New Player Help for Blasphemous provides various information that aims to help both new and veteran players to understand the various basic mechanics of the game as well as Tips and Tricks to take note of before starting the game, or throughout playing the game. This guide will cover Controls, General Combat Guide, Basic Exploration Guide, as well as how to Customize your Build in Blasphemous.
- Walkthrough: A detailed area walkthrough of the game.
- New Game +: Check what happens when you finish a campaign.
- Controls: An overview of the game's default controls for each platform.
- Combat: An explanation of the basic combat and movements acquired in the game.
- FAQs: A list of frequently asked questions on the game.
- Locations: Learn more about how to navigate the world and other points of interest.
- Walkthrough: A step-by-step guide that will help you go over each section of the game.
Exploring Cvstodia in a Non-Linear World
Blasphemous allows a non-linear exploration that will let players experience the game differently but always in the same hauntingly beautiful Cvstodia. There are many hidden paths to discover, multiple shortcuts to unlock, and secret chambers where trades will happen.
Players are rewarded for exploring the game where they may find rewards such as items for upgrades and Merchants who have stayed in the forsaken land to aid people in need.
As a souls-like game, there are also savepoints known as Prie Dieu. By interacting with it, it will refill the flasks that The Penitent One is carrying, however, the monsters in that area will also respawn. These altars are vital for the progression of the game that will allow players to save their explored areas and travel to them when needed.
Discover Secrets and Hidden Rooms
Players are encouraged to explore every corner while playing Blasphemous. There are secrets and hidden rooms that await discovery and the game places an emphasis on the rich lore of Cvstodia. There will be plentiful encounters wherein The Penitent One will meet NPCs that can aid him, or recount their details of the history. All these experiences will make way for a truly immersive game as they discover the secrets that lie beneath Cvstodia.
The stories within Cvstodia are deep. Some stories are shared from the surface while some are secretly hidden. The personal stories of the characters all contribute to the rich narrative that belongs in this dark and ghastly world. To engage with these NPCs and mysteries, the Penitent One must be willing to explore and go beyond the path. When discovering new areas, players will also be rewarded with items, merchants, or NPCs to engage with.
How to Unlock Abilities in Blasphemous
To unlock Abilities, players can discover Mea Culpa Shrines that are scattered throughout the land. Visiting and finding new Mea Culpa Shrines not only increases the power of the sword but also allows The Penitent One access to a higher tier with more combat abilities.
What are Tears of Atonement in Blasphemous?
The main currency used in Blasphemous is called Tears of Atonement which The Penitent One can collect by killing Enemies and Bosses. The number of Tears awarded per kill depends on the type of creature that you are killing. There are also certain buffs that will help the Penitent One gain more Tears than usual. Whenever The Penitent One dies, it will cost a small number of Tears of Atonement, and he will be sent back to the recently visited Prie Dieu. This is also the same currency used to purchase or upgrade Abilities.
Who is The Penitent One?
The Penitent One is a rogue nomad and the last survivor of the massacre of the "Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow". The Penitent One is the main protagonist of the game and the one players will take control of.
In the beginning, The Penitent One awakens to the bodies of his now-lifeless brothers. He will look for his sword before setting out on a journey. The Penitent One wields one ultimate weapon, a sword called the Mea Culpa and as you progress through the game, you'll be able to discover various Items and Abilities that can aid The Penitent One in battle and increase the odds of surviving, as well as altars like Prie Dieu that is essential for his progress.
The Penitent One has taken the "Vow of Silence" and will not utter a word even when he is injured or killed. Throughout his quest for salvation, he remains loyal to the Brotherhood that was massacred at the request of the evil religion known as "The Miracle." Confused as to why he is the only one remaining alive, The Penitent One goes on to redeem himself and find answers to his questions.
About the Mea Culpa in Blasphemous
The creation of the Ultimate Weapon known as the Mea Culpa started when a woman asked The Miracle for punishment for her sins by hitting her chest with an image of The Twisted One. By her request, The Miracle manifested a sword to spawn from the statuette that will impale the woman through her chest turning her into a statue herself. The woman would, later on, be known as the Kneeling Stone.
