Prepare to wage war against the relentless creeping ivy in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. These pesky weeds will haunt your every step, blocking your path and teasing you with secrets untold. But fear not, for we have the knowledge to help you conquer this green menace and uncover all the wonders that New Eden has to offer.
In this RPG adventure, reminiscent of the level structure found in 2018's God of War, you'll encounter creeping ivy at every turn. These stubborn vines will obstruct your progress and prevent you from exploring certain paths. But don't fret! As a Metroidvania-style game, you can always backtrack and deal with the creeping ivy later. However, if you want to fully immerse yourself in the mysteries of New Eden, you'll need to master the art of banishing this botanical nuisance.
To rid yourself of creeping ivy, you must unlock the Ensnare ability. This powerful skill is the key to vanquishing the encroaching tendrils. But be warned, obtaining Ensnare is no easy task. You'll need to progress through the main story and make critical choices until the ability finally reveals itself.
After approximately 18 hours of gameplay and an intense decision concerning Fairefax Haskell's fate in The Harrows during The Inkwell quest, you'll finally reach a pivotal moment. Resting at a shelter will trigger a conversation between Red and Antea, leading to the unlocking of Ensnare. It's a moment of triumph, where you realize the true potential of your newfound ability.
With Ensnare in your arsenal, you'll gain access to the Ensnare skill tree, which contains some of the most formidable skills in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden. In combat, Ensnare serves as Antea's sole ranged ability. While it may not deal significant damage, it becomes a lifeline when you need a moment to heal or create some distance between you and your foes. By immobilizing enemies temporarily, Ensnare grants you the precious time needed to regroup. Be aware, though, that enemies can break free faster if you continue to pummel them.
To eradicate creeping ivy, you must aim and fire Ensnare at the blue heart of the roots. However, before you unleash your botanical wrath, follow the trailing roots and locate the glowing orange orbs. These orbs require Red's rifle skills to eliminate. Once you hit the blue heart with Antea's Ensnare, you'll swiftly switch back to Red, with mere seconds to eliminate all the orange orbs. Only then will the creeping ivy crumble away, revealing its hidden treasures.
Beware, for lurking within the depths of the creeping ivy are collectibles, cursed chests filled with tantalizing rewards, formidable enemies, including nests, elites, and scourges, and sometimes even void breaches. To achieve true completion and unveil all the secrets of New Eden, you must muster the courage to backtrack and conquer every last trace of creeping ivy on the map. In some late-game quests, it becomes a mandatory task, forcing you to confront the green menace head-on.
Before you embark on this epic battle against nature's tenacious grip, be sure to check out our comprehensive guides on Banishers. Discover which oath to pledge to Antea and make the decision concerning Ben and Jacob's fate in The Flesh Is Weak, the very first Haunting Case you'll encounter.
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