Esdras, of the Anointed Legion is a Boss in Blasphemous. Esdras, of the Anointed Legion is a member of The Anointed Legion and the brother of Perpetua. Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named and must be defeated in order to unlock new areas, to progress the game, and to obtain unique gear.
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Location
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Rewards
- Taranto to My Sister
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Strategies
Esdras' attacks are lightning-based attacks, so it is important to have the following Rosary Beads equipped such as Perpetua's Protection to increase your protection against lightning, as well as Dove Skull to increase your defense against physical attacks.
Esdras is quite agile with his attacks during phase one. His basic swing attack can be parried which gives you an opening to land a strong attack, his spinning attack, on the other hand, you can jump over him to avoid getting hit, then close in the distance for a combo attack. In spite of landing a successful combo, just be mindful to dash away since he will always slam his hammer to the ground that emits an AoE shockwave that knocks you back and deals immense damage.
In phase 2, two of his attacks change where his spinning attack will now allow him to conjure lightning that follows his path. While his shockwave attack as well as conjures lightning after a brief period of time. For the Spinning Storm attack, simply jump over him to avoid the spinning attack, then dash close to him to avoid the lighting, then follow up with a combo attack. Just be mindful that his Shockwave attack follows up if you land the combo. And for the Shockwave attack, just keep your distance and watch out for the particles to identify its position.
Once you're close to defeating Esdras, his sister, Perpetua will appear and aid him. Simply ignore her and focus on Esdras. If she tries to attack, you can dash underneath her or jump over her to avoid her physical attack - she will only try to charge up and fly towards you. The sister has her own hidden HP bar and can be killed before the brother.
If you defeat the boss you will see the writing "REQUIEM AETERNAM" upon the screen and rewards you with 4300 and the Taranto to My Sister Rosary Bead, as well as unlocking the Trophy/Achievement: The Brother.
Attacks & Counters
|Hammer Swing||Esdras' basic attack where he swings is hammer in front of him. You can parry this attack then follow-up with a counter-attack.|
|Spinning Attack||Esdras will start to spin around while moving towards The Penitent One. It can be avoided by jumping over him.|
|Shockwave||An AoE attack where Esdras slams his hammer onto the ground which emits a shockwave after you inflict a three-four combo attack. After attacking him, dash away to avoid the blast.|
|Spinning Storm||Once he reaches about 50% health, his spinning attack changes into a spinning storm attack. After Spinning forward, a line of lighting bolts will shoot down from the sky which follows his direction. Simply jump over him to avoid the spinning attack, then dash close to him to avoid the lighting, then follow up with a combo attack. Just be mindful that his Shockwave attack follows up if you land the combo.|
|Spinning Projectile||Esdras spins in position and shoots out a lighting projectile from his weapon. It can be deflected back to him or simply jump, or slide underneath it to avoid getting hit.|
|Improved Shockwave||Apart from slamming his hammer to the ground to emit a shockwave, lightning bolts will also shoot down after a brief moment. Watch out for the particles that appears before the actual lighting appears to identify its position.|
|Sister's Guidance||Towards the end of the fight, Perpetua appears and aids her brother in battle. She normally flies and charges in for a physical attack, ignore her, and jump over her to avoid getting hit and focus on beating Esdras.|
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Lore
Esdras is a loyal member of The Anointed Legion and the brother of Perpetua, he seems to conjure the element of lightning and has immense strength to wield a hammer.
"Esdras, you say?" spoke the soldier, "That madman could not bear the death of his sister. He's still talking to her as if she were there beside him. Sometimes it even seems as if they were arguing. He's long gone and hasn't been seen since."
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Notes & Trivia
- Esdras appears from time to time during cutscenes where he chases after The Penitent One.
Esdras, of the Anointed Legion Image Gallery
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