"With very strong leaders and heroes the Patricians have access to some of the most powerful characters in the game. A good range of weapons: ranged and close combat, good stat lines, lots of buffs through various abilities, a Patrician gang are few in number but very powerful. The Venetian noble is a very good all-rounder, able to fight very well in combat or shoot from afar. Even the henchmen of the Patricians can hold their own against some other factions heroes- the Barnabotti's are similar in ability to the Noble. The City Guard are solid at holding the line and are adept with a rifle or bayonet. The true strength to a Patrician gang however, is its heroes. They are able to call upon a plethora of strong heroes which specialise in particular aspects of the game. The Fencing Master for example is able to find weak spots on his opponents armour, nearby Patricians benefit from this and gain extra penetration."