Darksiders 2: Possessed Weapons Guide

Darksiders 2 Possessed Weapons Guide
During your journey in Darksiders 2 you will encounter unique weapons called “Possessed Weapons”. These are unique in the world of Darksiders 2 and this Darksiders 2: Possessed Weapons Guide will give you some basic information on the available Possessed Weapons as well as some tips and tricks on how to improve them quickly.

What Are Possessed Weapons?

Possessed Weapons are rare items that you usually obtain from difficult boss fights, but they can also be obtained from various NPC and large treasure chests. You can tell a Possessed Weapon by its name and color of the box in your inventory. Having a Possessed Weapon allows you to customize its name, as well as improve its stats, and even add new ones. When you have a Possessed Weapon in your inventory, click it and select upgrade. This will bring you to a new screen including the rest of the items in your possession. Sacrificing these items to your Possessed Weapon can increase the stats and effects of the weapon, or even add new ones.

How To Upgrade Possessed Weapons?

The upgrading process is simple. Enter your inventory and select your Possessed Weapon, then choose the upgrade option. A list of all possible upgrade items becomes available, allowing you to choose which weapons, armor and talismans you want to sacrifice to your weapon. There are three different colored items that you can use to upgrade your Possessed Weapons, White, Green, Blue and Purple. You can sacrifice purple but they need to be the same or higher than the base level of the possessed weapon. White items give the least amount of weapon experience points, while Blue offers a bigger increase and purple the biggest. There is an exception though as Talismans are the best items for improving Possessed Weapons. A White Talisman will offer more experience on your Possessed Weapon than its armor or weapon counterpart. The same goes for Green and Blue Talismans.

When the weapon reaches a new level (maximum of 5 improvement levels) you can select a new enhancement to be placed onto that weapon. The enhancement does not stack with current enhancements. So for example your Possessed Double Scythes have +12 Fire Damage and your next level enchantment offers +14 Fire Damage, the overall at the end will be +14. You need to be cautious too because if your current stat is Critical 22% and you choose an enhancement offer Critical 10%, you will lose 12%. You can select the enhancements yourself, you don’t have to choose the one at the top of the list. Things like strength arcane defense and resistance are active from both weapons, but all effects that are pertinent to the weapon hitting itself, like critical chance or damage, wrath/health on hit/kill/crit or elemental damage are only for each weapon itself, as you can see in the statistics page for the weapons, for example if you have +10% crit chance on your secondary weapon you would see 3% for primary and 13% for secondary weapon.

Ideally you want to build 2 weapons that support each other. For example

Primary:
Critical Damage
Execution Chance
Health On Execution

Secondary:
Critical Chance
Critical Damage
Strength
Elemental Damage

From my experience, it’s far more beneficial to excel in one particular area rather than spreading out. At about level 12 I was getting critical hits at around the 4.5k mark, enough to destroy anything that wasn’t a boss in 2-3 hits. And some of the bosses didn’t take much more than that.

Know anything else about Possessed Weapons? Share your information in a comment and I’ll add it to the article, with your name as the credit.

Credits:
Zaron
Lastman

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  • Zaron

    Nice infos, although the thing about both primary and secondary weapon stats being active all the time is wrong. Of course things like strength arcane defense and resistance are active from both weapons, but all effects that are pertinent to the weapon hitting itself, like critical chance or damage, wrath/healt on hit/kill/crit or elemental damage are only for each weapon itself, as you can see in the statistics page for the weapons, for example if you have +10% crit chance on your secondary weapon you would see 3% for primary and 13% for secondary weapon.

    Oh, and you can sacrifice purple items too.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      Can I ask what platform you’re playing on? I’ve had tons of purple items and have not been able to sacrifice a single one. I’ll update the section based on your feedback. Many thanks :)

      • http://www.gamersheroes.com Lastman

        You can sacrifice purple but they need to be the same or higher than the base level of the possessed weapon. This is on PC.

        • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

          Updated and credited. Many thanks :)

    • Waki

      Hello all. from my playing I have a feel that life steal works on both weapons when the attribute is on one. Started to use Echidna gloves and my scythe is refilling my life gauge damn fast. It has 30 HP/crit, but I do not believe it replenishes 2k health bar in same speed as Echidna due it, while the replenishing speed is really insane as with gloves.

      I am also confused about possessed weapons. Sometimes, I could sacrifice armor and talismans but now, it seems, I can sacrifice only other weapons and those of same or higher lv as possessed I guess?

      Thanks for correction.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Kazugane

    How are you hitting 4.5k critical? I’m level 10 and i have possessed claws that give 100 damage and have 25% critical damage and with all my armor added up i have about 60% critical damage and don’t get anywhere near 4.5k lol I’m guessing your using a hammer?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      I’m not at home at the moment but I’ll get the stats for my current 2H, yeah it’s a hammer/maul thing. Hitting over 6k now :D

  • William

    Hope you posted this on gamefaqs…otherwise someone stole this from you.

