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Combat Summary Chart
Stage One: Intent

• The players and the Storyteller describe what their characters want out of
the fight.

• Decide whether characters can surrender and can become Beaten Down.

Stage Two: Initiative

• If the attacker springs an ambush or otherwise strikes when the defender isn’t
able to counter, the defender rolls Wits + Composure contested by the attacker’s
Dexterity + Stealth. If the defender scores fewer successes, she doesn’t act on the
first turn of combat and cannot apply Defense against attacks. If the defender
gets equal or more successes, the ambush has no effect.

• Everyone rolls Initiative: the result of a die roll + Dexterity +
Composure. If the character has a weapon readied, apply its Initiative
Modifier. A vampire with Celerity can spent 1 Vitae to jump to the
head of the queue; if more than one tries, trigger a Clash of Wills.

Stage Three: Attack

• Unarmed Combat: Strength + Brawl vs. Defense
• Melee Combat: Strength + Weaponry vs. Defense
• Ranged Combat: Dexterity + Firearms
• Thrown Weapons: Dexterity + Athletics vs. Defense

A character’s Defense is normally subtracted from any attack dice pools where
it applies. If she chooses to Dodge, the defender rolls twice her Defense as a dice
pool against each attack. Each success reduces the attacker’s successes by one. If
the attacker is reduced to zero successes, the attack does nothing. If the attacker
has successes remaining, add any weapon modifier to the number of successes to
determine how many points of Health the target loses. All weapons deal lethal
damage to mortals, while all mundane weapons deal bashing damage to vampires.

Stage Four:
The Storyteller describes the attack and wound in narrative terms

• Aiming: +1 per turn to a +3 maximum
• All-Out Attack: +2 with Brawl or Weaponry attack; lose Defense
• Armor Piercing: Ignores amount of target’s armor equal to item’s rating
• Autofire Long Burst: 20 or so bullets, no target limit pending Storyteller

approval. A +3 bonus is applied to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each
target after the first

• Autofire Medium Burst: 10 or so bullets at one to three targets, with a
+2 bonus to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each target after the first

• Autofire Short Burst: Three bullets at a single target with a +1 bonus to
the roll

• Concealment: Barely –1; partially –2; substantially –3; fully, see “Cover”
• Cover: Subtract Durability from damage; if Durability is greater than

weapon modifier, attack has no effect
• Dodge: Double Defense, roll as a dice pool with each success subtracting

one from the attacker’s successes
• Drawing a Weapon: Requires instant action without a Merit and could

negate Defense at Storyteller discretion.
• Firing from Concealment: Shooter’s own concealment quality (–1, –2, or

–3) reduced by one as a penalty to fire back (so, no modifier, –1, or –2)
• Offhand Attack: –2 penalty
• Prone Target: –2 penalty to hit in ranged combat; +2 bonus to hit when

attacker is within close-combat distance
• Range: –2 at medium range, –4 at long range
• Shooting into Close Combat: –2 per combatant avoided in a single shot

(not applicable to autofire); –4 if grappling
• Specified Target: Torso –1, leg or arm –2, head –3, hand –4, eye –5
• Surprised or Immobilized Target: Defense doesn’t apply
• Touching a Target: Dexterity + Brawl or Dexterity + Weaponry; armor

may or may not apply, but Defense does apply
• Willpower: Add three dice or +2 to a Resistance trait (Stamina, Resolve,

or Composure) in one roll or instance

Grappling Summary
To grab your opponent, roll Strength + Brawl vs. Defense. On a success, both of you are grappling. A length of rope, a chain, or a whip

adds its weapon bonus to your Strength when grappling. If you score an exceptional success on this first roll, pick a move.
When grappling, each party makes a contested Strength + Brawl vs. Strength + Brawl action on the higher of the two characters’

Initiative. The winner picks a move, or two moves on an exceptional success.
• Break Free from the grapple. You throw off your opponent; you’re both no longer grappling. Succeeding at this move is a

reflexive action.
• Control Weapon, either by drawing a weapon that you have holstered or turning your opponent’s weapon against him. You

keep control until your opponent makes a Control Weapon move.
• Damage your opponent by dealing bashing damage equal to your rolled successes. If you previously succeeded at a Control

Weapon action, add the weapon bonus to your successes.
• Disarm your opponent, removing a weapon from the grapple entirely. You must first have succeeded at a Control Weapon move.
• Drop Prone, throwing both of you to the ground (see “Going Prone”). You must Break Free before rising.
• Hold your opponent in place. Neither of you can apply Defense against incoming attacks.
• Restrain your opponent. Your opponent suffers the Immobilized Tilt. You can only use this move if you’ve already succeeded in

a Hold move. If you use equipment to Restrain your opponent, you can leave the grapple.
• Take Cover using your opponent’s body. Any ranged attacks made until the end of the turn automatically hit him.
• Feed from your opponent after successfully biting as part of a Damage move. Steal one Vitae (and inflict one lethal damage) .

