Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong allows players to take control of three separate vampires while boosting their abilities to improve their investigative and conversational skills during the game. One way that players can bolster their performance in Swansong is via Talents, a system that levels characters based on their performance throughout levels.

What are Talents in Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong?

Talents are passive boosts to existing skills in Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong. To earn these boosts in Swansong, players must use existing skills successfully in discussions and investigations. There are several types of Talents in Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong, and each Talent has several tiers for players to unlock to further boost its effectiveness. Talents unlock automatically once requirements are met. The requirements usually require the use of skills successfully multiple times.

All Talents in Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong

Talents—Skills

  • Rhetorician: Increase the effectiveness of the Rhetoric Skill
    • Tier I: +10% success rate Dialogue tie.
    • Tier II: -15 XP to the next upgrade costs of Rhetoric
    • Tier II: -1 in Willpower cost
  • Threatening: Increase the effectiveness of the Intimidation skill
    • Tier I: +10% success rate in Dialogue tie.
    • Tier II: -15% XP to the next upgrade cost of the Intimidation Skill
    • Tier III: -1 in Willpower cost
  • Eloquent: Increase the effectiveness of the Persuasion Skill
    • Tier I: +10% success rate in Dialogue tie.
    • Tier II: -15% XP to the next upgrade cost of the Persuasion Skill
    • Tier III: -1 in Willpower cost
  • Puppet Master: Increase the effectiveness of the Psychology Skill
    • Tier I: +10% success rate in Dialogue tie.
    • Tier II: -15% XP to the next upgrade cost of the Psychology Skill
    • Tier III: -1 in Willpower cost

Talents—Discipline

  • Brute: Using the Dominate Discipline increases its effectiveness
    • Tier I: +10% success rate in Dialogue tie.
    • Tier II: -15% XP to the next upgrade cost of the Dominate Discipline
    • Tier III: -1 Hunger generated for use

Talents—Hunt

  • Ascetic: Permanently increase maximum Hunger
    • Tier I: +2 maximum Hunger
    • Tier II: +1 maximum Hunger
  • Controlled Hunt: Feed on prey without killing it
    • Tier I: +1 additional Hunter eliminated on a Controlled Hunt
    • Tier II: -50% to speed of hunting cursor
    • Tier III: +1 additional Hunger eliminated on a Controlled Hunt
  • Beastly Hunt: Feed on prey, killing it
    • Tier I: +50% to the resonance bonus from prey on a Beastly Hunt
    • Tier II: +1 additional Hunger eliminated on a Beastly Hunt
    • Tier III: +1 additional Hunger eliminated on a Beastly Hunt
  • Rat Eater: Feed from a rat
    • Tier I: +1 additional Hunger eliminated per rat killed
    • Tier II: -50% Suspicion per rat killed
    • Tier III: +1 additional Hunger eliminated per rat killed

All three characters share Talent upgrades in Vampire The Masquerade: Swansong, so continue to use your skills regardless of who you’re controlling.

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