Mortal Shell guide: Martyr’s Blade weapon skills and upgrades

Mortal Shell guide: Martyr’s Blade weapon skills and upgrades

The Martyr’s Blade combines beauty and power — and this claymore will freeze enemies in their tracks. Here’s our Mortal Shell guide on how to find the upgrades and weapon skills for the Martyr’s Blade.

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Mortal Shell: Martyr’s Blade skills and upgrades

To obtain the Martyr’s Blade weapon in Mortal Shell, you must first reach the Crypt of Martyrs zone. You can refer to our exploration guide for more info.

Once you’re there, interact with the book next to Sester Genessa to fight Hadern. I find this version of the miniboss a little hard to get used to due to the attack speed and reach of the Martyr’s Blade. After defeating Hadern, you’ll get your new weapon.

Petrified Winterglass upgrade

This one is found early on in the level. Once you reach the larger room (with the two Gollums and the Stabby McStabbington), look to your right.

The tunnel takes you to burial chamber where you’ll find the upgrade material.

Weapon skill #1: Frozen Touch

This weapon skill coats the Martyr’s Blade in ice. Your heavy attacks will then cause shards of ice to shatter whenever your weapon connects.

Solemn Offering

As mentioned in our beginner’s guide, you can find three Solemn Offerings in Mortal Shell. Each one will boost the healing effect of an empowered riposte and the effects are applied to all weapons.

Anyway, the Solemn Offering in the Crypt of Martyrs can be found after you kill the Enslaved Grisha miniboss.

It’s inside a chest that’s next to Sester Genessa.

Radiant Winterglass

Run past Sester Genessa and you’ll reach an open area with an ice bridge that you need to cross. You’ll then see an opening with a winding staircase leading down.

Once you reach the bottom, you’ll spot a small room that has a centurion mob — there are also two McStabbingtons that will ambush you here. After killing them, pick up the Radiant Winterglass upgrade.

Weapon skill #2: Winter’s Chill

This flashy weapon skill causes an eruption of icicles that will freeze mobs caught within its radius. It’s akin to the ability used by Tarsus the First Martyr.

Mortal Shell is available via the Epic Games Store. For more information, check out our guides and features hub.