Effects of Blood Potency
Blood Potency

Attribute/
Skill Maximum

Max Vitae/
Per Turn Can Feed From

0 5 Stamina/1 Animals

1 5 10/1 Animals

2 5 11/2 Animals

3 5 12/3 Humans

4 5 13/4 Humans

5 5 15/5 Humans

6 6 20/6 Kindred

7 7 25/7 Kindred

8 8 30/8 Kindred

9 9 50/10 Kindred

10 10 75/15 Kindred

Sample Humanity Breaking Points
Humanity 10 (Five Dice)

• One night without human contact.
• Lying in defense of the Masquerade.
• Spending more than one Vitae in a

night.

Humanity 9 (Five Dice)

• Watching humans eat a meal.
• Committing a superhuman feat of

physical prowess.
• Feeding from the unwilling or

unknowing.
• Urging another’s behavior with a

Discipline.
• Spending an hour in the sun.

Humanity 8 (Four Dice)

• Creating a ghoul.
• Rejected by a human.
• Riding the wave of frenzy.
• Depriving another of consent with a

Discipline.
• Spending most of a day in the sun.

Humanity 7 (Four Dice)

• One week active without human contact.
• Surviving something that would

hospitalize a human.
• Injuring someone over blood.

Humanity 6 (Three Dice)

• Falling into torpor.
• Feeding from a child.
• Reading your own obituary.
• Experiencing a car crash or other

immense physical trauma.

Humanity 5 (Three Dice)

• Two weeks active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 3.
• Death of a mortal family member.
• Joining a covenant to the point of

gaining Status for it.

Humanity 4 (Two Dice)

• Impassioned violence.

• Spending a year or more in torpor.
• Surviving a century.
• Accidentally killing.

Humanity 3 (Two Dice)

• One month active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 6.
• Death of a mortal spouse or child.
• Impassioned killing.

Humanity 2 (One Die)

• One year active without human contact.
• Premeditated killing.
• Seeing a culture that didn’t exist when

you were alive.
• Surviving 500 years.
• Creating a revenant.

Humanity 1 (Zero Dice)

• One decade active without human
contact.

• Heinous, spree, or mass murder.
• Killing your Touchstone.

Melee Weapons Chart
Type Damage Initiative Strength Size Availability Special

Brass Knuckles 0 0 1 1 • Uses Brawl to attack

Crowbar 2 −2 2 2 •

Chain 1 −3 2 2 • Grapple

Knife 0 −1 1 1 •

Rapier 1 −2 1 2 •• Armor piercing 1

Fire Ax 3 −4 3 3 •• 9-again, two-handed

Stake* 0 −4 1 1 n/a

Grapple: Add the chain’s weapon bonus to your dice pool when grappling.
* A stake must target the heart (–3 penalty to attack rolls) and must deal at least 5 damage in one attack.
** The reach of a spear gives a +1 Defense bonus against opponents who are unarmed or wield weapons of Size 1.

Experience Costs
Experience Costs

Attribute 4 Experiences per dot

Merit 1 Experience per dot

Skill Specialty 1 Experience

Skill 2 Experiences per dot

Clan Discipline 3 Experiences per dot

Out-of-Clan Discipline 4 Experiences per dot

Blood Sorcery Ritual 2 Experiences

Coil of the Dragon,
within chosen Mystery

3 Experiences per dot

Coil of the Dragon,
outside chosen
Mystery

4 Experiences per dot

Scale of the Dragon 2 Experiences

Humanity 2 Experiences per dot

Blood Potency 5 Experiences per dot

Extended Actions
1. Determine Dice Pool: Attribute + Skill + Specialty

(if any)
2. Determine Target Successes and Time
3. Determine Interval of rolls
4. Results for Each Roll
Dramatic Failure: In addition to the effects of a

failure, the first roll on a further attempt suffers a −2
die penalty.

Failure: You face a setback. The Storyteller will offer
you a choice: take a Condition of her choice or abandon
the action. You can offer a different Condition if you
think it makes sense. If you refuse or cannot agree on a
Condition, you lose all accumulated successes.

Success: Add the successes scored on the roll to your
running total. Work with the Storyteller to determine
what steps your character has taken towards his goal.

Exceptional Success: Choose one of: Reduce the
number of successes required by your character’s Skill
dots, reduce the time on each following roll by a quarter,
or apply the exceptional success result of the action when
you complete your goal.

Damage from Fire
Fire deals aggravated damage.

