Vampire the masquerade

Vampire: The Masquerade is an extremely popular tabletop RPG that has stood the test of time and has become a cult classic. The first edition of the game was released in 1991, and even after 30 years, there is no ebbing the craze among its fans. In 2015 the game was acquitted by Paradox Interactives, a big player in the gaming market with massive hits like Crusader Kings and Hearts of Iron. The development began for the fifth edition of the Vampire series, and Vampire: The Masquerade (alternatively known as V5) was born.

The game is topping the charts globally as the most popular game. However, you should never think that it is easy to play. In fact, if you are just starting out, it would be extremely easy to get lost in the complex mechanics of the game, which becomes even more challenging after every update. And that is why we have compiled a list of some of the best tips for beginners that will surely make your whole gaming experience more enjoyable. You can follow the below mentioned tips and visit for more hacks to improve your gameplay. 


  • Understand the archetypes

When you first start up your game, you would be immediately asked to choose the archetypes. The archetype is basically the PvP class you will use for the gameplay. And while it can be changed in the future, why waste precious learning time when you are not going to use it. Archetypes determine the ability of your character and resonance, which would let your buff during the games.

The four different clans in the game with different archetypes are – 

  • Brujah – Vandal and Brute
  • Nosferatu – Sobutuer and Prowler
  • Toreador – Siren and Muse
  • Ventrue – Enforcer

Each of these has its own specialty. If you are not sure which one to go for, then choosing the Brujah class is the way to go, as it is the easiest for beginners to get familiar with.


  • Make use of your heightened senses.

Vampires: The Masquerade could quickly become a tricky game if it does not use the ability and buffs that the character has. One of the primary abilities that every archetype seems to possess is heightened senses. This basically sends out a pulse to scan the nearby area and highlight everything in the character’s proximity. As you might imagine, this is an excellent skill to have when fighting enemy players and avoiding ambushes. But additionally, one can use heightened senses to find crucial items hidden across the map.


  • Melee is the way to go.

Now, this tip might surprise many readers of this blog and raise some eyebrows but bear with us for a moment. Yes, Vampires: The Masquerade is a game where guns and magic are the primary way players combat, but melee weapons can easily be the game-changer that one might be looking for all along. If you have opted for Vandal, then you can quickly get in close with your enemy and crush them with Earth Shock ability. So, yes, do not discard the melee weapon just because it is not widely used.


  • Take your opponent out completely.

You have 20 seconds to take out an enemy player when they are downed. Do not assume this game to be just like Call of Duty and Fortnite, where the injured player would require help from a teammate to heal them. That is not the case, as there is an automatic heal feature in Vampires: The Masquerade, where the downed player will self-revive. Do not let this happen and instead perform Diablerie to kick them out of the round entirely. Don’t let your guard down when doing so, as you would be vulnerable during the animation.


  • Maintain high ground

Opting to have a high ground is beneficial in any PvP game. Rookies and novices seldom look at the top of the building during their games. But this also has an additional benefit of one avoiding the bloodshed that happens on the streets. Simply use your advanced mobility feature, get away as quickly as possible, and get a drop on your enemies. Yes, it is a risky strategy, but on the whole, it has shown fruitful results for beginners to the game.

If you want to get good at Vampires: The Masquerade, you must follow all the basic tips as a beginner covered in this post. But the most important advice that you can take to your heart is practice. Vampires: The Masquerade is a complex game that would take some useful tips to get better. So, to get better, you should practice as much as you can on this game.