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Blasphemous 2: How to defeat Benedicta of the Endless Prayer?

Blasphemous 2 harbors numerous unique and immensely challenging boss opponents within its cold and ruthless world, demanding you to put your skills to...

Sakshi Venkatraman Sept 01, 2023
Blasphemous 2: How to defeat Benedicta of the Endless Prayer?

Blasphemous 2 harbors numerous unique and immensely challenging boss opponents within its cold and ruthless world, demanding you to put your skills to the test and push beyond your limits to emerge victorious. Nevertheless, there are occasional encounters that strike the perfect balance between difficulty and enjoyment.

Benedicta of the Endless Orison is one such boss who provides a unique encounter with many intricacies and challenges, yet remains fair and rewarding once you grasp it all. Although this battle may prove difficult in your initial attempts, you will effortlessly emerge victorious and savor your rounds of triumph after acquiring her abilities and employing the appropriate countermeasures.

Benedicta Of The Endless Orison Overview

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As the sixth boss encounter in Blasphemous 2, Benedicta of the Endless Orison proudly stands out, proving to be one of the game's more distinctive challenges. By doing so, she heralds the onset of the second half of boss battles, providing you with a rough glimpse of what awaits you in the future.

Although this encounter may not be as tricky as one would expect, the intricacies and phases can initially be somewhat overwhelming, which likely accounts for the generous payout of Tears of Atonement and Signs of Martyrdom when you emerge victorious!

Benedicta Of The Endless Orison Rewards

Tears of Atonement

3000

Marks of Martyrdom

3

How To Beat Benedicta Of The Endless Orison In Phase One

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The initial phase of your encounter with Benedicta takes place on two elevators that continuously move up and down while she overwhelms you with attacks. She forces you to jump back and forth between the two to avoid taking damage.

Furthermore, on the left and right sides of the screen, there are teleporters that allow you to jump into one and reappear from the other, enabling you to evade some rather unpleasant attacks from Benedicta. However, she also has access to these teleporters and will utilize them to launch attacks and catch you off guard!

Spiked Pillars

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Our first glimpse of Benedicta's arsenal is her Spiked Pillars. She summons two Spiked Pillars, one at the top of the screen and one directly opposite on the lower side. After conjuring these pillars, she sets them in motion towards each other, eventually gliding through one another and exiting the screen.

To evade this attack, move away from the trajectory of the Spiked Pillars and strive to stay as close to Benedicta as possible. This will allow you to land multiple strikes on her until this attack concludes, presenting an excellent opportunity to diminish her health!

Lightning Strikes

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Next up are her Lightning Strikes, where Benedicta summons a ball of lightning energy in her hand and then unleashes several volleys of purple lightning strikes upon the penitent. She will pursue you, so be prepared to dodge her attacks.

When she approaches you with her purple lightning, jump through the teleporter nearest to the elevator you are currently on, appearing on the other elevator and positioning yourself behind her. This provides you with another opportunity to land multiple hits on her yourself!

Ghastly Orbs

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After this attack, Benedicta almost always summons her Spectral Orbs. These are purple-white orbs with faces that temporarily swirl around her before hurtling towards you with breathtaking speed.

You can either block the Spectral Orbs or dodge them and jump to the other elevator. However, we recommend using the teleporter to maneuver behind her. This allows you to glide beneath the orbs, jump back to the original elevator, and then leap through the teleporter once again.

This almost always results in all of her Spectral Orbs being destroyed during your second passage through the teleporter. As a result, you find yourself positioned behind her without any real threat looming over you, and you have another opportunity to land some hits before she transitions to another action!

Teleporting Spiked Pillar

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Occasionally, she will also conjure her teleporting Spiked Pillar, which is simply a single pillar she summons horizontally and then shoots into the teleporter opposite herself. This causes the Spiked Pillar to return through the other teleporter, and you must dodge it twice.

Occasionally, she will also conjure her teleporting Spiked Pillar, which is simply a single pillar she summons horizontally and then shoots into the teleporter opposite herself. This causes the Spiked Pillar to return through the other teleporter, and you must dodge it twice.

Spiked Pillar Floor

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Another common attack from Benedicta is the Spiked Pillar Floor. She summons a series of pillars along the entire length of the floor and shoots them up one after another.

To dodge this attack, wait until the first pillar has been shot up and then make your way to the opposite elevator and jump through the teleporter, placing yourself where the first spiked pillar was. This allows you to also dodge all the other pillars and be prepared for her next action!

Multiple Teleporting Spiked Pillars

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Similar to the teleporting spiked pillars mentioned earlier, Benedicta often summons two spiked pillars before performing this action. You need to be careful to avoid two separate pillars twice, which makes it a bit trickier.

However, this is handled in the same way, as you need to quickly find a safe spot to dodge the initial launch of the spiked pillars and again when they return from the other teleporter.

Spiked Pillars Barrage

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Her final attack in the first phase is her Spiked Pillar Barrage. She summons a group of spiked pillars both above and below on a single elevator and shoots them through.

Since you are selecting a single elevator here, you need to quickly move through the teleporter closest to the elevator under attack in order to reappear on the other elevator. This will allow you to avoid taking damage. Benedicta will also be on the safe elevator, so you can launch multiple attacks until this action is completed!

How To Beat Benedicta Of The Endless Orison In Phase Two

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After you have lowered Benedicta's health to just below half, she will begin to strike one of the elevators with her lightning bolts, causing it to break and plummet into the depths. This initiates the second phase of the encounter.

Although you no longer have a second elevator to rely on for dodging attacks, her list of attacks is almost halved, and she does not gain any new actions in addition to that. This makes this phase relatively easy once you know what to expect!

Lightning Strikes

During the second phase, Benedicta will still unleash her lightning strikes, which are handled slightly differently this time. To dodge this attack, you must quickly climb to the upper part of the elevator or descend to the lower part before she strikes.

Once you see that she stops moving, either move upward or downward on the elevator and repeat this loop until she is finished. You can land approximately two hits after her last lightning strike, but we wouldn't risk any more here!

Spiked Pillar Barrage

Next in the second phase comes her Spiked Pillar Barrage, which can be difficult to avoid but not as bad once you figure it out. Just like in the first phase, Benedicta summons spiked pillars above and below the elevator before shooting them towards the elevator.

In this phase, the spiked pillars in the upper row will be aligned directly opposite those in the lower row, leaving only a small gap on the elevator where you can stand. You need to quickly identify this safe area and move there before she fires the spiked pillars!

Multiple Teleporting Spiked Pillars

After that, we have the multiple teleporting spiked pillars, where Benedicta summons two spiked pillars before hurling them through the teleporter. The spiked pillars then appear from the other teleporter and move across the screen for a second time.

To dodge this attack, we recommend positioning yourself on the upper part of the elevator and only jumping over the highest spiked pillar twice to reduce the likelihood of being hit. After dodging the spiked pillar, you can quickly jump down and land a few hits on Benedicta before she initiates her next action!

Ghastly Orbs

Lastly, we have her attack with the ghost orbs, which follows the same principle. However, in this case, we recommend either blocking or dodging them and then running in a circle around the elevator until all the orbs explode.

However you choose to deal with it is up to you, but we recommend that once the last orb shatters, land a few hits on Benedicta as this is one of the few opportunities to land multiple hits on her in this phase!