Blind Spot


This is a powerbleed deck that relies on Lucian, The Perfect for huge bleeds, combined with a lot of block denial and, specifically, some Blind Spot.

The idea is very simple: get Lucian out, then bleed for 6 to 12, disregarding the possibility of Archon Investigation. To get the bleed through, there is a bit of stealth but the main strategy is to combine multiple block denials like Blind Spot, Seduction and Elder Impersonation to prevent all the minions of the prey from blocking.

The deck is brutal and can obliterate a table in just 10 turns if it's lucky. Blind Spot is particularily vicious because it also prevents reactions, hence bounces. That makes it harder for the prey to defend against the high bleeds. Of course, for the card to work at all, one needs the highest capacity on the table. Because it relies on block denials, the deck can go through highly defensive toolboxes and walls as if they weren't even there.

The Master module provides crypt acceleration with Zillah's Valley, Information Highway and Dreams of the Sphinx.

The deck relies on Obedience, Charismatic Aura and Majesty to avoid combat, and sports some A sidekicks for support. They can bounce with Telepathic Misdirection, try to remove defensive tools from the prey's hand using Revelations, or even call some votes that can be negotiated with the rest of the table.

Tips & Tricks

Lucian bleeds hard, and his ability makes him a decent blocker, especially combined with Majesty. The deck has no intercept, but his ability to block swarms that do not use stealth is actually pretty high.

Enkil Cog is, of course, desirable. Especially because one can use it to bleed during the prey's turn, which will completely negate the possibility of an Archon Investigation: since it's an out-of-turn Master, it cannot be played by the prey during their own turn.

The deck fields an awful lot of cards in a single copy that fit specific situations: it is all about crafting the perfect lunge to oust the prey in a single swift move. So, patience is required in building up the perfect table situation Lucian needs to shine. Revelations can be used to remove a bounce or a potential Archon Investigation, Hide the Mind can counter an Auspex A bounce and Approximation of Loyalty, any bounce, if the reacting vampire is young enough.

This version include a few votes that might be negotiated even on a table with multiple titled vampires. But the deck also include a surprising number of incidental vote increases, between Ancestor Spirit, Iron Glare, Perfect Paragon and Kduva's Mask, not mentioning Legendary Vampire.


The more brutal Inner Circle variant is much more forward-focused, using more Blind Spot, Seduction and Conditioning, for a more streamlined and direct aggression. See Desso Alastor's deck for an example.