I grew attached to the Mea Culpa during my time with Blasphemous, but I would have to leave this weapon behind in Blasphemous 2. Instead, I faced a choice of three new weapons: the Ruego Al Alba, Sarmiento & Centella, or the Veredicto. However, I was torn when deciding what weapon I should pick up.
What weapon should you start with in Blasphemous 2?
Ultimately, the choice is yours, and you should pick the playstyle you prefer. Each weapon has different attack speeds, abilities, and techniques. I opted to go with the Veredicto, the heavy weapon that allows me to strike above and below easily. But if you prefer a faster weapon, go with the Sarmiento & Centella or the Ruego Al Alba for a more balanced approach and the one most similar to the first title.
That said, you will eventually gather all three weapons in Blasphemous 2, along with various Rosary Beads and Prayers. I found the Ruego Al Alba in the Crown of Towers and the Sarmineto & Centella in the Palace of Embroidery. Having all three weapons is crucial, as this allows you to activate the various abilities and platforms throughout the world. I discovered the Sarmiento & Centella soon after starting, meaning you do not have long to wait before you gain additional weapons.
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Should I pick the Ruego Al Alba in Blasphemous 2 - The Praying Blade
The Ruego Al Alba is the weapon most similar to the Mea Culpa from Blasphemous and consists of a single blade. The Praying Blade is a balanced weapon that provides offense and defense. It has a special attack, allowing you to drop to the ground and send out a shockwave which can destroy certain barriers. The Praying Blade also has an ability that lets you rise into the air with a sweeping slash attack.
Should I pick the Sarmiento & Centella in Blasphemous 2 - Rapier & Dagger
The Sarmiento & Centella are a pair of twin blades that are perfect for players who prefer quick, rapid strikes. The Rapier and Dagger allow you to strike foes multiple times in a short span of time. Another ability of the Sarmiento & Centella is its dash attack, which lets you strike foes from a distance before being able to dart back. Throughout the world, the Rapier and Dagger can activate mirror statues and let you reach areas previously unreachable.
Should I pick the Veredicto in Blasphemous 2 - Sensor of Flame
The Veredicto is a massive flail that delivers slow, but powerful strikes. The Censor of Flame has a charged swing and the ability to light itself on fire to deliver even more damage. Another perk of the Veredicto is its regular attack can hit multiple enemies, as well as those above or below you. Additionally, if you strike the strange bells scattered around the world, the Veredicto can activate invisible platforms.
Is the Mea Culpa in Blasphemous 2?
The Mea Culpa was last seen in the first Blasphemous but crumbled to dust at the end of the game. Though Blasphemous 2 continues the story of the Penitent One, the Mea Culpa is no longer available. Instead, players can use three new weapons, all with unique abilities and upgrades.
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