Size of Fire Damage

Torch 1

Bonfire 2

Inferno 3

Heat of Fire Damage Modifier

Candle (first-degree burns) —

Torch (second-degree burns) +1

Bunsen burner
(third-degree burns)

+2

Chemical fire/molten metal +3

Damage from Sunlight

Predatory Aura
The Monstrous Beast: Blood Potency + Strength, inflicts Bestial
The Seductive Beast: Blood Potency + Presence, inflicts Wanton
The Competitive Beast: Blood Potency + Intelligence, inflicts
Competitive
Vampires can always recognize other vampires via the predatory
aura, unless obscured by other powers.
To Lash Out:
1. Take an action appropriate to the aspect of the Beast being
invoked.
2. Roll the pool specified above.
3. Defender chooses fight or flight.
Fight: Defender picks aspect of the Beast and rolls the pool specified
above. Whoever scores less successes gets the Condition associated
with her opponent’s Beast. Whoever scores more gets +2 to any rolls
to pursue her aspect’s interests.
Flight: Defender gains the Condition associated with the aggressor’s
aspect and escapes from the challenge.

Ranged Weapons Chart
Type Damage Ranges Clip Initiative Strength Size Availability Example

Revolver, lt 1 20/40/80 6 0 2 1 •• SW M640 (.38 Special)

Revolver, hvy 2 35/70/140 6 −2 3 1 •• SW M29 (.44 Magnum)

Pistol, lt 1 20/40/80 17+1 0 2 1 ••• Glock 17 (9mm)

Pistol, hvy 2 30/60/120 7+1 −2 3 1 ••• Colt M1911A1 (.45 ACP)

SMG, small* 1 25/50/100 30+1 −2 2 1 ••• Ingram Mac-10 (9mm)

SMG, large* 2 50/100/200 30+1 −3 3 2 ••• HK MP-5 (9mm)

Rifle 4 200/400/800 5+1 −5 2 3 •• Remington M-700 (30.06)

Assault Rifle* 3 150/300/600 42+1 −3 3 3 ••• Stery-Aug (5.56mm)

Shotgun** 3 20/40/80 5+1 −4 3 2 •• Remington M870 (12-gauge)

Crossbow*** 2 40/80/160 1 −5 3 3 •••

* The weapon is capable of autofire, including short bursts, medium bursts, and long bursts.
** Attack rolls gain the 9-again quality
*** Crossbows take three turns to reload between shots. A crossbow can be used to deliver a stake through the heart (–3

penalty to attack rolls; must deal at least 5 damage in one attack)

Humanity Dots Damage Type

7-10 1 lethal

6 2 lethal

5 3 lethal

4 1 aggravated

3 2 aggravated

2 3 aggravated

1 4 aggravated

0 5 aggravated

Blood Potency Dots Damage Frequency

0 —

1-2 Ten minutes

3 One minute

4-5 One turn

6-7 2x / turn

8-9 3x / turn

10 5x / turn

© 2014 CCP hf. All rights reserved. Reproduction without the written permission of the publisher is
expressly forbidden, except for the purposes of reviews, and one printed copy may be reproduced for
personal use only. Vampire the Requiem and Storyteller system are trademarks of CCP hf. all rights reserved.

Check out White Wolf online at http://www.white-wolf.com

Check out Onyx Path online at http://www.theonyxpath.com

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Combat Summary Chart
Stage One: Intent

• The players and the Storyteller describe what their characters want out of
the fight.

• Decide whether characters can surrender and can become Beaten Down.

Stage Two: Initiative

• If the attacker springs an ambush or otherwise strikes when the defender isn’t
able to counter, the defender rolls Wits + Composure contested by the attacker’s
Dexterity + Stealth. If the defender scores fewer successes, she doesn’t act on the
first turn of combat and cannot apply Defense against attacks. If the defender
gets equal or more successes, the ambush has no effect.

• Everyone rolls Initiative: the result of a die roll + Dexterity +
Composure. If the character has a weapon readied, apply its Initiative
Modifier. A vampire with Celerity can spent 1 Vitae to jump to the
head of the queue; if more than one tries, trigger a Clash of Wills.

Stage Three: Attack

• Unarmed Combat: Strength + Brawl vs. Defense
• Melee Combat: Strength + Weaponry vs. Defense
• Ranged Combat: Dexterity + Firearms
• Thrown Weapons: Dexterity + Athletics vs. Defense

A character’s Defense is normally subtracted from any attack dice pools where
it applies. If she chooses to Dodge, the defender rolls twice her Defense as a dice
pool against each attack. Each success reduces the attacker’s successes by one. If
the attacker is reduced to zero successes, the attack does nothing. If the attacker
has successes remaining, add any weapon modifier to the number of successes to
determine how many points of Health the target loses. All weapons deal lethal
damage to mortals, while all mundane weapons deal bashing damage to vampires.