The hilt of the sword is adorned with an effigy of The Twisted One, thorns that follow along the edges of the blade. When The Penitent One meets Deogracias for the first time, he hands the Penitent One another Thorn to attach to the hilt, with the intention to have the sword feed on the guilt and sins of the wielder. The Mea Culpa is the only weapon wielded by The Penitent One in Blasphemous.
The Mea Culpa can be made stronger by the use of Mea Culpa Hearts. These are items that can be found throughout Cvstodia, or rewarded for completing a quest. Only one heart may be equipped at a time, but players can swap them out as needed. Hearts provide buffs and effects to The Penitent One. Check out the full list of Mea Culpa Hearts by going to the main page.
Guilt System in Blasphemous
Each time The Penitent One dies in Blasphemous, he will be consumed by Guilt. This is represented by thorny vines entangled at the Fervor indicator. You will see the Fervor bar at the top right, below the HP bar. Depending on the Guilt that The Penitent One is carrying, his Fervor will be limited and will affect the number of Tears of Atonement that he can collect.
The Penitent One can be rid of Guilt by doing the following:
- Go back to the last death location and recover Guilt Fragment
- Interact with Statues of Confessors by paying Tears of Atonement
- Defeat a Boss to remove all Guilt
How can I get more Tears of Atonement?
Tears of Atonement are collected by The Penitent One by killing and executing Enemies and Bosses. To get more Tears of Atonement read the guide below:
Items that augment Tears of Atonement:
- Scaly Coin increases the number of Tears harvested by 50%.
- Zambra to the Resplendent Crown increases the number of Tears of Atonement that can be obtained from killing enemies.
- Heart of the Holy Purge increases the Tears obtained by 10%.
Playing New Game + also grants an additional 20% to the base amount of Tears of Atonement collected while playing in this mode.
What are the Magics in Blasphemous?
The Magic in Blasphemous is identified into 3 categories:
Relics refer to all passive skills provided to The Penitent One. Prayers are magical abilities that provide both offensive and defensive effects such as conjuring magic-based attacks to damage enemies and bosses, while some prayers that are conjured apply buffs and effects to The Penitent One, and finally, Mea Culpa Hearts are modifications applied to the weapon Mea Culpa.
How can I increase my Stats in Blasphemous?
In Blasphemous, the game focuses on leveling up your weapon in order to gain stronger attack damage output. The Penitent One's stats can be affected by the Rosary Beads equipped currently. While there is no leveling system to boost stats, The Rosary Beads can be used instead and can be found in-game that can either give any of the stats: Offensive, Defensive, or Utility.
In the beginning, players will be able to equip 2 Rosary Beads, but the slots can be expanded by looking for a Knot of Rosary Rope. Upon completing this request, players will be able to equip up to 8 Rosary Beads. Players are free to mix and match beads that will benefit them in any situation.
Attacking and Killing Enemies in Blasphemous
When attacking an enemy, The Penitent One's Fervor bar will slowly fill up. Fervor is categorized as mana which is needed to perform the majority of the Prayers and Mea Culpa Abilities. This Fervor bar can be seen at the top right, just below your HP bar.
Upon killing an enemy or by choosing to execute it, you'll collect Tears of Atonement which is a currency used to strengthen the Mea Culpa and is also used to unlock Abilities by visiting Mea Culpa Shrines. Each time a new shrine is discovered, a new tier is unlocked that will allow players to purchase stronger combat Abilities.
Resting, and resetting at Prie Dieu in Blasphemous
Prie Dieu are altars in Blasphemous which The Penitent One can use to rest, or save progress. Doing this unlocks a checkpoint to which The Penitent One can return or travel. Prie Dieu also replenishes his health and the Bile Flasks that he is carrying.
Resting at Prie Dieu will cause all Enemies to respawn in that area and the recently visited Prie Dieu is where the Penitent One will respawn upon death. It is strongly recommended to secure a Prie Dieu when you're exploring so that your progress will be saved.
