Vampire Survivors Tides of the Foscari: How to Unlock Maruto Cuts
Vampire Survivors Rides of the Foscari added tons of new characters and items to unlock and drag into your builds. This guide details how to unlock one of the DLC’s new characters, Maruto Cuts, so you don’t get stuck after your first few runs.
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How to unlock Maruto Cuts
To unlock Maruto Cuts you must Unlock SpellStorm as Eleanor Uzinor in a single run. You must first unlock Eleanor Uzinor by finding her coffin on the Lake Foscari map in order to do so. Once you’ve done this, you must Upgrade each of their core powers, SpellString, SpellStream, and SpellStrike, to level 6 and take a chest. This will give you SpellStorm, an incredibly powerful weapon that will take you to level 50 on any map. We’ve broken this down into the phases that you’ll work through in your run below.
Here’s how to get SpellString
SpellString is Eleanor Uzinor’s starting power and occasionally exudes magic. You don’t have to do anything to get this power, but you should focus on upgrading it to level 6 as early as possible. Update SpellString with each new level when you get the chance so you don’t have to worry about it later in your run. From this point you should try picking up Armor and Laurel to give Eleanor Uzinor the protection she needs to get through the rest of the run.
How to get SpellStream
SpellStream becomes available to Eleanor Uzinor when she hits level 10, which occasionally emits a few magical explosions. You don’t have to do anything special to get it because once you gain enough experience to reach that level, it will be added to your inventory. As discussed above, you should start upgrading this power as soon as you get it. Look out for it in each level so you don’t miss it. Any powers you can get from here that increase your gathering radius are good. This will make level progression much faster.
How to get SpellStrike
SpellStrike is awarded to Eleanor Uzinor level 30 and creates an area of effect where spell damage hits enemies. Once you get it, upgrade it to level 6 as soon as possible. This might be challenging as you will have many other powers by now. However, if you’re more focused on upgrading than acquiring new powers, you should get it to level 6 quickly. Now that you have all the strength you need, save a seat. If you have the opportunity, Garlic is a great addition to any arsenal, giving you the space you need to get SpellStorm up and running when you get it.
How to get SpellStorm
To get SpellStorm you must upgrade SpellString, SpellStream and SpellStrike to level 6. Once they are all at level 6, you must open a chest. This grants you SpellStrike, a massive power that creates a storm of damage that wipes out everything on screen. Once you unlock this power for the first time, you’ll unlock Maruto Cuts as a new character to play with. Complete the map and it will appear in the list for your next run.