Stage Four:
The Storyteller describes the attack and wound in narrative terms

• Aiming: +1 per turn to a +3 maximum
• All-Out Attack: +2 with Brawl or Weaponry attack; lose Defense
• Armor Piercing: Ignores amount of target’s armor equal to item’s rating
• Autofire Long Burst: 20 or so bullets, no target limit pending Storyteller

approval. A +3 bonus is applied to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each
target after the first

• Autofire Medium Burst: 10 or so bullets at one to three targets, with a
+2 bonus to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each target after the first

• Autofire Short Burst: Three bullets at a single target with a +1 bonus to
the roll

• Concealment: Barely –1; partially –2; substantially –3; fully, see “Cover”
• Cover: Subtract Durability from damage; if Durability is greater than

weapon modifier, attack has no effect
• Dodge: Double Defense, roll as a dice pool with each success subtracting

one from the attacker’s successes
• Drawing a Weapon: Requires instant action without a Merit and could

negate Defense at Storyteller discretion.
• Firing from Concealment: Shooter’s own concealment quality (–1, –2, or

–3) reduced by one as a penalty to fire back (so, no modifier, –1, or –2)
• Offhand Attack: –2 penalty
• Prone Target: –2 penalty to hit in ranged combat; +2 bonus to hit when

attacker is within close-combat distance
• Range: –2 at medium range, –4 at long range
• Shooting into Close Combat: –2 per combatant avoided in a single shot

(not applicable to autofire); –4 if grappling
• Specified Target: Torso –1, leg or arm –2, head –3, hand –4, eye –5
• Surprised or Immobilized Target: Defense doesn’t apply
• Touching a Target: Dexterity + Brawl or Dexterity + Weaponry; armor

may or may not apply, but Defense does apply
• Willpower: Add three dice or +2 to a Resistance trait (Stamina, Resolve,

or Composure) in one roll or instance

Grappling Summary
To grab your opponent, roll Strength + Brawl vs. Defense. On a success, both of you are grappling. A length of rope, a chain, or a whip

adds its weapon bonus to your Strength when grappling. If you score an exceptional success on this first roll, pick a move.
When grappling, each party makes a contested Strength + Brawl vs. Strength + Brawl action on the higher of the two characters’

Initiative. The winner picks a move, or two moves on an exceptional success.
• Break Free from the grapple. You throw off your opponent; you’re both no longer grappling. Succeeding at this move is a

reflexive action.
• Control Weapon, either by drawing a weapon that you have holstered or turning your opponent’s weapon against him. You

keep control until your opponent makes a Control Weapon move.
• Damage your opponent by dealing bashing damage equal to your rolled successes. If you previously succeeded at a Control

Weapon action, add the weapon bonus to your successes.
• Disarm your opponent, removing a weapon from the grapple entirely. You must first have succeeded at a Control Weapon move.
• Drop Prone, throwing both of you to the ground (see “Going Prone”). You must Break Free before rising.
• Hold your opponent in place. Neither of you can apply Defense against incoming attacks.
• Restrain your opponent. Your opponent suffers the Immobilized Tilt. You can only use this move if you’ve already succeeded in

a Hold move. If you use equipment to Restrain your opponent, you can leave the grapple.
• Take Cover using your opponent’s body. Any ranged attacks made until the end of the turn automatically hit him.
• Feed from your opponent after successfully biting as part of a Damage move. Steal one Vitae (and inflict one lethal damage) .

Effects of Blood Potency
Blood Potency

Attribute/
Skill Maximum

Max Vitae/
Per Turn Can Feed From

0 5 Stamina/1 Animals

1 5 10/1 Animals

2 5 11/2 Animals

3 5 12/3 Humans

4 5 13/4 Humans

5 5 15/5 Humans

6 6 20/6 Kindred

7 7 25/7 Kindred

8 8 30/8 Kindred

9 9 50/10 Kindred

10 10 75/15 Kindred

Sample Humanity Breaking Points
Humanity 10 (Five Dice)

• One night without human contact.
• Lying in defense of the Masquerade.
• Spending more than one Vitae in a

night.

Humanity 9 (Five Dice)

• Watching humans eat a meal.
• Committing a superhuman feat of

physical prowess.
• Feeding from the unwilling or

unknowing.
• Urging another’s behavior with a

Discipline.
• Spending an hour in the sun.

Humanity 8 (Four Dice)

• Creating a ghoul.
• Rejected by a human.
• Riding the wave of frenzy.
• Depriving another of consent with a

Discipline.
• Spending most of a day in the sun.

Humanity 7 (Four Dice)

• One week active without human contact.
• Surviving something that would

hospitalize a human.
• Injuring someone over blood.

