Dishonored 2: Should you play as Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano?

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Dishonored 2 is a great stealth action-adventure game that allows fans to play as Emily Kaldwin or as Corvo Attano. For some gamers, choosing between the two is a tough call. They both have their own unique capabilities that offer players major advantages.

To make it easier for you to choose between Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano, we’re going to list the main qualities of the two. Depending on the gaming strategy you want to use and your gaming style, you’ll then be able to choose the character who represents you the best.

Corvo Attano’s abilities

Supernatural Ability Runes Mana Cost
Blink I 0 20% Teleport forward and a shorter distance upward
Blink II 3 20% Increased movement distance in all directions
Dark Vision I 1 20% See living/dead/unconscious persons/animals, their sight cones, and Corvo’s sounds
Dark Vision II 2 20% Also see resources (green) and machinery/traps (blue)
Devouring Swarm I 3 40% Summon rats that attack others and eat corpses
Devouring Swarm II 4 40% Rats attack and eat faster
Possession I 3 60% Possess rats, fish and hounds
Possession II 5 60% Also possess people (can’t make them attack or use powers)
Bend Time I 2 60% Slow time for about 12 seconds, every attack is an instant kill
Bend Time II 8 60% Freeze time (can pluck fired projectiles out of midair), slightly shorter duration than Tier I (about 8 seconds)
Windblast I 3 50% Blast back groups of foes (non-lethal), break doors, blast bolts back at foes
Windblast II 4 50% Kill foes if blown against solid objects
Vitality I 1 None More health
Vitality II 3 None Health regenerates more quickly
Blood Thirsty I 2 Adrenaline Brutal melee kill animations
Blood Thirsty II 3 Adrenaline Kill multiple foes in melee, adrenaline build up quicker
Agility I 2 None Higher jumps and less damage from falls
Agility II 3 None Faster running, climbing, and swimming
Shadow Kill I 2 None Unaware foes turn to ash when killed
Shadow Kill II 4 None All foes turn to ash when killed

For more information about Corvo Attano and his powers, check out the video below:

Emily Kaldwin’s abilities

  • Skilled swordsman and proficient marksman. Emily can efficiently wield Corvo’s sword and use a personal crossbow and pistol with great precision.
  • She has supernatural powers unique to her: Domino, Mesmerize, Shadow Walk, Far Reach, and more. By far, her most dangerous ability is the Shadow Walk. She can turn herself into a deadly, inky creature and then quickly return to her human form.
  • She is an excellent free runner.
  • She can easily scale high-rising structures.
  • Emily has also displayed an adeptness at swimming.
  • She is immune to almost all of Corvo’s gadgets and powers.

For more information about Emily Kaldwin and her powers, check out the video below:

Have you decided which of these two playable characters you’re going to choose?


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