At one point in Remnant 2’s story, one of the three magistrates had the bright idea of killing the One True King. They claim that they were doing it for the sake of the Fae and by removing the tyrannical monarch, they hope to reform Fae society for the better. What they didn’t count on was a goddess getting cold feet at the last second, turning the killing blow into an eternal sleep.
Unfortunately for all involved, the king did in fact awaken, and in his wake lies a new amulet, and a warning to anyone foolish enough to betray him.
In this guide, I’ll tell you where you can find the Cost of Betrayal Amulet in Remnant 2’s The Awakened King DLC. The last time we saw the three magistrates, they were in the then Council Chamber, busy trying to govern a leaderless Fae while arguing amongst themselves as to who was responsible for the attempted assassination of the One True King. Needless to say, the king didn’t take too kindly to the whole lot of them when he was released from his eternal slumber.
Let’s just say that the king was very thorough with his house cleaning and wanted a complete change of scenery. So much so that the whole chamber now has more than a few more decorative pikes put up and renamed the “Chamber of the Faithless”.
How to get the Cost of Betrayal Amulet in Remnant 2
To get the Cost of Betrayal Amulet, you need to reach the “end” of the DLC content, that is the Chamber of the Faithless at the top of the One True King’s Palace. The path leading to the elevator is guarded by a duo of executioners who will wreck anyone not prepared to take a beating. But once you get past the elevator guards, it is smooth sailing to the chamber.
Once you reach the former council chamber, you will find the remains of the Fae council. It is a far cry from the clean kill the guilty party suffered as a result of your investigation.
The amulet you’re searching for is on one of the bodies of the magistrates. To make the Amulet drop, you’ll need to shoot all three bodies and the amulet should drop next to the third corpse.
It doesn’t matter which one you shoot, the results will remain the same. When the amulet drops to the ground, you are free to pick it up and add it to your collection. Nothing will happen if shoot the other dead bodies once the amulet drops.
The one thing I’ll say about this amulet is that I regret finding out what the individual bobbles were. But we don’t usually judge Amulets for their looks (most of the time), just the ways they can spice up our travels to alternate worlds.
What does the Cost of Betrayal Amulet do?
The Cost of Betrayal Amulet is very much a risk/reward kind of item. It reduces your Max Relic Charges to 1. But increases All Damage output by 20%. That sounds nice and all until you see what happens when you use up that one charge. When you have no Relic Charges, all incoming damage is increased by 20%. The good news is that you need only wait 30 seconds to regain your Relic Charge. Finding a way to survive for 30 seconds is something that you’ll need to figure out if you want to make use of this item.
I see this relic being used in high-damage builds wherein the user knows how to regain health without the Relic Charge as their primary source of healing. It’s also worth noting that you lose the 20% damage buff when you have zero Relic Charges. That means survival might be a top priority during your 30-second cooldown period.
This is definitely not a beginner-friendly accessory. Not with the amount of Relic Charges a new player burns through just by going between checkpoints. But if you are looking to min-max your damage output, I can’t think of many other Amulets that can give you that much of an immediate damage increase just by wearing it.
That’s all I’ve got for this Cost of Betrayal Amulet guide for Remnant 2 The Awakened King DLC. One of the more gruesome trinkets in the collection but one that has one heck of a story behind it.
If you’re interested, check out our other guides for stuff you can find in the Awakened King DLC: