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Umbran Climax
Umbran Climax

Bayonetta in Umbran Climax
Information
Name Umbran Climax
Alternate Names N/A
Type Technique
Creator Unknown
User(s) Bayonetta, Rosa, Jeanne

Umbran Climax is a technique of the Dark Arts. Similar to Serious Mode, this allows a witch to use the strongest of her techniques at the expense of her magical power for a short duration of time.[1]

The ability is activated by pressing the "L" button and can only be activated when the magic gauge is full, similar to Torture Attacks. A unknown variation of this can be used by all other characters also in Tag Climax.

Usage

Appearing in a state similar to Serious Mode, this allows for infinite Wicked Weaves to be used for a short duration of time dependent on the available magical power a user posses. This also allows the capability of using Infernal Weaves, magic attacks in which summon forth a Infernal Demon for a finisher attack. This also can allow the spawning of Umbran Armor for a period of time.[1]

Variations

Lumen's Climax

Lumen Sages (ex. Balder) are capable of a unnamed variation of this move. Appearing in their own Serious Mode variant, this allows them to utilize the Laguna in their attacks, increase the power of attacks, and create giant manifestations of their weapons (such as the Holy Glaive).[1]

Demon's Climax

Demons (ex. Rodin) are also capable of their own version of this move. Transforming themselves into a more powerful state, this increases their attack power as well as their area of affect for their attacks.[1]

Gameplay

The precise effects of Umbran Climax depend on the character currently being used, though all follow the trend of a brief power up to attack.

Bayonetta & Jeanne

Bayonetta and Jeanne's Umbran Climaxes function in the same way as each other. When used, the witches glow a distinct purple color and Bayonetta's hair becomes long and flowing with a silver chain pattern laced into it, mirroring the appearance of 'Serious Mode' in the first game. The strength of Bayonetta and Jeanne's attacks are increased as well as their overall range and area-of-effect thanks to the Wicked Weaves which are called forth with every attack. Each combo also ends with an Infernal Weave, an ability that calls forth an Infernal Demon to release an devastating final attack. If either witch is not at maximum vitality, activating Umbran Climax will slowly regenerate their health for the entire time it is activated.

The demons summoned during Umbran Climax are dependent on which weapons are currently equipped and different combinations create different results depending on the combo and whether the weapon is on hands or feet.

Rosa

Unlike Bayonetta and Jeanne, Rosa's Umbran Climax does not summon Wicked Weaves or demons for each of her attacks. Instead, her powered up state allows her to ride the Umbran Armor. She is able to use its attacks for the duration of her magic gauge, including it's Charge Modifiers and the effect can be used with Bayonetta and Jeanne as well if they equip the Earrings of Ruin accessory.

Balder

Balder's version of Umbran Climax is similar to Bayonetta and Jeanne's, though obviously based around the beings of Paradiso instead of the Infernal Demons. When activated, Balder gains his peacock feathered wings and is able to create huge slashing attacks with his glaive weapon. Each combo finisher can also summon the Cardinal Virtues for area of affect attacks and the particular one summoned depends on the combo being used.

Rodin

In Tag Climax mode, Rodin has his own version of Umbran Climax. When activated, he creates a red shockwave around him and takes the form of Rodin, The Infinite One. In this form, all of his attacks deal more damage and possess a greater range when attacking, allowing him to exceed the damage limits of any of the other witches.

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Trivia

  • Umbran Climax mimics the ability of the Climax Brace accessory to give Bayonetta 'Serious Mode' outside of boss battles, though only given how much magic Bayonetta has rather than being permanently activated. The Climax Brace's new ability in Bayonetta 2 to give Bayonetta unlimited magic makes it possible for Umbran Climax to be constantly activated, however.
  • Umbran Climax's regeneration of health is similar to the use of the Star of Dinèta accessory through taunting opponents, though at an incremental speed rather than regaining large portions through each taunt.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Bayonetta 2
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