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What Weapon Should You Choose at the Start of Blasphemous 2?

Blasphemous 2
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What weapon should you choose at the start of Blasphemous 2? Hopefully we can help you with that.

When you first start Blasphemous 2, you have what seems like a very important choice to make. Three statues, each holding a different weapon is laid out before you, and you must choose one. So, which weapon should you choose at the start of Blasphemous 2: the mace, Veredicto, the dual rapiers, Sarmiento & Centella, or the curved sword, Ruego Al Alba?

Veredicto

The mace, Veredicto, is the slowest weapon but it also hits the hardest. You can’t block or counter when using this weapon, but you gain a powerful charged attack and can use your Fervour to set it on fire to cause additional damage. As you upgrade it, you’ll enhance these skills and unlock new skills, too. By hitting bells with Veredicto, you can create a shockwave that turns some liquified blobs into platforms for a short while, and some metal doors into a wall of breakable fluid.

Sarmiento & Centella

Sarmiento & Centella are for those who like to strike fast, overcoming enemies with a flurry of blows. As well as enabling the use of a handy dash attack, attacks with Sarmiento & Centella can be infused with the power of lighting. Get the timing right, and most enemy attacks can be blocked with Sarmiento & Centella, making them a good choice for those who like to get technical. Moving around the game’s world, striking mirrors with these weapons allow you to warp a short distance.

Ruego Al Alba

This large, curved sword is a great choice for those who want to balance power and speed. When a gauge is filled, you can expend some health to enter a mode that adds mystical damage to your attacks. Power it up and you can restore health with your attacks in this mode, too. With good timing, you can parry enemy attacks, leaving them open to a powerful counterattack. When in the air, you can perform a powerful downward thrust, which not only damages enemies, but can also destroys certain brown barriers.

The Full Collection

Ultimately, your choice of weapon at the start of Blasphemous 2 doesn’t matter too much – you’ll gain access to all three eventually, and can switch between them with the push of a button. Just choose the one which seems the best fit for you, and if you don’t like it, chances are you’ll have at least one of the other possible weapons in a few hours.

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