How to execute enemies in Blasphemous 2

Blasphemous 2
Credit: Team17

Blasphemous 2
Credit: Team17

Learning how to execute enemies in Blasphemous 2 will let you experience an extra layer of intensity to the gameplay. When executed properly, these takedowns not only grant a visceral satisfaction but also grant substantial rewards. In this guide, we'll teach you how to perform executions and what benefits you can reap.

Blasphemous 2 is as unforgiving as the first. After all, despite being a Metroidvania first and foremost, the developers at Team17 have taken inspiration from Soulslike games for Blasphemous' gruelling gameplay. So naturally, executing enemies will be key to success.

With that said, this is everything you need to know about executing enemies in Blasphemous 2.

How to perform an execution in Blasphemous 2

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Time to execute some enemies!

To execute enemies in Blasphemous 2, you need to do a certain amount of damage until you stun them. Once they're in a stunned state, you need to press the L2 button on PlayStation consoles or the RT button if you're playing on Xbox.

Executing enemies is not only for show, as it grants you much-needed bonuses to help you on your treacherous journey. In total, you'll get three bonuses that last a few seconds:

  • Fervour boost: Think of it as your SP, which lets you perform powerful Prayers to damage opponents.
  • Tears of Atonement: The main currency in Blasphemous 2. You can buy items and other useful items with them.
  • Martyrdom Points bonus: Get enough to earn Marks of Martyrdom, a special currency that can be used to upgrade weapons and other abilities for the Penitent One to gain strength.

Some weapons make it easier for you to execute enemies than others. We recommend that you practice with Ruego al Alba, the most balanced weapon of the three starter ones, which has a parry mechanic that makes it easier to stun opponents.

And that's it! We'll have more Blasphemous 2 guides and content for you in the coming days so stay tuned!

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