Humanity 6 (Three Dice)

• Falling into torpor.
• Feeding from a child.
• Reading your own obituary.
• Experiencing a car crash or other

immense physical trauma.

Humanity 5 (Three Dice)

• Two weeks active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 3.
• Death of a mortal family member.
• Joining a covenant to the point of

gaining Status for it.

Humanity 4 (Two Dice)

• Impassioned violence.

• Spending a year or more in torpor.
• Surviving a century.
• Accidentally killing.

Humanity 3 (Two Dice)

• One month active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 6.
• Death of a mortal spouse or child.
• Impassioned killing.

Humanity 2 (One Die)

• One year active without human contact.
• Premeditated killing.
• Seeing a culture that didn’t exist when

you were alive.
• Surviving 500 years.
• Creating a revenant.

Humanity 1 (Zero Dice)

• One decade active without human
contact.

• Heinous, spree, or mass murder.
• Killing your Touchstone.

Melee Weapons Chart
Type Damage Initiative Strength Size Availability Special

Brass Knuckles 0 0 1 1 • Uses Brawl to attack

Crowbar 2 −2 2 2 •

Chain 1 −3 2 2 • Grapple

Knife 0 −1 1 1 •

Rapier 1 −2 1 2 •• Armor piercing 1

Fire Ax 3 −4 3 3 •• 9-again, two-handed

Stake* 0 −4 1 1 n/a

Grapple: Add the chain’s weapon bonus to your dice pool when grappling.
* A stake must target the heart (–3 penalty to attack rolls) and must deal at least 5 damage in one attack.
** The reach of a spear gives a +1 Defense bonus against opponents who are unarmed or wield weapons of Size 1.

Experience Costs
Experience Costs

Attribute 4 Experiences per dot

Merit 1 Experience per dot

Skill Specialty 1 Experience

Skill 2 Experiences per dot

Clan Discipline 3 Experiences per dot

Out-of-Clan Discipline 4 Experiences per dot

Blood Sorcery Ritual 2 Experiences

Coil of the Dragon,
within chosen Mystery

3 Experiences per dot

Coil of the Dragon,
outside chosen
Mystery

4 Experiences per dot

Scale of the Dragon 2 Experiences

Humanity 2 Experiences per dot

Blood Potency 5 Experiences per dot

Extended Actions
1. Determine Dice Pool: Attribute + Skill + Specialty

(if any)
2. Determine Target Successes and Time
3. Determine Interval of rolls
4. Results for Each Roll
Dramatic Failure: In addition to the effects of a

failure, the first roll on a further attempt suffers a −2
die penalty.

Failure: You face a setback. The Storyteller will offer
you a choice: take a Condition of her choice or abandon
the action. You can offer a different Condition if you
think it makes sense. If you refuse or cannot agree on a
Condition, you lose all accumulated successes.

Success: Add the successes scored on the roll to your
running total. Work with the Storyteller to determine
what steps your character has taken towards his goal.

Exceptional Success: Choose one of: Reduce the
number of successes required by your character’s Skill
dots, reduce the time on each following roll by a quarter,
or apply the exceptional success result of the action when
you complete your goal.

Damage from Fire
Fire deals aggravated damage.

Size of Fire Damage

Torch 1

Bonfire 2

Inferno 3

Heat of Fire Damage Modifier

Candle (first-degree burns) —

Torch (second-degree burns) +1

Bunsen burner
(third-degree burns)

+2

Chemical fire/molten metal +3

Damage from Sunlight

Predatory Aura
The Monstrous Beast: Blood Potency + Strength, inflicts Bestial
The Seductive Beast: Blood Potency + Presence, inflicts Wanton
The Competitive Beast: Blood Potency + Intelligence, inflicts
Competitive
Vampires can always recognize other vampires via the predatory
aura, unless obscured by other powers.
To Lash Out:
1. Take an action appropriate to the aspect of the Beast being
invoked.
2. Roll the pool specified above.
3. Defender chooses fight or flight.
Fight: Defender picks aspect of the Beast and rolls the pool specified
above. Whoever scores less successes gets the Condition associated
with her opponent’s Beast. Whoever scores more gets +2 to any rolls
to pursue her aspect’s interests.
Flight: Defender gains the Condition associated with the aggressor’s
aspect and escapes from the challenge.

