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Kulshedra

Kulshedra is a whip that channels a pink-purple serpent demon out of its hilt. It has a teal and bronze-looking grip with a trigger-like button, at the hilt's base is a gold chain with a cat hanging from its end.

In-Game Description

"A possessed whip, sealing away the soul of the ancient serpentine demon Kulshedra. Summoning the power of the demon from a portal on the weapon's hilt, it can be used in the same manner as a normal whip"

How to Obtain

This weapon's Golden LP can be found in Chapter III and is broken into two parts.

  1. Verse 4, found after defeating the first Fairness.
  2. Verse 8, found after entering Paradiso. It is located on a small island in the distance.

Unique Traits

Despite dealing somewhat meager damage, Kulshedra is valued for its ability to control the battlefield, giving Bayonetta incredible reach, speed, crowd control, and relative safety at range. The demonic whip effectively allows her to pick and choose which enemies she wants to fight and in which order with its range and charge modification.

Wicked Weaves: Though most Wicked Punches will remain the same the sweeping Wicked Weaves will become Wicked Backhands.

Bullet Climax: When executed Bayonetta will spin Kulshedra around and thrust it upwards in a spiral, causing damage to everything around her and above her.

Charge Modifier: Holding down PunchLarge will cause Bayonetta to wrap the whip around her target. Once this occurs she will attempt to pull the target towards her, though this only works on smaller enemies such as Affinities or Applauds unless Witch Time is active, in which case a few of the larger enemies can be pulled as well. Larger foes can also be pulled if their armor is first broken away. If the joystick is pressed forwards the moment Bayonetta wraps Kulshedra around her target she will instead pull herself to the target, if it's pressed backwards she will attempt to pull the target towards her and swing it over her head, at which point the player can rotate the joystick consecutively, causing her to spin the enemy in a circular motion around her, damaging all nearby enemies before flinging it away.

Unique Combo I: PunchLargePunchLargePauseLargePunchLarge will cause Bayonetta to whip Kulshedra out around to her left and right before sweeping it in front of her and unleashing a Wicked Backhand. Pressing PunchLarge quickly while she performs the third part of the combo will cause her to whip Kulshedra to her left and right a few more times than normal.

Unique Combo II: HoldPunchLargePunchLargePunchLargePunchLargePunchLarge will cause Bayonetta to pull the targeted Angel towards her with the Charge Modifier if they're small enough. The subsequent PunchLarge buttons will cause her to perform a series of unique slaps and then finish up with a with a Wicked Backhand that will knock everything away from her at a near 180 degree angle in front of her.

Unique Technique: Executing Stiletto (ForwardDirectionForwardDirectionPunchLarge or LockOnForwardDirectionPunchLarge) while Kulshedra is equipped will cause Bayonetta to thrust the whip forwards, which will zig-zag in a snake-like fashion towards her target with considerable range. This is one of only two Stilettos that don't cause Bayonetta to move herself towards her target, the other being Rodin's version.

Vritra

Vritra

Jeanne's equivalent to Bayonetta's Kulshedra, Vritra functions exactly the same. Unlike Jeanne's other weapons, Vritra is the only character-specific weapon she has that isn't recolored to red and white, instead having a hue of teal-blue. The in-game description for Vritra matches Kulshedra's.

Trivia

  • Kulshedra is named after a serpentine dragon in Albanian folklore, also known as the Bolla. It causes droughts and lives off human sacrifices. It is sometimes represented as an enormous, hairy woman.
  • Vritra was a large serpent in early Vedic religion, the historical predecessor of Hinduism, it was a massive serpent that blocked whole rivers and is the personification of drought.
  • In addition, both weapon's themes of serpentine demons of drought allude to a sexual entendre of ejaculation.
  • As the taunt for this weapon, Bayonetta turns her back, looks over her shoulder to the enemy and says "Your Halo is Mine."
  • If a punish attack is performed with the Kulshedra, she will spank the angel multiple times with the whip. Unllike most punish attacks, Bayonetta is invincible during the animation.
    Punish 1

    Punish attack using Kulshedra

  • Kulshedra is a good weapon to use while trying to obtain the "Touch And It Will REALLY Hurt" trophy/achievement using the Moon of Mahaa-Kalaa.
  • The Umbran Elegance associated with Kulshedra gives Bayonetta thigh-high leather boots with high heels, a mask that is shaped like a butterfly, and long black gloves. This makes her appear in a similar style to various Dominatrix outfits.
  • The piece "Fantasie-Impromptu" was written by Frederic Chopin.

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