Clan/Sect requirements and changing allegiance
Cards requiring a certain discipline/clan/sect must be played by a minion/vampire which have/fulfill these; but can these cards be stolen or acquired by minions not fulfilling the same?
For example a clan specific weapon on a vampire which is diablerized by another. Or a laibon retainer already on a vampire which changes sects.
Any special circumstance where this would be feasible (or not)?
Thanks for your help!
Some clan specific cards have the requirement only in the initial equip action/occasion. They are free to be used by others however. For example, Blade of Bellona can be used by anyone but has to be equipped initially by a .
Some cards specify that a certain requirement be met to be able to use it. Sword of Judgement is an example for these kinds of equipment.
Name: Blade of Bellona
Clan: Salubri antitribu
Strike: strength +1 damage, with 1 optional maneuver each combat, only usable to maneuver to close range.
Artist: Ginés Quiñonero
Name: Sword of Judgment
[Sabbat:R, SW:R/PB, Third:R]
Clan: Brujah antitribu
Cost: 2 pool
Unique melee weapon.
Strength+1 damage each strike, with an optional additional strike each round. Only usable by Brujah antitribu.
Artist: Richard Thomas
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avgrund wrote: Cards requiring a certain discipline/clan/sect must be played by a minion/vampire which have/fulfill these; but can these cards be stolen or acquired by minions not fulfilling the same?
In general terms, yes - requirements are only important for playing the card. A Raven Spy requires Animalism, but once it's in play, you could move it to another vampire without any Animalism using Heidelberg Castle.
You might have a card, however, like Sword of Judgment which also includes the text: "Only usable by Brujah antitribu." And while a minion who is not a Brujah antitribu could have it, they couldn't use it.
"Requires a Sabbat vampire.
This Sabbat vampire can..."
If the card is moved to another vampire who is not Sabbat, that vampire cannot use the card.
There is a third way restrictions in use can be written such as Bowl of Convergence:
"If the bearer is a vampire who has Auspex [aus], the bearer gets +1 intercept. ..." which is the same as "The bearer with Auspex [aus] gets +1 intercept."