Ranged Weapons Chart
Type Damage Ranges Clip Initiative Strength Size Availability Example

Revolver, lt 1 20/40/80 6 0 2 1 •• SW M640 (.38 Special)

Revolver, hvy 2 35/70/140 6 −2 3 1 •• SW M29 (.44 Magnum)

Pistol, lt 1 20/40/80 17+1 0 2 1 ••• Glock 17 (9mm)

Pistol, hvy 2 30/60/120 7+1 −2 3 1 ••• Colt M1911A1 (.45 ACP)

SMG, small* 1 25/50/100 30+1 −2 2 1 ••• Ingram Mac-10 (9mm)

SMG, large* 2 50/100/200 30+1 −3 3 2 ••• HK MP-5 (9mm)

Rifle 4 200/400/800 5+1 −5 2 3 •• Remington M-700 (30.06)

Assault Rifle* 3 150/300/600 42+1 −3 3 3 ••• Stery-Aug (5.56mm)

Shotgun** 3 20/40/80 5+1 −4 3 2 •• Remington M870 (12-gauge)

Crossbow*** 2 40/80/160 1 −5 3 3 •••

* The weapon is capable of autofire, including short bursts, medium bursts, and long bursts.
** Attack rolls gain the 9-again quality
*** Crossbows take three turns to reload between shots. A crossbow can be used to deliver a stake through the heart (–3

penalty to attack rolls; must deal at least 5 damage in one attack)

Humanity Dots Damage Type

7-10 1 lethal

6 2 lethal

5 3 lethal

4 1 aggravated

3 2 aggravated

2 3 aggravated

1 4 aggravated

0 5 aggravated

Blood Potency Dots Damage Frequency

0 —

1-2 Ten minutes

3 One minute

4-5 One turn

6-7 2x / turn

8-9 3x / turn

10 5x / turn

© 2014 CCP hf. All rights reserved. Reproduction without the written permission of the publisher is
expressly forbidden, except for the purposes of reviews, and one printed copy may be reproduced for
personal use only. Vampire the Requiem and Storyteller system are trademarks of CCP hf. all rights reserved.

Check out White Wolf online at http://www.white-wolf.com

Check out Onyx Path online at http://www.theonyxpath.com

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Combat Summary Chart
Stage One: Intent

• The players and the Storyteller describe what their characters want out of
the fight.

• Decide whether characters can surrender and can become Beaten Down.

Stage Two: Initiative

• If the attacker springs an ambush or otherwise strikes when the defender isn’t
able to counter, the defender rolls Wits + Composure contested by the attacker’s
Dexterity + Stealth. If the defender scores fewer successes, she doesn’t act on the
first turn of combat and cannot apply Defense against attacks. If the defender
gets equal or more successes, the ambush has no effect.

• Everyone rolls Initiative: the result of a die roll + Dexterity +
Composure. If the character has a weapon readied, apply its Initiative
Modifier. A vampire with Celerity can spent 1 Vitae to jump to the
head of the queue; if more than one tries, trigger a Clash of Wills.

Stage Three: Attack

• Unarmed Combat: Strength + Brawl vs. Defense
• Melee Combat: Strength + Weaponry vs. Defense
• Ranged Combat: Dexterity + Firearms
• Thrown Weapons: Dexterity + Athletics vs. Defense

A character’s Defense is normally subtracted from any attack dice pools where
it applies. If she chooses to Dodge, the defender rolls twice her Defense as a dice
pool against each attack. Each success reduces the attacker’s successes by one. If
the attacker is reduced to zero successes, the attack does nothing. If the attacker
has successes remaining, add any weapon modifier to the number of successes to
determine how many points of Health the target loses. All weapons deal lethal
damage to mortals, while all mundane weapons deal bashing damage to vampires.

Stage Four:
The Storyteller describes the attack and wound in narrative terms

• Aiming: +1 per turn to a +3 maximum
• All-Out Attack: +2 with Brawl or Weaponry attack; lose Defense
• Armor Piercing: Ignores amount of target’s armor equal to item’s rating
• Autofire Long Burst: 20 or so bullets, no target limit pending Storyteller

approval. A +3 bonus is applied to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each
target after the first

• Autofire Medium Burst: 10 or so bullets at one to three targets, with a
+2 bonus to each attack roll; –1 per roll for each target after the first

• Autofire Short Burst: Three bullets at a single target with a +1 bonus to
the roll

• Concealment: Barely –1; partially –2; substantially –3; fully, see “Cover”
• Cover: Subtract Durability from damage; if Durability is greater than

weapon modifier, attack has no effect
• Dodge: Double Defense, roll as a dice pool with each success subtracting

one from the attacker’s successes
• Drawing a Weapon: Requires instant action without a Merit and could

negate Defense at Storyteller discretion.
• Firing from Concealment: Shooter’s own concealment quality (–1, –2, or

–3) reduced by one as a penalty to fire back (so, no modifier, –1, or –2)
• Offhand Attack: –2 penalty
• Prone Target: –2 penalty to hit in ranged combat; +2 bonus to hit when

attacker is within close-combat distance
• Range: –2 at medium range, –4 at long range
• Shooting into Close Combat: –2 per combatant avoided in a single shot

