Next to the new VtES cards “Spell of Life“, the new equipment card “Bundi” has also caused a lot of questions, mainly due to the fact that the strike when using the weapon is both a hand and melee weapon strike. I have assembled an “Questions and Answer” summary, taken mostly from this post in the Usenet newsgroup “rec.games.trading-cards.jyhad” :
Q: Does strike with “Bundi” works when an “Immortal Grapple” has been played before?
A: Yes, since “Immortal Grapple” states, that in that round no strikes cannot be used, which are not hand strikes, and “Bundi” is a hand strike, it qualifies for use under “Immortal Grapple“.
Q: Can I use additional strike cards like “Undead Strength” to further boost a strike with a “Bundi” when an “Immortal Grapple” has been played before?
A: Of course you can, “Undead Strength” (and other similar cards) explictely states, either “make a hand or a melee weapon strike”.
Q: Can I use “Stutter Step” and then make strike with “Bundi“?
A: No, you can only choose one strike. Strike with “Bundi” or strike with “Stutter Step“, but not both.
Q: If a vampire whichs hand damage is aggravated strikes with a “Bundi“, is the damage of the “Bundi” also aggravated? Can the vampire choose whether it is aggravated or not?
A: The damage of “Bundi” is then aggravated automatically, since it is also a hand strike. No, the vampire cannot choose to a make a non-aggravated strike with Bundi, since the strike is always a hand strike and a melee weapon strike.
Q: When striking with a “Bundi“, can the vampire modify his hand damage to be aggravated to make the “Bundi” strike aggravated as well, e.g. by playing “Claws of the Dead” or “Chiropteran Marauder“?
A: Yes, you can. The vampire’s hand damage is aggravated afterwards, using “Bundi” makes a hand strike, so all the damage is aggravated.
Good use of “Bundi” can make those vampires which make additional damage with melee weapons (without an extra card) or those with build-in aggravated hand damage, and have the “Potence” discipline as well. So natural candidates would be “Jaroslav Pachek“, “Elihu“, “Thetmes” or “Hektor“.