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RodinRodin is the name of a set of weapons that are earned by defeating the secret boss versions of Rodin in Bayonetta, Bayonetta 2, and Bayonetta 3.

Rodin automatically takes up both the Hands and Feet slots of a set when it is chosen, meaning that it cannot be used in tandem with any other weapon.

Serving a similar role as it did in the first game, Rodin once again has the ability to transform into various angelic weapons in Bayonetta 2. Unlike in its previous incarnation, it can also take the shape of many of the demonic weapons, too. Because of this, Rodin is completely different in combos and abilities compared to its previous version.

In Bayonetta 3, Rodin behaves exactly like its incarnation from Bayonetta 2.

In-Game Description[]

Bayonetta[]

A mysterious bracelet once used by the fallen angel Rodin in holding dominion over a portion of Paradiso. Depending on the power of its user, the bracelet can take on many different forms.

Bayonetta 2[]

Mysterious bracelets once used by the fallen angel Rodin in holding dominion over a portion of Paradiso. Depending on the power of its user, these bracelets can take on many different forms.

Bayonetta 3[]

Mysterious bracelets once used by the fallen angel Rodin in holding dominion over a portion of Paradiso.

It is said that when equipped on the hands and feet, the bracelets adapt themselves to the user's power and memories, offering supernatural powers beyond human comprehension, but the truth of this, and of their very existence, remains a mystery.

It is believed that if one were to wear these bracelets and use Demon Masquerade, they would receive incredible magic power on par with Rodin's dark side, but whether they would be able to then end the Masquerade and return to human form is anyone's guess...

Details[]

In the first game, Rodin appears as four golden halo-like rings that are simultaneously equipped to the wrists and ankles.

In the second and third games, the weapon remains the same when worn on the feet, representing Angel Arms when using Kick attacks. When worn on the hands slot, however, they are replaced by a set of red metallic bracers, representing Devil Arms appearing when using Punch attacks.

How To Obtain[]

To unlock Rodin, you must collect 10 million halos in total throughout the game. This total counts the number of halos throughout the entire game, including the ones spent, so they do not have to be collected all at once. After this has been achieved, the game's secret and most powerful boss, Father Rodin can be fought by buying the Platinum Ticket for 999,999 Halos at The Gates of Hell under Rodin's Treasures. Defeating him with earns you the weapon as a reward.

Alternatively, in Chapter 2, after Verse 3 onward on any difficulty, walk around the plaza from Verse 3 outside of combat and stand in front of the left telephone by the stairs and input: Up, Up, Up, Up, Down, Down, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, and then the left shoulder button.

(NOTE: The PS3 version of Bayonetta requires 5 million halos for purchase, whereas the Xbox 360 version only requires 3 million.)

Rodin, in the second game, is unlocked similarly to the first. After buying the Platinum Ticket for 9,999,999 Halos at the Gates of Hell, successfully defeating Rodin, The Infinite One will unlock the weapon, regardless of the result.

Alternatively, one can purchase them at a secret door in Chapter 1 (when you enter the Church area, there is a door to the right) by tapping the secret door on the respective system's touchscreen 3 times and entering a code [Up, Down, Up, Right, Left, X, B, Y, A] to trigger a pop-up that will allow you to purchase them for 5 million halos.

In Bayonetta 3, unlocking Rodin is similar. After completing the game, purchase the Platinum Ticket for 999,999 seeds at the Gates of Hell. This will allow access to the secret chapter, Devil's Duel, which contains a boss battle against Devil Rodin. Defeating him will yield the weapon as a reward.

Alternately, after losing to him 100 times, Rodin will offer the weapon for sale in the Gates of Hell for 9,999,999 seeds.

Unique Traits[]

Bayonetta[]

Though one of the slower weapons in the game, Rodin deals with the rawest damage per hit when compared to any other weapon other than a charged Pillow Talk. The rings attached to Bayonetta's hands and feet will transform into the various angelic weapons that can normally be found and used after they are slain by a Torture Attack to form unique strings of combos which no other weapons can perform. Rodin affords poor combo points due to its excessive damage, which makes getting a Platinum combo score difficult even when fighting enraged enemies. Rodin cannot conjure Wicked Weaves.

Bullet Climax (Hands): When grounded, Rodin will transform into the large double-bladed ax wielded by Beloved, which will be swung in a circular motion and then slammed down onto the target, causing considerable damage. When used in the air, Rodin will transform into the Affinity's sousaphone and fire a large beam in a circular motion.

Bullet Climax (Feet): When executed, Rodin will transform into Grace/Gracious's fiery claws and Bayonetta will pirouette with arms out-stretched, causing massive damage to anything caught in her wake. Holding down Kick will increase the number of pirouettes and by extension the amount of damage this attack does. This attack deals with an astronomic amount of damage being able to cut some bosses' health nearly in half. It is likely to be the single most damaging attack in the game.

