Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage – Blasphemous Guide
Once you’ve made the climb up Graveyard of the Peaks, you will arrive at the Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage. This area houses a number of tough enemies and is rather sprawling. To help you clear this area use our Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage guide below.
Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage Map
The Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage is a large area that houses a boss fight. In this area there are a number of enemies, items, and rooms to explore. Find the layout above.
The first room you enter in the Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage is a long hallway with a nun in it. Avoid the nun and head left into the next room.
Inside room 1 make your way to the center area to reach a Prie Dieu. Use it. In this room you can go up-right, bottom-left, bottom-right. Go in the bottom-left exit for now.
To beat this room simply make it to the left side while avoiding getting poisoned, burned with lava, or smashed by angry nuns. At the far left corner of the room you will find Sword Hearts: Heart of the Victorious Pain. Return to room 1. Head through the bottom-right exit.
If you head through the bottom-right exit and make your way through the room filled with enemies you will reach an elevator. This elevator leads down to the Graveyard of the Peaks. Right where the other elevator is located. Continue right through the elevator to enter a room. Inside this room there is a locked gate and another Sword Heart. Stand in front of the gate and cut yourself to open it. Grab the Sword Heart: Heart of Unnamed Minstrel.
Ride the elevator down then jump on top of it to reach a MAX HP UP room on the right side (opposite where you got the Knot of Rosary Rope). Return to room 1 and go up the ladder to the exit at up-right.
Avoid the dropping lava cauldrons in the next room and make your to the ladder at the right end of the room. Go up the ladder into the next room. Wait for lava cauldron to stop in the next room then wall jump up to the middle platform. Wait again and repeat to reach the higher platform above. Go through the exit on the left.
In this room you can go into either left exits to arrive in the same room. With that said if you want to reach the Collectible: Sternum of Vitas, the Performer, you need to equip the Relic: Blood Perpetuated in Sand to reveal a blood platform leading the the wooden planks above. Grab the collectible then head to the left into the next room.
Inside room 3 make your way to the bottom of the room. You will see a ladder leading down into the next room. Go down this ladder and take a right into the exit to reach a shortcut back to the room 1 Prie Dieu. Once you have this shortcut unlocked, explore the left side of room 4 (where there’s the toxins) to find the Rosary Beads: Piece of a Golden Mask in the upper left corner. Return to the ladder to room 4 and head down.
In room 4 make your way to the bottom of the room. Head to the left and continue heading to the left until you reach a room. Go inside the room and make your way to the very end of it. Inside this room is the Rosary Bead: Small Bead of Blue Wax. Grab it then return to room 5. Make your way up to the next level of the room and go up the ladder on the left.
When you enter room 6 you will see a nun above you pulling the rope to the cauldron. She is standing beside a red candle. Make your way to this nun, dispatch of her, then interact with the Red Candle to get the Rosary Bead: Medium Bead of Red Wax. Head out the exit on the bottom left of the room.
Make your way up the next room by jumping from wall to wall when the cauldron isn’t pouring. Reach the top and exit through the door on the right. Walk along the next corridor and pickup the Quest Item: Dried Flowers Bathed in Tears. Continue right after this item and grab the Prie Dieu. Head right from the Prie Dieu to reach an NPC. It will offer you Assistance with your next task which is a boss.
Boss: Our Lady of the Charred Visage
Our Lady of the Charred Visage is a giant floating head and hand(s). This boss fight is rather difficult to complete as she is all about projectiles. Her attacks are:
- Laser Beam: Shoots a purple laser beam out of her hand. One short blast that follows and one rotating blast with four points. To avoid the following blast simply run away. The rotating blast is a bit more difficult to avoid. Try to reach the center of it and follow it as it rotates.
- Flame Blast: Shoots out a rotating wheel of flames. Simply stand in between them to avoid.
- Orang Balls: Shoots orange balls at the player. IMPORTANT: these can be deflected back at the face to deal damage.
So these are her attacks. In terms of dealing damage, there is only one spot which is her exposed brain on her forehead. This means you need to get a lot of jump attacks in. Once you get her to half health she will trigger her second phase.
Phase 2: Second Hand Appears
During the second phase her second hand appears. This allows her to do a mixture of the attacks listed above in tandem, which is incredibly annoying. Keep your wits about you in this phase and try to deal damage on the run. If you stand still for too long, you’re basically dead.
Upon defeat of Our Lady of the Charred Visage you will receive the Face Off achievement. Like our boy Ten Piedad, make your way into the next room and enter the dream.
Run all the way to the right in the Desert/Sea dream and you will reach the floating head guy. Speak with him and he will give you the Quest Item: Holy Wound of Compunction. You will then be returned to reality.
Back in reality make your way to the right and leave the room. Here you will run into Degracious. He will mention we’ve killed two bosses so far. Great work. Jump across the gap and pull the lever to lower the ladder down. Head right if you want to reach a Mea Culpa Altar. Once you’ve done everything here, make your way back to Albero and head towards the Mountains of the Endless Dusk.
After Wall of Holy Prohibitions
Note: this next portion of the guide pertains to players who have beaten the boss in the Wall of Holy Prohibitions. After they’ve beaten the boss, they can access the upper rooms of the Convent of Our Lady of the Charred Visage.
With the Key of the High Peaks in hand you can ride the tram on the exterior of the Wall of Holy Prohibitions to reach an upper area of the Convent of the Lady of the Charred Visage. In this area you will find an HP UP, and a Quest Item: Mirrored Mask of Dolphos. That’s all there is up here. The Quest Item is of importance though, so make sure to grab it. Once you have the item head back to the Archcathedral Rooftops.