Blasphemous New Player Help
Game Controls for Blasphemous
Blasphemous is a game available on Playstation, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Each of these platforms uses a different Control system in Blasphemous. This section aims to help get players familiar with the different moves that The Penitent One can use in-game. For more detailed Controls, please refer to the main guide.
PC / Keyboard
|Cancel Grab/Dodge||Left Shift|
|Previous Tab (Menu)||Q|
|Next Tab (Menu)||E|
These are the basic controls and movements that players can do in-game. The Penitent One can be controlled by using the W, A, S, and D buttons for directional movement.
- W - Upward
- A - Left
- S - Downward
- D - Right
When platforming in Blasphemous, players will typically press any of these buttons to get to where they need to be. W, A, S, and D buttons are used to navigate in-game. In the Control's image above, it is also important to note that the Cancel Grab key is the same as the Dodge key which is Left Shift. The controls guide is for Keyboard or PC/Steam.
Whenever The Penitent One drinks from his Bile Flask, the animation will take a few seconds before his health is replenished. Make sure that the area is clear, or that you have enough time to finish the animation so that the Health Regeneration will not be wasted.
|Previous Tab (Menu)||LB|
|Next Tab (Menu)||RB|
|Previous Tab (Menu)||L1|
|Next Tab (Menu)||R1|
General Combat Guide
For new players of Blasphemous, there are general combat tips to get you settled in the game. These will be very helpful for fighting Enemies and Bosses, and to help you navigate in Cvstodia as well. This section of the guide aims to help players be familiar with Directional Movement some key movements to help navigate Blasphemous easier. Some General Combat tips are listed below:
- Practice Parrying
- Beware of Bosses
- Master Movement and Platforming
- Clear Guilt
- Use your Environment
- Increase Max Health
Parry Light Attacks
The concept of parrying is heavily dependent on the timing. When you want to counter an enemy attack, you must hit parry at the last second for it to work. There is a very small window for this to count so make sure that you counter at the perfect time, or else, you will take a massive hit from your opponents. When timed correctly, your enemy will be left open and vulnerable to a counter strike which will do increased damage to them.
Beware of Giant Enemies
Enemies larger than you will often have extremely high damage, this fight can result in your death if proper strategies are not implemented. To survive these fights, make use of sliding and jumping to stay out of the range of their attacks, and this will serve as a great strategy for dodging. Enemies are weaker when attacked from behind, so you can try to slide underneath them and attack from behind.
Master your Movement
Aside from Parrying, the trailer has shown that the Penitent One can now use a shield. These 2 are your best defensive options but in order to survive, quick reflex and movement are also necessary. In Blasphemous 2, there are instances of hordes of enemies attacking you, and this can be overwhelming. However, if you can dodge their attacks and eliminate them one by one, then this will prove to be very useful.
When the Penitent One gets killed, you will gain guilt. This bar fills up and results having Thorns appearing as a blue bar under your health. Thorns will limit the maximum life that is available to the Penitent One and you can make this go away by praying to a confessor, or a more drastic option is to get to a point where you get killed, and then retrieve your "ghost". These 2 are the options you have to clear or manage your guilt.
Use your Environment
When in combat, you will often find yourself in a very tricky situation that will leave you in small spaces, or seemingly impassable obstacles. However, in Blasphemous, it is common to find areas where a little puzzle-solving is needed and a level of maneuver. Make sure to do this and take a look at your surroundings that can aid you in surviving.
Increase Max Health
Further exploring rooms in Blasphemous will also reward players with Increased Maximum Health. There are hidden rooms that players can explore and all you have to do is to look for a large statue with multiple swords stabbed onto it, also known as Lady of the Six Sorrows. Once the statue has been located, the Maximum Health of The Penitent One will be increased. There is a total of 6 Locations for Lady of the Six Sorrows and each time you meet her, she will increase your maximum health.
