Prayers in Blasphemous are categorized as magical spells. 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.
In order to use a Prayer, players will need to collect and fill the Fervor Bar by attacking enemies and bosses with the Mea Culpa or by finishing off an enemy with an execution. Prayers 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. Players can find a full list of all the prayers that can be found throughout the game on this page.
- Obtaining all prayers unlocks the Trophy/Achievement: Firm Devotion
Prayers Guide in Blasphemous
Using Prayers in Blasphemous
Prayers in Blasphemous can be found throughout the game. These can be dropped by Enemies, purchased from Merchants, or even as a reward for completing quests. The Penitent One can use Prayers as a form to conjure spells or magic that can buff his stats, deal damage to enemies, and others that boost his survivability.
Prayers are easy to use and can alter the experience of players.
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 as 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.
Collecting Fervor to use Prayers in Blasphemous
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 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 Abilitiesin the Battlefield.
How to Rid of Guilt in Blasphemous
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
Remember to keep an eye on your Fervor/Guilt bar and manage it as needed. Having a full Fervor bar can greatly help you in maximizing Abilities and Prayers in combat.
Full List of Prayers in Blasphemous
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|Summons Four Warriors to fight alongside The Penitent One||Automatically combined after collecting the four Verses Spun from Gold by defeating the Amanecidas of the Miracle.|
Summons a group of cherubs that fly by The Penitent One's side, attacking nearby enemies.
|Summons Miriam to attack enemies with her powerful blade||
Cantina of the Blue Rose is rewarded after completing the Crystal Challenge.
|Inflicts damage to all enemies||
Location: Archcathedral Rooftops
Must have Linen of Golden Thread and Three Gnarled Tongues equipped in order to reach its location. From the third Prie Dieu altar, drop down and simply go left where you'll have to use the red platforms and rooted ones to get across, you'll encounter a golden coffin where you'll find the prayer inside it
|Summons a beam of heavenly light to the position of the Penitent One that grants more strength.||
Complete Lvdovico 's quest. After retrieving the three remains of Tentudia, speak to him through the window of his house and he'll reward you with this prayer.
|Shoots a laser beam across the screen in a straight line.||
Location: Library of the Negated Words
Must have Blood Perpetuated in Sand equipped to reach the area. You'll find it on the bottom left level from the second room that has a Prie Dieu. It's inside a gold coffin that's being guarded by a Headless Chamberlain behind a locked gate that can be opened by a nearby lever.
|Teleport to the recently visited Prie Dieu||
Location: Echoes of Salt
Mirabras of the Return to Port can be found at Echoes of Salt, inside a Golden Chest.
|Releases a toxic cloud that damages enemies that are caught within it.||
Location: Library of the Negated Words
Solve the Anatomy of Books puzzle. You'll find it inside the room that is unlocked. To solve the puzzle:
Read the books first to acquire hints regarding the description of the bones that you need to acquire which are:
|Slowly regenerates The Penitent One's health for every hit landed on an enemy.||
Location: Where Olive Trees Wither
Complete Gemino's quest, you'll have to bring the oil to him before he is entombed so that the entrance to Engracia's tomb will open. You'll also need the Dried Flowers Bathed in Tears which is placed by the coffin for it to open up a path where you'll find the Saeta Dolorosa
|Increases the speed of The Penitent One's attacks for a short period of time.||
Location: Mercy Dreams
Upon discovering the first Prie Dieu, head towards the second doorway to your right. Keep going right until you find a ladder, climb down and go right again. You'll find a gold coffin at the end where you'll find this prayer inside of it. Once you obtain the item, the gate behind you will close and you'll be ambushed by multiple Wraiths - kill them and the gate will unlock.
|Attacks of The Penitent One are replaced with a devastating blow that annihilates enemies.||
Must have Three Gnarled Tongues equipped to reach the spot. Descend down from the Prie Dieu and jump to the right-hand side until you reach the roots. When you are dropping down, make sure you stick to the right side only - this prayer is inside the golden coffin.
|Calls out three bolts of lightning from The Penitent One.||
Location: Bridge of the Three Calvaries
Acquired after defeating Esdras, of the Anointed Legion.
|Temporarily makes The Penitent One invincible.||
Complete Cleofas' quest to obtain this prayer. There are two options to complete this quest. But basically, you'll need to be alone with Cleofas in order to acquire it.
Visit Tiento to your Thorned Hairs for a full guide on how to acquire this Prayer.
|Generates a Divine Barrier of Lightning||
Location: Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow
Tirana of the Celestial Bastion can be found at Brotherhood of the Silent Sorrow. Make your way to the topmost area to the left of the Prie Dieu in the location. Players will need to use Blood Perpetuated in Sand to cross to the higher ledge beyond the Prie Dieu.
|Shoots out a wave of a song through the floor, walls, and ceilings.||
Location: The Holy Line
Unmissable, the first prayer you'll obtain which is found on the ground.
|Increases the number of Tears of Atonement that can be obtained from killing enemies.||
Location: Desecrated Cistern
Must either have Nail Uprooted from Dirt to reach the spot, it's found inside a gold coffin.
|Sends out a projectile that damages and destroys some projectiles.||
Use Viridiana's assistance three times during boss fights then speak to her after using her assistance for the third time (She'll appear shortly at the boss arena after you've defeated whichever boss you fight). She'll give you this prayer before she dies. Alternatively, if Viridiana is still alive when reaching the Deambulatory of His Holiness, she will be give you the prayer if you talk to her at the foot of the stairs.