Vampire Merits List
Name Level Book/Page Pre-Reqs or Notes Key
Allies: Academic 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Business 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Crime 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Faith 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Government 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: High Society 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Internet 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Law 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Media 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Medicine 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Military 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Professional 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Science 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Allies: Supernatural 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Alternate Identity 1, 2, or 4 SS, p.110
Ambidextrous 3 Core, p.110
Barfly 1 Core, p.114 Must be 21+
Bad Breeding 1 to 3 VCB, p.105 Cannot have Good Breeding Merit ▲✔❖
Brawling Dodge 1 Core, p.110 Strength 2 & Brawl 1
Cacophony Listener 3 to 5 DCB, p.116 Daeva Only
Carthian Lawyer 2 CM, p.184 Carthian Status 1 & Academics 1
Carthian Pull 1 to 5 CM, p.181 Capped at Carthian Status
Close Family 1 to 3 DCB, p.117
Coder Clique 1 CM, p.181 Carthian Status 1 & Computer 2;
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Common Sense 4 Core, p.108
Contacts: Academic 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Business 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Crime 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Faith 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Government 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: High Society 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Internet 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Law 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Media 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Medicine 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Military 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Professional 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Science 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Contacts: Supernatural 1 to 5 Core, p.114 ▲ ✔
Coterie Haven Location 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be part of a Coterie; Shared Merit ❂ ✔
Coterie Haven Occultation 1 to 5 MCB, p.119 Haven Size 3 or Less; Shared Merit ❂ ✔
Coterie Haven Security 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be party of a Coterie; Shared Merit ❂ ✔
Coterie Haven Size 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be part of a Coterie; Shared Merit ❂ ✔
Crucible Ritual 3 OD, p.202 Resolve 2 & Coil 1 & Covenant: Ordo Dracul
Current Event Circle 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Politics 2
Danger Sense 2 Core, p.108
Debate Club 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Persuasion 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Direction Sense 1 Core, p.110
Disarm 2 Core, p.110 Dexterity 3 & Weaponry 2
Doll Face 1 MCB, p.118
Dream Visions 3 MCB, p.119
Eidetic Memory 2 Core, p.108 Intelligence 3 ❖▲
Encounter Group 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Empathy 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Encyclopedic Knowledge 4 Core, p.109
Fame 1 to 3 Core, p.115 Cannot have Occultation Merit
Fast Reflexes 1 or 2 Core, p.110 Dexterity 3
Fighting Finesse 2 Core, p.110 Dexterity 3 & Weaponry 2; Can only be taken once
Fleet of Foot 1 to 3 Core, p.112 Strength 2
Fontal Ritual 2 OD, p. 202 Academics 1 & Occult 2
Fresh Start 1 Core, p.112 Fast Reflexes 2
Geomantic Nexus Potency 1 to 3 OD, p.202 Occult 3 & Wits 2;
Must be linked to an on-grid location
Geomantic Nexus Size 1 to 5 OD, p.202 Occult 3 & Wits 2
Must be linked to an on-grid location
Ghost Ally 3 to 5 SS, p.65 ▲ ✔
Ghost Eater 3 BotD, p.54 Has learned to feed on ghosts in the Underworld Not Avaliable in CG
Giant 4 Core, p.112 +1 to Size (which gives +1 to Health);
May not have Occultation
▲ ❖
Good Breeding 1 to 3 VCB, p.106 Cannot have Bad Breeding Merit ▲✔❖
Good Time Management 2 Rel, p.84 Academics 2, Medicine 2, or Science 2
Gunslinger 3 Core, p.112 Dexterity 3 & Firearms 3 (Pistols Only)
Haunted Channel 1 to 5 NCB, p.109 Nosferatu Only
Haunted Hand 1 to 5 NCB, p.109 Nosferatu Only
Haven Location 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be linked to an on-grid location
Haven Occultation 1 to 5 MCB, p.119 Haven Size 3 or Less;
Must be linked to an on-grid location
Haven Security 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be linked to an on-grid location
Haven Size 1 to 5 VtR, p.100 Must be linked to an on-grid location
Herd 1 to 5 VtR, p.102
Holistic Awareness 3 Core, p.109
Hypnosis 3 MCB, p.120 Medicine 1 or Occult 1
Hypnotic Voice 4 SS, p.66 Persuasion 3 or Science 3 (Specialty of Hypnotherapy)
Inherited Resistance 3 or 4 VCB, p.106 Dominate 1 or Animalism 1;
Ventrue Only
Inhuman Resistance 3 GCB, p.113 Gangrel Only
Inspiring 4 Core, p.115 Presence 4
Iron Stamina 1 to 3 Core, p.113 Stamina 3 or Resolve 3
Lab Section 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Medicine 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Language: Ancient Greek 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Arabic 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2;
