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TartarusTartarus are a pair of weapons made out of rubble from the fallen Umbran Clock Tower introduced in Bayonetta 3. Used in a similar manner to a pair of tonfa, they are capable of shielding Bayonetta as well as summoning other devices from behind the gate created when combining them together.

In-Game Description[]

A pair of thick, steel weapons with a gatelike design. Created with rubble from the fallen Umbran clock tower, their weight and the sharp spikes that adorn them result in catastrophic destructive power.

Additionally, the "gate" can open to reveal a variety of offensive machinery like gatling guns and spiked arms.

Some say that the weapons were created by rancor of the Umbra Witches who lost their lives when the clock tower was toppled, and that the restless spirits thronging just behind the gate are those of the women after melding with the miasma of Inferno.

When these weapons are used in tandem with Demon Masquerade, the spirits of the fallen Umbra flow into the user, transforming them into a mechanical marionette that is immune to pain and simply continues to fight.


Tartarus is a big weapon with a gate design. It is mostly coloured patina green with some red details and bronze coloured spikes on top. The weapon has two handles for swinging and images of witches, sculpted onto its doors, the weapon can split in two or be used whole. The doors can open, revealing a mechanical claw, spiked ball in a chain, chainguns or even a vortex that sucks enemies in. The weapon is strikingly similar to a puppet show stand with the two swinging doors, which is fitting with its Demon Masquerade. With Tartarus equipped, Bayonetta's steps and jumps generate simple magical circles without any distinct features.

How to Obtain[]

Tartarus is automatically obtained upon completing Chapter 11, along with the Umbran Clock Tower demon as an option for Demon Slave.

Unique Traits[]

Un! Deux! Trois! Welcome to the happy puppet show! (cackle) ― Bayonetta executing Tartarus's Masquerade Rage
UCT Demon Masquerade (Bayo)

Bayonetta's Demon Masquerade form while using Tartarus.

Tartarus act as a pair of tonfa-like weapons that combine into a turret shield. Both the spikes at the edge of the weapon and the body of the shield are both used to attack and bash enemies; while slow and lacking in range, it compensates with high attack power and the ability to block attacks by using its Charge Modifier. The gates on the weapon can open to create different attacks that mirror the demon sealed within.

Pressing Shoot opens the gate up to summon mini-guns with a slow start-up, but an extremely high rate of fire once fully charged.


Demon MasqueradeDemon Masquerade[]

  • Bid of Charon (Left Stick Up+ZR x2)
    • Change into a mechanical form and move quickly as if being pulled by some unknown hand.
  • Acheron's Calm (Hold Jump)
    • Hover in place while being held aloft by strings. For a short time, you can move with Left Stick without losing height.
  • Othrus Gear (Left Stick Up+R x2)
    • Turn your key quickly and lunge forward, slashing enemies.


  • Alecto's Fury (Hold R, Left Stick Up+Punch or Left Stick UpLeft Stick Up+Punch)
    • Slide toward enemies while swiping with a large, sharp claw.
  • Chain of Megaera (Punch soon after Jump)
    • Spin a spiked ball while rising, attacking nearby enemies.
  • Blade of Tisiphone (Left Stick DownLeft Stick Up+Punch)
    • Leap high, then use the fall momentum to slash enemies.
  • Hammer of Steropes (Hold R, Left Stick Down+Punch)
    • Summon a mechanical arm for an uppercut. Enemy attacks will be blocked while Punch is held.
  • Wheel of Ixion (Rotate Left Stick+Punch)
    • Swing a spiked ball while spinning on your strings, attacking over a wide area.


  • Gate of Hecate (Hold R, Left Stick Up+Kick or midair, Left Stick Up+Kick)
    • Jump through a gate and reappear near an enemy while delivering a spinning kick.
  • Brontes' Arrow (Kick soon after Jump)
    • Summon a mechanical arm to deliver a brutal uppercut while rising.
  • Spear of Arges (Left Stick DownLeft Stick Up+Kick)
    • Summon a mechanical arm that delivers a heavy straight punch. Hold Kick to charge the arm into a giant spiked ball, with more power and a larger area of effect. Enemy attacks will also be blocked while Kick is held.
  • Sisyphus' Whisper (Hold R, Left Stick Down+Kick)
    • Open the gate and pull in enemies, then knock them away with a spiked arm. Hold Kick for longer pull duration.
  • Thirst of Tantalus (Rotate Left Stick+Kick)
    • Rampage with continuous claw slashes. Adjust direction with Left Stick


  • Nemean Roar
    • (Hold Punch) Block attacks while charging, then release to deliver more powerful attacks.
    • (Hold Kick) Tackle using the shield to block attacks while dealing damage.
  • Danaides' Mist (Hold Shoot)
    • Fire the gatling guns at a faster rate.
  • Rest of Tityos (Rotate Left Stick+Shoot)
    • Ball up and detonate your mechanical parts, knocking back nearby enemies.

Masquerade RageMasquerade Rage[]

  • Deus Ex Machina (L+R)
    • Relinquish control as you wreak havoc indiscriminately using all of the blades, bombs, and blunt objects in your body.



  • In Greek mythology, Tartarus is the name of the deep abyss that is used as a dungeon of torment and suffering for the wicked and as the prison for the Titans. To that end, Tartarus' attack names come mostly from other parts Greek mythology.