Cuphead Divine Relic: What It Does & How To Get

Learn How To Turn Your Cursed Relic Charm Into The Divine Relic Charm

The latest Cuphead DLC lets players explore new islands in a familiar run-and-gun fashion. As you explore Inkwell Isle IV, you’ll get to face new bosses such as the Doggone Dogfight or the Moonshine Mob. But besides just new bosses, there are new puzzles that you can solve and get charms to help you in your battles. This guide will help you get the Cuphead Divine Relic, which is potentially one of the strongest charms in the game!

Key Takeaways

To unlock the Divine Relic in Cuphead:

  1. Purchase the Broken Relic from the Porkrind Emporium for 1 coin.
  2. Speak with the climbers at the graveyard to obtain instructions for solving the tombstone puzzle.
  3. Follow the directional clues provided by the climbers and interact with the tombstones to solve the puzzle.
  4. Defeat the secret boss to transform the Broken Relic into the Cursed Relic.
  5. The Cursed Relic imposes restrictions on your health and shooting abilities during boss fights.
  6. To turn the Cursed Relic into the Divine Relic, defeat all bosses in the game while abiding by the restrictions imposed by the Cursed Relic.

How To Get The Divine Relic In Cuphead?

The Cuphead Devine Relic is a charm that you can only unlock after solving a puzzle, defeating a boss, and then completing another near-impossible task. In short, to unlock the Divine Relic, you need to acquire the Broken Relic and turn it into the Cursed Relic. Then you can take that Cursed Relic and turn it into the Divine Relic to benefit from its charms.

If all of this sounds too complicated and you’re just getting started, consider reading: Cuphead Tips For Beginners. To achieve all of this, you will need to complete the graveyard puzzle and beat a secret boss. We have discussed the process of turning the Broken Relic into the Cursed relic here: Cuphead Graveyard Puzzle.

But we will also briefly highlight the steps here and then continue onwards with explaining how to turn the Cursed Relic into the Divine Relic.

Here’s all the information on the Divine Relic in Cuphead: 

BossesPoints Rewarded
Inkwell Isle 12
Inkwell Isle 22.5
Inkwell Isle 33
Inkwell Isle 43
King Dice and his minions1
The Devil and Chef Saltbaker4
  1. Buy the Broken Relic: You can purchase the Broken Relic from Porkrind’s Emporium at the beginning of the DLC. It costs one coin, which you can find behind the shop on a secret path.
    Cuphead Divine Relic
    Cuphead – Porkrind Emporium
  2. Talk to the Climbers: Next, prepare to solve the graveyard puzzle by talking to the climbers standing on pedestals. Each climber provides directional clues that you will need to follow while interacting with tombstones. Note down these clues in the order of the climbers’ positions.
  3. Solve the Tombstone Puzzle: Once you have the directional clues, go to the graveyard with nine tombstones and a ghost lurking behind a tree. Stand at the middle tombstone and follow the directions from there. Interact with the tombstones in the correct sequence based on the clues, and ghosts will appear above them. If done correctly, a beam of light will appear on the middle tombstone, and you’ll be led to a secret boss fight.
  4. Defeat the Secret Boss: In the secret boss fight, you’ll face the devil and an angel. The angel’s attacks are transparent and harmless, while the devil’s attacks can harm you. The devil’s attacks become transparent when you change directions. Defeat the boss, and you’ll return to the main graveyard with your Broken Relic transformed into the Cursed Relic.
    Secret Boss Fight
    Cuphead – Secret Boss Fight
  5. Turn the Cursed Relic into Divine Relic: Equip the Cursed Relic, which imposes restrictions like reducing your health to 1 and giving you random weapons during boss fights. You need to defeat seven bosses while wearing the Cursed Relic. After each boss fight, you’ll notice eyelashes appearing on the Cursed Relic. Continue defeating bosses until you’ve defeated seven, and the Cursed Relic will transform into the Divine Relic. You will also earn the Paladin achievement.
    Cuphead Divine Relic
    Cuphead – Cursed Relic Getting “Eyelashes” From Its Transformation
  6. Use Djimmi for Help (Optional): If you find it challenging to defeat bosses with just 1 HP, you can summon Djimmi in the game by moving in circles. Djimmi grants you either three wishes or infinite wishes, depending on whether you’ve completed the game before. You can use a wish to gain an extra HP, giving you 2 HP during boss fights, which can be helpful in your battles.

What Does The Divine Relic Do?

Cuphead Divine Relic Charm
Cuphead – Divine Relic

The Divine Relic is similar to the Cursed Relic but with distinct advantages. Equipping it allows you to have your maximum HP, not just 1HP.

While you can still switch weapons during gameplay, the Divine Relic grants you a random weapon, allowing you to access all your available weapons. This is particularly advantageous in boss battles with different phases that require specific weapons, offering flexibility and aiding speed runners.

Obtaining the Divine Relic may be tedious and require patience, but its benefits make the effort worthwhile. It’s a valuable charm that enables weapon switching during fights, enhancing your gameplay experience.

Update September 2022: Given user feedback, we have now added Buffs of the Divine relic as well. 

Buffs Of The Divine Relic 

By now you will know that when you equip the cursed relic your HP will go down by one. Switching between charms and weapons each time you dash will make the game more harder. Therefore it is important that you convert the Cursed Relic into the Divine Relic. It has several buffs to it and the benefits of equipping are endless. 

By using the divine relic you will not be limited to an HP of one. However, you will still randomly swap between weapons and charms whenever you dash in the game just this time the charms will actually not have annoying debuffs. 

The first effect that you will get by using the Divine Relic is the Heart Ring effect. Using the effect you will be able to get one HP every time you successfully parry on the 1st, 3rd, and 6th party dash or when you’re going for a regular parry. It is important for the players to not let the pink objects slide while parrying. 

The Second great effect that you will get is the whetstone that you can use to damage your enemies whenever you are parrying. 

Furthermore, will also get a Smoke Bomb that will help you avoid and dodge any damage that comes your way while you are performing a dash. You will also get a watered-down Coffee. Using it you will be able to fill your meter around about 2% which can be very beneficial for you in the end game. 

The Divine Relic is a very powerful charm that can buff your character and increase your damage per second rate as well by randomizing your weapon. It is important to note that you will get the power of four other charms like Smoke Bomb, Whetstone, Heart Ring, and Coffee with the divine charm all at once. 

Up next: Cuphead Hearty Achievement

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