Darksiders Genesis

Darksiders Genesis Creature Cores Guide: How To Get And Use

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Darksiders Genesis has many mechanics and systems that play into the depth of its gameplay. One such system is the use of Creature Cores. In our guide below, you will figure out how to acquire Creature Cores, upgrade them and what is it exactly that they do in Darksiders Genesis.

Darksiders Genesis Creature Cores

Creature Cores are special fragments of the souls of enemies you eliminate that can help you boost your stats. This works by closely analyzing an investing your cores in the Creature Core tree. The network can hold up to 30 purple Minor Creature Core slots and 8 orange Major Creature Core slots.

The former is acquired from your run-of-the-mill standard enemies. For the Major Cores, you will be required to defeat bosses and mini-bosses to get the reward. Once you’ve obtained a Creature Core, you are granted associated perks or bonuses.

These bonuses are related to restoration (healing) abilities, damage output and Wrath associated with heart, sword and swirl icons respectively.

Understanding the Creature Core tree

Creature Cores in Darksiders Genesis can be stacked up to 3 times, incrementing the bonuses of the effect each time. This can also be done by defeating the same enemy multiple times to get the same Creature Core which you can then stack up.

You should make sure that you put the Cores in the appropriate slots. What this means is that you can only reap benefits of a level 3 core if you put it in a level 3 socket.

Effects of Creature Cores

Below, you may find the descriptions of each of the Creature Cores found so far in the game. The effects range from being active to passive and may be of an offense or defense orientated nature. We will continue to update the table with more Creature Cores as we come across them.

Minor Creature Cores

Creature Core Effect
Armored FleaAttack power increase.
Fallen HoundAttack power increase.
Molten HoundStoneskin deals damage in an area, Caltrops suck enemies into the bombs. Drops two bonus Caltrops at level three.
Void MagusGrants bonus souls but also reduces War and Strife’s health (health loss removed at level three).
GholenIncreases max health, attack, and Wrath power
StringerStoneskin returns damage to attacks, Caltrops drop health orbs.

 

Slag FleaFleamag explosions have a chance not to disrupt players (reduces explosion damage at level three).
LegionShadow Clone taunts enemies, Blade Geyser grants war bonus attack damage for a few seconds.
Skeletal SoldierWrath orbs drop more frequently.
Skeletal ArcherKilling enemies boosts movement speed.
Legion ChampionWrath power increase
TraumaRampage creates a blast when it hits an enemy, World Ender is wider.
Shadow CasterReviving a player heals the living player as well.
WraithWrath power increases.
HellhoundSmall chance on an attack to spawn an allied Hellhound to attack enemies.
GhoulGain more Souls from enemies and chests, but reduces Wrath power (Wrath power loss removed at level three).
Legon BomberIncreases Hotstreak build up speed for Strife, reduces War’s damage taken.
Demonic MagusAmmo drop rate increase.
BorrowerWar’s Synergy attack heals both Horsemen, Stife’s Synergy attack gains increased damage.
SufferingWar gains bonus damage resistance after his Synergy attack, Strife gains increased run speed after his Synergy attack.
Phantom GuardShadow Clone’s bullets ricochet, Blade Geyser’s radius increases.
DuskwingMax health increase.
BroodlingHealth orb drop rate increase.

Major Creature Cores

Creature CoreEffect
Legion BoltspitterMax health increase.
Slag DemonChance to leave behind a lava trail after a dash.
Hollow FiendAttack power increase.
AshwormAttack power and Wrath power increase.
JailerKilling an enemy boosts attack power for a few seconds.
DreadwalkerWar can block more damage, Strife gains bonus attack and Wrath power.

 

Construct ChampionWar refills a Wrath pip after his Synergy attack, Strife fills 25% of his Hotstreak meter after his Synergy attack
MammonMore health and Wrath orbs, Souls, and ammo drops.
The HoundmasterWrath power increases.
Angelic BeastEvade and parry window increase.
Tormented GateAttack power increase.

That is all for our Darksiders Genesis Creature Cores guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our bosses guide as well.

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