Undine are a set of elemental launchers first appearing in Bayonetta 2. As well as being used for heavy melee attacks, they can shoot fire or ice at enemies to either burn them or freeze them solid for an easy break. They appear to act as a replacement for Durga from the first game, another set of elemental based weapons.
"Two flamethrowers containing the soul of Undine, who threw herself into the Coctycus river after a failed relationship. Undine's extreme feelings of jealousy burst into searing flame, reducing her enemies to ash. Her breath of lament freezes all who are hit by it dead in their tracks."
How To Obtain
During Chapter IV, Verse 1, the first half appears after the battle with Fidelity. The second half can be found in Verse 6 after fighting Urbane. After the cutscene with Loki and The Masked Lumen, found in the rubble on the right after going straight. It's the third weapon you can obtain in the game. Even though you get the first half automatically, it's hard to miss the second one a couple of verses later. The alternative set can be purchased at the Gates of Hell for 49800 Halos.
Much like Durga before it, Undine's most notable unique trait is its ability to switch between two elemental states; one of fire and one of ice. The elements can be shot out by holding the appropriate button, with the ice able to freeze an enemy into a solid block and make them vulnerable to other attacks. Like Durga, Undine can be wielded on both hands and feet simultaneously.
RusalkaRusalka is Jeanne's equivalent of the Undine. The framework of Rusalka are colored silver and gold as opposed to Undine's black color.
In-Game Description: "An infernal weapon containing the souls of lonely water spirits, known as Rusalka, who failed to become brides. The screams of their souls as they escape the machine are at times horrible flames of destruction, or blizzards of the coldest temperatures."
- Undine is possibly a reference to the alchemical works of Paracelsus; Undine are Nymphs representing the element of water. How the weapon uses fire and ice represents the extremes that come to manifest the median stable of liquid water.
- The demon's themes of jilted love is likely a reference to the famous 1811 fairy tale novel of the same name; along with many other literature and film themes, the novel was adapted into theatrical performances, ballet shows, and opera pieces, one of which made famous the actress Audrey Hepburn.
- Rusalki (plural form of Rusalka) are sea nymphs, spirits, or mermaids from Slavic mythology.
- The weapon form seems similar to either gust generating bellows or a pair of Japanese Kanabō, perhaps even a pair of heavily modified billy clubs.
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