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Veneration is an Enhancement in the Keepers of the Void DLC of Darksiders III. It can only be equipped on Fury's whip, the Barbs of Scorn. When equipped, it grants an active and passive effect to the Barbs of Scorn (See notes for more details about critical hits):

  • Active Effect: Kills with the whip increase critical hit chance for 60 seconds
  • Passive Effect: Increases damage dealt by critical hits.

Location[]

Found in Limbo near the Swirling Gale Serpent Hole, only accessible by the Keepers of the Void DLC. Head left (while facing away from Vulgrim) through the shortcut gate, and climb up the walls. At the top, turn left past the pillars and head down the 2 sets of stairs. Drop down to the platform at the right corner of the platform, which leads to the platforming puzzle needed to acquire Veneration.

To complete the puzzle, activate the Flame Hollow. Swing off the first two grapple beams, then perform a charged jump to reach the third beam. While swinging, swap to the Storm Hollow, then glide down to the final grapple beam. Swing to the end platform and get the Veneration Enhancement.

To get back, activate the Flame Hollow and use a charged attack on the Hollow Orb to lower the cube platform. Then swap to the Storm Hollow and use a charged attack to activate a wind gust on that platform. Swing back onto the cube and use the wind gust to ascend to the high up grapple beam, then use the other beams till you return to the other side.

(Video Guide: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBWdrTIuAZw)

Upgrades[]

To fully upgrade an enhancement (By speaking to Ulthane), a total of 12 Angelic Artifacts, 12 Demonic Artifacts and 1 Essence of a Chosen are required. The materials and fully upgraded stats remain the same regardless of whether choosing the Angelic or Demonic path. Each enhancement comes with a flavor quote that changes depending on upgrade path and hints at the origin of the enhancement's power.

Veneration Upgrade Tree[]
Unfocused Veneration
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +2.5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +25%

"Sit awhile, stranger. Let me spin you a yarn."

Level Angelic Veneration Demonic Veneration
+ 1 - Upgrade Cost: 2 Angelic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +2.5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +40%

"In my youth, I was impatient. Reckless. It cost me dearly."

- Upgrade Cost: 2 Demonic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +3%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +25%

"In my youth, I was weak. Unrefined. It cost me dearly."

+ 2 - Upgrade Cost: 4 Angelic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +2.5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +55%

"With time I learned patience. Learned to watch. To listen."

- Upgrade Cost: 4 Demonic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +3.5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +25%

"With time I strengthened myself. My body, my resolve. My will."

+ 3 - Upgrade Cost: 6 Angelic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +2.5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +70%

"Now, I can see. At that crucial moment, I am ready. I always prevail."

- Upgrade Cost: 6 Demonic Artifacts
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +4%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +25%

"Now, my weakness is gone. When I strike, it is with a force greater than any other."

Balanced - Upgrade Cost: 12 Demonic Artifacts & 1 Essence of a Chosen
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +100%

"All it takes is a single blow. One mighty swing, and the threat is no more."

- Upgrade Cost: 12 Angelic Artifacts & 1 Essence of a Chosen
  • Increase Base Crit Chance Per Kill For 60 Sec (Up To 50%): +5%
  • Damage On Critical Hit: +100%

"All it takes is a single blow. One mighty swing, and the threat is no more."

Notes[]

Critical Hit Damage:

  • Critical hits change the damage indicators depending on whether it's a physical or arcane whip attack. Physical strikes that deal critical damage will change their font color from white to the same maroon color used for Arcane Damage on the Barbs of Scorn. Critical Damage on Arcane attacks, such as a wrath move or counter attack, will have the same color but a larger font size than normal.
  • Veneration only grants the Whip critical chance and damage. The fact that other weapons do not have similar effects to their damage numbers makes this evident.
  • Though it does not mention this, Veneration appears to provide a base chance to deal critical damage, even without kills. They are seen to occur before a kill, but the odds of inflicting one seem rather low.
  • The Critical chance only appears to increase from kills made by the whip. Other weapons do not seem to affect it at all.
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