The Bloodscourge is a weapon from Hexen, used by Daedolon the Mage. It takes the form of a long, gnarled wooden staff with a large swirling red orb set into the skull-shaped headpiece. As with the Quietus and Wraithverge, the Bloodscourge needs to be assembled from the appropriate segments—stick, stub and skull—found throughout the game before it can be used.
When assembled, it shoots three rotating bladed fireballs which home in on enemies, often tearing through them and continuing on until they hit a wall or other object. The fireballs can be repelled by the Heresiarch, Centaur/Slaughtaur, players using Discs of Repulsion, and the mage class while the Icon of the Defender is active. When repelled, the fireballs will return and target the one who originally fired the weapon. If that person happens to also have a shield active, the fireballs will continue to bounce back and forth until one of the shields wears off or they hit an obstacle. The Bloodscourge uses 15 blue mana and 15 green mana to fire.
Because of the Bloodscourge's combination of very fast travel speed and slow homing ability, it may take some practice before the player can use the weapon to its fullest effect. Getting the enemies to form into a straight line pointing at the player often works best, and lessens the likelihood of the fireballs hitting a wall too early.
|Damage||4-32 (per projectile)|
0-80 (blast radius)
|Included mana||20 Green & 20 Blue per piece (30 on skill 1 & 5)|
|Mana use||15 Green & 15 Blue|
|Velocity||17 map units per tic|
(595 map units per second)
|Shots per minute||? projectiles|
|Damage per second||?|
|Thing type||23 (Stick decimal), 17 (Stick hex)|
22 (Stub decimal), 16 (Stub hex)
21 (Skull decimal), 15 (Skull hex)
|Sprite||WMS3 (Stick before pickup)|
WMS2 (Stub before pickup)
WMS1 (Skull before pickup)
- In Serious Sam: The Second Encounter, the final boss, Mordekai The Summoner, wields a staff that looks very similar to the Bloodscourge. It is also debatable that the foe as a whole bears more than a passing similarity to D'Sparil, the final boss of Heretic.
|Weapons from Hexen|
|Baratus (Fighter)||Spiked Gauntlets||Timon's Axe||Hammer of Retribution||Quietus|
|Parias (Cleric)||Mace of Contrition||Serpent Staff||Firestorm||Wraithverge|
|Daedolon (Mage)||Sapphire Wand||Frost Shards||Arc of Death||Bloodscourge|