What are the Active & Passive Skills in Blasphemous
Active Skills in Blasphemous refer to all the skills that can be activated by The Penitent One. These skills will offer an Offensive, Defensive, or Utility boost. Examples of these include the following:
Prayers are magical abilities that provide both offensive and defensive effects such as conjuring magic-based attacks to damage enemies and bosses, while some prayers that are conjured apply buffs and effects to The Penitent One that can help in certain situations, especially in battle while Abilities are combat skills that can be obtained in the game. These abilities increase the power of the Mea Culpa and provide access to various combat techniques such as a powerful lunge attack, adding another attack to the Mea Culpa's basic string of attacks, and many more.
Bile Flasks Usage in Blasphemous
Bile Flasks are containers that The Penitent One drinks from to partially replenish his Health. The animation takes a few seconds to complete so you need to make sure that you are clear from Enemies or Bosses as you do this. The game starts out with 2 Bile Flasks, and as the game goes on, you will be able to increase the number of Bile Flasks that you are carrying, as well as increase its potency, or the amount of health regenerated.
To increase the number of Bile Flasks, you must look for Empty Bile Vessel. These vessels are scattered throughout Cvstodia and once you have completed collecting them, it will bring your total to 10 Bile Flasks. Once you have collected the Bile Flask, you need to take them to a Fountain of Life to be cleansed, and then they can be refilled like normal Bile Flasks. Each upgrade will also cost you Tears of Atonement ranging from 500 up to 3000 per upgrade.
Basic Exploration Guide
Exploration in Blasphemous is expansive and highly immersive. Players are also given the freedom to how they will be clearing rooms in a non-linear exploration in Blasphemous. There are key guides that will help New Players while they are exploring. This section of the guide aims to cover the aspects related to exploring such as Quest Items, Mea Culpa Shrines, Prie Dieu locations, NPCs, finding hidden rooms, and basic layouts of the game.
Blasphemous Fall Damage
In general, Blasphemous doesn't enforce a fall damage system. However, The Penitent One gets staggered if he falls from a tall height. This can make him vulnerable to attacks for a few seconds while he is recovering his stance. Another thing to note, there are spikes in Blasphemous that can cause instant death. This means that The Penitent One will be sent back to the most recent Prie Dieu, and no progress will be saved in the recent exploration.
So while you can't necessarily get damaged by falling in Blasphemous, it is important to note that if you haven't fully explored an area, jumping down immediately might not be a good idea. Try to explore the rooms fully and you might find a hidden room or two.
Contact Damage in Blasphemous
One of the most common Metroidvania mechanics is contact damage. This means that whenever an enemy touches or brushes with The Penitent One, he will receive damage. Players can avoid this by jumping over enemies, dashing through attacks, or parrying them. Combat can be difficult when dealing with mobs because of this mechanic, however, there is a Rosary Bead that can be equipped by The Penitent One to negate contact damage.
The Thorned Symbol is one of the Rosary Beads available in Blasphemous, and whenever this bead is equipped, this will prevent The Penitent One from taking contact damage, allowing him to combat mobs freely. For a full list of Rosary Beads available in the game, check out the guide here.
Using Dash/Dodge/Jump in Blasphemous
Basic movements in Blasphemous include Dash/Dodge and Jumping over obstacles or Enemies. By learning these basic movements, you will be able to move freely as you navigate Cvstodia.
These basic movements will help you not only in combat but also helpful in exploration. Throughout your journey in Cvstodia, you will find yourself in areas that will need some puzzle-solving and some advanced platforming challenges. Learning these basic moves will help you get past some of the basic challenges.
Wall Cling and Ledge Grab in Blasphemous
Exploration in Blasphemous is non-linear, meaning that players are given the freedom of how they would go about roaming the world. There are many shortcuts to be discovered, as well as hidden rooms awaiting to be explored. Exploring will involve a lot of going up and down, and exploring every corner of the Locations.
In the images above, Wall Cling is the movement wherein The Penitent One thrusts his weapon onto the wall to serve as a handle for him to cling to a wall. He can do this repeatedly going upwards to reach higher places. This doesn't cost stamina and he can keep doing this for as long as he needs to. The Ledge Grab/Cancel Grab is the movement used to hold onto the edge of surfaces. This is particularly helpful when navigating to prevent The Penitent One from falling into unknown areas.
