Every adventuring party needs a good old fashioned fighter, and Maruto Cuts is here to fill that role in Vampire Survivors: Tides of the Foscari. As the second character you’ll unlock after Eleanor Uziron, he packs a powerful new weapon and an ability that makes him one of the best Survivors when it comes to just surviving. If you want to unlock Maruto in Vampire Survivors: Tides of the Foscari DLC, as you surely will for both story and gameplay reasons, read on to find out how.
How to recruit Maruto in Vampire Survivors
Step 1: Unlock Eleanor Uziron
As mentioned above, you’ll need to unlock Tides of the Foscari’s resident mage, Eleanor Uziron, before you get your shot at Maruto. Check out our guide for full instructions on how to do so. Once you’ve got Eleanor unlocked, simply enter any Stage with her to continue the process. It doesn’t matter which, so we’d recommend sticking with Mad Forest for now, as it’ll give you a chance to get used to the character if you haven’t played as her before.
Step 2: Unite the SpellString, SpellStream, and SpellStrike weapons
Now comes the important part. In order to unlock Maruto, you must gather the SpellString, SpellStream, and SpellStrike weapons, then evolve them into their combined form, SpellStrom. This is fairly easy to do as Eleanor, since she begins with Spellstring as her starting weapon, and she spawns in SpellStream and SpellStrike when she reaches levels 10 and 20, respectively.
Once you have all three, you’ll need to level them up to their maximum level of six in order to evolve them. After this, simply grab a chest and cross your fingers, and the SpellStrom should be yours before long. It’s worth noting that you don’t need any Passive Items in order to perform this evolution, so don’t worry about anything other than the three weapons themselves. It’s also worth noting that SpellStrom is an incredibly powerful weapon, and well worth bearing in mind for your future runs beyond unlocking Maruto.
Step 3: Purchase Maruto and enjoy!
Once you’ve acquired the SpellStrom, simply play out the rest of your run as normal, and Maruto will be unlocked once you finish up. You can then purchase him on the character select screen for a very reasonable price. He comes with the new Eskizzibur weapon, a sword that deals retaliatory damage and has an AOE combo attack later on, as well as an ability that temporarily boosts his Armor after he takes a hit, making it easy to survive large swarms and dish out damage in return. Now that you know how to unlock Maruto in Vampire Survivors: Tides of the Foscari DLC, you can take the next step in unraveling the mysteries that lie beneath the Lake.