Charge Modifier (Hands): Holding down Punch will cause Rodin to change into an Affinity's trumpet, and Bayonetta will fire off a single orb of energy towards her target.

Charge Modifier (Feet): Holding down Kick will cause Rodin to transform into an Applaud's Bow which can loose up to three separate shots, each with one to three arrows depending on the duration Kick is held down.

Bayonetta 2[]

Bullet Climax (Hands): Rodin transforms into the whip dropped by Resentment when killed with a Torture Attack to strike all enemies within range. Anyone hit by the attack will be temporarily poisoned.

Bullet Climax (Feet): Rodin transforms into the lance dropped by Acceptance, striking all enemies in a whirlwind of hits.

Charge Modifier (Hands): Rodin transforms the two swords dropped by Hideous B. Holding Punch for each strike causes the blades to extend and deal increased damage.

Charge Modifier (Feet): There is no charge modifier for Rodin's feet slot.

Notable Combos: KickPauseKick will result in Bayonetta slashing twice on the first kick, then using Enrapture's staff to drain health and magic from all enemies. This is exceptionally powerful in large groups.

Umbran Climax: Unlike other weapons, Bayonetta does not summon forth Infernal Demons or wicked weaves of any kind. Instead, Rodin's damage is simply increased by 20% for the duration of the climax.

Bayonetta 3[]

Skills[]

Demon MasqueradeDemon Masquerade[]

  • Wings Of Infinity (Left Stick Up+ZR x2)
    • Use Devil Rodin's wings to fly along at high speed.
  • Profound Wings (Hold Jump)
    • Use imposing wings to hover, descending slowly over time.
  • Wing Flash (Left Stick Up+R x2)
    • Perform a heavy charging tackle followed by a brutal kick on contact with enemies.

PunchPunch[]

  • Enmity Reaper (Hold R, Left Stick Down+Punch)
    • Jump while swinging a dual-bladed scythe upward, launching enemies.
  • Heaven Piercer (Punch soon after Jump)
    • Fly straight up while performing a spinning wing attack.
  • Agony Gear (Hold R, Left Stick Up+Punch or Left Stick UpLeft Stick Up+Punch)
    • Kick out two wheels that trample enemies.
  • Extremist Edge (Left Stick UpLeft Stick Down+Punch)
    • Jump and slash downward with six katanas, shooting wind blades.
  • Swindler's Sword (Rotate Left Stick+Punch)
    • Spin a whip-like sword, attacking nearby enemies. The final strike knocks enemies back.

KickKick[]

  • Baptism (Hold R, Left Stick Down+Kick)
    • Swing dual swords upward, launching enemies.
  • Ballista Kick (Kick soon after Jump)
    • Launch into the air with a kick.
  • Confirmation (Hold R, Left Stick Up+Kick or Left Stick UpLeft Stick Up+Kick)
    • Thrust out a shield that emits a shockwave that knocks enemies back.
  • Repentance (Left Stick UpLeft Stick Down+Kick)
    • Stab a sword into a portal in the ground, opening the other side beneath an enemy to stab them from below.
  • Communion (Rotate Left Stick+Kick)
    • Attack with a spinning gear, ending with a downward shockwave stab that knocks enemies away.

ShootShoot[]

  • True Temper (Hold Punch or Kick)
    • Infuse weapons with power to make them larger and more powerful.
  • Disaster Glare (Rotate Left Stick+Shoot)
    • Fire lasers from your eyes, mowing down nearby enemies. Hold Shoot for longer attack duration.
  • Piercing Gospel (Hold Shoot)
    • Charge then release Shoot to fire more powerful arrows.

Masquerade RageMasquerade Rage[]

  • Pandemonium's Gate (L+R)
    • Attack enemies with an arsenal of angelic weapons and end by summoning countless weapons from below for an unblockable assault. Move during the attack with Left Stick.

Trivia[]

  • Despite Rodin repeatedly stated throughout the duration of that game that he would refuse to attach a chainsaw to Bayonetta's arm, this weapon does almost exactly that when executing its basic kick combo (KickKickKick).
    • The Golden Chainsaw, created by Rodin, is also the only weapon created by it that isn't of Angelic origins, suggesting that, like Rodin's in-game description states, it's likely born from the wielder's power, in this case, Bayonetta herself.
    • Though it is not exactly the same color, the Golden Chainsaw may actually be the chainsaw used in a torture attack against a Harmony.  
  • In the first Bayonetta while attacking with the weapon the rings on the user's arms and feet disappear when the weapons are summoned and reappear when the weapons are dismissed, making it seem true to the description that the rings shapeshift into the weapons the user uses. In contrast in Bayonetta 2 and Bayonetta 3 the rings remain constantly on the users wrists and ankles regardless if a weapon is summoned suggesting that the weapon allows creation of the angel and demon weapons instead of just transforming into them. This is further reinforced by Bayonetta 3's Pandemonium's Gate attack being able to summon many weapons at once while the rings still remain on the user's limbs.
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