Map Navigation in Blasphemous
Whenever you open the map, you'll be provided with Map Legends that will help you indicate important areas of interest.
Whenever The Penitent One discovers a new area, the game automatically generates the map which will be ready for a player to view. You'll only see mapped areas of the locations you've already encountered. To open the map press the following buttons or key on the following platforms:
- PC: M Key
- Xbox One: Menu Button
- Playstation 4: Share Button
- Nintendo Switch:
How to Spot Hidden Rooms in Blasphemous
Hidden Rooms can be found anywhere in Blasphemous. If you wish to gain a 100% completion of the game, then searching for these hidden rooms is a must. Exploring in Blasphemous is highly encouraged because it will reward players with new items, achievements, and even NPCs or Merchants to meet. Spotting hidden rooms can be difficult when you are new to the game, however, a key guide is to look for thick lines when you are looking at the Map. This normally indicates that there is an adjacent room in that specific area. Although the entrance maybe somewhere else so you will have to keep looking.
One of the Relics that players can use for exploring is the Incorrupt Hand of the Fraternal Master. This relic will help players to find hidden rooms and other secrets by playing an audio cue whenever you are near a secret. This will be very helpful towards the endgame as you are trying to secure 100% completion of the game.
Where can I get Rosary Beads?
Rosary Beads can be obtained as loot found at specified areas of a location, given by NPCs, as quest rewards, or boss drops, and can also be purchased from Merchants. Players can find a full list of all rosary beads that can be found throughout the game on the main page: Rosary Beads.
The Rosary Beads provide Offensive, Defensive, and Utility effects to The Penitent One. Offensive types will modify the strength of The Penitent One's attacks, while the Defensive types will increase his protection against damage, and lastly, any of the Rosary Beads that do not fall under the 2 categories will go to Utility which covers vital effects such as for flasks, navigation, Fervor, and more.
How do I get more Slots for Rosary Beads?
To unlock additional slots for Rosary Beads in Blasphemous, you need to locate a Knot of Rosary Rope. At the beginning of the game, The Penitent One can equip only 2 rosary beads. With the additional slots, you can get a total of 8 Rosary Beads equipped for your character. Knots of Rosary Rope are oftentimes found as you explore the game, it is part of rewarding players for exploring hidden rooms and such.
Once you have collected at least one of the knots, look for an NPC named Jailed Ghost hidden inside a room beneath Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow. You can access this hidden room after navigating Jondo and Mountains of the Endless Dusk. Give her the Knot of Rosary Rope that you have found and she will unlock new slots of Rosary Beads for The Penitent One.
Mea Culpa Shrines in Blasphemous
Mea Culpa Shrines are interactable altars that are used to strengthen the Mea Culpa. Mea Culpa Shrines not only strengthens the weapon of The Penitent One, but it also unlocks higher tiers containing combat abilities.
There are 7 Mea Culpa Shrines in Blasphemous:
- Albero - Below the NPC Tirso and to the left. This is accessible right away, do no leave Albero without visiting this shrine.
- Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow - Lowest level, directly left of the Prie Dieu at the end of the Mountains of Endless Dusk. Must pass through Jondo to cross the chasm.
- Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage - Three rooms to the right of the boss battle.
- Library of Negated Words - At the top of the shaft leading up from The Sleeping Canvases
- Mother of Mothers - At the top of the Prie Dieu room just before the boss battle.
- Archcathederal Rooftops - Five rooms to the right of the Prie Dieu shrine by the quick travel station and behind a gate. The switch for this door is in the room below (which is not accessible from the gate room)
- Desecrated Cistern - In the left room of the middle of the tallest shaft (where you find the Chalice of Inverted Verses). To access this room you must complete the Chalice of Inverted Verses quest.
Prie Dieu Locations
Prie Dieu are sacred altars in Blasphemous which The Penitent One can interact with that will serve as a checkpoint and replenish his health, and flasks, but will also cause nearby Enemies to respawn. Interacting with a Prie Dieu also acts as a save for the game, and whenever The Penitent One dies, he will be transported to the last Prie Dieu that he interacted with.