(not applicable to autofire); –4 if grappling
• Specified Target: Torso –1, leg or arm –2, head –3, hand –4, eye –5
• Surprised or Immobilized Target: Defense doesn’t apply
• Touching a Target: Dexterity + Brawl or Dexterity + Weaponry; armor

may or may not apply, but Defense does apply
• Willpower: Add three dice or +2 to a Resistance trait (Stamina, Resolve,

or Composure) in one roll or instance

Grappling Summary
To grab your opponent, roll Strength + Brawl vs. Defense. On a success, both of you are grappling. A length of rope, a chain, or a whip

adds its weapon bonus to your Strength when grappling. If you score an exceptional success on this first roll, pick a move.
When grappling, each party makes a contested Strength + Brawl vs. Strength + Brawl action on the higher of the two characters’

Initiative. The winner picks a move, or two moves on an exceptional success.
• Break Free from the grapple. You throw off your opponent; you’re both no longer grappling. Succeeding at this move is a

reflexive action.
• Control Weapon, either by drawing a weapon that you have holstered or turning your opponent’s weapon against him. You

keep control until your opponent makes a Control Weapon move.
• Damage your opponent by dealing bashing damage equal to your rolled successes. If you previously succeeded at a Control

Weapon action, add the weapon bonus to your successes.
• Disarm your opponent, removing a weapon from the grapple entirely. You must first have succeeded at a Control Weapon move.
• Drop Prone, throwing both of you to the ground (see “Going Prone”). You must Break Free before rising.
• Hold your opponent in place. Neither of you can apply Defense against incoming attacks.
• Restrain your opponent. Your opponent suffers the Immobilized Tilt. You can only use this move if you’ve already succeeded in

a Hold move. If you use equipment to Restrain your opponent, you can leave the grapple.
• Take Cover using your opponent’s body. Any ranged attacks made until the end of the turn automatically hit him.
• Feed from your opponent after successfully biting as part of a Damage move. Steal one Vitae (and inflict one lethal damage) .

Effects of Blood Potency
Blood Potency

Attribute/
Skill Maximum

Max Vitae/
Per Turn Can Feed From

0 5 Stamina/1 Animals

1 5 10/1 Animals

2 5 11/2 Animals

3 5 12/3 Humans

4 5 13/4 Humans

5 5 15/5 Humans

6 6 20/6 Kindred

7 7 25/7 Kindred

8 8 30/8 Kindred

9 9 50/10 Kindred

10 10 75/15 Kindred

Sample Humanity Breaking Points
Humanity 10 (Five Dice)

• One night without human contact.
• Lying in defense of the Masquerade.
• Spending more than one Vitae in a

night.

Humanity 9 (Five Dice)

• Watching humans eat a meal.
• Committing a superhuman feat of

physical prowess.
• Feeding from the unwilling or

unknowing.
• Urging another’s behavior with a

Discipline.
• Spending an hour in the sun.

Humanity 8 (Four Dice)

• Creating a ghoul.
• Rejected by a human.
• Riding the wave of frenzy.
• Depriving another of consent with a

Discipline.
• Spending most of a day in the sun.

Humanity 7 (Four Dice)

• One week active without human contact.
• Surviving something that would

hospitalize a human.
• Injuring someone over blood.

Humanity 6 (Three Dice)

• Falling into torpor.
• Feeding from a child.
• Reading your own obituary.
• Experiencing a car crash or other

immense physical trauma.

Humanity 5 (Three Dice)

• Two weeks active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 3.
• Death of a mortal family member.
• Joining a covenant to the point of

gaining Status for it.

Humanity 4 (Two Dice)

• Impassioned violence.

• Spending a year or more in torpor.
• Surviving a century.
• Accidentally killing.

Humanity 3 (Two Dice)

• One month active without human
contact.

• Reaching Blood Potency 6.
• Death of a mortal spouse or child.
• Impassioned killing.

Humanity 2 (One Die)

• One year active without human contact.
• Premeditated killing.
• Seeing a culture that didn’t exist when

you were alive.
• Surviving 500 years.
• Creating a revenant.

Humanity 1 (Zero Dice)

• One decade active without human
contact.

• Heinous, spree, or mass murder.
• Killing your Touchstone.

Melee Weapons Chart
Type Damage Initiative Strength Size Availability Special

Brass Knuckles 0 0 1 1 • Uses Brawl to attack

Crowbar 2 −2 2 2 •

Chain 1 −3 2 2 • Grapple

Knife 0 −1 1 1 •

Rapier 1 −2 1 2 •• Armor piercing 1

Fire Ax 3 −4 3 3 •• 9-again, two-handed

Stake* 0 −4 1 1 n/a

Grapple: Add the chain’s weapon bonus to your dice pool when grappling.
* A stake must target the heart (–3 penalty to attack rolls) and must deal at least 5 damage in one attack.
** The reach of a spear gives a +1 Defense bonus against opponents who are unarmed or wield weapons of Size 1.

