War also has some nasty area of effect attacks that can cause significant damage to all the enemies in the immediate area. These consume segments of War’s Wrath Bar which is located below the health bar in the top left of the screen.

With the exception of Blade Geyser which is granted to players at the start of the game, the additional Wrath Abilities can be purchased from Vulgrim. All abilities can be upgraded up to three times to increase their effectiveness.

These Wrath Abilities include:

  • Blade Geyser – War hits the ground causing a number of blades to emerge from the ground in a circular shape radiating out from War at the centre. Each activation of this power will consume one segment of the Wrath bar. As you level up the ability, additional blades will emerge from the ground, slightly increasing the area of effect and upping the damage caused. At the highest level, the Blade Geyser attack will trigger twice.
  • Stoneskin – When activated Stoneskin will encase War in stone. This sightly increases weapon damage whilst also drastically improving his defence against incoming attacks. Once activated, the ability will slowly drain War’s Wrath Bar and remain active until deactivated or Wrath is completely depleted. As the ability is levelled up, it will further increase War’s defence and attack power.
  • Immolation - When activated Immolation will cause War to be surrounded by a mystical fire. This greatly increases damage that he can do whilst also having the useful side-effect of setting enemies who attack or get too close to War on fire, causing damage over time. Once activated, the ability will slowly drain War’s Wrath Bar and remain active until deactivated or Wrath is completely depleted. As the ability is levelled up, it will further increase War’s attack power and the distance at which enemies catch alight.
  • Affliction – Affliction summons a pair of snake-like dragons to attack your enemies. This is by far the most damaging of the four Wrath Abilities and the additional damage output can really stack up. Once activated, the ability will slowly drain War’s Wrath Bar and remain active until deactivated or Wrath is completely depleted. As the ability is levelled up, the damage caused by the dragons will scale up as well.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    THQ
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, XB 360, XB One
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    7 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Paul Williams

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Accused of prematurely triggering the end of the world, War, the first horseman of the apocalypse is cast down to Earth, stripped of all his powers and forced to contend with the legions of heaven and hell. On an epic quest for redemption, War must confront hideous monsters, slowly re-build his power, battle huge bosses and seek help in unlikely places in order to discover and reveal those that betrayed him. Welcome to Darksiders!

Let us guide you through War’s journey every step of the way. Our comprehensive guide will provide you with:

  • Complete walkthrough from beginning to end including all collectibles and upgrades.
  • Winning strategies to take down the assortment of nasty bosses.
  • Locations of every Demonic Artefact.
  • Locations of every piece of the Abyssal Armour Set.
  • Locations of every Wrath Core and Life Stone.
  • Locations of every normal and legendary Enhancement.
  • Achievement/trophy unlock guide.

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