The Penitent One can also interact with a Prie Dieu to change the currently equipped Mea Culpa Hearts, and finally, players may also upgrade the Prie Dieu by donating 20,000 Tears of Atonement to the Church in Albero. By doing this, the appearance of the altar changes, and you will now be able to teleport between locations of Prie Dieu.
There are 34 Prie Dieu locations in Blasphemous. Each of the sections of the map will get at least one altar, but some will have as many as two. Prie Dieu locations are strategically placed to help players save their progress.
Players may also choose to upgrade Prie Dieu by donating 20,000 Tears of Atonement to the Church in Albero. There is a donation box there whenever you pass by the church, and by doing this, the Prie Dieu's appearance will change as well as players will now be able to teleport to other Prie Dieus. It is not yet clear when you can start upgrading them, aside from the required 20,000 Tears of Atonement, there are no other guidelines stated.
Fountain of Life in Blasphemous
Throughout your journey in Cvstodia, you may have encountered Empty Bile Vessels. These are quest items that can be interacted with by The Penitent One to increase the number of flasks usable to him. However, The Penitent One needs to cleanse this first by means of going to a Fountain of Life. The item won't be refilled yet by going to a Prie Dieu, but instead, he must visit one of the Fountain of Life locations in the game.
Interacting with a Fountain of Life cleanses the Bile Flask and will allow The Penitent One to drink from it and regenerate his lost health with it.
NPCs and Merchants are Non-Playable Characters that you will encounter in the land of Cvstodia. NPCs provide quests, and information that add up to the lore, and also serve as Merchants that The Penitent One can interact with. There are also select NPCs that can offer assistance when battling Bosses in Blasphemous. This section of the guide will highlight NPCs that will help you immensely during your journey in Cvstodia. Head to the NPCs page to view the full list of all NPCs in Blasphemous.
Candelaria is a Merchant in Blasphemous, and she sells rare items. She has 3 Locations in-game. Head to Candelaria's page to read her full guide.
Viridiana is an NPC in Blasphemous who offers her assistance when battling bosses. She will periodically heal you during fights. Head to Viridiana's page to read her full guide.
Nacimiento is an NPC in Blasphemous who offers to increase the potency of your Bile Flasks. He will ask for a Quicksilver and Tears of Atonement in exchange for this upgrade. Head to Nacimiento's page to read the full guide.
Lady of the Six Sorrows is an NPC in Blasphemous who will increase The Penitent One's maximum health for each Location where you will find her. Head to the Lady of the Six Sorrows page to read the full guide.
Miriam is an NPC in Blasphemous who will give you a challenge and will ask for help so she can return to her own kingdom. Completing her quest will reward you with Cantina of the Blue Rose. Head to Miriam's page to read the full guide.
Customize your Build
In Blasphemous, players are given the freedom to customize The Penitent One. The game features multiple Items, Abilities, and Prayers that will let you play the game depending on your preference. Equipping several of these will provide different buffs and effects, and will modify the gameplay or movement. This section of the guide aims to introduce the various ways you can customize The Penitent One according to your preference, or as needed in the situation.
Relics have various effects on The Penitent One. Each of these Relics is different from the other but they always give a positive buff to The Penitent One. There are relics that can help in platforming, in discovering the lore and history of Cvstodia, and even Relics that can help The Penitent One to survive unsurvivable falls.
There are 3 types of Relics in Blasphemous and each of them has different effects on The Penitent One.
- Secrets and Lore
Once you have found your first relic in Blasphemous, all you have to do now is to equip it. To do this, access your inventory tab and switch to the Relics tab. You can identify this tab by the heading name at the top and then the 3 blank squares on the right of your screen. There are 3 slots for you to equip and combine relics in Blasphemous. Depending on your situation, you can combine up to 3 Relics for use at a time. This will allow you to form a combination that is needed for the environment that you are in.
