Its no secret that a good amount of disciplines within the game stop being useful after a certain point. From what I have heard there are some disciplines that are so useless that it makes no sense even buying them. Animalism is perhaps the first discipline that comes to mind when thinking about this topic. Others may bring up that there are far better alternatives such as dominate or auspex, that don't require you to shell out exp on a very situational power.

Which disciplines would you say is perhaps so useless, weak, or even situational, that there's no point in investing any exp into it when there are much better options available to you? What would these better options be?