is the same, and stealth is questionably good if you have obfuscate