Relics can be found across the different areas in Blasphemous. Certain relics require key items or quests to be completed first before being rewarded the Relics. Relics are usually found inside hidden rooms, or you will need keys to gain access to new areas. Relics are highly beneficial to The Penitent One and Relics are one of the rewards that you can get by exploring in Blasphemous. Check out the individual pages of the Relics on the main page for more information.
Rosary Beads are items that improve various stats of The Penitent One such as an increase in defense, health, Fervor, and many more. At the start of the game, The Penitent One can only equip two rosary beads, but as the game progresses, players can find Knots to unlock more slots allowing them to equip more rosary beads. Rosary Beads, as well as Knots can be obtained as loot found at specified areas of a location, given by NPCs, as quest rewards, boss drops, and can also be purchased from Merchants.
Each of the Rosary Beads has a different effect on The Penitent One, but they can be categorized into 3 types:
The Rosary Beads provide Offensive, Defensive, and Utility effects to The Penitent One. Offensive types will modify the strength of The Penitent One's attacks, while the Defensive types will increase his protection against damage, and lastly, any of the Rosary Beads that do not fall under the 2 categories will go to Utility which covers vital effects such as for flasks, navigation, Fervor, and more. To unlock additional slots for Rosary Beads in Blasphemous, you need to locate a Knot of Rosary Rope.
At the beginning of the game, The Penitent One can equip only 2 rosary beads. With the additional slots, you can get a total of 8 Rosary Beads equipped for your character. Knots of Rosary Rope are oftentimes found as you explore the game, it is part of rewarding players for exploring hidden rooms and such. The Jailed Ghost is speculated to be the ghost of Engracia, whose purpose is to increase the slots of Rosary Beads.
Mea Culpa Hearts are special items that are slotted into the weapon of The Penitent One, the Mea Culpa. These hearts provide both passive offensive and defensive effects on the weapon which help aid in battle. These can be obtained as loot found at specified areas of a location, given by NPCs, as quest rewards, boss drops, and can also be purchased from Merchants.
In order to equip or switch the Hearts forged in the Mea Culpa, all you have to do is to travel to a nearby Prie Dieu to rest. And from that selection, make sure to access your inventory tab. From there, players may now change the forged heart in their weapon.
Players can only equip a single heart at a time on the Mea Culpa. These hearts are very powerful and provide buffs and effects to The Penitent One. Make sure to check the full list of hearts in the main guide: Mea Culpa Hearts.
Prayers in Blasphemous can be found throughout the game that can be dropped by Enemies, purchased from Merchants, or even as a reward for completing quests. The Penitent One can use Prayers to conjure spells or magic that can buff his stats, deal damage to enemies, and others that boost his survivability.
To cast a Prayer, players will need to collect Fervor. This can be gathered by killing Enemies or Bosses. Each kill will fill up the Fervor bar or consider a mana in the game. The Fervor bar is represented by the Blue meter right below your HP bar on the top left of the screen. Players can only equip 1 prayer at a time. Some of these Prayers require the player to collect Fervor in order to activate it - Fervor is categorized as "mana" which is a blue meter that is found below The Penitent One's health bar at the upper left side of the screen. Fervor can be collected by attacking enemies and bosses with the Mea Culpa.
Each time The Penitent One dies in Blasphemous, he will be consumed by Guilt. This is represented by thorny vines entangled at the Fervor indicator. You will see the Fervor bar at the top right, below the HP bar. Depending on the Guilt that The Penitent One is carrying, his Fervor will be limited and will also affect the number of Tears of Atonement that he can collect. To make sure you can get the most out of your experience in Blasphemous, make sure to manage your Fervor and Guilt to allow The Penitent One to cast Prayers or Abilities on the Battlefield.
Fervor bar can be limited by Guilt which is the thorny vines limiting the maximum Fervor that can be collected by The Penitent One. The thorny vines grow in size each time The Penitent One dies. There are 3 ways to fully reset your Fervor/Guilt bar:
- Go back to the last death location and recover Guilt Fragment
- Interact with Statues of Confessors by paying Tears of Atonement
- Defeat a Boss to remove all Guilt