One of the most important decisions you have to make in Banishers Ghosts of New Eden is the oath. Hence, here is the best oath to choose for Antea
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is the latest third-person action role-playing game (ARPG) in the gaming world released in 2024. Being a third-person ARPG with choices, the main storyline of the game progresses towards one of the many endings based on what you choose.
The main decision or choice you have to make in the game involves swearing an oath to Antea Duarte, your character Red’s lover. You have to swear an oath to her to either help her ascend or resurrect her back to life.
Here is the best oath to choose for Antea Duarte that will pave the main storyline of your gameplay.
Best Oath to Choose for Antea in Banishers Ghosts of New Eden
As mentioned before, the toughest decision you have to make in Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden is the oath to Antea. This oath makes you choose between letting Antea’s spirit ascend and let her depart from this world peacefully or resurrecting her by blaming as many Settlers as possible.
It is hard to choose what to do because this decision will pave the way for the rest of your gameplay’s progression. Here is a detailed explanation of both of the choices for the oath:
The Ascend Oath option means you will be letting Antea depart from this world peacefully. You have to do so by retrieving her body from the meetinghouse in New Eden Town. In the end, when you bring closure to the “case”, you will be given freedom between choosing to Banish or Ascend her soul in the end.
This will also make your gameplay pretty straightforward and give you more leeway in what you can and can not do in the story. This is the “morally” good option that will take you to a good ending, but it may not be satisfactory for the lovers.
The Resurrect Oath option means you will be resurrecting Antea and bringing her back to life in the end. In this case, like the Ascend Oath, you have to do so by retrieving her body from the meetinghouse in New Eden Town to perform the Lesser Palingenesis ritual. However, you have to pay another steep price for it as well which is having to blame as many living Settlers as possible in order to be able to resurrect Antea in the end.
Choosing the Resurrect Oath option basically means you’re committing to two different things including completing every single optional Haunting Case in the game and sacrificing a living Settler by blaming them with a Blame ritual in nearly every single case. It is a grim path to pursue but anything for the lovers to have the ending they deserve, eh?
Best Oath: Explanation
After analyzing the two Oath options, we can say that the best Oath to choose for Antea would depend completely on you. Each of the Oath options will bring you to different endings, which will be dictated by the other options you make later in the game as well.
Choosing the Ascend Oath option will give you a lot more freedom with your gameplay and it is the “morally” good option after all. You can choose whatever options you would like and skip all of the optional Haunting Cases.
There will be no discrimination against anyone and you will fulfill your job as a Banisher by ending ghost hauntings in the right way, including Antea. This will also shorten your gameplay time, which is nearly 30 hours give or take, not a short period of time at all!
You can reach three potential endings with this oath option, including two good endings and a bad ending. The first good ending is that you fulfill your promise by only Banishing and Ascending ghosts, with no sacrificing whatsoever, leading to the best Ascend ending.
The second good ending is where you end up blaming and sacrificing a few living Settlers or Colonists, leading to Red sort of breaking his promise, but a unique ending regardless. As for the bad ending, Red breaks his promise or oath completely by blaming too many living Settlers or Colonists.
However, choosing the Resurrect Oath option will kind of make you the bad guy, since you will be murdering living people and breaking your oath to them, amongst other things. Not only are you discriminating against people and sacrificing living Settlers to resurrect the love of your life, but you are also breaking your oath as a Banisher by blaming living Settlers or Colonists.
You also have to commit to the sacrificial promise by having to complete every single one of the optional Haunting Cases to be able to resurrect Antea. The pair of lovers will also question their decision after almost every Haunting Case is given closure.
This will add more than 10 hours to the already lengthy gameplay time of 30 hours (give or take!). This Oath option will also open up new endings, with the first being you breaking your promise or Oath as a Banisher and blaming living Settlers or Colonists for resurrecting Antea, resulting in a unique ending where you get Antea but lose your respect as a Banisher.
Another bad ending is not being able to Blame enough living Settlers through the Blame ritual, resulting in losing Antea by not being able to resurrect her, leading to the same bad ending as the Ascend Oath option.
Needless to say, while the Ascend Oath option might be the morally good oath to swear, it is not the best oath to choose for the pair of lovers, Red and Antea, to have the happy ending that they deserve. Hence, choosing the Resurrect Oath option will be the logical and best oath to swear for Red and Antea to have a happy ending. Though it is in a selfish manner involving lots of murder and breaking the promise given to the Colonists, it is the oath that makes the most sense for the pair of lover's future.
In the end, choosing the best oath for Antea is entirely up to you, though we definitely advise resurrecting Antea. Also, make sure to check out our guide on how to beat the Beast in Banishers Ghosts Of New Eden and stay tuned for more such content from ESTNN in the future!