Language: Aramaic 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: ASL 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Bengali 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Cantonese 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Danish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Dutch 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: English 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Farsi 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Finnish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: French 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Gaelic 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: German 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Hebrew 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Hindi 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Hungarian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Italian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Japanese 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Korean 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Latin 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Mandarin 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Greek 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Norwegian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Old Norse 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Polish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Portuguese 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Romanian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Russian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Spanish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Sumerian 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Swedish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Turkish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Welsh 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Language: Yiddish 1 to 3 Core, p.109 Intelligence 2
Lordly Palette 1 to 3 VCB, p.106
Meditative Mind 1 Core, p.109
Mentor 1 to 5 Core, p.115
Mind of the Devouring Worm 3 OD, p.204 Intelligence 3; Cannot possess Eidetic Memory Merit;
Not Avaliable in CharGen
Mind of the Inscrutable Hydra 2 OD, p.204 Intelligence 3 & Mind of the Unblinking Serpent Merit;
Not Avaliable in CharGen
Mind of the Unblinking Serpent 2 OD, p.203 Mind of the Devouring Worm Merit;
Not Avaliable in CharGen
Multi-Lingual 1 to 5 Rel, p.85
New Identity 1, 2, or 4 CtL, p.98
Night Doctor Surgery 3 CM, p.184 Carthian Status 3, Medicine 3;
Membership in Night Doctor Clique
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Occultation 1 to 3 MCB, p.120 May not have Fame, Giant or Striking Looks Merit
Of Rose and Thorn 4 GCB, p.113 Blood Potency 2 & Animalism 2
Gangrel Only
Pack Blooded 2 GCB, p.114 Must be in a Coterie. All members must possess this merit.
Parkour 1 to 5 TotM, p.98 Dexterity 3 & Athletics 2
Perfect Stillness 1 RoS, p.94
Potency Boost 3 or 6 Admin Add
Quick Draw: Weaponry 1 Core, p.113 Dexterity 3
Quick Draw: Firearms 1 Core, p.113 Dexterity 3
Relic 1 to 5 Rel, p.85
Relic Analyst 1 Rel, p.86
Relic Creator 4 Rel, p.85 Occult 2 & Crafts 2
Resources 1 to 5 Core, p.115
Retainer 1 to 5 Core, p.116
Rigid Mask 2 RoS, p.95 Subterfuge 2
Savage Kenning 3 GCB, p.114 Animalism 1 or Animal Ken 1
Must choose the animal
Gangrel Only
Seductive Grace 1 to 3 SotM, p.144 Dexterity 3 & Expression 2
Shadow Cult Initiation 1 to 5 MCB, p.121 Cap at 1 dot
Social Chameleon 1 to 3 DCB, p.115 No Fame 2+
Spelunker 1 to 5 BotD, p.92 Dexterity 3 & Athletics 3
Status: City 2 to 5 Core, p.116 (Rules)
Status: Clan 2 to 5 Core, p.116 (Rules) Pertains to your selected clan
Status: Covenant 2 to 5 Core, p.116 (Rules) Pertains to your selected covenant
Status: Church 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Academics 2 & Academic;
Specialty: Religion
Status: Contractor Status 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Crafts 2, Science 2;
Science Specialty: Demolitions;
Occupation: Contractor
Status: High Society 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Socialize 2 & Etiquette 1
Status: Medical 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Medicine 2
Status: PI 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Investigation 2; Academic Skill Specialty: Law;
Occupation: Private Investigator
Status: Police 1 to 5 Core, p.116 Firearms 2;
Occupation: Police Officer
Striking Looks 2 or 4 Core, p.117 Cannot have Occultation Merit
Strong Back 1 Core, p.113 Strength 2
Study Group 1 CM, p.181 Carthian Status 1 & Academics 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Stunt Driver 3 Core, p.113 Dexterity 3
Swarm Mind 2 GCB, p.114 Protean 4;
Can be taken once; Select creature (size 2 or smaller)
Gangrel Only
Technophile 1 to 2 Arm, p.208
Temple Library 1 to 5 CotC, p.47 Must be linked to on-grid location
Circle of the Crone Only
Temple Location 1 to 5 CotC, p.47
Circle of the Crone Only
Temple Security 1 to 5 CotC, p.47
Circle of the Crone Only
Temple Size 1 to 5 CotC, p.47
Circle of the Crone Only
The Right Bar 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Streetwise 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
Theater Society 1 CM, p.182 Carthian Status 1 & Expression 2
Limited to 3 Interest Group Merits
True Worm 3 NCB, p.109 Nosferatu Only
Undead Menses 3 GCB, p.115 Must be Female
Gangrel Only
Unliving Anchor 1 to 5 NCB, p.109 Nosferatu Only
Unyielding Mask 3 or 4 NCB, p.110 Nosferatu Only
Voyeur 3 or 5 DCB, p.117 Daeva Only
Weaponry Dodge 1 Core, p.114 Strength 2 & Weaponry 1
Well-Traveled 1 Rel, p.85

Additional Notes

  • We do not use the Professional Training merit.
Keys
● Core = Core Book, ● Rel = Reliquary, ● Arm = Armory, ● SS = Second Sight, ● BotD = Book of the Dead, ● Mekhet Clan Book = MCB, ● SotM = Signs of the Moon, ● TotM = Tribes of the Moon, ● CtL = Changeling: the Lost, ● RoS = Rites of Spring, ● SEC = Sin-Eater Core Book, ● VCB = Ventrue Clan Book, ● DCB = Daeva Core Book, ● CM = Carthian Movement, ● VtR=Vampire: the Requiem, ● OD = Ordo Dracul, ● CotC = Circle of the Crone, ● NCB = Nosferatu Core Book, ● INV = Invictus Core Book, ● GCB = Gangrel Core Book
▲ : Have been houseruled with new guidelines, ✔ : Requires an explanation note for approval, ❖ : CharGen Only, ❂ : Group Merit

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Last Updated: 01/15/20

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