Experience Costs
Experience Costs

Attribute 4 Experiences per dot

Merit 1 Experience per dot

Skill Specialty 1 Experience

Skill 2 Experiences per dot

Clan Discipline 3 Experiences per dot

Out-of-Clan Discipline 4 Experiences per dot

Blood Sorcery Ritual 2 Experiences

Coil of the Dragon,
within chosen Mystery

3 Experiences per dot

Coil of the Dragon,
outside chosen
Mystery

4 Experiences per dot

Scale of the Dragon 2 Experiences

Humanity 2 Experiences per dot

Blood Potency 5 Experiences per dot

Extended Actions
1. Determine Dice Pool: Attribute + Skill + Specialty

(if any)
2. Determine Target Successes and Time
3. Determine Interval of rolls
4. Results for Each Roll
Dramatic Failure: In addition to the effects of a

failure, the first roll on a further attempt suffers a −2
die penalty.

Failure: You face a setback. The Storyteller will offer
you a choice: take a Condition of her choice or abandon
the action. You can offer a different Condition if you
think it makes sense. If you refuse or cannot agree on a
Condition, you lose all accumulated successes.

Success: Add the successes scored on the roll to your
running total. Work with the Storyteller to determine
what steps your character has taken towards his goal.

Exceptional Success: Choose one of: Reduce the
number of successes required by your character’s Skill
dots, reduce the time on each following roll by a quarter,
or apply the exceptional success result of the action when
you complete your goal.

Damage from Fire
Fire deals aggravated damage.

Size of Fire Damage

Torch 1

Bonfire 2

Inferno 3

Heat of Fire Damage Modifier

Candle (first-degree burns) —

Torch (second-degree burns) +1

Bunsen burner
(third-degree burns)

+2

Chemical fire/molten metal +3

Damage from Sunlight

Predatory Aura
The Monstrous Beast: Blood Potency + Strength, inflicts Bestial
The Seductive Beast: Blood Potency + Presence, inflicts Wanton
The Competitive Beast: Blood Potency + Intelligence, inflicts
Competitive
Vampires can always recognize other vampires via the predatory
aura, unless obscured by other powers.
To Lash Out:
1. Take an action appropriate to the aspect of the Beast being
invoked.
2. Roll the pool specified above.
3. Defender chooses fight or flight.
Fight: Defender picks aspect of the Beast and rolls the pool specified
above. Whoever scores less successes gets the Condition associated
with her opponent’s Beast. Whoever scores more gets +2 to any rolls
to pursue her aspect’s interests.
Flight: Defender gains the Condition associated with the aggressor’s
aspect and escapes from the challenge.

Ranged Weapons Chart
Type Damage Ranges Clip Initiative Strength Size Availability Example

Revolver, lt 1 20/40/80 6 0 2 1 •• SW M640 (.38 Special)

Revolver, hvy 2 35/70/140 6 −2 3 1 •• SW M29 (.44 Magnum)

Pistol, lt 1 20/40/80 17+1 0 2 1 ••• Glock 17 (9mm)

Pistol, hvy 2 30/60/120 7+1 −2 3 1 ••• Colt M1911A1 (.45 ACP)

SMG, small* 1 25/50/100 30+1 −2 2 1 ••• Ingram Mac-10 (9mm)

SMG, large* 2 50/100/200 30+1 −3 3 2 ••• HK MP-5 (9mm)

Rifle 4 200/400/800 5+1 −5 2 3 •• Remington M-700 (30.06)

Assault Rifle* 3 150/300/600 42+1 −3 3 3 ••• Stery-Aug (5.56mm)

Shotgun** 3 20/40/80 5+1 −4 3 2 •• Remington M870 (12-gauge)

Crossbow*** 2 40/80/160 1 −5 3 3 •••

* The weapon is capable of autofire, including short bursts, medium bursts, and long bursts.
** Attack rolls gain the 9-again quality
*** Crossbows take three turns to reload between shots. A crossbow can be used to deliver a stake through the heart (–3

penalty to attack rolls; must deal at least 5 damage in one attack)

Humanity Dots Damage Type

7-10 1 lethal

6 2 lethal

5 3 lethal

4 1 aggravated

3 2 aggravated

2 3 aggravated

1 4 aggravated

0 5 aggravated

Blood Potency Dots Damage Frequency

0 —

1-2 Ten minutes

3 One minute

4-5 One turn

6-7 2x / turn

8-9 3x / turn

10 5x / turn

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