Code Vein, Bandai Namco's anime-inspired, action-RPG foray into the Soulslike sub-genre, launched on the 26th of September. The game, set in a world where humanity has been punished for their hubris by a mysterious disaster, follows a group of vampiric Revenants as they attempt to endure in the post-apocalyptic ruins of Code Vein's setting.
These Revenants survive in their harsh, vampire-infested world with the aid of Gifts, which are supernatural powers that are organized into themed Blood Codes in Code Vein. These Gifts aren't free, however, and gaining them comes with a need to drink blood. Additionally, many of them require power taken from blood, known as Ichor, to activate.
In order to be able to refresh their Ichor in combat, Revenants use Blood Veils, which is a specially-modified armor that can drain blood from an opponent and siphon it directly into the Revenant's mouths. It's a charming concept, and here are the best Blood Veils in Code Vein.
Best Blood Veils in Code Vein
An all-rounder with solid stats for both melee and caster characters, the GXH Assault is a Veil that's all about using Gifts to their full potential. As an Ivy-style Veil, the GXH can be used to drain enemies from long range with a precision-targeted attack. This versatility, coupled with its high physical protection and mobility, makes it an attractive Veil to use both when in the thick of the action with a sword or slinging spells from the back-lines. It also looks pretty impressive, which is an added bonus for those playing co-op in Code Vein.
The GXH Assault can be found early in the game. Players simply head out the fire escape door from the Parking Garage Mistle, climb the stairs, and break the boxes at the top.
It's a little awkward to have to include the Venous Claw in this guide, given that it's only available to those who pre-ordered the game. Even so, the Ogre-type Veil's sheer power makes it hard to ignore.
For caster-style or hybrid characters who focus on Dark Gifts, like those found in the Isis Blood Code, there is no better choice than the Venous Claw for almost the entire game. Although its Willpower scaling is slightly lower than some competitors, it more than makes up for it with a huge boost to Dark Gift damage. It also allows for insane mobility by weighing practically nothing — a concept that will be familiar to fans of Soulslike games.
A Stinger-type Veil fashioned from a trenchcoat that fits well in the anime-inspired Code Vein, the Night Spear balances lower stat-scaling with a powerful drain effect. Like all Stinger-type Veils, it boasts a long range, piercing attack, and players who use a lot of Ichor will most benefit from its accelerated draining. Compared to other Veils, its stats are a little lackluster, but with a strong boost to Light Gifts and the speed of its Stinger, it can be a powerhouse in the right build.
The Night Spear is located in the Dried-up Trenches and can be found by making a right from the rotten Mistle, then another right. There players will find a ledge that they should drop down to, and following the path and making a left will lead them to the chest. The route isn't clear of enemies, so players and their Code Vein Partners should be ready for a fight.
Code Vein is out now for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.