    • Ryan McBride

      Didn’t recognize the screen name but I’ll ask around to see if its one of our guys. Thanks for looking out!

  • possesee

    a little more about upgrading, if you have an item of a specific skill that you want, but sacrificing it wont level up your weapon, sacrifice that item with another item that has the same skill to get a better chance of obtaining it upon level up. since when you level up, the weapon takes into account all the previous skills of the sacrificed weapons into a random pool.
    i was customizing my possessed claw to get a health upon kill, +crit dmg, +crit chance, and health upon crit, and never could get them, but after sacrificing 2 weapons with the same skill, it worked.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com mert

    dont use health on crit option.use health steal insted of health on crit.its better.and i have 30-35 crit rate with 240-245 crit dmg(both scythe and maul).i give 2-3k dmg with scythe 6-7k with maul.im trying drop a epic possessed scythe with crit dmg and rate in basic from epic item box which is sold by vulgrim.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com Matt

    I apologize for being such a noob but I just can’t figure out how these weapons work. I am getting worked by wraiths and what I think should be relatively simple enemies…arc there certain weapons for certain enemies? If so, how the well am I supposed to know?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Captain Camper

      Wraiths can be quite difficult at first. It’s not so much weapons, unless you’re really under power, more strategy. Do you have the Summon ability? Summoning those guys before battle can distract Wraiths long enough to take 1-2 down. Other than that, I just dodged a lot and use the powerup attack from the secondary weapon.

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Ashley

      er… try using Deathgrip to pull a wraith towards you. That way, it can’t attack for a few seconds, while you can deal damage and jump out of its way when it recovers.
      In the case of multiple wraiths, as Camper says, use Exhume to distract one or more of them, then get a couple of meters away from the ghouls, pull the remaining one and use your secondary weapon to bash it.
      It works best if you have upgraded the Death’s Allure ability in the Necromancer tree, so that all enemies in range are busy with the ghouls, while you either deal with the remaining ones or pick and kill from behind.

  • Benson

    I noticed a nice trick when upgrading possessed weapon.

    If you only feed it with normal weapon (white color) until it levels up, the possessed weapon will randomly generate two abilities for you to choose from. In this way, I did get a health steal ability on my possessed weapon very early on in the game (even though I never found or sacrifice any possessed weapon).

    • Benson

      Sorry, mistype this:

      (even though I never found or sacrifice any weapon with health steal)

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com MisteryMan

    Can someone tell me how much can you upgrade a possessed weapon, how many levels ?

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Ashley

      I believe 6 is the max number of upgrades you can make

  • Ashley

    Well, the more you search around, the more your chances of finding a nice pair of possessed scythes. Also, it appears that possessed weapons upgrade using random abilities, since once my game crashed after upgrading a possessed axe, but when i tried again, it gave me different abilities to choose from.
    Right now, my primary is a pair of scythes with 240 damage per hit, 35% critical damage, 30% critical chance, 9 reaper energy per hit and 44% execution chance.
    Secondary are armblades with 262 damage per hit, +22 fire damage, +18 shock damage, 363 wrath per kill and 180 health per kill.
    I also have a Warlock Talisman that gives me 480 health per execution, which makes buying health potions a rarity.

  • http://www.gamersheroes.com larry

    where do you find the possessed syhes

    • http://www.gamersheroes.com Ashley

      I don’t remember all the locations, but a pair of possessed scythes can be found during the quest to restore the Guardian to life.
      When you get to the area where the second heartstone is suspended, climb the vines to the left, high up the dam wall, and make you way to the lever that opens the water duct. On one of the elevated platforms, once you have killed all enemies, a chest will appear at one corner. That should contain some gold and the possessed weapon.
      The higher your level at that point of time, the better scythes you’ll get.

      • DaveTheJackal

        There is also an amulet that makes possessed weapons from any plain weapon drops (you must be wearing it when the drop occurs).

      • DaveTheJackal

        There is also an amulet that makes possessed weapons from any plain weapon drops (you must be wearing it when the drop occurs).

  • nameless fallen angel

    In my experiences, you could increase your crit chance exuberantly by equipping a talisman that has crit chance percentage plus with whatever weapon you have available (I have a glaive with about 31% crit, talisman with another 32%, thus at the time boosting my crit chance to around 66%. There was another crit chance somewhere giving me 3%, but that was my last calculation)

    Demon heart talisman (legendary talisman) can be invaluable. It seems to affect not only monster small chance at a time, but the weapon racks as well.

    Effectively, the health and wrath acquired via crit is low, but critting more often will increase the intake of health and wrath. Combo this with things like teleport slash ability and murder or crows or even exhume will also generate wrath and health as well. Currently I am experimenting with wrath steal, hoping I hit a health steal as well.

    Also, with the new Argul’s Tomb DLC, Legacy talismans are invaluable, with a single talisman giving a full level to an unleveled possessed weapon to the first level (again in my experience).

    Hope this helps. More to come if something comes up or isn’t said yet.